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SVVFD seeks donations for mom, two children whose home was destroyed by fire

SVVFD seeks donations for mom, two children whose home was destroyed by fire

September 25th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Kyra Jenkins was fishing at a pond near her home with her 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son when the fire occurred. She had trouble finding a location where she could get a cellphone signal to call 911.

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Johnson City Power Board hikes electrical rates

Johnson City Power Board hikes electrical rates

September 24th, 2014 11:15 pm by gary b. gray, NET News Service

All Johnson City Power Board customers will be seeing a roughly 1.6 percent increase in their electric rates beginning Oct.1 — the equivalent of a roughly $2 per month increase on energy bills.

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$32K raised for renovation of cafeteria at Weber City Elementary

$32K raised for renovation of cafeteria at Weber City Elementary

September 24th, 2014 10:30 pm by Marci Gore

In February, Dr. Kellie Johnson, principal of Weber City Elementary School, began spreading the word to the Weber City community about the need to renovate the school's antiquated cafeteria.

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UPDATE: Runaway vehicle ran over Hawkins child after she was ejected

UPDATE: Runaway vehicle ran over Hawkins child after she was ejected

September 24th, 2014 9:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

According to a THP report, the mother was pushing a disabled vehicle on a slight downhill grade when it got away from her with the unrestrained child inside.

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12-Mile Yard Sale a junk treasure hunt through rural Hawkins County

12-Mile Yard Sale a junk treasure hunt through rural Hawkins County

September 24th, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"If you need it, you'll probably find it here. You might see something you didn't even know you needed, but you can't leave without it. That's what folks love about it. It's a 12-mile treasure hunt." — Event co-founder Lee Hoellman

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BMA tables proposed fireworks ban in Mount Carmel for further study

BMA tables proposed fireworks ban in Mount Carmel for further study

September 24th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mayor Larry Frost noted that the police department received numerous fireworks complaints this past Fourth of July, and he personally received several complaints.

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City facilities steering committee told 'to be brutally honest'

City facilities steering committee told 'to be brutally honest'

September 24th, 2014 1:43 pm by Rick Wagner

A consultant firm has been hired for about $270,000 by Sullivan County and about $190,000 by Kingsport to do separate, parallel and possibly intertwined facilities studies that are to lead to strategic plans for each school system.

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Attorney says highway workers have settled lawsuit with Sullivan County

Attorney says highway workers have settled lawsuit with Sullivan County

September 24th, 2014 12:15 pm by J. H. Osborne

The lawsuit alleges no discussion occurred concerning their termination until they provided statements to the TBI concerning former Interim Highway Commissioner Terry Shaffer's "misconduct in office."

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After a century, Eastern District Association of Primitive Baptist Churches to convene again at Copper Creek in Scott County

After a century, Eastern District Association of Primitive Baptist Churches to convene again at Copper Creek in Scott County

September 24th, 2014 10:10 am by Marci Gore

Church members estimate that the 39 churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia that comprise the Eastern District Association of Primitive Baptist Churches could bring as many as 500 people into the area.

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Fleming: Kingsport focusing on fundamentals 'for a season'

Fleming: Kingsport focusing on fundamentals 'for a season'

September 24th, 2014 8:27 am by Matthew Lane

This year, the city changed its focus from big projects to the fundamentals, with 64 percent of the CIP going toward street improvements, safety and park enhancements.

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