Johnson City Press Thursday, March 5, 2015
Sports ETSU Sports
Relaxed Ezell, Lady Bucs open SoCon tourney

Relaxed Ezell, Lady Bucs open SoCon tourney

March 4th, 2015 10:22 pm by Joe Avento

Brittney Ezell's East Tennessee State team takes on Western Carolina in a 4:30 p.m. quarterfinal matchup of the Southern Conference tournament, and the Bucs coach says she wants her team to enjoy the experience and let the results speak for themselves.

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Sports High schools
Lady Cyclones begin title defense against familiar foe

Lady Cyclones begin title defense against familiar foe

March 4th, 2015 10:21 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton and Westview meet in the girls Class AA state basketball tournament for the third straight year, and the fourth time in seven years, in today's quarterfinal contest at Murphy Center. Tipoff is set for 4:45 p.m. (EST).

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2 years old, still in diapers: The River ministry program celebrates 2nd year

2 years old, still in diapers: The River ministry program celebrates 2nd year

March 4th, 2015 9:59 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

"Changing Lives from the Bottom Up," the diaper subsidy program at The River laundry and resource center for women, marked its two year anniversary in February.

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State to Unicoi Co.: Belated budget could put kibosh on project loans

State to Unicoi Co.: Belated budget could put kibosh on project loans

March 4th, 2015 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County could face the consequences if the Unicoi County Commission wishes to continue its tradition of passing the county's overall budget in September.

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Crime Regional & National
Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

March 4th, 2015 9:03 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County teen accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires last month that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage allegedly returned to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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News Regional & National Business & Technology
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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News Regional & National Education
Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

March 4th, 2015 8:02 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition is advancing in the Senate.

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Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

March 4th, 2015 7:54 pm by Associated Press

A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification.

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News Crime Regional & National
'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

March 4th, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

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Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

March 4th, 2015 5:17 pm by Staff Report

Morristown's former solid waste director has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated more than $220,000 in government funds over a four-year period.

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