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Update: Sen. Alexander's fired chief of staff ordered freed

Update: Sen. Alexander's fired chief of staff ordered freed

December 16th, 2013 8:40 am by Associated Press

Ryan Loskarn will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits trial on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.

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Contact-Concern ready to help in times of trouble

Contact-Concern ready to help in times of trouble

December 16th, 2013 8:34 am by Nick Shepherd

When 2-1-1 is dialed in a four county area in Northeast Tennessee, a volunteer will be on the other end of the line. Some of the services offered by 2-1-1 include shelter and housing, food programs, financial assistance and support groups.

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Hawkins official’s refusal to comply with drug testing  could cost county $17,541

Hawkins official’s refusal to comply with drug testing could cost county $17,541

December 15th, 2013 10:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Property Assessor Jeff Thacker said he won’t participate in the county’s “Drug Free Workplace” random drug testing program.

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Tennessee panel seeks extension of moratorium on annexation

Tennessee panel seeks extension of moratorium on annexation

December 15th, 2013 9:17 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations is recommending a statewide moratorium on city-initiated or “forced” annexations be extended by one year.

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Hawkins County may ban non-law enforcement employees  from carrying firearms

Hawkins County may ban non-law enforcement employees from carrying firearms

December 15th, 2013 9:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County’s liability insurance provider wants the county commission to adopt a policy prohibiting non-law enforcement employees from carrying guns on the job.

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Hawkins natural gas company wants better communication with emergency responders

Hawkins natural gas company wants better communication with emergency responders

December 15th, 2013 8:59 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Officials with the Seminole Gas Co. near Bulls Gap want to improve communication with nearby fire departments and conduct a joint emergency response drill.

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Mystery man gives 'Tips For Jesus' — up to $10,000

Mystery man gives 'Tips For Jesus' — up to $10,000

December 15th, 2013 4:31 pm by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

The $111.05 restaurant receipt includes a $1,000 tip and the words "god bless!" scrawled across it. The handle @tipsforjesus is stamped next to an illegible signature. In recent weeks, similar tabs have popped up in restaurants from coast to coast.

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Kingsport to spend $15 million upgrading raw water intake system

Kingsport to spend $15 million upgrading raw water intake system

December 15th, 2013 2:00 pm by Matthew Lane

In a nutshell, the raw water intake system is how Kingsport gets its roughly 15 million gallons of water a day from the Holston River — water flows from the river into a giant pipe and is then pumped over the cliff to the nearby water treatment plant

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'Lawrence of Arabia' star O'Toole dies

'Lawrence of Arabia' star O'Toole dies

December 15th, 2013 1:51 pm by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 81.

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Top stories you may have missed

Top stories you may have missed

December 15th, 2013 12:00 pm by Staff reports

Some of this week's stories include a Rogersville family on the verge of homelessness, a man rescued from a house fire, a holiday party at Natural Tunnel State Park and photos from our Happy Snaps staff, among others.

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