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Lee increases tax break for elderly, disabled

April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - An amendment to the Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Ordinance approved Tuesday by the Lee County Board of Supervisors could allow some elderly and disabled taxpayers to save as much as an additional $50, said Commissioner of the Revenue

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ETSU holds its 37th celebration of Earth Day

April 19th, 2007 11:12 pm by REX BARBER

JOHNSON CITY - It has been 37 years since the first Earth Day, and East Tennessee State University still honors the occasion through song, dance and education.

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BOE mulls changes to director's contract

April 19th, 2007 12:36 am by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

BLOUNTVILLE - Members of the Sullivan County Board of Education hope a few suggested changes to current Director of Schools Glenn Arwood's contract will help eliminate some "gray areas," which have been subject to debate over the last few months.

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Sullivan mayor proclaims April to be Confederate Heritage and History Month

April 19th, 2007 12:36 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey has declared April to be Confederate Heritage and History Month in Sullivan County. This year and each year "hereafter."

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Va. Tech shootings leave local blood banks in short supply

April 19th, 2007 12:36 am by TERESA HICKS

JOHNSON CITY - When dozens of Virginia Tech students were whisked away in ambulances on Monday after Cho Seung-Hui's deadly shooting spree, Blacksburg hospitals suddenly found themselves in desperate need of blood.

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Pre-kindergarten programs suddenly all the rage

April 19th, 2007 12:36 am by Hank Hayes

Voluntary pre-kindergarten programs are gaining popularity as an education policy tool, as nearly 30 governors are proposing more than $800 million in new pre-K investments, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Lee supervisors to interview animal control applicants Monday

April 19th, 2007 12:36 am by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - The Lee County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a recessed meeting for 4 p.m. on Monday to interview candidates for the position of animal control officer.

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Briefs

April 19th, 2007 12:36 am by Staff Report

Gunmen rob Johnson City IHOP, Wendy's

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Sullivan teens treated for rabies after one bitten by bat

April 19th, 2007 12:24 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Two Sullivan County teenagers are undergoing preventative treatment for rabies after a run-in with a bat that later tested positive for the potentially fatal disease.

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Daybook for April 19, 2007

April 19th, 2007 12:24 am by Staff Report

Wellmont Health System's Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold public blood drives from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sullivan North High School, Kingsport; from 1 to 6 p.m. at Food City, Wise; and from 1 to 4 p.m. at Holliston Mills, Church Hill. Donors must be

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