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Three local educators in running to be next Science Hill principal

April 27th, 2007 10:48 pm by SAM WATSON

JOHNSON CITY - Three local educators, including two within the Johnson City school system's ranks, have applied to be Science Hill High School's next principal.

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MECC, UVa-Wise forge AIMS partnership

April 27th, 2007 10:48 pm by Staff report

BIG STONE GAP - Mountain Empire Community College and the University of Virginia's College at Wise formally signed a partnership agreement Friday to create a simple means for students to move between the two institutions.

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Sneedville man sentenced in murder-for-hire case

April 27th, 2007 10:48 pm by Staff report

BIG STONE GAP - A Sneedville man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for distributing cocaine and attempted murder-for-hire, said U.S. Attorney John L. Brownlee.

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Virginia Board of Education lauds schools for achievement

April 27th, 2007 10:15 pm by Staff report

Eight public school divisions in Virginia, including Scott County Schools, and 136 schools were honored Friday by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the achievement of economically disadvantaged students and for exceeding state accreditation sta

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Puppy at Bristol fund-raising event had rabies

April 27th, 2007 7:39 pm by Staff report

BLOUNTVILLE - Officials with the Sullivan County Regional Health Department in Tennessee and Mt. Rogers Health District in Southwest Virginia are notifying persons who attended a fund-raising event at the Bristol, Tenn. Armory on Saturday, April 14, cal

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Jury to begin deliberating fate of Bristol cop killer

April 27th, 2007 12:27 am by Staff Report

BLOUNTVILLE - After being in court for nearly three weeks, a Sullivan County jury deciding the sentence of a man convicted of first-degree murder listened to family members and friends testify on his behalf Thursday and received instructions from the ju

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Briefs

April 27th, 2007 12:15 am by Staff Report

Northeast State honored for service

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Hazardous waste collection set for Saturday in Sullivan

April 27th, 2007 12:09 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Bring a friend - or at least bring their household hazardous waste.

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Ramsey wants cigarette tax hike trimmed to 20 cents

April 27th, 2007 12:09 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said Thursday that he wants Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposed 40-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase to be cut in half.

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CoverTN participants hope more hospitals join insurance program

April 27th, 2007 12:09 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Elizabethton area resident Robin Nelson says she is glad her employer has decided to participate in the CoverTN health insurance program.

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