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VW study: Tennessee plant expansion could create 10,000 jobs

VW study: Tennessee plant expansion could create 10,000 jobs

May 27th, 2015 10:23 am by Associated Press

The report conducted by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research was released Wednesday and estimates the factory could add $370 million in new annual income once the expanded production is underway.

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Hawkins election administrator begins 2016 preparations

Hawkins election administrator begins 2016 preparations

May 27th, 2015 6:50 am by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Election Commission has begun preparations for the primary elections of 2016, and possibly one county primary, and one four-county circuit judge primary.

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Police search for motive in deadly Wal-Mart shooting

Police search for motive in deadly Wal-Mart shooting

May 27th, 2015 6:28 am by JAMES MacPHERSON and BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Police are trying to find out what prompted a U.S. airman from Tennessee to walk into a Wal-Mart Supercenter and kill one worker, injure another and then fatally shoot himself.

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More than swings and slides

More than swings and slides

May 26th, 2015 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to unveil the completely upgraded playground for Head Start students at Shoemaker Elementary.

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Sullivan BOE plans to ask for $4.8 million in additional funding

Sullivan BOE plans to ask for $4.8 million in additional funding

May 26th, 2015 8:30 pm by Rick Wagner

If Sullivan County's school board asks the County Commission for more funding this year, board members acknowledge they may not get all or any of their request. But if the Board of Education doesn't ask, it won't get any.

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Police: Drunk man at concert hit 4 people with SUV; 1 dead

Police: Drunk man at concert hit 4 people with SUV; 1 dead

May 26th, 2015 6:30 pm by Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A food vendor at a country music concert is accused of starting a fight and hitting several people with his SUV, killing one.

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KPD Tasers suspect in pharmacy holdup, carjacking

KPD Tasers suspect in pharmacy holdup, carjacking

May 26th, 2015 4:19 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a city pharmacy at gunpoint, then carjacking a woman at a nearby gas station to make his getaway.

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City to raze Tennessee Highway Patrol building

City to raze Tennessee Highway Patrol building

May 26th, 2015 12:32 pm by Matthew Lane

An iconic Kingsport building is slated for the wrecking ball. City Manager Jeff Fleming said last week the plan is for the city to tear down the old Tennessee Highway Patrol building on Fort Henry Drive.

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Benefit ride to support Fort Blackmore Camp

Benefit ride to support Fort Blackmore Camp

May 26th, 2015 11:27 am by Marci Gore

The second annual benefit ride for Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp in Scott County will be held Saturday, May 30. Last year's ride raised more than $2,000 for the camp, with 65 to 70 riders coming out to participate.

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Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

May 26th, 2015 9:31 am by Rick Wagner

Compare to 2014-15 numbers of 309 homeless student, 61 siblings and 189 families, in 2012-13, the program served 320 Kingsport students and 65 siblings from 197 families identified as homeless in the system. For 2013-14, the count was 325 students with 54

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