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SR 126 improvement project entering design phase

SR 126 improvement project entering design phase

May 16th, 2015 7:30 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer said the State Route 126 improvement project is still on track, the environmental review process is complete and the design phase has been funded.

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Photos: Racks by the Tracks in downtown Kingsport

May 16th, 2015 5:31 pm by Rain Smith

Beer, barbecue and music dominated the senses in Kingsport on Saturday, as 12,000 people were expected to funnel into the eighth annual Racks by the Tracks.

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U.S. official: Commando raid in Syria kills IS head of oil operations

U.S. official: Commando raid in Syria kills IS head of oil operations

May 16th, 2015 3:06 pm by ROBERT BURNS and SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State's head of oil operations, captured his wife and rescued a woman whom American officials said was enslaved.

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Parsons seeks nomination to run again for Lee sheriff

Parsons seeks nomination to run again for Lee sheriff

May 16th, 2015 2:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons has announced his intention to seek the nomination of the Lee County Republican Party to again run for the office of sheriff.

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Attorney: Court orders release of nun, other Y-12 protesters

Attorney: Court orders release of nun, other Y-12 protesters

May 16th, 2015 12:24 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday.

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'SEC primary' wants Southern stamp on GOP in 2016

'SEC primary' wants Southern stamp on GOP in 2016

May 16th, 2015 11:40 am by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

With a GOP field replete with established, well-financed politicians, the second wave of primary states appears to have a genuine say in selecting a nominee and not merely follow the trend set by the early voting states.

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What is future  of Sullivan County school facilities?

What is future of Sullivan County school facilities?

May 16th, 2015 10:37 am by Rick Wagner

As the departure of Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie for Wyoming approaches, Sullivan County's school board vice chairman said the facilities study and plans to follow through with it will continue.

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Aldermen candidates make election pitch to Rotary

Aldermen candidates make election pitch to Rotary

May 15th, 2015 9:30 pm by Matthew Lane

As candidates are coming in on the home stretch towards next week's city election, all 10 of the alderman candidates made their respective sales pitches to the Kingsport Rotary Club.

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Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

May 15th, 2015 6:55 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

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KPD officer charged with DUI, reckless driving

KPD officer charged with DUI, reckless driving

May 15th, 2015 5:56 pm by Rain Smith

A patrolman with the Kingsport Police Department has been arrested for an alleged DUI crash involving his personal vehicle that occurred three months ago.

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