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Driver allegedly had six pages of traffic violations and a half-smoked joint

Driver allegedly had six pages of traffic violations and a half-smoked joint

September 23rd, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Kingsport man who was stopped in Church Hill Friday after he allegedly drove over the new traffic markers in front of McDonald's was reportedly found to have a suspended license, a driving history six pages long, and a partly smoked joint.

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Slemp announces bid for commonwealth's attorney

Slemp announces bid for commonwealth's attorney

September 23rd, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Wise attorney Charles H. "Chuck" Slemp III on Tuesday announced his intention to seek the local Republican party nomination to become the next commonwealth's attorney in Wise County pending the determination of a special election for the office.

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Police: Hawkins man nearly strikes two patrol car while fleeing

Police: Hawkins man nearly strikes two patrol car while fleeing

September 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who was reportedly involved in a verbal dispute with his brother early Monday morning is facing felony evading arrest, among other charges, after he allegedly refused to stop for police and nearly struck two patrol cars.

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Slots available for KPD's citizens academy

Slots available for KPD's citizens academy

September 23rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Staff reports

Each class will run approximately two and a half to three hours, offering a better understanding of an officer's job through an interesting mix of classroom presentations, demonstrations and hands on activities.

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Public invited to free Overmountain Victory Trail events Wednesday and Thursday

Public invited to free Overmountain Victory Trail events Wednesday and Thursday

September 23rd, 2014 4:43 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association members are traveling this week from Abingdon, Va., to Bluff City, sharing the story of the Battle to Kings Mountain during the military campaign to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War in 1780.

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Hawkins commission rejects paring membership from 21 to 14

Hawkins commission rejects paring membership from 21 to 14

September 23rd, 2014 2:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A proposal that called for cutting the Hawkins County Commission membership from 21 to 14 as of the 2018 elections was defeated Monday night by a commission vote of 5-15.

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Man arrested after attacking cars

Man arrested after attacking cars

September 23rd, 2014 12:35 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after midnight police were called to the 1600 block of East Stone Drive, where a man had reportedly been "walking in the roadway ... punching at passing vehicles."

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Step by step: 17-year-old builds prayer labyrinth in quest to become Eagle Scout

September 23rd, 2014 10:13 am by Nick Shepherd

A new place for prayer and meditation has been built in Kingsport thanks to one local teenager who is trying to become an Eagle Scout.

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Official: Health insurance access increasing under Obamacare

Official: Health insurance access increasing under Obamacare

September 23rd, 2014 9:11 am by Hank Hayes

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Obamacare is creating more health insurance access for millions of Americans despite an obvious rocky start, an Obama Administration official told a health care symposium on Monday.

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Hawkins commission rejects tax hike, sends BOE back to the drawing board

Hawkins commission rejects tax hike, sends BOE back to the drawing board

September 23rd, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

By a vote of 8-12 the Hawkins County Commission Monday rejected a proposed 12 cent property tax that would have generated a little more than $1 million to help balance the county school board's budget.

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