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Tuesday Jul 22 | WTVF Nashville

Sullivan man sentenced for counterfeit postage

A Sullivan County man has been sentenced to serve 14 months in federal prison for making and using counterfeit postage.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WCYB

Recovering drug addict says road to healing is a lifelong journey

In our region, more than 32,000 adults and 4,000 children, between the ages of 12 and 17, are dependent on drugs or alcohol.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

WCYB

Road work to cause delays in Sullivan County

A temporary detour of State Route 37/US 19E is in place at the intersection of SR-34 and US 11E.

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WCYB

Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office combats bullying with summer camp

Bullying is a problem everywhere with children and adults, but a summer camp going on in Sullivan County is teaching elementary students the skills to deal with the problem.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WCYB

Tennessee lawmaker uses campaign funds to buy mattress

We looked into Representative Timothy Hill's campaign funds after we got a tip he bought a mattress with it.

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Related Topix: Johnson County, TN

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WCYB

100 babies born drug dependent babies born in NE Tennessee

To date, 463 NAS babies have been born state wide. There were 921 cases reported in 2013.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Criminal Defense Law, Law, ACLU

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WCYB

Balanced budget with no tax increase in Sullivan County

The Sullivan County School board has passed a balanced budget for next year without having to raise taxes.

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WCYB

Man charged with chase, DUI

After chase and a close call with patrol cars, a man is being charged with aggravated assault and driving under the influence.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WCYB

Fired highway workers file lawsuit against Sullivan County

A group of workers fired from the Sullivan County Highway Department has filed lawsuit in federal court in Greeneville wanting to go back to work.

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Related Topix: Greeneville, TN, Kingsport, TN

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.

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Related Topix: Blountville, TN

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WCYB

Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.

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Related Topix: Washington County, TN, Carter County, TN, Bristol, TN, Unicoi County, TN, Johnson County, TN

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WCYB

18 sentenced in oxycodone distribution ring case

Devin Ray Horne, 24, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on June 30, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 282 months in federal prison for his leadership role in oxycodone, money laundering and income tax fraud conspiracies, as well as witness intimidation.

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Related Topix: Prison, Kingsport, TN, Tax, Federal Prisons

Fri Jun 27, 2014

WCYB

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office seeks deputy applications

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is hiring deputies for the patrol division and the corrections division.

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Related Topix: Blountville, TN

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