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Unicoi Co. sheriff warns of annual visit by paving, painting scammers

Unicoi Co. sheriff warns of annual visit by paving, painting scammers

March 21st, 2014 4:36 pm by Brad Hicks

"I just want to make the public aware that if anyone shows up wanting to do paving, barn painting, house painting, etc., they need to make sure they are a licensed contractor from a reputable company" - Sheriff Mike Hensley.

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2nd adult arrested in Unicoi Co. girl fight that was captured on video

2nd adult arrested in Unicoi Co. girl fight that was captured on video

March 21st, 2014 4:34 pm by Brad Hicks

A North Carolina man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal trespassing.

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Titans defensive end Ojomo charged with soliciting prostitute in sting

Titans defensive end Ojomo charged with soliciting prostitute in sting

March 21st, 2014 4:16 pm by Associated Press

A Miami police report stated the 25-year-old South Florida native was booked into jail Friday morning on a charge of soliciting a prostitute. He was being held on $500 bail.

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Sullivan man allegedly leads pursuits after threatening to kill family, cops

Sullivan man allegedly leads pursuits after threatening to kill family, cops

March 21st, 2014 2:30 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Kingsport man allegedly in the midst of a sleepless, eight-day gravel binge faces multiple charges. He's accused of threatening to kill family members and cops with a shotgun, holding his wife against her will and fleeing deputies on two occasions.

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Meth habit: Deputies say Kingsport couple arrested again for cooking up illegal drug

Meth habit: Deputies say Kingsport couple arrested again for cooking up illegal drug

March 21st, 2014 11:31 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

For the second time in 18 months, a Kingsport couple have been arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.

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Fight video brings mother's arrest in Unicoi Co.

Fight video brings mother's arrest in Unicoi Co.

March 20th, 2014 9:16 pm by Brad Hicks

Officials with the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that a social media video of two Unicoi County girls fighting was recently brought to their attention, and the mother of one of the girls, who police said witnessed the scuffle, is now fa

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Trio attempts early morning robbery in Knoxville, shoot at fleeing victims

Trio attempts early morning robbery in Knoxville, shoot at fleeing victims

March 20th, 2014 4:29 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Authorities learned of the incident about 2 a.m. when the victims called E-911 from their stalled car that had been shot and blocked in during the assault.

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Schools hope city helps cut $4.8M gap

Schools hope city helps cut $4.8M gap

March 19th, 2014 9:04 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City school officials hope the bleak budget they bring before the City Commission in the coming months will accurately portray the dire situation the district is facing to the city leaders holding the purse strings.

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Johnson City man accused of using stolen checks to make purchases

Johnson City man accused of using stolen checks to make purchases

March 19th, 2014 6:02 pm by Staff Reports

Police say a Johnson City man was arrested on six counts of forgery and seven counts of theft under $500 following an investigation.

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Johnson City woman accused of drug fraud

Johnson City woman accused of drug fraud

March 19th, 2014 5:21 pm by Staff Reports

A Johnson City woman was accused of drug fraud following an investigation into how she obtained medications, police said.

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