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Sullivan County commissioners to discuss courthouse repairs

February 19th, 2007 11:27 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Repairs to the historic Sullivan County Courthouse are expected to take center stage this morning at a called meeting of the Sullivan County Commission's Building Committee.

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Volunteers sought for clinical trial of new sinusitis treatment

February 19th, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff report

JOHNSON CITY - University researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in a new clinical trial of a nasal spray to treat chronic sinusitis.

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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lenten season

February 19th, 2007 11:27 pm by JAMES BROOKS

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Ash Wednesday tomorrow has special significance to Catholics who will go through the day with a tangible reminder of this phrase on their foreheads, as will some other Christians.

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Hawkins County seeks ways to trim $30 million school project

February 19th, 2007 11:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - When the Hawkins County Board of Education meets with architect Don Solt on Thursday evening in a workshop session, it will be looking for ways to whittle down the $30 million price tag on its pending phase three building project.

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Overcrowding stresses inmates and jail staff

February 19th, 2007 11:18 pm by REX BARBER

JOHNSON CITY - Who deals with the problems in a crowded jail?

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Virginia's Webb goes to school on energy issues

February 19th, 2007 11:18 pm by STEPHEN IGO

ABINGDON - Emerging technological know-how to literally bury carbon emissions released by the use of coal snared the interest of Virginia's newest U.S. senator during a get-acquainted breakfast Monday at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon.

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Stabbing victim identified as Georgia construction worker

February 19th, 2007 11:06 pm by Staff report

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a fatal stabbing that occurred over the weekend.

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Free clinic offering full range of general, specialty surgeries

February 18th, 2007 11:12 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG

JOHNSON CITY - Potter's Clay Surgical Gifts, the free surgery clinic for kids in need, formerly known as Fresh Start, hit $1 million in free surgery last month and marked the milestone by changing its name to reflect both the Christian principles on whic

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Sullivan County sales tax revenues up 7.3 percent

February 18th, 2007 11:12 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Sales tax revenues are up about 7.3 percent in Sullivan County compared to the same point last year, according to information provided by the county's accounts and budgets office.

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Sheriffs discuss reasons for region's overcrowded jails

February 18th, 2007 11:06 pm by REX BARBER

Operating a jail is the hardest job a sheriff has.

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