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Schools announce Wednesday closings

Schools announce Wednesday closings

January 28th, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

Some area schools are already announcing closures for Wednesday, Jan. 29, ahead of expected snowy conditions and sub-freezing temperatures.

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Off the Wall News: Police say woman called 911 with fake gunman report to avoid traffic ticket

Off the Wall News: Police say woman called 911 with fake gunman report to avoid traffic ticket

January 28th, 2014 4:06 pm by Associated Press

Roswell police say 22-year-old Savana Jimenez called 911 Sunday morning hoping the officer who pulled over the car she was a passenger in would get dispatched to the fake crime.

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Man arrested after seeking drugs at sex shop

Man arrested after seeking drugs at sex shop

January 28th, 2014 3:32 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The clerk at an adult novelty store reported a suspicious customer with a "blank look on his face."

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Reader Photo: Car on top on Rockhouse Road off Okolona

Reader Photo: Car on top on Rockhouse Road off Okolona

January 28th, 2014 3:22 pm by Maggie Hubbard

Johnson City Press reader Maggie Hubbard came up on this wreck on her way home Tuesday.

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Unicoi Co. couple give $1M for cancer center at JCMC

Unicoi Co. couple give $1M for cancer center at JCMC

January 28th, 2014 2:46 pm by Staff Report

Jim and Janet Ayers announced the gift at a recent event in Kingsport honoring former Mountain States CEO Dennis Vonderfecht.

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Washington County offices closed early Tuesday, opening late Wednesday; JC's Memorial Park closing

Washington County offices closed early Tuesday, opening late Wednesday; JC's Memorial Park closing

January 28th, 2014 2:12 pm by Staff Report

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge closed all county offices at 2 p.m. Tuesday due to the weather and said those offices won't re-open until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

January 28th, 2014 1:43 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father – an alleged "Bloods" gang member loyal to the color red.

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Sports High schools
Snow wipes out prep basketball action

Snow wipes out prep basketball action

January 28th, 2014 1:40 pm by Douglas Fritz

Included in the direct hit was David Crockett's home games against Volunteer. They were rescheduled for Wednesday.

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Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

January 28th, 2014 10:16 am by Staff Report

Miss something? Here's a baker's dozen of local news and sports stories from The Buzz to keep you in the loop.

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Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

January 28th, 2014 9:54 am by Becky Campbell

Instead of going to trial on solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of a minor, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Owens was set to enter a guilty plea in Jonesborough on Wednesday.

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