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Sullivan Board of Education budget strips $3 million from last year

Sullivan Board of Education budget strips $3 million from last year premium content

July 1st, 2013 11:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s school board passed a balanced $86,991,947 2013-14 budget Monday night. It is $3,019,463 less than the amended 2012-13 budget.

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Action on Sullivan County courthouse resolution deferred

Action on Sullivan County courthouse resolution deferred

July 1st, 2013 11:21 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposal that could ultimately see the historic Sullivan County Courthouse become weapons friendly failed Monday to get the endorsement of the Sullivan County Commission’s Administrative Committee.

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Wise native Adkins begins work as Lenowisco  regional planner

Wise native Adkins begins work as Lenowisco regional planner premium content

July 1st, 2013 9:02 pm by Stephen Igo

DUFFIELD — A native son of the town of Wise began his first day on the job on Monday as a regional planner for the Lenowisco Planning District Commission.

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Hawkins sheriff steps up patrols around churches following burglaries

Hawkins sheriff steps up patrols around churches following burglaries

July 1st, 2013 8:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Two Hawkins County church burglaries that occurred within less than a week of each other aren’t believed to be connected, but Sheriff Ronnie Lawson is still advising area churches to take security precautions.

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Authorities  search woman's text messages,  charge her with pill trafficking

Authorities search woman's text messages, charge her with pill trafficking

July 1st, 2013 8:13 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — A Church Hill woman is facing a pill trafficking charge based on revealing text messages and recently filled prescriptions that are almost empty.

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Hawkins man charged with statutory rape after his mother called authorities

Hawkins man charged with statutory rape after his mother called authorities

July 1st, 2013 7:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A 25-year-old Hawkins County man was charged with statutory rape early Sunday morning after his mother reported an alleged sexual encounter he was having with a 14-year-old girl.

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Big Medicaid gap looms in Obama health care law

Big Medicaid gap looms in Obama health care law

July 1st, 2013 5:35 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 in 3 uninsured low-income people who would qualify for subsidized coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law may be out of luck next year because their states have not expanded Medicaid.

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Tennessee veterinarian issues warning about nearly always-fatal tick-borne disease

Tennessee veterinarian issues warning about nearly always-fatal tick-borne disease

July 1st, 2013 5:13 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA — A Hamilton County veterinarian says she is treating more cases of a nearly always-fatal tick-borne disease that affects domestic cats.

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Student loan rates double without action by Congress

Student loan rates double without action by Congress

July 1st, 2013 5:10 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates.

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Lee County man charged with murdering former stepfather

Lee County man charged with murdering former stepfather

July 1st, 2013 3:03 pm by Wes Bunch

A Lee County man is in police custody after he allegedly used a shotgun to kill his former stepfather Sunday morning at a Rose Hill apartment, authorities said.

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