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Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

August 1st, 2014 9:23 pm by John Thompson

Carter County School Board Chairman Ron McAmis, board members Craig Davis and Rusty Barnett and Director of Schools Kevin Ward responded Friday to comments made in Thursday's County Commission meeting, saying the plans to build a new middle school in Ston

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SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

August 1st, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother's home, was found.

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Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

August 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

State and county offices estimate that the resultant damage from an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Washington County last weekend totals more than $1.2 million.

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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

August 1st, 2014 4:09 pm by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press

It was not clear whether they were speaking on their own initiative, or if their comments were coerced. The TV crew was permitted to ask them questions.

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WHO says Ebola moving faster than control efforts

WHO says Ebola moving faster than control efforts

August 1st, 2014 2:13 pm by BOUBACAR DIALLO and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press

Two American health workers in Liberia have been infected. Plans are underway to bring them back to the U.S.

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TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

August 1st, 2014 12:12 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The 2008 spill happened when a containment dike burst at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant, releasing more than 5 million cubic yards of ash from a storage pond.

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Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

August 1st, 2014 11:25 am by Brad Hicks

In June, the commission approved having BlueCross BlueShield serve as the provider for employee medical insurance in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner at Tennessee prison

Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner at Tennessee prison

August 1st, 2014 11:16 am by Staff Report

The TBI called the incident gang-related.

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Johnson City obtains Kelly's Foods property, one step in Brush Creek flood mitigation

Johnson City obtains Kelly's Foods property, one step in Brush Creek flood mitigation

August 1st, 2014 10:09 am by Tony Casey

"A lot of different issues come into play and we'll take them one at a time" - Public Works Director Phil Pindzola.

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Alexander in Tri-Cities: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

Alexander in Tri-Cities: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

August 1st, 2014 9:56 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

The Tennessee Republican, during a get-out-the-vote rally at Warriors Path State Park, insisted the only cure for a "runaway president" is an election.

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