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Officer who made 'special delivery' of 99-year-old grandmother honored

Officer who made 'special delivery' of 99-year-old grandmother honored

May 20th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

On the evening of Feb. 16 during a bitter winter storm, Rogersville Police Department Chief Doug Nelson was contacted by a local family who were concerned about their 99-year-old grandmother.

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'Loyalty and stupidity': Burglary suspect nabbed after friends try to save him from dragnet

'Loyalty and stupidity': Burglary suspect nabbed after friends try to save him from dragnet

May 20th, 2015 7:08 pm by Jeff Bobo

The manhunt for a knife wielding suspect in a home invasion threw the neighborhood behind Rogersville Middle School into turmoil Wednesday morning as a four police agencies joined the search with a helicopter and K-9 unit.

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Tight inventory slows region's home sales

Tight inventory slows region's home sales

May 20th, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

So far this year, 1,376 homes sales have closed, down 31 from the first four months of last year. The year-to-date average sales price is 2.7 percent higher than last year.

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Sheriff: Margaret Sliger probably knew her killer

Sheriff: Margaret Sliger probably knew her killer

May 20th, 2015 5:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

"At this time we don't think this is someone who is just randomly hunting potential victims. She may have known her attacker. The community needs to be alert and report any suspicious activity to my office." -- Sheriff Ronnie Lawson

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More gun-wielding road rage reported in Kingsport

More gun-wielding road rage reported in Kingsport

May 20th, 2015 3:27 pm by Rain Smith

Two days after a Kingsport man was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun in a fit of road rage, city police are investigating additional incidents of motorists brandishing firearms.

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Bloomingdale mechanic totals client's car

Bloomingdale mechanic totals client's car

May 20th, 2015 12:10 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County mechanic has been arrested after reportedly taking a customer's vehicle to Greeneville - without their permission - and crashing it into a utility pole.

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Highway 36 construction on schedule for fall finish

Highway 36 construction on schedule for fall finish

May 20th, 2015 8:10 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

TDOT hopes to ease traffic congestion between Johnson City and Kingsport and Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville and to provide an alternative route to Interstate 26.

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New faces on board as Bluff City casts votes for BMA

New faces on board as Bluff City casts votes for BMA

May 20th, 2015 7:46 am by Nick Shepherd

Three new alderman will be taking the reins and leading Bluff City after sweeping the current incumbents out of power.

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Richter presents $93.65M facilities plan to city schools

Richter presents $93.65M facilities plan to city schools

May 20th, 2015 12:37 am by Rick Wagner

The three-phase plan would add 400 students capacity and a science and technology building to Dobyns-Bennett High School and close Jackson, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lincoln and Roosevelt elementary schools.

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Booher offers reasons for fewer registered voters

Booher offers reasons for fewer registered voters

May 20th, 2015 12:33 am by J. H. Osborne

If you've wondered why there were 2,100 fewer registered voters for Kingsport's city election on Tuesday than there were for the city's most recent prior election in May 2013, you're not alone.

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