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Unicoi County Jail cook becomes inmate

Unicoi County Jail cook becomes inmate

September 6th, 2013 10:29 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

ERWIN — An employee of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department was arrested on Friday and now faces drug-related charges for allegedly delivering drugs to inmates in the Unicoi County Jail, according to Sheriff Mike Hensley.

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Ramsey predicts "wine in grocery stores" bill will pass

Ramsey predicts "wine in grocery stores" bill will pass

September 6th, 2013 7:21 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Legislation enabling localities to hold referendums authorizing Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine will pass in the General Assembly’s next session, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey predicted at a Kingsport Kiwanis Club luncheon on Friday.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Civil War Heritage Day at Battle of Blountville.

September 6th, 2013 3:09 pm by Staff Report

The Battle of Blountville Civil War Re-Enactment is this weekend on the Old Hawley Farm in Blountville. "Civil War Heritage Day" was held for local school children Friday. Re-enactments and skirmishes will be held Saturday and Sunday

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Police search for missing Greene Co. woman

Police search for missing Greene Co. woman

September 6th, 2013 1:46 pm by NET News Service

Law enforcement officials have launched a search for a missing woman in eastern Greene County near the Washington County line.

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TVA called on to expand solar energy program

TVA called on to expand solar energy program

September 6th, 2013 1:46 pm by Associated Press

Energy firms and conservation groups are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority to expand its small-scale solar energy program.

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Iraqi officials, militants warn of threat to US

Iraqi officials, militants warn of threat to US

September 6th, 2013 1:27 pm by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press; QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with strikes against the Tehran-allied government in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi security officials and militants

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Blountville woman injured in I-81 rollover

Blountville woman injured in I-81 rollover

September 6th, 2013 1:20 pm by Rain Smith

According to a preliminary crash report, a Ford F-150 was southbound when the driver exited the left side of the roadway, then overcorrected to the right.

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Driver clocked at nearly 100 mph, flees police through field

Driver clocked at nearly 100 mph, flees police through field

September 6th, 2013 1:08 pm by Rain Smith

A man faces multiple charges in Sullivan County after he was reportedly clocked at nearly 100 mph on Highway 394, later crashing as he attempted to illegally pass another motorist.

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Wellmont calls UnitedHealthcare proposal 'unacceptable'

Wellmont calls UnitedHealthcare proposal 'unacceptable'

September 6th, 2013 10:26 am by Hank Hayes

Contract talks between UnitedHealthcare and Wellmont Health System are at an impasse, and Wellmont says patients covered by four plans face higher hospital rates and limited physician access.

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Three seriously injured after crashing into Bristol K-Mart

Three seriously injured after crashing into Bristol K-Mart

September 6th, 2013 6:43 am by Staff Report

Three people had to be cut from their vehicle after it crossed West State Street in Bristol, accelerated through the K-Mart parking lot and crashed into the building.

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