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JC panel OKs low bid for fire station

May 3rd, 2007 11:48 pm by COREY SHOUN

JOHNSON CITY - During the Johnson City Commission's final meeting in its current incarnation, the panel approved a bid that paves the way for a new fire station.

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Kingsport BMA candidates field questions

May 3rd, 2007 11:48 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Candidates vying for the three open seats on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen fielded questions Thursday night on educational funding, a higher education center in downtown Kingsport, and their vision for the city's future.

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Kitzmiller: New school can be ready by fall 2008

May 3rd, 2007 11:48 pm by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

KINGSPORT - Despite reports to the contrary, Kingsport School Superintendent Richard Kitzmiller says the new elementary school to be built in the Rock Springs community will be completed by fall 2008.

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GOP lawmakers still pushing for cut in sales tax on food

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Hank Hayes

Republican lawmakers making up most of Northeast Tennessee's legislative caucus said there was one item missing from Gov. Phil Bredesen's plan to reform education funding.

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Kingsport's free Wi-Fi service expands

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by SHARON CASKEY HAYES

Individuals with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, PDA or cell phone can access the Internet in several areas around the city including downtown Kingsport, Riverview, and the Borden Mill and Meadowview areas.

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Schools present budget plan in Wise

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - The Wise County School Board presented its 2007-08 budget proposal to the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday, which includes a $750,000 increase in local funds over current year local support of the school division.

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Bredesen proposes education funding overhaul

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Hank Hayes

NET school systems that have claimed to be shortchanged by the BEP would see millions in new money if Bredesen's plan wins approval. MGN Graphic.

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Daybook for May 4, 2007

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Early voting for the Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City municipal elections will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Election Commission Office, 3258 Highway 126, Blountville; at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Fort Henry Drive; and the YWCA of Brist

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Corrections, May 4, 2007

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Netherland Inn grand opening is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday

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Washington BOE gets update on contract talks

May 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm by BEN INGRAM

JOHNSON CITY - The Washington County Board of Education was informed Thursday of the status of contract negotiations between the board and the Washington County Education Association, particularly in the area of finances and teacher salaries.

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