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TDEC program might help cover the cost of Cherokee's new sewer plant

TDEC program might help cover the cost of Cherokee's new sewer plant

October 22nd, 2014 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

A Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation program offers a low interest loan, as well as the possibility of "loan forgiveness."

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Disk Drive: Hawkins committee approves fundraiser for disk golf at Laurel Run

Disk Drive: Hawkins committee approves fundraiser for disk golf at Laurel Run

October 22nd, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

A group of Tri-Cities disk golf enthusiasts didn't sink a hole-in-one during Thursday's Parks Committee meeting at Laurel Run Park, but they might salvage par if they raise $4,000 in sponsorship money.

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City schools prep for providing laptop to every student

City schools prep for providing laptop to every student

October 21st, 2014 11:00 pm by Rick Wagner

For 2014-15, the plan is to buy 630 computers for the sixth grade and 630 computers for the seventh grade at a cost of $381,667 per grade, or $763,334 total.

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Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

October 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun (MCT)

A murder suspect who was erroneously released from a Baltimore jail — which was not noticed for two days — remained at large Tuesday, and one lawmaker is calling for an independent investigation of the circumstances.

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CORRECTION: Hawkins sex offender gets 90 days for spending the night with underage girl

CORRECTION: Hawkins sex offender gets 90 days for spending the night with underage girl

October 21st, 2014 9:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A 16-year-old girl told police that 20-year-old convicted sex offender Corey Cinnamon had been coming to her home "almost every day" and "stays overnight about half the time."

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Official says firearms confiscated at airports on the rise

Official says firearms confiscated at airports on the rise

October 21st, 2014 8:10 pm by Hank Hayes

The trend is being seen at Tri-Cities Regional Airport as one firearm was confiscated last year compared to four this year.

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Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election

Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election

October 21st, 2014 8:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County trial jury may be voting on Surgoinsville alderman candidate Jerry Edward "J.E." Stoker's guilt or innocence five days before the votes cast by local residents are tallied in the Nov. 4 election.

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Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

October 21st, 2014 8:00 pm by Associated Press

Members of the state chapter of the NAACP and other health care advocates held a mock funeral across from the state Capitol in Nashville to characterize lives they say will be lost if Medicaid is not expanded in Tennessee.

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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

October 21st, 2014 7:47 pm by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

October 21st, 2014 6:00 pm by BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators. The suspect was shot dead by police after a chase in the Quebec city of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu.

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