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Kingsport school board OKs $15 parking fee for D-B students

June 7th, 2007 12:00 am by Christan M. Thomas

Dobyns-Bennett High School students who drive to school should expect to pay $15 for parking during the 2007-2008 school year.

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Tennessee working to raise education standards, improve performance

June 7th, 2007 12:00 am by Christan M. Thomas

When proficiency levels of students in grades 4 and 8 are compared state by state across the nation, Tennessee consistently ranks among the lowest performers, as well as among the states with the lowest standards.

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Drought forcing many farmers in region to sell their livestock

June 7th, 2007 12:00 am by Kacie Dingus

Forecast: A lot of pain, very little rain, and next to no gain for most farmers this season.

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EPA cleaning site in Hiltons

June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

HILTONS - The Scott County animal control officer was called to Hiltons last week and discovered a scene that now ranks as a major cleanup by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by STAFF REPORTS

WISE - A June 27 court date was set Wednesday for a Wise County teacher charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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No relief in sight for farms suffering from drought

June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by KACIE DINGUS

Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia farmers are more likely to see their children attempting a rain dance this season than to hear them singing, "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day," thanks to persistent drought conditions continuing to pl

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TBI charges Johnson City employee with money laundering, theft of over $10,000, forgery

June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by KRISTEN SWING

JOHNSON CITY - A longtime employee with the city of Johnson City was arrested Tuesday night following a state and local investigation into alleged illegal activities.

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Food fight provokes alleged domestic assault in Rogersville

June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A Rogersville man landed in jail late Tuesday night when - in response to being hit with a plate of food - he allegedly threw his aunt down a flight of stairs.

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Godsey supporters protest decision to terminate coach

June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - Supporters of the former Gate City High School softball and girls basketball coach attended the June meeting of the Scott County Board of Education Tuesday to protest the decision made by board members to relieve Hugh Godsey of his coaching

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Army: Wackenhut owes fire, security workers back pay

June 6th, 2007 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT - A spokesman for the Army said Monday that Wackenhut Services owes its fire and security employees at Holston Army Ammunition Plant more than $3 million in back wages.

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