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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

July 19th, 2014 6:25 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

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Update: Service restored to E. Oakland Ave. area

Update: Service restored to E. Oakland Ave. area

July 19th, 2014 4:31 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Power Board is working to restore service to "a few hundred" customers who lost power Saturday afternoon.

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News Crime Regional & National
TDOC, TBI investigating NE inmate's death

TDOC, TBI investigating NE inmate's death

July 19th, 2014 4:05 pm by Staff Report

An inmate's death has prompted a homicide investigation from the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

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Sports JC Cards Elizabethton Twins
Twins win, Cards washed

Twins win, Cards washed

July 18th, 2014 10:37 pm by Staff Report

The Elizabethton Twins inched a little farther ahead in the Appalachian League West Division standings on Friday night, while Johnson City's game with Pulaski was postponed due to rain.

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News Local News Education ETSU
TBR: ETSU has lowest number of tenured teachers in system

TBR: ETSU has lowest number of tenured teachers in system

July 18th, 2014 10:09 pm by Nathan Baker

In the midst of a multi-year budget squeeze, East Tennessee State University's proportion of teachers granted tenure status is the lowest among four-year institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, but administrators say that's attributable t

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Bitter pills: State, local health pros talk reducing prescription medication abuse

Bitter pills: State, local health pros talk reducing prescription medication abuse

July 18th, 2014 10:05 pm by Nathan Baker

With a new organized, multi-pronged approach touted in Johnson City on Friday, state and local officials hope to quell Tennessee's seemingly insatiable appetite for prescription opioids and cure the negative side effects resulting from their abuse.

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News Local News Election 2014
Rain fails to derail early Carter Co. voter turnout

Rain fails to derail early Carter Co. voter turnout

July 18th, 2014 9:57 pm by John Thompson

There was a feeling of excitement and enthusiasm around the Carter County Courthouse on Friday because it was the first day of early voting for the Aug. 7 general election.

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News Crime Local News
'Huff' riding: Despite arrests, law enforcement says inhaling-and-driving not on rise

'Huff' riding: Despite arrests, law enforcement says inhaling-and-driving not on rise

July 18th, 2014 9:47 pm by Max Hrenda

Within the past four days, two Johnson City drivers were arrested on suspicion that they crashed their vehicles after "huffing" aerosol inhalants while driving.

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Sports ETSU Sports Local Golf
Enoch misses cut at British Open

Enoch misses cut at British Open

July 18th, 2014 9:37 pm by Staff Report

Former East Tennessee State golfer Rhys Enoch shot 4-over 76 on Friday to card a 5-over 149 (73-76) in the first two rounds and miss the cut by three strokes.

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Sports High schools
Cyclones' Thomas doesn't think surgery will slow him down

Cyclones' Thomas doesn't think surgery will slow him down

July 18th, 2014 9:35 pm by Douglas Fritz

It's a give-and-take game that's part of the college football recruiting business, and Elizabethton's Ethan Thomas got a little bite on the take side. The Cyclones' standout senior running back underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee recently, but

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