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Brush fire forces closure of Route 394

May 13th, 2007 11:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

BLOUNTVILLE - Firefighters believe a blown tire from a large truck may have sparked a brush fire that forced the closure of Route 394 near the Interstate 81 interchange for about two hours Sunday evening.

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As elections loom, candidates file financial disclosures

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Polls open at 8 a.m. Tuesday for city elections in Kingsport, Bristol, Tenn., and Bluff City.

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Rogersville City School first in state to provide students with their own computers

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

It was six months later than hoped, but Rogersville City School's "upperclassmen" and teachers received their laptop computer earlier this month, making RCS the first school in Tennessee to provide every student with their own PC.

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Hancock building trades students to construct new health clinic

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

SNEEDVILLE - The Hancock County Board of Education agreed last week to allow the county's building trades students to construct a health clinic on the campus of the new high school.

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SunBridge, Asbury Place to mark National Nursing Home Week

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff report

KINGSPORT - Two nursing homes have planned activities to celebrate National Nursing Home Week, May 13-19.

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'Heartland Series' creator to speak at J. Frank White Academy commencement

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff report

HARROGATE, Tenn. - The J. Frank White Academy on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University will hold its annual commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday in the amphitheater near the Spring House. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to

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Boone Lake boats reportedly collide head-on

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff reports

A boating collision on a local lake Sunday night sent responders from both Sullivan and Washington counties to the rescue effort.

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Scott PSA cracking down on overdue water payments

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - With summer fast approaching, Scott County residents can expect their water bills to increase.

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Audit gives poor marks to Tenn. DCS

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) failed to complete child abuse investigations in 50 percent of reviewed cases and did not notify authorities about severe child abuse in most cases, a state Comptroller's audit has found.

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Daybook for May 14, 2007

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff Report

Wellmont Health System's Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold a public blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gate City High School. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. Call 224-5888.

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