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Wise County damage assessment should be ready Tuesday

Wise County damage assessment should be ready Tuesday

March 2nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Coeburn and Pound water customers, and Wise County Public Service Authority customers in the South Mountain area, were still on a boil water regimen on Monday as Wise County continued to dig out from two weeks of wicked winter weather.

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Illinois lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

Illinois lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

March 2nd, 2015 6:51 pm by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.

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Woman pleads guilty to abuse of grandmother

Woman pleads guilty to abuse of grandmother

March 2nd, 2015 5:12 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County woman who was charged with elder abuse following the death of her grandmother pleaded guilty on Monday, and in conjunction with another charge, is currently set to spend three and a half years behind bars.

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ATV rider faces felony in Kingsport chase

ATV rider faces felony in Kingsport chase

March 2nd, 2015 3:23 pm by Rain Smith

At 4:45 p.m. police spotted an ATV and a dirt bike traveling East Stone Drive, with neither rider wearing a helmet. When they pulled into the Holston Medical Group the officer followed, but they eluded a stop and "weaved around multiple vehicles."

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Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

March 2nd, 2015 9:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus has been a vocal critic of the law, which he believes has given illegitimate pain management clinics, also called pill mills, a legal shield to avoid prosecution.

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Sullivan ready to take Eastman offer of energy saving program

Sullivan ready to take Eastman offer of energy saving program

March 2nd, 2015 8:34 am by Rick Wagner

The school system is poised to discontinue $63,000 annual payments to ESG that mean giving up a guaranteed annual savings of $381,959 for 12 years from the $5.3 million in improvements.

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VEDP says it's filling the big hole created by lost coal jobs

VEDP says it's filling the big hole created by lost coal jobs

March 2nd, 2015 8:20 am by Hank Hayes

"We're on it. ... We have been at it for many, many years looking at doing our part to diversify (the Southwest Virginia economy), VEDP President and CEO Martin Briley said in a phone interview.

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If Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, states have few options

If Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, states have few options

March 2nd, 2015 8:05 am by By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

With Supreme Court arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act just days away, a sense of impending crisis has hit state officials and patient advocates in many parts of the country.

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Bumper crop of potholes popping up all over town

Bumper crop of potholes popping up all over town

March 1st, 2015 7:02 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - As if a week of snow wasn't bad enough, now there are potholes cropping up all over the streets and highways of the Model City.

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In God Micah Van Huss trusts, and he thinks Tennessee should, too

In God Micah Van Huss trusts, and he thinks Tennessee should, too

March 1st, 2015 6:25 pm by Tony Casey, NET News Service

The first four words of the Bible are "In the beginning, God ... " And that's enough information for state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, to propose an addition to the state constitution.

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