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'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

December 17th, 2014 12:20 am by Jeff Bobo

Stephanie Faye Hamman reportedly told police the devil was inside her and talking to her on the night of March 16, when she drove her car through the front doors of a church on Ordnance Drive in Church Hill.

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Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight

Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight

December 16th, 2014 10:47 pm by Matthew Lane

Lesley Aaron Cole received the sentence in U.S. District Court in Greeneville on Monday. Judge Ronnie Greer also ordered Cole be on supervised release for three years and spend 500 hours in a substance abuse treatment program while incarcerated.

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No tiff over TIFs: Washington, JC business leaders say others' tax incentives won't lure away developers

No tiff over TIFs: Washington, JC business leaders say others' tax incentives won't lure away developers

December 16th, 2014 10:13 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Both the Bristol Tennessee City Council and the Sullivan County Commission considered proposals this month to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district to help the prospective developers of a planned apartment complex.

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Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

December 16th, 2014 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

They are among 12 new additions to a list of qualified individuals "ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendents," according to a news release from the Tennessee School Boards Association or TSBA.

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Wreck involving heavy equipment closes part of Carters Valley Road for 25 hours

Wreck involving heavy equipment closes part of Carters Valley Road for 25 hours

December 16th, 2014 9:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

A small section of Carters Valley Road was reopened Tuesday evening after being blocked for more than 25 hours by 200,000 pounds of truck, trailer and equipment that got stuck in a ditch on its way to the Carters Valley landfill.

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Hawkins Commission narrowly defeats EMS franchise resolution

Hawkins Commission narrowly defeats EMS franchise resolution

December 16th, 2014 9:27 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County 911 Board agreed last week to dispatch ambulances in southwest Hawkins County to the nearest available unit, whether that be a new service operating out of Bulls Gap or Hawkins County EMS.

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Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

December 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A non-profit organization that provides venison to needy families in Virginia is in desperate need of more meat after donations are down significantly from last year.

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Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner in Mountain City

Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner in Mountain City

December 16th, 2014 8:40 pm by NET News Service

On Friday, special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation served Montrez Duncan, 32, on charges he killed 24-year-old Timothy Tillery during a fight that occurred between the two men on July 18.

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Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically' in third quarter

Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically' in third quarter

December 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

On a year-to-year basis, the ETSU report said Bristol sales increased 7.3 percent to $269 million, while Johnson City sales were up 5.1 percent to $483 million, and Kingsport sales rose 2.9 percent to $398 million.

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Developer seeks Sullivan TIF deal for Bristol apartments project

Developer seeks Sullivan TIF deal for Bristol apartments project

December 16th, 2014 3:38 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County commissioners are being asked to give a tax-based incentive to a private developer to build "upscale" apartments in Bristol, Tenn.

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