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Mount Carmel principal makes a big splash on her first day

Mount Carmel principal makes a big splash on her first day

August 6th, 2014 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

New Mount Carmel Elementary School Principal Kelli Campbell got her feet wet on the first day of school Monday morning. Then she got the rest of her body wet Monday evening at a school-sponsored "welcome back to school" party for students.

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Tri-Cities continues to shed jobs

Tri-Cities continues to shed jobs

August 6th, 2014 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Still, the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research notes the jobless rate for the metro area is 6.3 percent compared to 7.7 percent a year earlier.

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United Way merger in Southwest Virginia

United Way merger in Southwest Virginia

August 6th, 2014 7:00 pm by Marci Gore

The regional service area will include Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise counties, as well as the cities of Galax and Norton.

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Space probe catches up with comet  after 10-year pursuit

Space probe catches up with comet after 10-year pursuit

August 6th, 2014 6:04 pm by Associated Press

Europe's Rosetta probe will orbit and study the giant lump of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun and, if all goes according to plan, drop a lander onto the comet in the coming months.

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Hawaii residents stock up ahead of two hurricanes

Hawaii residents stock up ahead of two hurricanes

August 6th, 2014 4:54 pm by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press

Hawaii residents furiously stocked up on essentials as two hurricanes churned toward the islands, prompting flash flood warnings, closing schools and disrupting travel plans across the islands.

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Woman violates recovery court conditions three times since May

Woman violates recovery court conditions three times since May

August 6th, 2014 2:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

Chasity Onalou Livesay wore one of Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross' "Breaking the Cycle" Recovery Court T-shirts to court Monday — despite the fact that she has failed three chances in Recovery Court to break her own cycle of drug abuse.

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Hawkins County BOE approves budget seeking 12-cent property tax increase

Hawkins County BOE approves budget seeking 12-cent property tax increase

August 6th, 2014 1:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County school leaders want to cover this year's pending budget deficit, which had been cut to $2 million as of Tuesday, with an even split between new tax revenue and dipping into savings.

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Pharmacist allegedly steals pain meds from Kingsport store

Pharmacist allegedly steals pain meds from Kingsport store

August 6th, 2014 12:10 pm by Rain Smith

A former Kingsport grocery store pharmacist has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 500 pain pills over a period of four months.

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District 4 features only contested race on Sullivan County Board of Education

District 4 features only contested race on Sullivan County Board of Education

August 6th, 2014 10:07 am by Rick Wagner

Two challengers and an incumbent are seeking the District 4 Sullivan County Board of Education seat in Thursday's general election. The district includes parts of the Piney Flats, Bluff City and Blountville areas.

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Alexander looks to fend off Tenn. GOP challengers

Alexander looks to fend off Tenn. GOP challengers

August 6th, 2014 8:46 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Alexander faces a challenge in the state's Thursday primary from a pair of tea party-styled primary challengers who have tried to cast the 74-year-old incumbent as out of touch with the state's increasingly conservative electorate.

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