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J.C. Schools consider joining lawsuit against state

J.C. Schools consider joining lawsuit against state

April 7th, 2015 8:25 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Members of the Johnson City Board of Education are weighing their options after hearing an update Monday on a lawsuit filed against the state government seeking better funding for public schools.

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Kingsport, Bristol, Bluff City voters have until April 20 to register

Kingsport, Bristol, Bluff City voters have until April 20 to register

April 7th, 2015 8:19 am by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County Administrator of Elections Jason Booher said election officials hope the five-way race for Kingsport mayor will translate into increased voter turnout. Mayor Dennis Phillips is not seeking re-election.

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Singing cyclist charged with public intoxication

Singing cyclist charged with public intoxication

April 6th, 2015 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Officer Fields said he observed the rider, Jerry Lyons Fields, 63, 801 E. Main Street Apt. 4, Rogersville, to be singing loudly, and somewhat oblivious to his surroundings with a bottle of beer in a plastic shopping bag tied to the handle bars.

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Hammer time: Woman tells police she hit husband to protect cats

Hammer time: Woman tells police she hit husband to protect cats

April 6th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

While speaking with Dollen, the responding officer noticed blood on her shirt. When asked what happened to her to get blood on her shirt, Dollen allegedly responded, "it's probably my husband's. I hit him in the head with a hammer."

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Loaded gun allegedly pointed at newspaper carrier during spat

Loaded gun allegedly pointed at newspaper carrier during spat

April 6th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The victim then told police he noticed Doyle holding a small frame chrome semi-automatic handgun with yellow grips. Doyle is then alleged to have put a magazine into the gun, pulled the slide back and pointed the gun at the victim.

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Former contractors plead guilty to paying former BVU officials kickbacks

Former contractors plead guilty to paying former BVU officials kickbacks

April 6th, 2015 5:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

Between January 2006 and February 2009, James Todd Edwards submitted false invoices to Robert James Kelley Jr., for work not actually completed by ETI. Kelley approved these false invoices and received kickbacks to the tune of at least $160,000.

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Hawkins BOE recognizes three first-time achievements

Hawkins BOE recognizes three first-time achievements

April 6th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The 2014-15 school year brought three first-time achievements to Hawkins County school athletics including a wrestling championship, a Special Olympics championship, and Division I college basketball scholarship.

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Alleged road sign thief claims they were headed for flea market

Alleged road sign thief claims they were headed for flea market

April 6th, 2015 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

"I observed several road signs laying in the back of the vehicle including the street markers and stop signs for River Road and Gray Lane," Boggs stated in his report. "There was also a 35 mph sign and post"

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Kingsport backs TVA caution on dam repair

Kingsport backs TVA caution on dam repair

April 6th, 2015 2:18 pm by Matthew Lane

Recognizing the fact Kingsport is downstream of a leaking dam, city officials said this week they support TVA's decision to keep the water level at Boone Lake low for the next year while engineers work to resolve the seepage issue at the dam.

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One arrested on attempted murder charge, another at large after man found severely beaten at Kingsport hotel

One arrested on attempted murder charge, another at large after man found severely beaten at Kingsport hotel

April 6th, 2015 12:03 pm by Nick Shepherd

A woman was staying in a room on the second floor of the hotel. When the woman was unable to produce the money, the two men allegedly grabbed her and attempted to throw her over the balcony.

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