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TDOT plans safety audit on section of Fort Henry Drive

TDOT plans safety audit on section of Fort Henry Drive

April 26th, 2014 9:50 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to conduct a road safety audit on a stretch of Fort Henry Drive where four deadly accidents have taken place in the last seven months.

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Sullivan County budget requests contain no surprises

Sullivan County budget requests contain no surprises

April 26th, 2014 9:46 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission appears poised to begin public discussions about the county's budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Mount Carmel BMA approves the higher of two heat pump bids

Mount Carmel BMA approves the higher of two heat pump bids

April 26th, 2014 8:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to accept the high bid for a heat pump, despite the fact that the low bidder was offering the same unit and an identical warranty.

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More renounce U.S. citizenship but deny stereotype

More renounce U.S. citizenship but deny stereotype

April 26th, 2014 5:49 pm by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer

Last year, the U.S. government reported a record 2,999 people renounced citizenship or terminated permanent residency; most are assumed to be driven by a desire to avoid paying taxes on hidden wealth. The reality is more complicated.

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Southwest Virginia woman dies after car goes into median on Interstate 26

Southwest Virginia woman dies after car goes into median on Interstate 26

April 26th, 2014 5:17 pm by NET News Service

A woman from Southwest Virginia died from injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 26 early Saturday morning.

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Discrimination potential seen in use of 'big data'

Discrimination potential seen in use of 'big data'

April 26th, 2014 3:07 pm by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment.

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NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

April 26th, 2014 1:40 pm by KAY JOHNSON and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press

A British helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing five NATO troops in the single deadliest day this year for foreign forces as they prepare to withdraw from the country, officials said.

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Relighting the lighthouse: Wise County school officials eye bold moves on instruction, curriculum

Relighting the lighthouse: Wise County school officials eye bold moves on instruction, curriculum

April 26th, 2014 12:00 pm by Stephen Igo

There's a whole lot more going on for Wise County's school division than two new high schools and a heavily upgraded third, as there are plans to beef up instruction and the curriculum in a big way.

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Bath salts hysterics, body orifice weapon and more this week in crime

Bath salts hysterics, body orifice weapon and more this week in crime

April 26th, 2014 10:20 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of April 18 through April 25.

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Coal waste piles across SW Virginia feeding Wise power plant

Coal waste piles across SW Virginia feeding Wise power plant

April 25th, 2014 11:15 pm by Staff Report

Gob piles were created as the castoff material of the mining process of yesteryear, and consist mostly of rock and lower BTU coal. The discarded material is a source of metals and other contaminants that leach into local waterways.

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