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SCOTT COUNTY DROWNING

A WEEKEND DROWNING IN SCOTT COUNTY VIRGINIA HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A GATE CITY MAN. AUTHORITIES SAID 30 YEAR OLD JUSTIN HALL WAS ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS THE CLINCH RIVER WHEN HE WAS SWEPT UNDER BY THE RIVER’S STRONG…

LYNCH HAS MOTION DENIED

AN ACCUSED CHILD RAPIST FROM KINGSPORT HAS HAD HIS MOTION TO SUPRESS EVIDENCE AT HIS TRIAL DENIED BY A SULLIVAN COUNTY JUDGE. DONALD LYNCH ALONG WITH HIS PUBLIC DEFENDER TRIED TO GET EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM THROWN OUT. THE EVIDENCE IN…

ETSU’S PRESIDENT TO RETIRE

CITING HEALTH REASONS, EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DR. PAUL STANTON, JR. HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE IS RETIRING FROM THE POST. STANTON WILL OFFICIALLY STEP DOWN ON MARCH 1ST, 2009. HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING THE ETSU FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL MEETING…

FOREST FIRE ON BUFFALO MOUNTAIN

FIREFIGHTETERS WITH THE TENNESSEE DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND U.S. FOREST SERVICE ARE BATTLING A BLAZE NEAR BUFFALO MOUNTAIN. STATE OFFICIALS CONFIRMED THE BLAZE YESTERDAY. THEY’VE BEEN UNABLE TO DETERMINE JUST HOW BIG THE FIRE IS, BUT BELIEVE IT INCLUDES SEVERAL…