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Retiring county clerk Jenkins is Hawkins' last Democrat in office

Retiring county clerk Jenkins is Hawkins' last Democrat in office

September 1st, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Jenkins, who first retired as an accountant after 33 years at Eastman Chemical Co., has served has Hawkins County's County Clerk for the past 12 years.

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Grant awarded to group in Scott County to provide books to preschoolers

Grant awarded to group in Scott County to provide books to preschoolers

September 1st, 2014 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency recently announced that its "Hungry for Reading" program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation.

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"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

September 1st, 2014 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

During a Board of Education work session Thursday evening, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie explained to the board the gap insurance that Five Points, an insurance broker, will tell teachers about in mandatory meetings in late September.

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Farmers affected by tornadoes can get federal assistance to help repair damage

Farmers affected by tornadoes can get federal assistance to help repair damage

September 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The federal program, called the Emergency Conservation Program, assists farmers and ranchers to repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and to help put in place methods for water conservation during severe droughts.

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Scott County SOL scores better, but still need improvement

Scott County SOL scores better, but still need improvement

September 1st, 2014 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

Although the figures for the 2013-14 Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County showed some minor improvements over the previous year's scores, officials say there is still room for improvement.

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Hawkins to apply for grant that would help pay for railroad spur at Barrette

Hawkins to apply for grant that would help pay for railroad spur at Barrette

September 1st, 2014 10:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Mayor Melville Bailey told the Hawkins County Commission Monday that there "has been talk" of Barrette wanting to move from its Bulls Gap location which employs approximately 650 people.

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Mount Carmel budget amendment increases spending by $156,236

Mount Carmel budget amendment increases spending by $156,236

August 31st, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A budget amendment approved Tuesday by the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen will cover previously approved paving projects, as well as the purchase of a new mower which wasn't previously approved.

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Loss of funding creates uncertainty for Scott County summer camp

Loss of funding creates uncertainty for Scott County summer camp

August 31st, 2014 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

"We've got no funding for this year and we are having to be self-sufficient," Lane said. "For about 50 years, this has been a popular summer camp. Back in the 70s and 80s, it was used by high school bands for camps.

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Bringing sex-ed back: ETSU Sex Week hopes to inform, prepare students

Bringing sex-ed back: ETSU Sex Week hopes to inform, prepare students

August 31st, 2014 5:29 pm by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Let's talk about sex, baby. That's the only way important sex-related topics are going to be covered, said Max Carlile, organizer of East Tennessee State University's Sex Week.

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12-year-old injured in East Stone Drive wreck succumbs to his injuries

12-year-old injured in East Stone Drive wreck succumbs to his injuries

August 31st, 2014 4:57 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Police Department was notified Sunday by the Knoxville Medical Examiner's Office that the 12-year-old boy who had been critically injured in a four-vehicle crash in Kingsport last week has died.

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