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State, city, county leaders dedicate Mike Locke Memorial Bridge

State, city, county leaders dedicate Mike Locke Memorial Bridge

August 20th, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Not far from the dedication spot, the 61-year-old Locke was killed in June 2014 while placing campaign signs for Bud Hulsey's Republican Primary campaign for state representative. Locke chaired the successful campaign.

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Bluff City budget narrowly approved

Bluff City budget narrowly approved

August 20th, 2015 5:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Bluff City's budget was narrowly approved on first reading after some aldermen raised concerns about not being able to discuss salaries of the town's employees during earlier budget meetings.

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No seat belt leads to meth bust

No seat belt leads to meth bust

August 20th, 2015 4:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

During the search, police located four or five individually wrapped baggies of methamphetamine and a set of scales in a white container behind the driver's seat. Hubbard said the drugs were valued at $400 or $500 on the street.

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Alderman's son arrested; allegedly tells cops they're fired

Alderman's son arrested; allegedly tells cops they're fired

August 20th, 2015 2:49 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Bluff City alderman's son was arrested Wednesday for throwing a brick through a man's vehicle window and when confronted by police asked them if they knew who his dad was and they were all fired, according to a police report.

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Police seek suspect in Sullivan County robbery

Police seek suspect in Sullivan County robbery

August 20th, 2015 1:47 pm by Staff Report

Investigators are asking for public assistance in locating a robbery suspect, saying that he held three people at gunpoint inside a Kingsport home.

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Behind the scenes with Dale Jr. at BMS shoot

Behind the scenes with Dale Jr. at BMS shoot

August 20th, 2015 12:39 pm by Jeff Birchfield, NET News Service

When it came to filming something as extreme as the new Mountain Dew Virtual Reality Experience with Dale Earnhardt Jr., only one track on the NASCAR circuit would do.

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Local business operators indicted on federal drug charges

Local business operators indicted on federal drug charges

August 20th, 2015 9:34 am by Matthew Lane

The owner of a Johnson City weight loss clinic and the former owner of a Jonesborough pizza parlor have been indicted on federal drug charges for allegedly filling prescriptions for Oxycodone unlawfully and outside the scope of accepted medical practices.

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This weekend in Downtown Kingsport

This weekend in Downtown Kingsport

August 20th, 2015 8:30 am by By Community Contributor

Four performances at the LampLight Theatre, plus music and basket making.

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Southwest Virginia officials target senior fraud

Southwest Virginia officials target senior fraud

August 20th, 2015 8:15 am by Stephen Igo

Virginia 9th District Rep. Morgan Griffith joined Wise County's sheriff and acting commonwealth's attorney on Tuesday to discuss ways to better protect senior citizens from being victims of abuse and/or fraud.

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Wheel tax not dead in Sullivan County

Wheel tax not dead in Sullivan County

August 20th, 2015 7:27 am by J. H. Osborne

As the Sullivan County Commission mulled and then approved a 27-cent increase in the county's property tax, the idea of a new wheel tax as an alternative means of generating revenue was lobbed out several times.

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