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Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

January 22nd, 2015 12:10 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell said Wednesday's training reinforces the partnerships that schools and emergency responders already have in place.

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Johnson's 'castle' playground  nearing end of its useful life

Johnson's 'castle' playground nearing end of its useful life

January 22nd, 2015 12:01 am by Rick Wagner

The structure will need to be renovated or replaced in a few years at an estimated cost of $110,000 or $250,000, respectively, according to Johnson Elementary School Principal Stacy Edwards and Parent Teacher Organization President Courtney Hobbs.

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Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

January 21st, 2015 11:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Wednesday his department has been notified of the dump, and although no one has filed an official complaint, there will be an investigation.

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City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

January 21st, 2015 10:40 pm by Rick Wagner

For one thing, Board of Education member Todd Golden said he has concerns the IB's international, i.e. non-U.S.-centric, curriculum might be targeted by conservatives and prove unpopular among students.

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Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

January 21st, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cowboys BBQ owner Roger Roberts would like to be able to serve his customers a glass of beer with their meal, but town leaders said Tuesday the eatery's proximity to a church makes that unlikely.

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KPD searching for smart phone thieves

KPD searching for smart phone thieves

January 21st, 2015 5:30 pm by Staff report

Kingsport police are searching for two suspects who opened a fake account then purchased real smart phones, according to a press release.

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Box office brouhaha: Theater tirade gets couple kicked out of mall

Box office brouhaha: Theater tirade gets couple kicked out of mall

January 21st, 2015 1:33 pm by Rain Smith

Police were alerted to man "fighting with the theater staff" inside the Kingsport Town Center, while his female companion was "screaming" at other employees.

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Passenger avoids charges after loaded gun found in TCRA carry-on

Passenger avoids charges after loaded gun found in TCRA carry-on

January 21st, 2015 12:12 pm by Nick Shepherd

The firearm, a loaded .45 caliber pistol, was found at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Police were alerted and took possession of the bag.

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Reckless driver boasts that he 'smoked' Kingsport police

Reckless driver boasts that he 'smoked' Kingsport police

January 21st, 2015 10:49 am by Rain Smith

Being arrested on multiple felony charges should probably humble a 19-year-old youth. But apparently not Kingsport's Gregory A. Fletcher, who allegedly fled police at approximately 100 mph in Lynn Garden, then bragged "I smoked your ass."

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Sullivan OKs TIF request for 'upscale' apartments in Bristol

Sullivan OKs TIF request for 'upscale' apartments in Bristol

January 21st, 2015 8:25 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission agreed Tuesday to devote about $1 million worth of property tax revenue to help pay redevelopment costs at a former — long gone — commercial center in Bristol.

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