Johnson City Press Monday, December 22, 2014
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The Buzz: Trending stories today from Johnson City Press

The Buzz: Trending stories today from Johnson City Press

December 22nd, 2014 1:42 pm by Johnson City Press

Don't get left out. Here's what people are reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Opinion
Pets need caring, responsible owners

Pets need caring, responsible owners

December 22nd, 2014 1:10 pm by Johnson City Press

There will be children asking for a puppy or kitten this Christmas, but there are a few things parents should consider before rushing out to get a pet for their son or daughter.

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News Crime Regional & National
Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee is joining a multi-state lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

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News Regional & National
Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58

Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the female western lowland gorilla, named Colo, is celebrating her birthday Monday with an Ohio-shaped cake made of peanut butter, applesauce, honey, shredded carrots with Greek yogurt frosting.

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News Regional & National Business & Technology
Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

December 22nd, 2014 12:37 pm by Associated Press

Momentum is mounting for a possible proposal to raise the state's gas tax for the first time in 25 years.

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Columns As I See It
Gene Autry was an early  combatant in the War on Christmas'

Gene Autry was an early combatant in the War on Christmas'

December 22nd, 2014 11:32 am by Robert Houk

It makes sense, after all Autry did live in California, which everyone knows is not called the "left coast" for nothing.

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Community Local News

Here's looking at you, Tree Streets

December 22nd, 2014 10:55 am by Tony Casey

A wily raccoon ducks into a storm drain on the corner of Spring and West Poplar streets as cars pass.

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Opinion
Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

December 22nd, 2014 10:16 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee does not have a law making it illegal to smoke in car when a child in present. Smoking also is allowed in nursing homes, tobacco stores, automotive/body shops and private clubs.

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News Photos Local News

Photo Gallery: Lighting up the neighborhood

December 22nd, 2014 9:55 am by Becky Campbell

A short drive around Johnson City in search of holiday light displays was not disappointing Sunday.

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News Local News
Meet Your Neighbor: Retired teacher ensures neediest families feast for Christmas

Meet Your Neighbor: Retired teacher ensures neediest families feast for Christmas

December 21st, 2014 9:29 pm by John Thompson

It takes a lot of love and hard work to provide a festive Christmas feast for 523 families. The Johnson City Christmas Box provided that many feasts for needy families in Carter County this year, thanks, in no small part, to the overflowing love, hard wor

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