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Kingsport early voters ad up to 12% turnout already

Kingsport early voters ad up to 12% turnout already

May 17th, 2015 7:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - More than 3,400 voters cast ballots during the 14-day in-person early voting period for Kingsport's city election on Tuesday, according to preliminary figures from the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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Mountain City family, South Carolina motorist die after fiery, head-on crash

Mountain City family, South Carolina motorist die after fiery, head-on crash

May 17th, 2015 5:29 pm by Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. - The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Tennessee family of three and a South Carolina motorist are dead after a high-speed crash in the North Carolina mountains.

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States saying 'no' to cities seeking to regulate businesses

States saying 'no' to cities seeking to regulate businesses

May 17th, 2015 5:03 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it.

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Great white shark cruising coast becomes Twitter star

Great white shark cruising coast becomes Twitter star

May 17th, 2015 3:35 pm by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

@MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

May 17th, 2015 3:10 pm by Associated Press

Rain-soaked Texas saw flash flood warnings, high-water rescues and motorists stranded on roads overwhelmed by torrential rains, and damaging tornadoes and strong winds blew through the Plains on Saturday and early Sunday.

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Despite traffic backups, Stone Drive signals staying the same

Despite traffic backups, Stone Drive signals staying the same

May 17th, 2015 11:57 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The timing of the traffic signals at two Stone Drive intersections, where construction is currently taking place, has not been adjusted. And it probably won't be.

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Kingsport considering 'constrained' capital plan

Kingsport considering 'constrained' capital plan

May 16th, 2015 11:00 pm by Holly Nelms

A constrained capital improvement plan being considered by city leaders has most funds allocated towards a new demolition landfill cell, facilities maintenance and library renovations. Money is also proposed for extension of the Greenbelt.

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Wise schools made strides under Perry

Wise schools made strides under Perry

May 16th, 2015 9:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Jeff Perry will become the superintendent of schools in Wythe County effective July 1. His tenure as Wise County Schools Superintendent included maelstrom over consolidation, with the final two years clearing to calmer seas.

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SR 126 improvement project entering design phase

SR 126 improvement project entering design phase

May 16th, 2015 7:30 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer said the State Route 126 improvement project is still on track, the environmental review process is complete and the design phase has been funded.

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Photos: Racks by the Tracks in downtown Kingsport

May 16th, 2015 5:31 pm by Rain Smith

Beer, barbecue and music dominated the senses in Kingsport on Saturday, as 12,000 people were expected to funnel into the eighth annual Racks by the Tracks.

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