Johnson City Press Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

December 10th, 2014 4:26 pm by Jen Todd, The Tennessean

Despite the abundance of outdoor activities and a health care hub as its capital, Tennessee is lagging behind 44 states in overall health.

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Sports ETSU Sports
ETSU's Giplaye suffers knee injury

ETSU's Giplaye suffers knee injury

December 10th, 2014 3:33 pm by Joe Avento

The ETSU players were reportedly visibly shaken and practice was called off at that point.

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Opinion
Tennessee must crack down on 'pill mills'

Tennessee must crack down on 'pill mills'

December 10th, 2014 12:05 pm by Johnson City Press

Local law enforcement officials say enough is enough. They are calling on lawmakers to close a loophole in state law that has allowed so-called "pill mills" to thrive in Tennessee.

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Today's Buzz: No need to surf, here's what's trending

Today's Buzz: No need to surf, here's what's trending

December 10th, 2014 11:25 am by Johnson City Press

Here are today's most popular stories on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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News Local News Regional & National Election 2014
Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

December 10th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

The state Senate's Republican caucus has once again nominated Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey as Speaker of the Senate, a post he will likely re-assume as the 109th General Assembly convenes in Nashville next year.

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News Regional & National
Obama reassures immigrants at Nashville town hall appearance: 'American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly'

Obama reassures immigrants at Nashville town hall appearance: 'American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly'

December 10th, 2014 9:45 am by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a priority for deportation in the future, while acknowledging another president could undo it all.

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Local News
Judge Arden Hill's portrait to hang in Washington County Justice Center

Judge Arden Hill's portrait to hang in Washington County Justice Center

December 10th, 2014 9:07 am by Becky Campbell

Those in political circles always say it's difficult to defeat a sitting judge, but one local retired judge did just that in his first attempt four decades ago.

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Crime Local News
Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

December 10th, 2014 8:58 am by Staff Report

A Unicoi County woman serving probation for a 2012 arrest on methamphetamine-related charges was arrested last week on new drug charges, according to the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department.

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Crime Local News
Man accused of firing shots at estranged wife's boyfriend

Man accused of firing shots at estranged wife's boyfriend

December 10th, 2014 8:54 am by John Thompson

A county man was arrested over the weekend after he was accused of firing two shots at the man he described as his estranged wife's boyfriend.

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Local News
Renovations force Sessions Court move to Council Chambers

Renovations force Sessions Court move to Council Chambers

December 10th, 2014 8:50 am by John Thompson

Some local legal history was made Tuesday morning when the Carter County Sessions Court convened in the Elizabethton City Council Chambers.

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