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Local flag retailer sees boost in Confederate sales

Local flag retailer sees boost in Confederate sales

June 24th, 2015 8:28 am by David Floyd, NET News Service

Johnson City-based flag manufacturer and retailer Volunteer Flag and Safety keeps a small number of Confederate flags in stock, and there's been an increase in customers calling or walking into the store.

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NEW PHOTOS: Surgoinsville runaway teen and convicted child molester spotted in N.C.

NEW PHOTOS: Surgoinsville runaway teen and convicted child molester spotted in N.C.

June 24th, 2015 8:16 am by Jeff Bobo

Hayleigh Wilson left her residence in Surgoinsville Monday night to meet 41-year-old convicted child molester Benjamin Shook whom she reportedly met online.

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Hawkins BOE proposes fewer bus stops for RCS students

Hawkins BOE proposes fewer bus stops for RCS students

June 24th, 2015 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Schools probably won't suspend bus service for Rogersville City School students in 2015-16, but the city students may end up having to walk a bit further to their bus stops.

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Kingsport Chamber to host Mack Riddle Independence Day Parade

Kingsport Chamber to host Mack Riddle Independence Day Parade

June 23rd, 2015 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce is still taking applications for the Mack Riddle American Legion 62nd Annual Independence Day Parade, which is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, July 4.

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Mount Carmel BMA approves sewer rate increase

Mount Carmel BMA approves sewer rate increase

June 23rd, 2015 9:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

One of the highest sewer rates in Tennessee got a little bit higher Tuesday with the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen's approval of a $7.50 increase to the minimum bill.

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'Miss Sullivan County' title returns; contestants sought

'Miss Sullivan County' title returns; contestants sought

June 23rd, 2015 8:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

There hasn't been a "Miss Sullivan County" crowned under the statewide preliminary pageant system for the "Miss Tennessee" title since 1970. But that's about to change.

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Redistricting proposal would reduce overcrowding at Surgoinsville Elementary

Redistricting proposal would reduce overcrowding at Surgoinsville Elementary

June 23rd, 2015 7:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

Most of the 47 students affected by the proposed redistricting would switch from Surgoinsville Elementary (SES) to Carters Valley Elementary.

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A servant's heart: Shades of Grace United Methodist Church continuing Watts' work

A servant's heart: Shades of Grace United Methodist Church continuing Watts' work

June 23rd, 2015 7:00 pm by Holly Nelms

Buster Watts was well-known in Kingsport for his servant's heart and passion for community involvement. He was an active member at Shades of Grace, which typically serves a 60 percent homeless congregation on Sundays.

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Kingsport man indicted on 49 additional child sex charges

Kingsport man indicted on 49 additional child sex charges

June 23rd, 2015 5:30 pm by Rain Smith

A man who has been jailed for six months - after a Kingsport woman allegedly found video of him molesting an infant - now faces new rape and child porn charges.

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Bluff City traffic stop nets gravel arrest

Bluff City traffic stop nets gravel arrest

June 23rd, 2015 3:24 pm by Nick Shepherd

Having a headlight out led to multiple drug charges for one Blountville woman, including a charge of selling the drug known as "gravel," according to police.

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