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Kingsport man arrested in investigation at technical school

Kingsport man arrested in investigation at technical school

October 29th, 2013 9:35 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

Two teachers of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology — Elizabethton were arrested Monday as a part of the ongoing investigation of some faculty and staff members by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department.

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Two suicides raise worries about schools showing anti-bullying videos

Two suicides raise worries about schools showing anti-bullying videos

October 29th, 2013 8:27 am by By Matt Pearce and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Two students from separate schools committed suicide within days of each other this month, leaving parents to ask questions not just about bullying but about anti-bullying videos, which both schools aired shortly before the incidents.

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Millions of Americans piece together part-time jobs to get by

Millions of Americans piece together part-time jobs to get by

October 29th, 2013 8:15 am by By Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star (MCT)

Part-time. Temporary. Contract. Just-in-time. Two jobs. Three jobs. Even four. It’s the new normal for many in the American workforce.

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Hawkins County authorities probe possible link between fatal fire, car arsons

Hawkins County authorities probe possible link between fatal fire, car arsons

October 28th, 2013 11:08 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County detectives are trying to determine if a Sunday arson involving two vehicles in a rural area north of Rogersville is connected to a suspicious fire that took the life of a Morristown man and his grandson.

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Sullivan County Election Commission officials get raises, ‘back pay’

Sullivan County Election Commission officials get raises, ‘back pay’

October 28th, 2013 9:50 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Members of the Sullivan County Election Commission will receive paychecks on Halloween that cover pay raises retroactive to July 1.

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Rogersville man charged with assault for allegedly punching off-duty deputy

Rogersville man charged with assault for allegedly punching off-duty deputy

October 28th, 2013 9:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man was charged with simple assault Saturday evening after allegedly punching an off-duty Hawkins County deputy in the presence of a Rogersville police officer.

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Thanks to 3-D simulator, Northeast State students learn about dangers of distracted and drunken driving

Thanks to 3-D simulator, Northeast State students learn about dangers of distracted and drunken driving

October 28th, 2013 8:33 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Drinking while driving is bad, but texting while driving is probably worse. That was one of the messages of UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour 2013 that came to Northeast State Community College on Monday.

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Two-vehicle wreck in Mount Carmel injures four

Two-vehicle wreck in Mount Carmel injures four

October 28th, 2013 8:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — Four people suffered non life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon in Mount Carmel in a two-vehicle accident that kept the westbound lane of Highway 11-W shut down for an hour.

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Barn fire  kills 150 chickens in Hawkins County

Barn fire kills 150 chickens in Hawkins County

October 28th, 2013 8:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Heating lamps are being blamed for a barn fire early Friday that caused an estimated $35,000 in damage, including killing 150 chickens.

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Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

October 28th, 2013 7:27 pm by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — Some military personnel are turning to liposuction in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which relies on measurements of the neck and waist and can determine their future prospects in the military.

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