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Sullivan OKs    leasing  45 new vehicles for sheriff's department

Sullivan OKs leasing 45 new vehicles for sheriff's department

April 20th, 2015 9:37 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County Commission said yes Monday to 45 new vehicles for the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. Most of the new rides will go into service for patrol deputies.

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Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

April 20th, 2015 8:57 pm by Associated Press

European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy.

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Bill to create Tennessee school voucher program gaining support in final days of session

Bill to create Tennessee school voucher program gaining support in final days of session

April 20th, 2015 8:44 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - A state school voucher proposal that failed in the last two Tennessee General Assembly sessions is gaining support as it approaches a key committee in the final days of this year's legislative session.

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Urged to merge: Auditors suggest county, schools combine separate accounting offices

Urged to merge: Auditors suggest county, schools combine separate accounting offices

April 20th, 2015 8:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - State auditors "strongly believe" Sullivan County officials should establish a central system of accounting and budgeting covering all county departments.

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Area camp teaches grief survival

Area camp teaches grief survival

April 20th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Camp Caterpillar is a one-day camp designed by Wellmont Hospice to help children, teenagers and adults cope with losing a loved one.

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Officials release names of victims in Kingsport arson, murder case

Officials release names of victims in Kingsport arson, murder case

April 20th, 2015 6:13 pm by Staff Report

Debra S. Morrison (also known as Debbie Jenkins), 53, and Richard J. (Ricky) Jenkins, 55, died as the result of the April 15 fire at 746 E. Sevier Ave.

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Potential delays on I-26 as crews repair sinkhole

Potential delays on I-26 as crews repair sinkhole

April 20th, 2015 3:24 pm by Staff Report

One westbound lane on Interstate 26 will be closed near Mile Marker 13 Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.

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In the zone: Downtown code changes aim to protect character

In the zone: Downtown code changes aim to protect character

April 20th, 2015 3:10 pm by Matthew Lane

Key changes would impact the types of businesses that can locate in downtown Kingsport, facilities with drive-thrus and new requirements for signage, parking and design features.

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TVA: Safety outweighs recreation, business for Boone Dam

TVA: Safety outweighs recreation, business for Boone Dam

April 20th, 2015 2:01 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Some boaters, whose crafts now rest on the lake bottom without a way to remove them, have asked for the lake to be temporarily refilled.

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Search for silver spurs SW Va. explosives conviction

Search for silver spurs SW Va. explosives conviction

April 20th, 2015 1:05 pm by Stephen Igo

Evidence presented during the trial indicated Jimmy Scott Elkins, 43, planned to blow apart rocks in the High Knob area of the Jefferson National Forest, hoping to gain access to a lost silver mine.

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