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Hawkins residents demand approval of Lifeguard by commission

Hawkins residents demand approval of Lifeguard by commission - VIDEO

May 9th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Lifeguard Ambulance Service isn't dead yet in Hawkins County thanks to four County Commissioners who are hoping the outcry against an April 27 ouster vote is enough to change some minds on the commission.

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Building tiny houses into big help for Los Angeles' homeless

Building tiny houses into big help for Los Angeles' homeless

May 9th, 2015 4:00 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Summers never thought more than 5.6 million people would watch a YouTube video of him constructing the house for McGhee, who's been homeless for more than a decade. It ends with McGhee doing a little jig and hanging up a "Home Sweet Home" sign.

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Ana becomes tropical storm as it nears the Carolinas

Ana becomes tropical storm as it nears the Carolinas

May 9th, 2015 1:49 pm by Associated Press

Early surprise Ana muscled up to a tropical storm early Saturday as it plodded toward the Carolinas, threatening to push dangerous surf and renching rains up against the Southeast coast.

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World Health Organization: Liberia is Ebola-free

World Health Organization: Liberia is Ebola-free

May 9th, 2015 1:25 pm by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told The Associated Press the damage wrought by the worst Ebola outbreak in history is "a scar on the conscience of the world."

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This week in crime

This week in crime

May 9th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

Stories this week include a woman charged with child abuse, coworkers charged with taking $60,000, Kingsport brothers arrested, and a sleepover ending in a child abuse charge, among others

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Bank robbery getaway driver charged

Bank robbery getaway driver charged

May 8th, 2015 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The complaint states Robin Culp drove Horne to the Capital Bank location, parked at an apartment building across the street while Horne robbed the bank. The couple then went to Culp's house first and then to a friend's house in Kingsport.

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Keep Kingsport Beautiful holds Environmental Month activities in Kingsport schools

Keep Kingsport Beautiful holds Environmental Month activities in Kingsport schools

May 8th, 2015 7:30 pm by Contributed

Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Appalachian Electric Power are holding Environmental Month with Kingsport City Schools in May. This annual event is held in conjunction with Keep Kingsport Beautiful's Great American Cleanup activities

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Welcome to Tennessee: Grand opening of new welcome center

May 8th, 2015 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Tennessee's welcome centers are at the front lines of welcoming tourists to the Volunteer State, a number estimated to be more than 100 million people each year and fueling a healthy $16.7 billion tourism industry, state officials said on Friday.

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Hawkins commissioners accused of violating Sunshine Law prior to EMS vote

Hawkins commissioners accused of violating Sunshine Law prior to EMS vote - VIDEO

May 8th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

An attorney with the Tennessee Comptroller's office issued an opinion Friday that the Open Meetings Act was likely violated by three commissioners who had breakfast together prior to an April 27 Hawkins County Commission meeting.

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To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

To the beach! AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

May 8th, 2015 10:27 am by Associated Press

Nearly nine of 10 travelers, or 33 million, will drive to their destination, making for crowded highways.

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