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Scott County property value reassessment on schedule

Scott County property value reassessment on schedule

February 16th, 2015 9:27 am by Marci Gore

Debbie Dockery is the chief deputy of the county's Commissioner of the Revenue office and says property assessments, which are being conducted by Blue Ridge Appraisals, are progressing on schedule.

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PEAK young professionals group looks to add to its membership base

PEAK young professionals group looks to add to its membership base

February 16th, 2015 8:39 am by Hank Hayes

That growth goal is expected to get a maximum effort when PEAK hosts its 2nd annual new member recruiting event on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market.

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Local representative shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

Local representative shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

February 15th, 2015 10:40 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new official Tennessee state symbol could be joining the raccoon as the official wild animal, the iris as the state cultivated flower, the mockingbird as the state bird and the tulip poplar as the state tree.

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Roe leaning toward vote for military force vs. ISIL

Roe leaning toward vote for military force vs. ISIL

February 15th, 2015 7:21 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe told a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Saturday that he's leaning toward voting for using military force against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Virginia State Police: One killed in Duffield fire

Virginia State Police: One killed in Duffield fire

February 15th, 2015 5:27 pm by Staff Report

One person is dead following a Sunday morning fire in Duffield, according to the Virginia State Police.

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How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

February 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by By David Weigel, Bloomberg News (TNS)

In the last Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll of the state, Paul did best among voters under 45, voters who wanted to reject the "establishment," and voters who worried about electability.

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Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

February 15th, 2015 2:30 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks is an avowed atheist who despises religion itself but nevertheless seems to support an individual's right to his own beliefs.

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Winter comes calling...

Winter comes calling...

February 15th, 2015 11:45 am by Staff Report

Snow, freezing rain and sleet today; 2 to 4 inches expected.

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New downtown sports facility, economist questions region's shopping centers and more top stories

New downtown sports facility, economist questions region's shopping centers and more top stories

February 15th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories you may have recently missed on TimesNews.net.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

February 15th, 2015 5:30 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Electronic cigarettes, which heat a nicotine solution to create a vapor instead of burning tobacco, have passed traditional smokes in popularity among teenagers.

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