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Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

Will Greece leave the euro? A look at its options

June 17th, 2015 8:31 am by LORNE COOK, Associated Press

Athens must pay 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) off its debts at the end of the month to avoid a possible default and secure for a little longer its cherished place among the 19 countries using the single currency.

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HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

June 17th, 2015 8:26 am by Associated Press

The facility in Roanoke County employs 350 people. HSN says in a statement that the facility can't accommodate its distribution network's expanding needs and its plans for automation. The facility's operations will be transferred to Piney Flats.

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Property Tax Relief eligibility now tougher for disabled vets

Property Tax Relief eligibility now tougher for disabled vets

June 17th, 2015 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Many disabled veterans are just now discovering that the qualifications for their state Property Tax Relief Program eligibility has changed, and they're not happy according to Hawkins County Veterans Services Officer Danny Breeding.

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Marijuana laws haven't blazed any trails on Capitol Hill, yet

Marijuana laws haven't blazed any trails on Capitol Hill, yet

June 17th, 2015 7:40 am by By Rebecca Gale, CQ-Roll Call (TNS)

Even if marijuana use is legal in the District of Columbia and 23 states, the U.S. government still considers possession or use of the substance to be illegal.

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Video: Kingsport, Sullivan school boards present united front on facilities study

Video: Kingsport, Sullivan school boards present united front on facilities study

June 17th, 2015 12:05 am by Rick Wagner

"Decisions need to be made for what is best for the students of Sullivan County, Kingsport and Bristol included," city BOE President Carrie Upshaw said. County BOE Chairman Dan Wells said the county system is "quickly approaching a crucial crossroads."

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Kingsport native Brinley Addington coming home for benefit concert

Kingsport native Brinley Addington coming home for benefit concert

June 16th, 2015 9:00 pm by Marci Gore

Of all the concerts he's played through the years, the 26-year-old Addington says there is nothing like coming back home to play. On Saturday he'll perform at the Kingsport Farmer's Market in a fundraising event for the Children's Miracle Network.

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Committee dismisses ethics complaints against six Hawkins commissioners

Committee dismisses ethics complaints against six Hawkins commissioners - VIDEO

June 16th, 2015 7:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Ethics Committee Chairman Joe McLain told three commissioners accused of Sunshine Law violations Tuesday to be careful about their conversation while eating out together because "the public is watching."

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Appalachian Community Action Agency receives Volunteer Generation Fund Grant

Appalachian Community Action Agency receives Volunteer Generation Fund Grant

June 16th, 2015 7:30 pm by Marci Gore

The grant has two major components to target assistance to high school seniors and at-risk preschoolers in Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson counties and the city of Norton.

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'This is going to happen': Church gives 83-year-old Hawkins woman badly needed home repairs

'This is going to happen': Church gives 83-year-old Hawkins woman badly needed home repairs

June 16th, 2015 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

"When they saw this house, and they saw the need, they were just brokenhearted for this lady, and they said, 'This is going to happen'." -- Tammy Helton

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Sullivan County Health Department hosts point of dispensing drill - VIDEO

June 16th, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Events that could call for a point of dispensing to be used would include a bio-terrorism attack or a disease outbreak in Sullivan County. The drill on Tuesday was an anthrax attack.

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