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Proposed budget raises sewer rates in Kingsport

April 26th, 2007 11:54 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - City residents will not see an increase in their water bill this summer, but their sewer bill will be going up by about 90 cents.

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Hawkins schools pitch $38.4 million building project

April 26th, 2007 11:27 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The Hawkins County Board of Education approved its $38.4 million building project Thursday evening, and now it's time for the County Commission to decide how, or if, it will fund the project.

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UVa-Wise, MECC to ink transfer pact

April 26th, 2007 11:27 pm by STEPHEN IGO

BIG STONE GAP - Mountain Empire Community College and the University of Virginia's College at Wise will forge a scholarship/transfer pact today that will make the pursuit of a higher education for many area students more accessible.

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Appalachia Service Project dedicates Cumberland Lodge

April 26th, 2007 11:27 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - Thursday's rains drove the ceremony indoors but did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the hundred or so celebrants gathered for the dedication of the Appalachia Service Project's brand-new Cumberland Lodge at the Jonesville Service Center

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Daybook for April 27, 2007

April 26th, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Hancock County schools not in session.

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Do you support development incentives?

April 26th, 2007 11:27 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - New shopping centers, retail developments and office buildings appear to be popping up all over town, and even more are planned. Could Kingsport be turning the corner and catching up with its neighboring cities? The candidates for the upcoming

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Chemical spill shuts down Interstate 26

April 26th, 2007 12:15 am by GREGG POWERS

KINGSPORT - Emergency crews closed both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 26 near Interstate 81 about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday because of a chemical spill.

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Brothers charged with raping 5-year-old; suspects' father charged with failing to register as a convicted sex offender

April 26th, 2007 12:06 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Hawkins County authorities charged two teenage brothers with rape of a 5-year-old child Wednesday.

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Consultant: Rock Springs school won't be ready by August 2008

April 26th, 2007 12:06 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - A Kingsport City Schools consultant said this week the construction schedule for the new elementary school in the Rock Springs community is "way too aggressive," adding that he does not think the school will be open by August of next year.

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What should be fate of regional sales tax?

April 26th, 2007 12:06 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - What to do with the regional sales tax has been a topic of discussion and debate among city leaders over the past couple of months.

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