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EPA says Hiltons site worse than thought

June 12th, 2007 12:00 am by Clifford Jeffery

HILTONS - What was initially being called one of the largest improper oil storage sites in the Environmental Protection Agency's District Three is even bigger than first thought.

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Willis decides to keep lawyers; trial set for Oct. 29

June 12th, 2007 12:00 am by Dee Goodin

JOHNSON CITY - If all goes as Judge Lynn Brown has planned, Howard Willis will finally go on trial on Oct. 29 - five years after the bodies of a teenage Georgia couple were discovered, one dismembered and the other mutilated.

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Bulls Gap man hits it big in Virginia Lottery

June 12th, 2007 12:00 am by Clifford Jeffery

WEBER CITY - A Bulls Gap man is quite a bit richer this week after winning $777,777 from a single Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket.William H. McCravey went Wednesday to the Overbrook Market in Weber City with his wife and son.

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Wise County murder, child abuse cases rescheduled

June 12th, 2007 12:00 am by Stephen Igo

WISE - A pair of high-profile criminal cases in Wise County have been rescheduled to later this year, one involving alleged child abuse and the other first-degree murder.

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Suspended Carter County teacher pleads no contest to giving R-rated movies to 15-year-old

June 11th, 2007 12:00 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON - A suspended Carter County teacher pleaded no contest in Sessions Court on Monday to a charge of providing R-rated videotapes to a 15-year-old girl who was his former student at Hampton Elementary School.

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Bloomingdale woman died of smoke inhalation; fire's cause still unknown

June 11th, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

BLOOMINGDALE - Sullivan County investigators are still uncertain of fire's origin that killed one person Sunday morning; victim's cause of death preliminarily determined.

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DKA/chamber merger issue raises hackles

June 10th, 2007 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - A tense discussion took place earlier this week between Mayor Dennis Phillips and the Downtown Kingsport Association about whether or not the organization was willing to discuss a merger with the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

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Hawkins 911 considering billing city police for TBI background checks

June 10th, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Hawkins County Commissioner Chris Jones will submit a resolution to the full commission this month asking for the county to cover the cost of computer background checks conducted by Hawkins County 911 for the city police departments.

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Three charged in alleged jail drug smuggling scheme

June 10th, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Three suspects arrested last week in an alleged scheme to smuggle drugs into the Hawkins County Jail are scheduled for arraignment this morning before Judge David Brand.

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