Johnson City Press Friday, October 31, 2014
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Unicoi school officials look to snag grant by encouraging safe driving by students

Unicoi school officials look to snag grant by encouraging safe driving by students

September 18th, 2014 8:33 am by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County School System officials agree that encouraging safe driving practices among local teens is the priority, but they also agree the monetary benefits that may come from doing so are a great bonus.

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NRC to hold meeting in Erwin on NFS

NRC to hold meeting in Erwin on NFS

September 18th, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Reports

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting in Erwin later this month to provide residents with information on the agency's inspection and oversight activities at the Nuclear Fuel Services facility.

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City project to provide better parking, drainage

City project to provide better parking, drainage

September 18th, 2014 8:27 am by Gary B. Gray

A plan is in motion to accommodate both more stormwater and downtown parking in Johnson City near West Main and West Market streets.

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Commission to decide if $48K to go to public art

Commission to decide if $48K to go to public art

September 18th, 2014 2:00 am by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City commissioners will consider an agreement tonight with Duke Oursler and Marc Moulton of Outdoor Art - Sculpture LLC for the fabrication and installation of "Genesis," a work of art to be positioned at the Founders Park entry at Sevier Street a

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One big melon: Limestone man grows 156-lb. watermelon

One big melon: Limestone man grows 156-lb. watermelon

September 17th, 2014 9:38 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In the 35 years he's been growing giant watermelons, 85-year-old Jack Snapp of Limestone has won more blue ribbons than he cares to count.

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Sports ETSU Sports
Time moved for Bucs' scrimmage

Time moved for Bucs' scrimmage

September 17th, 2014 9:34 pm by Joe Avento

The powers at East Tennessee State University know not to get in the way of Tennessee football, especially when it could interfere with attendance at the first public appearance of their own new program.

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VA hopes to curtail rising number of veteran suicides

VA hopes to curtail rising number of veteran suicides

September 17th, 2014 9:33 pm by Tony Casey

The numbers are troubling - veteran suicides are on the rise in the state.

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Jones's big return helps 'Toppers forget last year

Jones's big return helps 'Toppers forget last year

September 17th, 2014 9:33 pm by Douglas Fritz

It would be hard to definitively say how much Science Hill missed Rachel Jones on the soccer field last season. Suffice to say, it was a lot.

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Winstead leads plenty of change at UH

Winstead leads plenty of change at UH

September 17th, 2014 9:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There are plenty of changes in the athletic department at University High starting at the top. Dustin Honeycutt is the new athletic director, and one of his first big decisions concerned the hiring of a new girls' basketball coach.

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Rape report prompts security step-up at ETSU

Rape report prompts security step-up at ETSU

September 17th, 2014 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

In response to a reported rape in a residence hall on the campus of East Tennessee State University, a spokesman for the school said public safety officers would step up patrols as they search for suspects.

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