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Questions arise as exiting Carter Co. sheriff hands out pay raises

Questions arise as exiting Carter Co. sheriff hands out pay raises

August 19th, 2014 8:34 am by John Thompson

Some officials in county government called the pay raises into question because they were never approved by the county Budget Committee.

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Crime
NE Tennessee grandmother accused of beating girl for coming home an hour late

NE Tennessee grandmother accused of beating girl for coming home an hour late

August 19th, 2014 7:35 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County grandmother was charged with aggravated assault Friday for allegedly beating her 15-year-old granddaughter with a belt for coming home an hour late.

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Whether solo or with Mountain States, panel urges Wellmont to stay local

Whether solo or with Mountain States, panel urges Wellmont to stay local

August 18th, 2014 9:56 pm by Nathan Baker

Four panelists appeared before a packed auditorium Monday evening at Kingsport's Center for Higher Education to implore a local health system to retain its local control, either by maintaining a physical presence in the region or by merging with its compe

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Officials nix health concerns in light of spike in raccoon slayings

Officials nix health concerns in light of spike in raccoon slayings

August 18th, 2014 9:46 pm by Max Hrenda

Although the yearly total of raccoons that have been killed by law enforcement has doubled in the last three weeks - and despite a reported case of rabies in Washington County earlier this month - officials say the animals did not present risks to public

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As fair begins, 15-year veteran vendor hoping things stay frosty

As fair begins, 15-year veteran vendor hoping things stay frosty

August 18th, 2014 9:35 pm by Max Hrenda

For some people, the start of the Appalachian Fair may herald the return of a favorite ride or carnival game. For others, however, the fair's return may also mean the return of a favorite frozen treat.

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Man convicted of murder claims trial unfair, attorney incompetent

Man convicted of murder claims trial unfair, attorney incompetent

August 18th, 2014 9:25 pm by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City man serving a 23-year prison sentence for murder, and who already lost one appeal of his case, now says his trial attorney failed him.

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Sports UT Sports
Vols search for right mix on young line

Vols search for right mix on young line

August 18th, 2014 8:45 pm by Staff Report

Tennessee is attempting to replace all five of last year's starting linemen, including Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ja'Wuan James.

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Sports Douglas Fritz High schools
High school notes: Predictions for the upcoming football season

High school notes: Predictions for the upcoming football season

August 18th, 2014 8:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

Here's a look at what Northeast Tennessee teams are predicted to do in 2014. Just consider it a gut-instinct high school picks for the entire regular season.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Bestwick, ESPN ready for one last Bristol race

Bestwick, ESPN ready for one last Bristol race

August 18th, 2014 8:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Allen Bestwick, the lead announcer on the ESPN's NASCAR coverage, will tell you, however, there is something different about the crew's last visit to Bristol Motor Speedway, site of this Saturday's IRWIN Tools Night Race.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Veteran Teague to race in Nationwide event

Veteran Teague to race in Nationwide event

August 18th, 2014 8:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

At Bristol, Teague has 45 career starts in the three national series and quite a few more on the other short-track circuits.

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