Kingsport Times News Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Kingsport schools boot up laptop distribution

Kingsport schools boot up laptop distribution

January 23rd, 2015 8:34 am by Rick Wagner

Students, meet your new laptops. But if you break or lose them, there is a price to pay: up to $605 to replace the whole laptop. Today marks the fourth of four days of mass laptop computer distribution to almost 600 sixth-graders.

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Local students raise more than $6,000 for children in Dominican Republic

Local students raise more than $6,000 for children in Dominican Republic

January 22nd, 2015 9:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport pre-K and elementary school children from six schools have raised almost $6,500 for clothes and school supplies for children in the Dominican Republic.

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Arrest made in Bloomingdale crime spree

Arrest made in Bloomingdale crime spree

January 22nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

A suspect has been arrested in a string of thefts that recently occurred in Bloomingdale, where multiple lawnmowers and a dirt bike were ridden or pushed away from the victims' properties.

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Local teacher faces DUI after hitting school bus

Local teacher faces DUI after hitting school bus

January 22nd, 2015 3:15 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Gate City High School teacher has been charged with driving under the influence — while her young daughter was in the vehicle — after allegedly hitting a school bus as it transported cheerleaders.

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Video: Police seek info on felony shoplifter

Video: Police seek info on felony shoplifter

January 22nd, 2015 2:18 pm by Staff Report

A white male allegedly disabled a security device to enable him to steal a $700 Dyson vacuum cleaner from Kohl's in Kingsport.

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KPD: Homeless man stole sick boy's money

KPD: Homeless man stole sick boy's money

January 22nd, 2015 1:17 pm by Rain Smith

Police say they have arrested a man who swiped cash from the donation jar at a Kingsport store — effectively stealing $200 from the family of a local boy who is battling cancer.

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Blood Assurance holding grand opening

Blood Assurance holding grand opening

January 22nd, 2015 12:12 pm by Hank Hayes

A nonprofit regional blood center is holding a grand opening of its Kingsport donor center today from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Food City shopping center off Clinchfield Street.

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TVA still investigating cause of water seepage at Boone Dam

TVA still investigating cause of water seepage at Boone Dam

January 22nd, 2015 8:29 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

The warmer days of spring are just over the horizon, but what that will mean for boaters, skiers and fishermen who want to take to Boone Lake's waters is, well, up in the air.

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Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

January 22nd, 2015 12:10 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell said Wednesday's training reinforces the partnerships that schools and emergency responders already have in place.

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Johnson's 'castle' playground  nearing end of its useful life

Johnson's 'castle' playground nearing end of its useful life

January 22nd, 2015 12:01 am by Rick Wagner

The structure will need to be renovated or replaced in a few years at an estimated cost of $110,000 or $250,000, respectively, according to Johnson Elementary School Principal Stacy Edwards and Parent Teacher Organization President Courtney Hobbs.

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