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Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

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Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

August 1st, 2014 11:25 am by Brad Hicks

In June, the commission approved having BlueCross BlueShield serve as the provider for employee medical insurance in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Can city rules stomach food trucks?

Can city rules stomach food trucks?

July 31st, 2014 9:31 pm by Nathan Baker

The purveyors of a new mobile eatery in downtown Johnson City are hitching their wagon to the recent rise in popularity of food trucks, although some regulatory speed bumps may slow progress.

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Diversion granted in crash death after Suboxone debate

Diversion granted in crash death after Suboxone debate

July 31st, 2014 9:27 pm by Becky Campbell

Thursday's sentencing hearing for a Washington County woman who pleaded guilty to felony reckless endangerment in a 2009 traffic crash death nearly turned into a trial about Suboxone for medication-assisted therapy to get people off opiates.

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Police: Johnson City man, 57, admitted to sex act with girl, 16

Police: Johnson City man, 57, admitted to sex act with girl, 16

July 31st, 2014 8:02 pm by Staff Report

Text messages on an underage girl's cellphone discovered by her mother led Johnson City police to arrest a 57-year-old man Thursday on an aggravated statutory rape charge.

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Ex-sheriff Harris jabs at Eldridge, Wolfe over invitation-only campaign event, plans open rally

Ex-sheriff Harris jabs at Eldridge, Wolfe over invitation-only campaign event, plans open rally

July 31st, 2014 4:45 pm by Gary B. Gray

"I love Elvis as much as the next guy. I hope they have a great event" - Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe

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Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner at Tennessee prison

Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner at Tennessee prison

August 1st, 2014 11:16 am by Staff Report

The TBI called the incident gang-related.

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US employers add 209K jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

US employers add 209K jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

August 1st, 2014 11:00 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

July's gain was less than in the previous three months, though, and probably wasn't strong enough to intensify fears that the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates to curb inflation.

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Johnson City obtains Kelly's Foods property, one step in Brush Creek flood mitigation

Johnson City obtains Kelly's Foods property, one step in Brush Creek flood mitigation

August 1st, 2014 10:09 am by Staff Report

"A lot of different issues come into play and we'll take them one at a time" - Public Works Director Phil Pindzola.

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Alexander in Tri-Cities: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

Alexander in Tri-Cities: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

August 1st, 2014 9:56 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

The Tennessee Republican, during a get-out-the-vote rally at Warriors Path State Park, insisted the only cure for a "runaway president" is an election.

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SW Virginia woman faces felony charges for allegedly leaving baby in hot car

SW Virginia woman faces felony charges for allegedly leaving baby in hot car

August 1st, 2014 9:22 am by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

Abuse and neglect of a child with reckless disregard for life is considered a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

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Man who 'scraped' historic tombstones to post photos online facing felony charge

Man who 'scraped' historic tombstones to post photos online facing felony charge

August 1st, 2014 9:09 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The charge carries a possible penalty of one to two years in prison.

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