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Kingsport schools cite need for more personnel, higher pay

January 26th, 2007 10:36 pm by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

KINGSPORT - Personnel concerns were the day's hot topics during the second of three budget committee meetings for Kingsport City Schools.

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Local news in brief

January 26th, 2007 12:09 am by Staff Report

Man trying to bail out friend arrested

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Hancock County EMS struggling to survive

January 25th, 2007 11:33 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

SNEEDVILLE- The Hancock County Emergency Medical Service is in immediate need of life support, and without a substantial cash injection before Feb. 20 the county's ambulance service will be ready for the undertaker, or at least someone else to take over.

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Blountville Middle relocating sixth-graders to Holston Middle

January 25th, 2007 11:18 pm by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

BLOUNTVILLE - As of Tuesday, 160 sixth-grade students, as well as those students in behavior modification classes and adult education, will be relocated from Blountville Middle School because of structural concerns in the 1932 section of the building.

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Fleeing suspect dumps cocaine on patrol car

January 25th, 2007 11:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL - It snowed, in a manner of speaking, on Mount Carmel Police Department Officer David Dean's patrol car Wednesday afternoon during a pursuit that landed a suspected cocaine trafficker in jail.

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House Democratic Caucus chair pushes for funding to woo filmmakers to Big Stone Gap

January 25th, 2007 10:54 pm by Staff report

Efforts to convince filmmakers to shoot the proposed production based on the novel "Big Stone Gap" in the town where the native-born novelist set her plot got a shot in the arm at the Virginia General Assembly with a push by House Democratic Caucus Chairm

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Scott supervisors protest proposed changes to transportation funding

January 25th, 2007 10:54 pm by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - The Scott County Board of Supervisors tabled the six-year secondary road plan at a public hearing Thursday and approved a resolution condemning bills in the Virginia General Assembly that would put a greater burden for road construction on t

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Area Schools report illnesses - but not enough to prompt closings

January 25th, 2007 10:24 pm by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

With flu, respiratory infections and other seasonal illnesses making their way through the Tri-Cities population, there is one sector that tends to feel the pinch - schools.

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Pennington Gap man convicted of robbing Powell Valley National Bank

January 25th, 2007 10:24 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - A Lee County jury indicated it could be deadlocked after three hours of deliberations Thursday during the bank robbery trial of James Kirby "Red" Nelms, 40, formerly of Pennington Gap. However, 30 minutes later the jury came out and declare

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Kingsport memorial may be finished by Veterans Day

January 25th, 2007 10:09 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Work to build a new veterans memorial in the Model City is slated to begin this summer, and officials say they hope the project is complete by Veterans Day.

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