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Vigil camp, ceremony scheduled at Netherland Inn to mark battle's anniversary

Vigil camp, ceremony scheduled at Netherland Inn to mark battle's anniversary

December 12th, 2014 9:38 am by Staff Report

The Netherland Inn and Boatyard Complex is holding a special event as part of its annual 1818 Christmas at the Inn, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kingsport — regarded as a turning point of the Civil War.

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150 years ago, Kingsport's fall opened the door for Union advance into SW Va.

150 years ago, Kingsport's fall opened the door for Union advance into SW Va.

December 12th, 2014 9:37 am by Ned Jilton

On Dec. 13 1864, all the plans and preparation of the Confederates' defenses were undone by a man from Kingsport who knew the North Fork of the Holston River.

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America's Health Rankings says it's unhealthy to be us

America's Health Rankings says it's unhealthy to be us

December 11th, 2014 11:05 pm by Nick Shepherd

High obesity rates, lack of physical activity and the worst violent crime rate in the country contributed to Tennessee being ranked close to the bottom in overall health, according to a recent report which ranks all 50 states in overall health.

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Judge gives Rogersville businessman maximum sentence in fatal wreck

Judge gives Rogersville businessman maximum sentence in fatal wreck

December 11th, 2014 10:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

Following a two-day trial in October, Roger Dale Stewart, 63, 5281 Highway 11-W, Rogersville, was convicted by a Hawkins County jury of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of felony reckless endangerment — all of which are class E felonies.

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Ohio man gets 30 months for threats against Lee deputies

Ohio man gets 30 months for threats against Lee deputies

December 11th, 2014 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

At his prior plea hearing, Hinkle admitted that on May 21 of this year he called the Lee County Sheriff's Office and threatened to "pull up beside every cruiser ... and with (a) county deputy and shoot the officer in his face"

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Eastman completes Commonwealth acquisition

Eastman completes Commonwealth acquisition

December 11th, 2014 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"This acquisition will help us better serve the broad and diverse customer base for window and protective films while supporting expansion of our product offerings and the use of window films," said Brad Lich, Eastman's executive vice president

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Elderly woman struck by van in Kingsport crosswalk

Elderly woman struck by van in Kingsport crosswalk

December 11th, 2014 4:51 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport motorist has been cited by police after striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk, leaving the elderly woman hospitalized with incapacitating injuries.

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Attempted murder suspect allegedly poisoned husband prior to shooting

Attempted murder suspect allegedly poisoned husband prior to shooting

December 11th, 2014 3:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Bluff City woman who allegedly shot her husband in the back, leaving him paralyzed and crawling through the woods for help while she went to Pigeon Forge with their children, is now being accused of poisoning him for the last three years.

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Photos: KPD searches for G2K burglars

Photos: KPD searches for G2K burglars

December 11th, 2014 2:25 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have released surveillance footage from a burglary first reported by the Times-News on Dec. 3, when a glass door was shattered to make entry into a video game store but only empty cases were stolen.

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Alleged copper thief hit with $60K vandalism charge

Alleged copper thief hit with $60K vandalism charge

December 11th, 2014 12:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Rogersville man reportedly claimed he was at an asphalt plant to meet his "mistress," but officers discovered he had stolen copper wiring from machinery.

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