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Obama to bestow Vietnam War soldiers with Medal of Honor

Obama to bestow Vietnam War soldiers with Medal of Honor

September 15th, 2014 9:53 am by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Congress granted an exemption so Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat could receive the medal, because recommendations typically must be made within two years of the act of heroism, and the medal presented within three.

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Today in Tennessee: Supreme Court to name next attorney general

Today in Tennessee: Supreme Court to name next attorney general

September 15th, 2014 9:28 am by Associated Press

The candidates include incumbent Bob Cooper; Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser Herbert Slattery; state Sen. Doug Overbey; and private attorneys Gino Bulso of Nashville and Mark Fulks of Johnson City.

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A look at mid-range and top earners in Tennessee

A look at mid-range and top earners in Tennessee

September 15th, 2014 9:27 am by Associated Press

Johnson City's mid-range income is $38,928. The top 5 percent: $268,337.

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Should the penny be retired from our currency?

Should the penny be retired from our currency?

September 15th, 2014 9:11 am by Johnson City Press

The General Accounting Office stated in a official report filed in 1996 that many Americans consider the penny to be a "nuisance coin."

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Kudzu-eating bugs: Friend or foe?

Kudzu-eating bugs: Friend or foe?

September 15th, 2014 8:57 am by Morgan Simmons, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Kudzu bugs are related to stink bugs, and like stink bugs they emit a strong, spicy odor when disturbed.

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ETSU scientist working on ways to improve cancer prevention

ETSU scientist working on ways to improve cancer prevention

September 15th, 2014 8:53 am by Kristen Swing -ETSU/Contributed

Dr. Yue Zou recently garnered national funding to continue his research into a protein within the body and its involvement with cancer prevention.

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Juvenile Detention Center in Johnson City: Number of intakes at record low

Juvenile Detention Center in Johnson City: Number of intakes at record low

September 15th, 2014 8:42 am by Becky Campbell

The 463 juveniles who went through the facility in 2013 was a far cry from the 1,100 in the year 2000. That was the highest year in the center's history, and there has been a consistent decline, with just a few increases, since then.

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Tennessee voters to decide ban on income tax

Tennessee voters to decide ban on income tax

September 15th, 2014 12:01 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Tennesseans are just weeks away from voting on a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.

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Medicaid changes to affect Dawn of Hope services

Medicaid changes to affect Dawn of Hope services

September 14th, 2014 10:08 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Dawn of Hope is asking the community and families of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to share their input on proposed changes to the federal Medicaid waiver program poised to dramatically impact its developmental day program and sh

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State law names county mayor accounting officer, CFO

State law names county mayor accounting officer, CFO

September 14th, 2014 10:01 pm by Gary B. Gray

Many of the duties and responsibilities of the county mayor are not specifically addressed by state code, but it's clear the person elected to that position is expected to provide leadership and direction - perhaps much more than most understand.

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