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School system requests more than $3 million from Johnson City

School system requests more than $3 million from Johnson City

May 19th, 2014 9:52 pm by Max Hrenda

The Johnson City Schools system has requested a budget increase from the city, but based on the city's preliminary budget, that request may prove difficult to grant.

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Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

May 19th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nathan Baker

A trip for two to Japan will cost the partially taxpayer-funded Washington County Economic Development Council nearly $5,000, but the officials headed out of town say the expense could pay off if it helps bring more jobs to the area.

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LED bulbs put spotlight on veterans, energy efficiency

LED bulbs put spotlight on veterans, energy efficiency

May 19th, 2014 9:34 pm by Gary B. Gray

New light is being shed upon the United States Armed Forces at the Jonesborough Veterans Park.

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Sports High schools
Local teams thinking big this week

Local teams thinking big this week

May 19th, 2014 9:03 pm by Douglas Fritz

Science Hill soccer and University High softball plan on making some statewide noise - a necessary attitude for success in the TSSAA Spring Fling, which kicks off in earnest Tuesday.

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Police seek aid in tracking suspected arsonist

Police seek aid in tracking suspected arsonist

May 19th, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Report

The Kingsport Police Department is asking for the public's help in tracking down people they suspect set fire to the Tri-Cities Crossing construction site.

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Judge strikes down Oregon gay marriage ban

Judge strikes down Oregon gay marriage ban

May 19th, 2014 3:16 pm by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

A federal judge has struck down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.

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UPDATE: Charge against pharmacist reduced from attempted murder to assault

UPDATE: Charge against pharmacist reduced from attempted murder to assault

May 19th, 2014 12:05 pm by Becky Campbell

An attempted first-degree murder charge against a local pharmacist accused of trying to kill his wife by allegedly injecting her with medication to control her blood sugar was slashed down to simple assault after a preliminary hearing Monday.

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Authorities identify man killed in weekend apartment fire

Authorities identify man killed in weekend apartment fire

May 19th, 2014 11:36 am by Staff Report

After putting out the fire at 408 E. Watauga Ave., No. 7, firefighters discovered the body of Gilbert King in a back bedroom of the two-story apartment.

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Community Heritage
Tall tales, factual info spring from request concerning old photo

Tall tales, factual info spring from request concerning old photo

May 19th, 2014 10:24 am by Nathan Baker

A 100-year-old photo of a town official and a little person piqued the interest of readers and led to some tall tales about the pictured characters.

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Cubs error: Mural oops shows Lindbergh at Wrigley

Cubs error: Mural oops shows Lindbergh at Wrigley

May 19th, 2014 10:16 am by AP

A closer look at the mural also revealed that a photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt was taken at Wrigley but before he was actually elected, despite what the caption reads.

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