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Wanted man found asleep in jail parking lot
When officers walked up to a car parked outside the jail Saturday night, they say they found Mark William Brummett asleep in the driver's seat and a woman asleep in the back.
Special gift for homeless pets
The SBK Animal Shelter in Blountville received some special gifts today. A sewing group called Sew Vac and Long Arm Quilting in Kingsport wanted a project to give back to the community.
The Jackson Sun
7 file suit over firings from highway department
<![CDATA[BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Seven former workers at an East Tennessee highway department have filed a federal lawsuit over their firings. Media report the lawsuit says the Sullivan County Highway Department employees were wrongfully fired for testifying against their former boss during a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe. Interim Highway Commissioner Bobbie Manning has said the firings were based on individual work histories. The TBI investigated former commissioner, Terry Shaffer, who retired last year. The investigation was turned over to a grand jury, which found "an abuse of office" by Shaffer, who sometimes took five-hour lunch breaks, but no criminal violations. The workers are asking for reinstatement, lost wages, benefits and attorney fees.