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Hancock County property values rise 47 percent after reappraisal

April 10th, 2007 11:24 pm by WALTER LITTRELL

SNEEDVILLE - A recently completed property value reassessment by the state in Hancock County has resulted in an average 47 percent increase in real estate values, with farms over 15 acres in size seeing an average increase in value of 81 percent over th

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Arson not suspected in First Fiber plant fire

April 10th, 2007 11:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

PHIPPS BEND - There won't be a state fire marshal investigation of the blaze that destroyed the First Fiber Inc. plant at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park Monday.

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VA's goal is constantly improving care for vets

April 10th, 2007 11:24 pm by REX BARBER

Third in a series

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Rogersville skate park officially opens Saturday

April 10th, 2007 11:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Rogers- ville's new skate park will "officially" open Saturday morning with a few new "unofficial" rules aside from those initially imposed two weeks ago by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Parks Board.

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WFHG has no plans to cancel Imus show after suspension

April 10th, 2007 11:00 pm by JAMES BROOKS

JOHNSON CITY - Political pundit Don Imus will soon be off the air for two weeks after being suspended for a racial slur, but his local affiliate WFHG has no immediate plans to cancel if Imus returns.

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Benefits focus of SCEA talks

April 10th, 2007 11:00 pm by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

BLOUNTVILLE - The topic of discussion moved from discipline to benefits and doctor's notes as the Sullivan County Board of Education and the Sullivan County Education Association continued negotiations Tuesday.

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Northeast State hosts Explore Your Future Day

April 10th, 2007 11:00 pm by CHRISTAN M. THOMAS

The signs said it all.

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Board wants full-time firefighters at Phipps Bend

April 10th, 2007 12:06 am by Jeff Bobo

PHIPPS BEND - For the past several years, the Hawkins County Industrial Board has unsuccessfully lobbied the County Commission for funding to improve industrial fire equipment and training in the county.

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Fire destroys Hawkins County plant

April 10th, 2007 12:06 am by Jeff Bobo

PHIPPS BEND - It will be a day or two before investigators are able to sift through the rubble to find out what started a fire that destroyed the First Fiber Inc. plant Monday at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park.

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Animal warden fired in Lee County

April 10th, 2007 12:06 am by WALTER LITTRELL

JONESVILLE - Suspended Lee County Animal Control Officer Wayne Martin has been terminated as a result of last week's visit to the county animal shelter by a representative of the state veterinarian's office, said County Administrator Dane Poe.

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