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Surgoinsville wants to iron out contract before turning over water plant grant

April 12th, 2007 11:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE - Surgoinsville Mayor Johnny Greer said Thursday he's looking for more considerations for the residents of his town from the First Utility District before turning over a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant.

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Jury selection almost complete in trial of accused cop killer

April 12th, 2007 11:09 pm by DEE GOODIN

BLOUNTVILLE - At 9:30 this morning, jury selection will resume in the case of a 28-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in death of a Bristol police officer.

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Tri-Cities Earth Week kicks off with Climate Action Rally

April 12th, 2007 11:09 pm by Staff report

Groups in the Tri-Cities area including the Tri-Cities Green Coalition, Climate Change Coalition, Kingsport Citizens for a Cleaner Environment, Democracy Now Tri-Cities, and the ETSU Initiative for Clean Energy are organizing the first Tri-Cities Earth We

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Four governors pledge to help preserve Appalachian Highlands

April 12th, 2007 11:09 pm by Staff report

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III, Maryland Gov. Martin J. O'Malley and Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell on Thursday announced the signing of the Highlands Action Program charter, a regional partnership that seeks to pr

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Suicide bomber breaches security in Iraqi parliament

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber slipped through the tightest security net in Baghdad and blew himself up in the midst of lawmakers having lunch in the parliament dining hall Thursday. U.S. officials said eight people, including parliament members, were killed

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Mexican extradited to face NET charge of sexual battery

April 12th, 2007 12:45 am by KRISTEN SWING

JOHNSON CITY - A man who allegedly fled the country nearly six years ago in an attempt to avoid prosecution was back in East Tennessee Wednesday evening.

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Wise County considers easement for Heart of Appalachia Trail

April 12th, 2007 12:45 am by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - The Wise County Board of Supervisors today will consider accepting a trail easement offer by private property owners near St. Paul to facilitate an improved Heart of Appalachia Trail between Carfax and Bangor.

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Briefs

April 12th, 2007 12:45 am by Staff Report

300 tongue rings reported stolen

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Rogersville man accused of assaulting Hawkins deputy

April 12th, 2007 12:45 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Charges against a Rogersville man accused of attempting to pull a .357-caliber revolver on a police officer Sunday morning were bound over to the Hawkins County grand jury Wednesday.

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Johnson City fatal wreck suspect faces more charges

April 12th, 2007 12:00 am by KRISTEN SWING

JOHNSON CITY - Almost a year to the day after allegedly causing a traffic crash on Okolona Road that claimed the life of her 14-year-old son, a Johnson City woman was back behind bars accused of causing another crash.

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