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County committee votes to shrink commission size

County committee votes to shrink commission size

April 2nd, 2015 9:38 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Reapportionment Committee took a first step tonight in what some commissioners herald and others may dread: A reduction of membership in the County Commission from 25 to 15.

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Longhorns score a dozen to beat UH

Longhorns score a dozen to beat UH

April 2nd, 2015 9:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Nick Whitener pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and three earned runs, to lead Johnson County to a 12-3 victory over University High on Thursday evening.

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Norris facing big expectations

Norris facing big expectations

April 2nd, 2015 9:33 pm by Douglas Fritz

Before he makes his first major-league start, former Science Hill pitcher Daniel Norris is already catching eyes across MLB. He was tabbed as a Rookie of the Year candidate Thursday by CBSSports.com baseball writer Max Axisa.

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'Better together:' Wellmont, Mountain States officially announce merger plans

'Better together:' Wellmont, Mountain States officially announce merger plans

April 2nd, 2015 7:51 pm by Nathan Baker

After decades of fierce competition for patients in the region, Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance hope to create the peanut butter cup of health care providers, aiming to combine into an organization that is better together.

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Arkansas lawmakers pass revised religious objections bill

Arkansas lawmakers pass revised religious objections bill

April 2nd, 2015 4:57 pm by ANDREW DeMILLO and TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

Opponents said they believed the measure still needs explicit anti-discrimination language similar to Indiana's proposal.

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Update: Death toll stands at 147 in Kenya massacre

Update: Death toll stands at 147 in Kenya massacre

April 2nd, 2015 4:01 pm by TOM ODULA, RODNEY MUHUMUZA and KHALIL SENOSI, Associated Press

Four of the gunmen were killed by security forces.

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Nuke deal: World powers, Iran reach crucial framework

Nuke deal: World powers, Iran reach crucial framework

April 2nd, 2015 4:00 pm by GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Speaking from the White House, President Barack Obama called it a "good deal" that would address concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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The Buzz: Here's what hot today on JohnsonCityPress.com

The Buzz: Here's what hot today on JohnsonCityPress.com

April 2nd, 2015 3:49 pm by Johnson City Press

Miss something? Don't worry, The Buzz has your back. Here are today's trending stories on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

April 2nd, 2015 3:20 pm by GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

The world-famous televangelist and author memorialized in decades of recorded sermons and books died early Thursday at a care facility in Artesia, daughter Carol Schuller Milner said. He was 88.

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Progress 2015: United Way support changes lives

Progress 2015: United Way support changes lives

April 2nd, 2015 2:40 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The United Way of Washington County wrapped up its 2014 fundraising campaign in January with $1,759,265 in contributions pledged, and will soon begin work to determine how those dollars will be spent.

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