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Some Tennessee businesses eligible for disaster loans

TriCities.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:07am
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Small businesses in some Tennessee counties are eligible for federal loans as a result of a drought last fall.
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Analysis: Senate bill worse for Virginia's Medicaid program

TriCities.com - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:03am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An analysis of the Senate health care bill shows its changes to the way Medicaid is funded would cost Virginia's program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.
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Norton woman enters guilty plea to sex crimes

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:15pm
WISE, Va. — A Norton woman entered an Alford plea Monday to four counts of sex crimes against children more than 20 years ago and will be sentenced later this year.
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Commissioner Bob White named Sullivan County's new property assessor

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:15pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — The Sullivan County Commission chose Commissioner Bob White to be the county’s new property assessor on Monday, passing over 14 applicants, including two longtime employees of the assessor’s office.
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Model room offers peek into Bristol Hotel's future

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:08pm
BRISTOL, Va. – Work continues at a brisk pace on many aspects of The Bristol Hotel – but one space on the fifth floor appears ready for guests to check in.
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Sullivan County Sheriff's lawsuit settled

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:08pm
Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson’s $6.5 million lawsuit against the county was settled out of court on Monday and will mean a pay raise for all his employees and 18 additional employees.
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Virginia Coalfield Coalition seeks to revisit vote

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:07pm
Three members of the Virginia Coalfield Coalition board who opposed last week’s vote involving the potential buyer of BVU Authority’s OptiNet division want to revisit the issue at a new meeting.
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Man charged with capital murder after high-speed chase near Marion

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 8:55pm
MARION, Va. — A northern Virginia man faces multiple charges, including attempted capital murder, following a weekend high speed chase.
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Sheriff Anderson's lawsuit against Sullivan County settled

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:44pm
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson's $6.5 million lawsuit against the county for claims of underfunding for his office and the county jail, filed in 2015, has been settled.
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Tennessee marshal retiring after 28 years with agency

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:12pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee has retired after nearly 28 years with the Marshals Service.
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2 teens arrested in carjacking, shooting in Virginia

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:55pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two teens have been arrested in Virginia with connections to a carjacking and shooting.
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Norton woman found guilty of 25 year-old sex crimes

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:26am
WISE, Va. -- A Norton woman has been found guilty of four counts of Indecent Liberties with a child by someone in a supervisory role.
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New Sullivan County property assessor appointed

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:49am
BLOUTVILLE, Tenn. -- A Bristol commissioner resigned today to take on the role of Sullivan County's property assessor.
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Police: Body found in Virginia water

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:18am
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a man's body has been found in the waters of Hampton Roads near Rip Raps island.
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Environmental groups challenge TVA nuclear reactor plan

TriCities.com - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 7:21am
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging the Tennessee Valley Authority's proposal to use a Tennessee nuclear reactor design site abandoned in the 1970s to develop new small modular reactors.
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Grant to fund Sullivan center’s sex assault response team coordinator

TriCities.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:21pm
A sexual assault response team coordinator will be on site at Sullivan County’s Branch House Family Justice Center by mid-July, as the center’s first full-time employee.
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Veterinarian: No need to worry about dog flu for most owners

TriCities.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:20pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. —There may be more cases of dog flu in Tennessee than have been reported, according to State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher.
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Local teen paints Hicks School for Eagle Scout project

TriCities.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 6:50pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Stepping through the weathered wooden doorway of the old Hicks School, perched atop a hill next to Sullivan East High School, is like stepping through a doorway in time.
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On being a real man

TriCities.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 6:46pm
One of the greatest compliments I ever receive as a teacher is when a child commits a “Freudian slip” and calls me “Dad” or “Popaw,” instead of Mr. Talley. It happens more than you’d think. And it often happens with…
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Reader's Ride: ELF

TriCities.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 6:46pm
"This may not be a hot rod, but my new ride is called the ELF. Riding the ELF (which stands for electric, light and FUN) is a great, healthy way to get around in my community while turning a LOT…
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