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Wise college police say small campuses easier to protect

April 17th, 2007 11:24 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - An occasional student armed with nothing more potentially lethal than beer is about as bad as it gets at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the cozy campus that is home to fewer than 2,000 students tucked in a bucolic enclave near down

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Mother spends anxious hours awaiting news of son at Virginia Tech

April 17th, 2007 10:51 pm by SAM WATSON

JOHNSON CITY - Still numb from Monday's worrisome ordeal, Johnson City teacher Cindy Lawson returned to her preschool duties Tuesday thankful that her oldest son, Bob, had survived Virginia Tech's massacre just a few classrooms away from the bloodshed.

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Sullivan County commissioners approve pay raise for selves

April 17th, 2007 12:48 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Sullivan County commissioners approved themselves a pay raise Monday.

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Wise school budget seeks $750,000 hike in local funds

April 17th, 2007 12:21 am by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - The Wise County School Board on Monday added another $150,000 to the increase in local funds county taxpayers will be asked to deliver for 2007-08.

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Daybook for April 17, 2007

April 17th, 2007 12:21 am by Staff Report

Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor Tree Day by offering white spruce and white flowering dogwood seedlings at its district office at the USDA Service Center, Food Lion Shopping Center, Gate City. Call (276)386-9241, ext. 3.

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Hawkins County commissioners propose changes to pay

April 16th, 2007 11:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Hawkins County commissioners may not be considering a pay raise for themselves this year, but they still want to be paid for every meeting they attend.

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Sullivan County commissioners tour new $3.4 million county jail

April 16th, 2007 11:51 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - If you make your way into Sullivan County's new jail facility don't expect privacy - or Peking duck.

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