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Early voting begins for Hawkins' biggest election in eight-year cycle

Early voting begins for Hawkins' biggest election in eight-year cycle

April 16th, 2014 12:15 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Early voting begins today for the May 6 primary of Hawkins County's biggest election in the eight-year cycle that includes most of the four-year county seats and the eight-year judge and attorney general seats.

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Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

April 16th, 2014 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the rezoning of 15.5 acres of downtown property, a move undertaken to better accommodate a proposed development for the supermarket row portion of the site.

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Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum

Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum

April 15th, 2014 11:22 pm by J. H. Osborne

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor, spent an hour Tuesday answering questions about their experiences, perceptions and abilities when it comes to leading county government.

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Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

April 15th, 2014 11:17 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — A Wise County high school student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and could face criminal charges for allegedly making unspecified threats on social media.

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KEDB approves temporary lease with railroad tie recycler

KEDB approves temporary lease with railroad tie recycler

April 15th, 2014 10:59 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Economic Development Board has approved a temporary lease with an Indiana-based company planning to grind up old railroad ties and supply the material to the downtown Domtar paper mill.

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Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

April 15th, 2014 10:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With Hawkins County's "Race to the Top" federal grant funding set to expire this year, school officials will be looking for extra funding somewhere to keep four of the five instructional coaches the grant helped pay for.

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SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

April 15th, 2014 9:24 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the Wise County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after a Southwest Virginia man reportedly threatened to cut his own throat during court.

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Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

April 15th, 2014 8:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year.

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49ers' Kilgore has public intoxication charge dismissed

49ers' Kilgore has public intoxication charge dismissed

April 15th, 2014 6:20 pm by Staff Report

49ers center Daniel Kilgore, arrested in January and charged with public intoxication, had his case dismissed Friday following his appearance in Kingsport General Sessions court, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday.

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Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

April 15th, 2014 3:39 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are offering surveillance footage of a woman believed to be fraudulently using a stolen debit card, hoping someone may have information on the suspect.

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