Kingsport Times News Friday, October 31, 2014
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After 2nd shooting victim dies, Washington school struggles, mourns

After 2nd shooting victim dies, Washington school struggles, mourns

October 27th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Gia Soriano, 14, who was shot in the head when classmate Jaylen Fryberg took a gun into the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria and opened fire, died at a hospital Sunday night.

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Sick time: Belgeri, highway commissioner, seek change to county employee handbook

Sick time: Belgeri, highway commissioner, seek change to county employee handbook

October 27th, 2014 2:19 pm by J. H. Osborne

According to public information from the county's payroll office, for the pay period of Sept. 29 through Oct. 10, Sullivan County Highway Department employees racked up a total of 258.5 hours of sick leave.

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Repeat offender: Ex-employee charged in three burglaries

Repeat offender: Ex-employee charged in three burglaries

October 27th, 2014 12:51 pm by Rain Smith

The third burglary of the same Kingsport business in less than a year has landed a former employee in jail, with police saying he made entry by ramming his pickup into a garage door.

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On a mission: Pair try to prevent Wellmont from aligning with an outside system

On a mission: Pair try to prevent Wellmont from aligning with an outside system

October 27th, 2014 9:45 am by Hank Hayes

Wellmont has said it is considering three not-for-profit alignment partners, with one widely believed to be Mountain States.

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House Speaker Harwell open to governor's bid

House Speaker Harwell open to governor's bid

October 27th, 2014 9:33 am by Associated Press

Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell is open to a possible run for statewide office in Tennessee. She became the state's first female House speaker when she was elected by the chamber in 2011.

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Got (camel) milk? Former Scott County resident shares her autistic son's experience with camel milk

Got (camel) milk? Former Scott County resident shares her autistic son's experience with camel milk

October 27th, 2014 8:00 am by Marci Gore

After having consumed four ounces of camel milk only hours earlier, Adams said her son showed astonishing improvements in eye contact, communication and emotional expression. He even told his mom he loved her.

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Color coded trail markers intended to curb rash of lost Laurel Run hikers

Color coded trail markers intended to curb rash of lost Laurel Run hikers

October 27th, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Six times over the past two months rescuers and/or law enforcement have been called out to Laurel Run Park for a lost or unaccounted for hiker.

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Even though $26 million in bonds sold, Kingsport still gets assigned negative outlook by Moody's

Even though $26 million in bonds sold, Kingsport still gets assigned negative outlook by Moody's

October 26th, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Taking into account debt roll off, the two bond issuances will increase Kingsport's general fund debt from $113.7 million to $122 million and total debt from $223 million to approximately $231 million.

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The Final Shift: From job to job to job, a life lived and lost

The Final Shift: From job to job to job, a life lived and lost

October 26th, 2014 8:00 pm by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer

Within days, Fernandes was being mourned as a tragic heroine, a victim of our times. They pointed to her as a casualty of modern economics that forced someone to work so hard for so little money.

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Police: Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Johnson City

Police: Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Johnson City

October 26th, 2014 7:11 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — Johnson City police officers said a pedestrian was killed after he was struck by a passing train this afternoon near the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs facility.

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