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Senator suggests drug testing for welfare recipients

February 28th, 2007 8:36 pm by Hank Hayes

A Tennessee Senate committee considered legislation Wednesday to require the Department of Human Services (DHS) to test people for substance abuse as a condition for them receiving public assistance if the testing program isn't prohibited by the federal g

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Lee PSA seeks funding for Blackwater, Thompson Settlement water projects

February 28th, 2007 6:42 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - The Lee County Public Service Authority on Tuesday approved two resolutions authorizing Director James "Doc" Parsons to apply to the Virginia Department of Health for funding for water projects at Blackwater and Thompson Settlement.

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Gray Fossil Site visitors center construction done

February 28th, 2007 6:24 pm by SAM WATSON

GRAY - With construction complete, East Tennessee State University administrators expect to accept keys to the Gray Fossil Site's visitors center this week, allowing exhibit assembly to commence in March.

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Cost to renovate Wise County high schools tops $109 million

February 28th, 2007 6:06 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - Projected price tag to give five half-century-plus small high schools a makeover, and improvements to a 25-year-old model: $109.43 million.

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Local news in brief

February 28th, 2007 5:57 pm by Staff Report

Thirty-six indicted in Bristol drug probe

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Rogersville woman narrowly escapes from burning trailer

February 28th, 2007 12:03 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Tammy Alley was blistered and bandaged and in a lot of pain Tuesday, but she was also thankful to be alive.

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Reaching for the stars: Planetarium in line for $1.5 million upgrade

February 28th, 2007 12:03 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The Bays Mountain Park Planetarium could receive a $1.5 million overhaul in the coming years, replacing the aging and obsolete equipment with a new state-of-the art digital star projector, surround sound and an LED lighting system.

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Community rallies around Yuma fire victims

February 28th, 2007 12:03 am by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

YUMA - Born with a spinal condition that has required multiple surgeries and caused his spine to become nearly fused from top to bottom, 11-year-old Daniel Bolling doesn't act much different than most other fifth-graders at Yuma Elementary School.

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Judge won't reduce bail for Bristol couple in statutory rape case

February 28th, 2007 12:03 am by BECKY CAMPBELL

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Investigators with the Bristol Tennessee Police Department have not located the videotape that allegedly depicts a city couple having sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to testimony at their preliminary hearing in Bristol General Ses

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TEST FILE - Domestic call ends in cocaine charge for Surgoinsville man

February 27th, 2007 10:48 am by Jeff Bobo

HIS IS A TEST FILE, THIS IS A TEST FILE -- ROGERSVILLE - What started as a domestic disturbance call for Rogersville police Monday afternoon resulted in a cocaine trafficking arrest that could mean major prison time for the suspect.

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