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April 21st, 2007 12:12 am by Staff Report

Great Kingsport Cleanup set for today

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Alliance releases regional greenways plan

April 21st, 2007 12:12 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Connecting people, nature and communities with greenways and trails is the mission of the Southern Appalachian Greenways Alliance. And a newly released plan - seven years in the making - illustrates exactly how to do that.

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Wells pleads no contest to murder charge

April 21st, 2007 12:12 am by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - A Dobyns-Bennett High School dropout used the house key given to him by his girlfriend to rob her father of guns that, on Aug. 30, 2003, were used to kill two men in Yuma.

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Blood bank expands hours to first Saturday of month

April 21st, 2007 12:12 am by Staff report

Beginning in May, local residents will be able to save a life by donating blood on Saturday.

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ARCH plans event to raise grant-matching funds

April 20th, 2007 11:57 pm by Staff report

The Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness needs to raise $30,000 for the Continuum of Care grant that has brought in more than $3.6 million since 2003.

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Lee County students show Hokie spirit on day of mourning

April 20th, 2007 11:36 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - Students across Lee County were more than eager on Friday to show their support for a statewide day of mourning, as called for by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. They were also happy to participate in an "Orange and Maroon Effect" day being promoted b

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ETSU eyeing management of Millennium Centre

April 20th, 2007 11:33 pm by JEFF KEELING

JOHNSON CITY - East Tennessee State University President Paul Stanton would like the university to have a crack at managing (and perhaps someday owning) the Millennium Centre, a thought that had City Manager Pete Peterson intrigued Friday.

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Five members of Lee drug ring enter pleas

April 20th, 2007 11:33 pm by Staff report

JONESVILLE - U.S. Attorney John L. Brownlee has announced that five members of a Lee County Oxycodone distribution ring have entered guilty pleas to their roles in the conspiracy.

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Radford to hold information session at SVHEC

April 20th, 2007 10:36 pm by Staff report

ABINGDON - Radford University will conduct an information session from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 23 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon for prospective students who are interested in enrolling in new cohorts for fall 2007 and 2008.

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Temperature fluctuations damage plant life in area

April 20th, 2007 10:21 pm by REX BARBER

JOHNSON CITY - Near record temperatures in the extremes during the last several weeks have left lots of plant life in the area struggling to survive.

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