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On middle ground: Ward lobbies for new Carter Co. middle school

On middle ground: Ward lobbies for new Carter Co. middle school

July 1st, 2014 10:14 pm by John Thompson

Carter County Director of Schools Kevin Ward has been working hard in the past few weeks to win funding for a new middle school adjacent to the Watauga Industrial Park in Stoney Creek.

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Crime Police Blotter
Pills galore, the phantom car theft and more from the Police Blotter

Pills galore, the phantom car theft and more from the Police Blotter

July 1st, 2014 10:00 pm by Staff Report

Also inside: Mama said, mama said, a fishy crime, and more!

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Inmate fight precedes prison lockdown

Inmate fight precedes prison lockdown

July 1st, 2014 6:36 pm by Staff Report

One man injured in fight

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News Regional & National Education
Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests, although some didn't fare too well in reading, according to results released Tuesday.

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Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Two attempts to pass a property tax increase to help schools failed.

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2 NE Tennessee men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

2 NE Tennessee men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

July 1st, 2014 5:23 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Two Hawkins County men accused of attempting to lure three 13-year-old girls to a 3 a.m. sex party late last year were sentenced to probation Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

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Founders Park gets entrance arch from Tupelo Honey

July 1st, 2014 5:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

The work is made from hammered iron and copper and represents pollination.

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Garbage, recycling pickup to be business as usual over 4th

Garbage, recycling pickup to be business as usual over 4th

July 1st, 2014 2:12 pm by For the Press

The only days of the year that garbage/recycling schedules are altered are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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News Regional & National
Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

July 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

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Opinion
Should Congress increase the federal gasoline tax?

Should Congress increase the federal gasoline tax?

July 1st, 2014 12:38 pm by Johnson City Press

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker thinks it is time to raise the federal gas tax.

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