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Scott County sees improvement in 2014-15 SOL scores

Scott County sees improvement in 2014-15 SOL scores

September 10th, 2015 9:30 pm by Marci Gore

The biggest gain was seen in math, with 87 percent of the county's students passing. This number was up eight points from 2013-14's pass rate of 79 percent. The 2014-15 state average for math was 79 percent.

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Griffith urges 'nuclear option' in effort to derail Iran deal

Griffith urges 'nuclear option' in effort to derail Iran deal

September 10th, 2015 8:30 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Virginia's 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith, RSalem, on Wednesday called on members of the Senate to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to thwart President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

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Wise School Board considers vehicle lease plan

Wise School Board considers vehicle lease plan

September 10th, 2015 7:30 pm by Stephen Igo

Mullins said the Enterprise proposal to provide lease replacements for eight of the school division's highest mileage vehicles would be less than $40,000 for a year, compared to a cost upwards of $200,000 to buy new ones.

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SBK holding second annual LaLa-Paw-Looza

SBK holding second annual LaLa-Paw-Looza

September 10th, 2015 6:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

"It's just going to be a fun-filled day for the family," said Donna Davidson, operational manager for the SBK shelter. "They can bring their whole family, including pets."

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Vickie Ringley's ex-husband arrested for blocking access to her forfeited home

Vickie Ringley's ex-husband arrested for blocking access to her forfeited home

September 10th, 2015 3:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Marvin Edward Ringley Jr., 52, was not charged along with Vickie Ringley, who was named earlier this year in a 12 count Hawkins County Grand Jury indictment accusing her of theft and fraud during her operation of the Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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Blountville man accused of having sexual relations with two children under 10

Blountville man accused of having sexual relations with two children under 10

September 10th, 2015 2:06 pm by Nick Shepherd

According to the presentment made to the grand jury, he is alleged to have knowingly, intentionally and feloniously had sexual contact with a child under the age of seven.

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Arrest made in 100 mph chase that ended in crash, meth discovery

Arrest made in 100 mph chase that ended in crash, meth discovery

September 10th, 2015 12:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who had been wanted for two weeks after allegedly leading police on a 100 mph chase that ended in a crash was arrested Tuesday on multiple outstanding traffic and drug warrants.

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17 area students in running for National Merit Scholarships

17 area students in running for National Merit Scholarships

September 10th, 2015 9:59 am by Rick Wagner

Seniors attending Dobyns-Bennett High School, Science Hill, Tennessee High and Sullivan East are among Tennessee finalists. However, far Southwest Virginia had no students on the Virginia list.

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Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

September 10th, 2015 8:00 am by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press

Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year, meaning a new round of uncertainty for people exposed to the toxic dust that fell on New York

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Silence turns to screaming in an eastern Kentucky town

Silence turns to screaming in an eastern Kentucky town

September 10th, 2015 7:00 am by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press; CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press

In the eastern Kentucky town at the center of the national conflict over same-sex marriage, screaming has too often replaced quiet conversation - or, more often, silence - on a subject that's deeply personal to both sides.

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