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Sullivan to open bids on 45 new vehicles for sheriff

Sullivan to open bids on 45 new vehicles for sheriff

March 24th, 2015 8:12 am by J. H. Osborne

The sheriff's budget request for the fiscal year that begins July 1 - submitted in February before the potential lease plan - lists the estimated purchase cost of 12 new vehicles (all to replace old ones currently in use) at $328,000.

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Mount Carmel businessman leading charge to save Senior Center

Mount Carmel businessman leading charge to save Senior Center - VIDEO

March 23rd, 2015 10:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

There is evidence that a $50,000 grant transferred from Hawkins County to Mount Carmel to build City Hall nearly 40 years ago included provisions requiring permanent space in the facility be allotted for use by senior citizens.

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Siblings killed in New York house fire buried in Israel

Siblings killed in New York house fire buried in Israel

March 23rd, 2015 9:58 pm by ODED BALILTY, Associated Press

JERUSALEM - Seven Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony attended by several thousand mourners.

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Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

March 23rd, 2015 9:54 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights.

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Hunger First receives large food donation

Hunger First receives large food donation

March 23rd, 2015 7:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

Food Lion of Gate City donated 1,500 food items to the no-questions asked free store, located on Myrtle Street in Kingsport. It was enough items to fill an entire pick-up truck and expected to make 850 meals.

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Dog on couch provokes alleged attack on pregnant woman

Dog on couch provokes alleged attack on pregnant woman

March 23rd, 2015 6:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man is facing separate counts of aggravated assault against a woman and her unborn child for allegedly punching a pregnant woman 6-7 times in the stomach Friday morning because she let her dog get on the couch.

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Va.'s new process for preschool application will reduce enrollment

Va.'s new process for preschool application will reduce enrollment

March 23rd, 2015 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY - Currently, school divisions determine, locally, the criteria used to identify 4-year-olds who would benefit from enrollment in local Virginia Preschool Initiative programs. The proposed amendment will restrict student eligibility.

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Teen who boasted he 'smoked' KPD busted in another 100 mph chase

Teen who boasted he 'smoked' KPD busted in another 100 mph chase

March 23rd, 2015 5:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

Gregory Alan Fletcher allegedly "smoked" more than police Saturday night shortly before getting busted for the second time in two months fleeing police in excess of 100 mph in a 2004 Pontiac GTO.

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Glue huffer says 'Netflix' will take care of him

Glue huffer says 'Netflix' will take care of him

March 23rd, 2015 4:30 pm by Rain Smith

At 5:40 p.m., police were alerted to an intoxicated man at a McDonald's, allegedly sitting in a car and "inhaling glue." When an officer arrived, the suspect was "staggering around" in the parking lot.

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KPD searches for felony theft suspects

KPD searches for felony theft suspects

March 23rd, 2015 3:09 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police are seeking tips on a pair of felony theft suspects: one who allegedly walked out of Walmart with $1,500 in merchandise, another who reportedly scammed a woman with "roofing repairs."

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