Kingsport Times News Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Police: Man steals ride to give ride, gets trip to jail

Police: Man steals ride to give ride, gets trip to jail

October 15th, 2014 11:52 am by Rain Smith

A thief's hold on a vehicle lasted mere minutes on Wednesday, according to Kingsport police, as he obliged a woman's request for a ride by stealing a pickup, then drove it to where her boyfriend was being arrested one block away.

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Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

October 15th, 2014 9:24 am by Hank Hayes

On Nov. 4, nearly 80 localities will vote on the so-called "wine in grocery stores" referendum, including all three Tri-Cities and a number of smaller Northeast Tennessee towns like Church Hill and Rogersville.

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Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

October 15th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey noted that the state's gasoline tax has not been increased since the late 1980s, and said funding concerns for TDOT have left the state's approach to roads as one primarily of maintenance, not improvement.

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Rural Health shuts down clinics at both Hawkins high schools

Rural Health shuts down clinics at both Hawkins high schools

October 15th, 2014 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Prior to the beginning of the 2014-15 school year the Rural Health Services Consortium Inc. notified Hawkins County Schools that the School based Health Clinics at Cherokee and Volunteer high schools would not be staffed.

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Sewer system a central issue in Surgoinsville mayoral election

Sewer system a central issue in Surgoinsville mayoral election

October 15th, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Of the three candidates running for Surgoinsville mayor in the Nov. 4 election, two intend to continue moving the sewer project forward, while a third candidate has vowed that the sewer will advance no farther.

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Co-defendant in notorious serial child rape case arrested in Hawkins

Co-defendant in notorious serial child rape case arrested in Hawkins

October 14th, 2014 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

In exchange for drugs Henry had provided a child to be filmed by convicted serial child rapist and child pornographer Donald Lynch. At the time of those charges Henry lived in Mountain City.

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Gay Abingdon couple cautiously optimistic about Supreme Court ruling

Gay Abingdon couple cautiously optimistic about Supreme Court ruling

October 14th, 2014 8:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"This date for me is as important as the day they signed the civil rights act for blacks," Callahan said. "I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime. So when they gave us these (marriage papers), you know, I cried. It's a big deal."

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Hulsey's thin campaign finances got well after outside help from Advance Tennessee PAC

Hulsey's thin campaign finances got well after outside help from Advance Tennessee PAC

October 14th, 2014 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Hulsey also benefited from nearly $70,000 in primary expenses that happened outside of his campaign. Advance Tennessee, the political action committee (PAC) with a Washington, D.C. address, spent nearly $16,000 advocating Hulsey

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Rack 'em: City planners tweak bike parking rules

Rack 'em: City planners tweak bike parking rules

October 14th, 2014 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

A proposed ordinance requiring bike racks at all new commercial developments within the city is coming back to the Kingsport Regional Planning Commission. But this time with some changes.

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Hawkins schools OK $34K for new state-mandated intervention program

Hawkins schools OK $34K for new state-mandated intervention program

October 14th, 2014 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Earlier this month the Hawkins County Board of Education approved the purchase of the AIMSweb Progress Monitoring software which supports the new state mandated Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI) program.

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