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Chemical emergencies: Unicoi Co., NFS officials get training to cope

Chemical emergencies: Unicoi Co., NFS officials get training to cope

June 6th, 2014 11:26 am by Brad Hicks

Area first responders will agree that in the event of an emergency affecting the community at large, it is critical to have all the responding agencies on the same page.

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Acting VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

Acting VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

June 6th, 2014 10:56 am by TERRY TANG and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said he would ask the inspector general to see if there is any indication those deaths were related to long wait times.

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Crime Erwin
Federal sentence prompts dismissal of local charges in Johnson City man's teen sex solicitation case

Federal sentence prompts dismissal of local charges in Johnson City man's teen sex solicitation case

June 6th, 2014 10:52 am by Brad Hicks

Following his May 2013 arrest, Hoyle was charged by the Erwin Police Department with aggravated statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and solicitation of a person under 18 years of age.

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Whites only water fountain in 2014? Warehouse supervisor in Tennessee fired

Whites only water fountain in 2014? Warehouse supervisor in Tennessee fired

June 6th, 2014 10:50 am by Associated Press

A contractor has fired a cotton warehouse supervisor in Memphis after two black employees accused him of saying that a microwave and a water fountain were for "whites only."

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Sentence cut for man convicted in son's Johnson City shooting death

Sentence cut for man convicted in son's Johnson City shooting death

June 6th, 2014 10:36 am by Becky Campbell

Christopher Mitchell, 31, was found responsible for the death of 2-year-old Jacob Mitchell in a hotel room where the family was living at the time.

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School board, director at odds over incident at Jonesborough Elementary

School board, director at odds over incident at Jonesborough Elementary

June 6th, 2014 9:33 am by Nathan Baker

A tense meeting Thursday night of the Washington County Board of Education revealed a divide between some of its members and Director of Schools Ron Dykes, allegations of misconduct against district staff and the threat of legal action.

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City commissioners work on budget; mill property rezoned again

City commissioners work on budget; mill property rezoned again

June 6th, 2014 9:03 am by Gary B. Gray

The "budget process" has become more a season than a procedure for Johnson City this year, and the financial almanac calls for continued decreases in funding unless a remedy is found.

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Columns Mystery Diner
Mystery Diner

The Local: Johnson City's latest dining indulgence

June 6th, 2014 8:54 am by Mystery Diner

It is not often you find a restaurant that thinks enough of you to pave your way inside with coin of the realm, or invites you to stare at the ceiling while waiting for your order to arrive. Patrons can experience both, and more, at north Johnson City's l

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Opinion
Johnson City lacks useful amenities

Johnson City lacks useful amenities

June 6th, 2014 8:45 am by RICHARD ROLLER

Here we go again. We still don't have an animal shelter, only a hint of one. We have no farmers market, only a hint of one. And don't get me started on a seniors' center just for seniors.

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Opinion
Parents should talk to teens about distracted driving

Parents should talk to teens about distracted driving

June 6th, 2014 8:42 am by Johnson City Press

What will it take to get teenagers to learn texting and driving don't mix? Current efforts to get that message to teen drivers seem to have fallen short.

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