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ETSU orders work to stabilize Ball Hall

February 28th, 2007 11:18 pm by SAM WATSON

JOHNSON CITY - Drainage concerns have resulted in cracks in East Tennessee State University's Ball Hall, prompting administrators to order work to stabilize the structure.

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Hawkins seeking grant to fund homes for the needy

February 28th, 2007 10:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - About three years ago, Hawkins County built several homes for disadvantaged families using federal grant funding, and now county leaders hope to repeat those successes with another grant.

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Charges against Lee County twins certified to grand jury

February 28th, 2007 10:57 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - A set of Lee County twins charged with multiple crimes in relation to a January burglary to obtain medication saw their felony charges certified to the grand jury following a hearing in Lee County General District Court on Wednesday.

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Judge hands down prison time for meth manufacturers

February 28th, 2007 10:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Third Judicial District Circuit Judge John Dugger closed out the February criminal court session last week by hearing three guilty pleas and handing out two heavy prison sentences for meth manufacturing.

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Virginia awards $250,000 to Kingsport's CareSpark for medical records project

February 28th, 2007 10:57 pm by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - A Kingsport company was one of three health care businesses to receive a $250,000 grant from the Virginia Health Information Technology Council.

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Lee jury acquits Maryville man accused of malicious wounding

February 28th, 2007 9:18 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - A 10-woman, two-man jury took about 20 minutes Wednesday to find a Tennessee man with a history of violence not guilty of malicious wounding for slicing a Pennington Gap man's neck last summer.

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Wise County suffers sticker shock over $109M school renovation price tag

February 28th, 2007 9:03 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - After driving a stake through the heart of high school consolidation almost two years ago, Wise County went to bed Tuesday stalked by a menacing $109.5 million school renovation monster.

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Former Dobyns-Bennett teacher indicted on statutory rape charge

February 28th, 2007 8:36 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL

KINGSPORT - The former Dobyns-Bennett High School Spanish teacher charged with having sex with a student was indicted by a Sullivan County grand jury Wednesday.

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Senator suggests drug testing for welfare recipients

February 28th, 2007 8:36 pm by Hank Hayes

A Tennessee Senate committee considered legislation Wednesday to require the Department of Human Services (DHS) to test people for substance abuse as a condition for them receiving public assistance if the testing program isn't prohibited by the federal g

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Lee PSA seeks funding for Blackwater, Thompson Settlement water projects

February 28th, 2007 6:42 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - The Lee County Public Service Authority on Tuesday approved two resolutions authorizing Director James "Doc" Parsons to apply to the Virginia Department of Health for funding for water projects at Blackwater and Thompson Settlement.

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