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Frivolous 911 calls spur Kingsport arrests

Frivolous 911 calls spur Kingsport arrests

February 23rd, 2015 1:18 pm by Rain Smith

As if the past week's wintry blast and icy roadways haven't kept police busy enough, some "extremely intoxicated" non-emergency 911 calls prompted three visits and arrests at a Kingsport motel.

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Lynn Garden signal upgrade gets green light

Lynn Garden signal upgrade gets green light

February 23rd, 2015 12:09 pm by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport plans to undertake a project to improve the connectivity of the seven traffic signals along Lynn Garden Drive, from roughly Tranbarger Drive to Carters Valley.

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Up economy equals slightly down enrollment, technology center head says

Up economy equals slightly down enrollment, technology center head says

February 23rd, 2015 10:25 am by Rick Wagner

There are 296 students currently enrolled in full-time day classes at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton, compared to 334 the previous trimester.

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Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

February 23rd, 2015 9:13 am by Hank Hayes

Since 2000, about $600 million has been invested in the Kingsport location, and Domtar says $12 million in capital funds supported the facility last year.

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Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

February 23rd, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

After a weeklong holiday break, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday and start work on Obama's request. Some Republicans say Obama's proposal is too restrictive for the mission to succeed.

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Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

February 23rd, 2015 8:26 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A recent federal court ruling in a case involving a man's death while at the Washington County Detention Center indicates Sheriff Ed Graybeal can't personally be held liable, but the county is still on the hook at this point.

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Sullivan County sales tax revenue ahead of last year's pace

Sullivan County sales tax revenue ahead of last year's pace

February 23rd, 2015 8:03 am by J. H. Osborne

The best monthly showing from the period was this month - an 11.05 percent growth for revenue that came back to the county and cities, compared to February last year.

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'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

February 23rd, 2015 12:56 am by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES - The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.

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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 22nd, 2015 7:39 pm by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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Storm leaves road hazards, damage in its wake

Storm leaves road hazards, damage in its wake

February 22nd, 2015 5:51 pm by Stephen Igo

Deep snow, heavy rains, piles of slush and stretches of roads turned into impromptu streams Saturday into Sunday were just part of the aftermath of Saturday's winter storm across Southwest Virginia.

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