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BBB: Kingston holds off on tax increase

According to BBB-TV, the Kingston City Council on Tuesday delayed a vote on the city’s budget until after another work session to address what are being called changes to the original budget proposal, which was passed on first reading and contained a 17-cent property tax rate increase. The date and …

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LaFollette PD executes search warrant

LaFollette Police executed a narcotics search warrant Thursday morning at a home on North 25th Street following an investigation that included several drug purchases by undercover officers. Investigators seized drugs and what they described as a large amount of US currency. 53-year-old resident James Paul Love will likely face charges …

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Many county unemployment rates increase from April to May

(TDLWD press release/WYSH staff reports) Newly released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) for May 2019 shows unemployment rates for nearly every county in the state are below 5 percent for the month. Ninety-one counties have unemployment rates lower than 5 percent and four counties …

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Smokies notch 4th straight victory, 7-3

(Tennessee Smokies game summary) The Tennessee Smokies (38-39, 5-3) tied a season high fourth win in a row with a 7-3 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts (39-38, 3-5) at AT&T Field on Thursday night. The Smokies recorded double-digit hits for the fifth straight game. In just his second start with …

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Clinton man indicted on charges from December shooting

(Information from Oak Ridge Today and WYSH staff reports) A Clinton man who allegedly shot at two people before one of them, his son, returned fire, has been indicted on charges of attempted murder. The Anderson County Grand Jury indicted 62-year-old Terry Lee Crawford on two counts of attempted second-degree murder earlier …

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GSMNP closes Trillium Gap Trail due to muddy, treacherous conditions

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Trillium Gap Trail will be temporarily closed through Thursday, July 11, due to hazardous trail conditions. The area received heavy rainfall over the last couple of weeks causing extremely slippery, muddy conditions on the trail surface undergoing rehabilitation. “The safety …

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