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Teams signing up for Scott Relay for Life

April 18th, 2007 12:33 am by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - The ramping up of the Scott County 2007 Relay for Life is under way this week as organizers prepare for this summer's event.

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Arguments set to begin as jury is impaneled in trial of accused cop killer

April 18th, 2007 12:21 am by DEE GOODIN

BLOUNTVILLE - After six days of jury selection, opening arguments in a first-degree murder trial are expected to begin at 9 a.m. this morning.

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Kingsport BMA approves $10 million bond issue

April 18th, 2007 12:21 am by Matthew Lane

Money will be used to pay for improvements to Gibson Mill Road, V.O. Dobbins renovations, and upgrades for the Bays Mountain Park planetarium.

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Report: Tenn. family life guidelines are unclear

April 18th, 2007 12:21 am by Hank Hayes

There is "no clear definition" of family life education in Tennessee's school systems, and state law does not speak clearly to the issue of teen sexual activity, a state comptroller's report has found.

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Kingsport schools rank student safety as top concern

April 18th, 2007 12:21 am by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

KINGSPORT - In the wake of Monday's Virginia Tech shooting - the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history - many parents wonder what local schools are doing to prevent this type of tragedy.

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Alleged police impostor still at large; Hawkins County Sheriff assumes rape did occur

April 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Rain Smith

There is no new information in the investigation of an alleged rape by a police impostor nearly three months ago.

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Victim in Lee County wounding case charged

April 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Timesnews.net Staff Reports

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Secure schools a longtime goal in Wise

April 17th, 2007 11:24 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech. Last year's slaughter of Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania. A notorious nationwide list of horrifying events at too many victimized schools stretching back to Columbine.

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Wise college police say small campuses easier to protect

April 17th, 2007 11:24 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - An occasional student armed with nothing more potentially lethal than beer is about as bad as it gets at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the cozy campus that is home to fewer than 2,000 students tucked in a bucolic enclave near down

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Mother spends anxious hours awaiting news of son at Virginia Tech

April 17th, 2007 10:51 pm by SAM WATSON

JOHNSON CITY - Still numb from Monday's worrisome ordeal, Johnson City teacher Cindy Lawson returned to her preschool duties Tuesday thankful that her oldest son, Bob, had survived Virginia Tech's massacre just a few classrooms away from the bloodshed.

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