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Sullivan BOE plans to ask for $4.8 million in additional funding

Sullivan BOE plans to ask for $4.8 million in additional funding

May 26th, 2015 8:30 pm by Rick Wagner

If Sullivan County's school board asks the County Commission for more funding this year, board members acknowledge they may not get all or any of their request. But if the Board of Education doesn't ask, it won't get any.

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Police: Drunk man at concert hit 4 people with SUV; 1 dead

Police: Drunk man at concert hit 4 people with SUV; 1 dead

May 26th, 2015 6:30 pm by Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A food vendor at a country music concert is accused of starting a fight and hitting several people with his SUV, killing one.

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KPD Tasers suspect in pharmacy holdup, carjacking

KPD Tasers suspect in pharmacy holdup, carjacking

May 26th, 2015 4:19 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a city pharmacy at gunpoint, then carjacking a woman at a nearby gas station to make his getaway.

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City to raze Tennessee Highway Patrol building

City to raze Tennessee Highway Patrol building

May 26th, 2015 12:32 pm by Matthew Lane

An iconic Kingsport building is slated for the wrecking ball. City Manager Jeff Fleming said last week the plan is for the city to tear down the old Tennessee Highway Patrol building on Fort Henry Drive.

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Benefit ride to support Fort Blackmore Camp

Benefit ride to support Fort Blackmore Camp

May 26th, 2015 11:27 am by Marci Gore

The second annual benefit ride for Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp in Scott County will be held Saturday, May 30. Last year's ride raised more than $2,000 for the camp, with 65 to 70 riders coming out to participate.

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Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

May 26th, 2015 9:31 am by Rick Wagner

Compare to 2014-15 numbers of 309 homeless student, 61 siblings and 189 families, in 2012-13, the program served 320 Kingsport students and 65 siblings from 197 families identified as homeless in the system. For 2013-14, the count was 325 students with 54

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BMA to decide who will complete mayor-elect's term in office

BMA to decide who will complete mayor-elect's term in office

May 26th, 2015 9:17 am by Matthew Lane

When it comes to a sitting alderman being elected mayor, Kingsport's charter used to say a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat, at an estimated cost of $35,000. That is no longer the case.

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The road ahead for clean coal

The road ahead for clean coal

May 26th, 2015 9:15 am by Hank Hayes

The power industry says it has already spent billions to keep up with regulatory requirements and warns future mandates will hit ratepayers in the wallet with double-digit increases.

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Supreme Court to soon rule on 13 important cases

Supreme Court to soon rule on 13 important cases

May 26th, 2015 9:11 am by By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Between now and late June, the court will hand down more than two dozen decisions on matters such as politics, civil rights, free speech and air pollution. Several of these cases have been pending for months.

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More than 2,000 Tenn. workers offered to apply for buyouts

More than 2,000 Tenn. workers offered to apply for buyouts

May 26th, 2015 8:58 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is offering more than 2,000 state workers to apply for buyouts. Letters detailing the offers were sent out last week, but weren't expected to reach the affected workers until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day

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