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Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges

Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges

October 29th, 2014 12:42 am by Jeff Bobo

Gregory Allen Rhea, 38, was accused of organizing trips to pain clinics in Tennessee and Florida in exchange for a portion of the pills received by the "patients." He also organized trips to Georgia to acquire meth.

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Defendant in Hawkins Humane Society lawsuit accused of making death threats against plaintiff

Defendant in Hawkins Humane Society lawsuit accused of making death threats against plaintiff

October 29th, 2014 12:38 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said the allegations have been forwarded to the Rogersville attorney general's office, and the attorney general will determine how to proceed with any potential prosecution.

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Area students get a taste of 'Sweet Side' of science

Area students get a taste of 'Sweet Side' of science

October 29th, 2014 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

Area fourth-graders Tuesday made plastic fossils, learned about the chemistry of firefighting through demonstration and saw practical applications of fluorescence firsthand.

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Not fair, not balanced: Elizabethton school chief slams FOX News report

Not fair, not balanced: Elizabethton school chief slams FOX News report

October 28th, 2014 11:25 pm by JOHN THOMPSON, NET News Service

Elizabethton is not known as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, nor for accusing former U.S. presidents of being racists.

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Phillips says   BMA  is listening, but not enough people are talking

Phillips says BMA is listening, but not enough people are talking

October 28th, 2014 10:24 pm by Matthew Lane

Phillips, members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the city leadership staff attended the community listening posts to hear comments and concerns from the residents of recently annexed communities.

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A new life for Titus: Neglected dog forfeited to shelter for pending adoption

A new life for Titus: Neglected dog forfeited to shelter for pending adoption

October 28th, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

HCHS assistant manager Sandy Behnke said Tuesday that Titus already had someone waiting to adopt him. They were just waiting, and hoping, for the judge to release the dog permanently to the shelter.

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Supply rocket bound for space station explodes

Supply rocket bound for space station explodes

October 28th, 2014 7:05 pm by Associated Press

The accident at Orbital Sciences Corp.'s launch complex at Wallops Island was sure to draw criticism over the space agency's growing reliance on private U.S. companies in this post-shuttle effort.

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Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

October 28th, 2014 6:24 pm by Associated Press

Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new mobile payment system.

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Bluff City water system to get much-needed upgrades

Bluff City water system to get much-needed upgrades

October 28th, 2014 4:58 pm by Staff Report

The money is designated to be used on four specific projects involving water and sewer in the city. Two pump stations — one built in the 1950s while and another built in the 1990s — will be replaced.

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Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

October 28th, 2014 3:46 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

FBI agents testified that Robel Phillipos told them a string of lies about the night of April 18, 2013, before finally admitting he had been in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's room.

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