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Johnson City man charged with raping teen; alleged abuse started when boy was 10

Johnson City man charged with raping teen; alleged abuse started when boy was 10

January 28th, 2014 9:18 am by Becky Campbell

The allegations are that Anthony Eugene Newton first began touching the boy, which brought sexual battery charges, and that led to further sexual contact that would constitute rape.

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Elizabethton Downtown Historic District may be on way to expanding

Elizabethton Downtown Historic District may be on way to expanding

January 28th, 2014 9:13 am by John Thompson

The district currently extends westward only to Sycamore Street, leaving out several blocks of downtown.

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The sapsucker is telling a story.

January 28th, 2014 9:00 am by Photo by Gail Stenstad

It almost looks like the sapsucker is telling the bluebirds a story. In any case, they are very focused on him. Photo by Gail Stenstad, Limestone.

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Update: ETSU closed at noon, night classes canceled

Update: ETSU closed at noon, night classes canceled

January 28th, 2014 7:09 am by Staff Report

East Tennessee State University administrators announced just after 11 a.m. that the campus would close at noon because of inclement weather.

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Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

January 27th, 2014 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Propane supply problems have caused shortages of the liquefied fuel across much of the country, but local dealers and dispensers say a little patience will see the region through the worst of this winter’s cold snaps.

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Deputy restrains Washington Co. commissioner as argument erupts over last week's meeting

Deputy restrains Washington Co. commissioner as argument erupts over last week's meeting

January 27th, 2014 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge had some explaining to do Monday.

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WJHL founder Lancaster dies at 89

WJHL founder Lancaster dies at 89

January 27th, 2014 9:27 pm by Tony Casey

You could call Hanes Lancaster Jr.’s appearance during local television station WJHL’s celebration of its 60th anniversary Oct. 28 a victory lap.

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Convenience stores seeking level wine field

Convenience stores seeking level wine field

January 27th, 2014 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

A local convenience store leader criticized state lawmakers and lobbyists Monday for shutting out his and hundreds of other business owners’ interests from the negotiations centered on an anticipated wine bill that he said could significantly cut into sal

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Elizabethton man wins Grammy with Snarky Puppy

Elizabethton man wins Grammy with Snarky Puppy

January 27th, 2014 9:19 pm by Tony Casey

Just minutes after it was announced that Snarky Puppy won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance on Sunday night, Elizabethton’s Justin Stanton, a horn player in the band, noticed his phone battery died from an overload of congratulatory calls and text

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Chief deputy says Erwin Pizza Hut employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest

Chief deputy says Erwin Pizza Hut employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest

January 27th, 2014 5:05 pm by Brad Hicks

"The defendant then leaned over the pizza that she had began to slice, and I observed her spit on the pizza" — Unicoi County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Frank Rogers.

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