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Johnson City schools among finalists for grant

Johnson City schools among finalists for grant

November 21st, 2013 9:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The Johnson City School District is among 31 finalists out of more than 250 districts competing for $120 million in federal Race to the Top funding.

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Remembering JFK: Johnson City Press readers reflect on 50th anniversary of president's death

Remembering JFK: Johnson City Press readers reflect on 50th anniversary of president's death

November 21st, 2013 9:00 pm by Sam Watson

The Johnson City Press asked readers to share their memories of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and its impact on American society.

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Off the Wall News: Deer takes bathroom break in old Elizabethton bowling alley

Off the Wall News: Deer takes bathroom break in old Elizabethton bowling alley

November 21st, 2013 4:57 pm by John Thompson

All five lanes of Elk Avenue were blocked for a short time until the doe was able to escape the building and sprint across the highway, heading for the Watauga River.

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Report: Elizabethton woman admitted to 'shooting up' cocaine while pregnant

Report: Elizabethton woman admitted to 'shooting up' cocaine while pregnant

November 21st, 2013 4:43 pm by John Thompson

Wendy Annette Langston was was 29 weeks pregnant at time.

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Update: Unicoi County mayor, probable election opponent clash in office scuffle

Update: Unicoi County mayor, probable election opponent clash in office scuffle

November 21st, 2013 3:14 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch and county mayoral candidate John Day were set to do battle for the office in next year’s election. But, according to law enforcement officials, things got physical between the two men late Thursday morning, leading to offic

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NE Tennessee high school band instruments damaged by sprinkler leak

NE Tennessee high school band instruments damaged by sprinkler leak

November 21st, 2013 2:53 pm by Staff Report

A school official said a sprinkler head failed at Sullivan North High School Thursday morning, flooding the band room and damaging an undetermined amount of instruments, music, books and other items.

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Off the Wall News: Deputies say 'Don Juan' on bath salts impersonated chicken

Off the Wall News: Deputies say 'Don Juan' on bath salts impersonated chicken

November 21st, 2013 2:44 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Church Hill man told sheriff's deputies Monday evening his name was “Don Juan” and he was pretending to be a chicken in the yard of a total stranger to scare away the “imaginary people.”

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Here comes the Tweetsie Trail

Here comes the Tweetsie Trail

November 21st, 2013 1:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Shovels hit the ground Wednesday kicking off the first phase of East Tennessee’s first “Rails-to-Trails” project — the Tweetsie Trail — a 10-mile pedestrian-friendly path from Johnson City to Elizabethton.

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5 children unresponsive after being pulled from car in pond; driver escapes

5 children unresponsive after being pulled from car in pond; driver escapes

November 21st, 2013 1:40 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say a car veered off a rain-slicked highway ramp in suburban Minneapolis, landing in a nearby holding pond and trapping five children underwater for several minutes until a tow truck could pull it out.

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Democrats vote to curb filibusters on court appointees

Democrats vote to curb filibusters on court appointees

November 21st, 2013 1:34 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

The 52-48 vote to undercut venerable filibuster rules on presidential appointees capped more than a decade of struggle.

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