Kingsport Times News Thursday, October 30, 2014
News Regional & National
House passes bill to allow electric chair in Tenn.

House passes bill to allow electric chair in Tenn.

April 17th, 2014 7:43 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The bill would keep lethal injection as the preferred method for executions, but would allow the electric chair if the state were unable to obtain the necessary drugs or if lethal injections were found unconstitutional.

Comments
News Crime Regional & National
Homesick felon reportedly robs bank for return to prison

Homesick felon reportedly robs bank for return to prison

April 17th, 2014 7:35 am by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

Living alone and feeling unhappy, the 74-year-old decided to change his situation by robbing a bank. He then allegedly waited on police in a nearby parking lot, raising his hands and startling officers by his apparent joy at getting nabbed.

Comments
News Community Local News
Surgoinsville community center renovations nearly complete

Surgoinsville community center renovations nearly complete

April 17th, 2014 6:30 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The former Surgoinsville Ruritan Club building has a new roof and is almost ready to be used as a municipal community center and senior center.

Comments
News Community Photos Local News
PHOTO GALLERY: Original Kingswood  student volunteering at school 70 years later

PHOTO GALLERY: Original Kingswood student volunteering at school 70 years later

April 17th, 2014 6:01 am by Jeff Bobo

BEAN STATION — Currently, the campus is licensed by DCS to house 40 children, and has switched its focus from serving alternative school students back to the original mission of reaching out to neglected children.

Comments
News Local News
Sullivan County Commission 'work session' to take look at budget

Sullivan County Commission 'work session' to take look at budget

April 16th, 2014 10:20 pm by J. H. Osborne

A new monthly "work session" for the Sullivan County Commission Thursday evening will include a "budget workshop," during which some county departments' annual funding requests will be presented.

Comments
News Regional & National
UPDATE: House rejects Senate version of anti-meth bill

UPDATE: House rejects Senate version of anti-meth bill

April 16th, 2014 2:49 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The House has refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought without a prescription.

Comments
News Regional & National Education
Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

April 16th, 2014 1:17 pm by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

Comments
News Regional & National Business & Technology
Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

April 16th, 2014 12:33 pm by Associated Press

The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly. Now, lawmakers want to have schoolchildren follow suit.

Comments
News Crime Regional & National
Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

April 16th, 2014 10:51 am by NET News Service

A Limestone man held Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies at bay in a three-hour standoff last night after a 911 call from his girlfriend, Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported this morning in a news release.

Comments
News Crime Regional & National
6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

April 16th, 2014 7:55 am by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say six women have been charged with filing more than 800 false income tax returns and claiming more than $1.3 million in refunds.

Comments