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Big Stone Gap raises water rates

May 16th, 2007 12:33 am by STEPHEN IGO

BIG STONE GAP - Expressing reluctance and regrets, the Big Stone Gap Town Council on Tuesday adopted water rate increases to help finance some long-needed upgrades to the town's water supply system.

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Jerry Falwell 'just wanted to stand for what was right'

May 16th, 2007 12:33 am by KEVIN CASTLE

The last message posted by the Rev. Jerry Falwell on the Moral Majority Web site May 11 was promoting a new "Friend or Foe" initiative aimed at those suppressing prayer at upcoming graduation exercises.

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Johnson City National Guard units called for deployment

May 16th, 2007 12:33 am by JAMES BROOKS

JOHNSON CITY - Mobilization orders are out for two Tennessee Army National Guard units - the 176th Combat Service Support Battalion from Johnson City and the 730th Quartermaster Company from Johnson City and Erwin.

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Jury selection begins in drag-racing trial

May 16th, 2007 12:09 am by DEE GOODIN

JOHNSON CITY - After denying a request to separate the trial of two men facing charges in the death of a Telford teen and severe injuries to her best friend, Criminal Court Judge Robert Cupp wasted no time getting down to the business of jury selection T

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Agency: NFS poses no hazard

May 16th, 2007 12:09 am by JIM WOZNIAK

ERWIN - A small but vocal crowd was displeased Tuesday with a federal report that concluded organic chemicals at Nuclear Fuel Services currently do not pose a threat to the community and are an "indeterminate" health hazard from activities of more than 20

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Building swap in the works for Church Hill city departments

May 16th, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL - Church Hill is still going to get a new Senior Center, but the plans were altered drastically Tuesday evening to include changes that will also affect the location of the public library and police department.

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Lee supervisors table action on firing range

May 16th, 2007 12:00 am by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - The Lee County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to table action on a special-use permit request that would allow construction of a rifle and pistol shooting range in the Van, or Horse Hollow, community southwest of Jonesville.

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