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Former Tennessee state worker charged with food stamp fraud

Former Tennessee state worker charged with food stamp fraud

July 21st, 2014 1:18 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say Timbs tampered with government records and created at least 40 false accounts with more than $150,000 in benefits, including some exchanged for cash and drugs.

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Mumpower has PAC money advantage over Harrell in trustee race

Mumpower has PAC money advantage over Harrell in trustee race

July 21st, 2014 12:59 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Alicia (Mrs. Jason) Mumpower is getting big bucks to fund her campaign to unseat Sullivan County Trustee Frances Harrell in the Aug. 7 county general election.

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Kingsport theft suspect remains hospitalized following fall from cliff

Kingsport theft suspect remains hospitalized following fall from cliff

July 21st, 2014 12:29 pm by Rain Smith

An attempt to steal a home theater, air compressor and two pairs of blue jeans is what reportedly led to the serious injury of a Rogersville man, who fell from an approximately 50-foot-high cliff while fleeing a Kingsport Walmart.

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UPDATED: Naming names: City, school leaders to pool BOE nominees

UPDATED: Naming names: City, school leaders to pool BOE nominees

July 21st, 2014 11:34 am by Rick Wagner

City and school leaders hope to come up with appointees for two vacant school board seats Monday. Failing that, they at least hope to narrow the list of prospects so that appointments can be voted on by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Aug. 5.

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Hawkins man killed in Stone Drive collision

Hawkins man killed in Stone Drive collision

July 21st, 2014 9:04 am by Wes Bunch

Kingsport police say speed, alcohol may have been factors in head-on crash

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Firefighters face new lightning storms in Northwest

Firefighters face new lightning storms in Northwest

July 21st, 2014 8:34 am by By Maria La Ganga and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

An eruption of lightning-sparked wildfires across the northwestern United States over the last two weeks has scorched almost a million acres of land in Washington and Oregon while threatening thousands of houses and buildings.

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Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

July 21st, 2014 12:33 am by Associated Press

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that.

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Two Americans killed in fighting on Gaza Strip

Two Americans killed in fighting on Gaza Strip

July 20th, 2014 11:12 pm by TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. The U.S. State Department confirmed the deaths on Sunday night

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Girl makes big impression, difference at local shelter

Girl makes big impression, difference at local shelter

July 20th, 2014 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Chloe Cook has been volunteering at the Bridge Home No-Kill Animal Rescue since the first of the year, coming a couple of times a week, walking the dogs, making bandanas and sewing beds for the cats when they're adopted.

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Church Hill splits vote in defeating new retirement plan for police

Church Hill splits vote in defeating new retirement plan for police

July 20th, 2014 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Aldermen Mark Drinnon and James Grigsby accused those who voted against the plan of "reneging" on a promise to the police department during budget workshops to approve the plan.

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