Kingsport Times News Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Obama carbon-reduction plan will force states to act more like California

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Obama carbon-reduction plan will force states to act more like California

August 4th, 2015 8:07 am by By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

California has practically eliminated coal from its energy portfolio and leads the nation with the toughest regulations to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet.

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Sullivan to hold called meeting for the official first reading of proposed budget, tax increase

Sullivan to hold called meeting for the official first reading of proposed budget, tax increase

August 4th, 2015 9:34 am by J. H. Osborne

The purpose: meet a legal requirement for "first reading" of the proposed budget - which is based on a potential 27-cent increase in the county's property tax rate. City residents pay that tax, too.

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End of an era for local dining: Pat Summey retires after 55 years

August 4th, 2015 7:55 am by J. H. Osborne

Summey began storied career at Chuck's Drive-In and later worked at many well-known eateries in the city.

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Sullivan BOE offers Rafalowski position as director of schools

Sullivan BOE offers Rafalowski position as director of schools

August 4th, 2015 12:33 am by Rick Wagner

When Evelyn Rafalowski attended her first Sullivan County school board meeting in July as interim director of schools, she didn't realize her new name plate didn't have the word "interim" in her title until after the meeting.

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Sullivan BOE votes to cut number of high schools

Sullivan BOE votes to cut number of high schools

August 4th, 2015 12:04 am by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE - One of former Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie's lasting legacies may be the system's move from four high schools to two.

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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood federal funds

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood federal funds

August 3rd, 2015 8:26 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes.

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Haslam says guns-in-parks bill worth reviewing for clarity

Haslam says guns-in-parks bill worth reviewing for clarity

August 3rd, 2015 8:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers should consider reviewing a new law that allows handgun carry permit holders to bring firearms to parks and other areas following a key opinion from the state's attorney general, Gov. Bill Haslam said.

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VDOT paving U.S. 23 in Weber City

VDOT paving U.S. 23 in Weber City

August 3rd, 2015 5:00 pm by Staff Report

Due to high traffic volumes during daylight hours, all work will be completed at night.

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Notorious Hawkins criminal back in jail on robbery, kidnapping charges

Notorious Hawkins criminal back in jail on robbery, kidnapping charges

August 3rd, 2015 3:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

One of Hawkins County's most notorious small time criminals may have just hit the big time, notching two Class A felony charges over the weekend for allegedly kidnapping, beating and robbing a 60-year-old man.

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Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations

August 3rd, 2015 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said.

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Kingsport woman battling rare cancer

Kingsport woman battling rare cancer

August 3rd, 2015 2:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jacqueline Paige Turner felt the lump on her breast, but did not think anything of it. She assumed after four kids it was only a calcium deposit.

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