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Wild films at ETSU to spark environmental activism

Wild films at ETSU to spark environmental activism

March 20th, 2015 5:04 pm by Tony Casey

There's a film montage that East Tennessee State University's Director of Sustainability Kathleen Moore wants students and the general public to see.

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Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 4:46 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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UPDATE: Austin Springs home invasion led to discovery of several large bags of pot, police say

UPDATE: Austin Springs home invasion led to discovery of several large bags of pot, police say

March 20th, 2015 3:43 pm by Staff Report

Mark Dakota Whitson was arrested after an early morning 911 call about a disturbance led Johnson City police to 277 S. Austin Springs Road.

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UPDATE: ETSU suspends fraternity for 5 years in wake of hazing allegations

UPDATE: ETSU suspends fraternity for 5 years in wake of hazing allegations

March 20th, 2015 2:13 pm by Nathan Baker

Hazing led East Tennessee State University to suspend a fraternity chapter from campus for five years, effective immediately, university officials announced today in a news release.

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Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

March 20th, 2015 12:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A former Kingsport alderman who currently serves on multiple community boards and commissions has been arrested, accused of sexual battery on a disabled woman at a business that he owns.

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Caught on video: Johnson City man charged with forging $3,500 in checks

Caught on video: Johnson City man charged with forging $3,500 in checks

March 20th, 2015 11:41 am by Staff Report

Larry Brian Shelton was arrested Friday.

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Unicoi schools' bubblegum' gets bonus

Unicoi schools' bubblegum' gets bonus

March 20th, 2015 10:30 am by Brad Hicks

"This is what I think - the people that drive the buses, cook the food, help the teachers, count the money, are the most important. They're the bubblegum that holds us all together" - Interim Director of Unicoi County Schools Tommy Clouse.

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Commissioners hear $7.7 million plan for upgrades to Jonesborough's school facilities

Commissioners hear $7.7 million plan for upgrades to Jonesborough's school facilities

March 20th, 2015 9:43 am by Nathan Baker

Among the most costly items are re-roofing both schools, adding a music and art room to the middle school and separating the open round portion of the elementary school into defined classrooms.

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Hotel-motel tax: Tennessee Senate's 31-0 vote advances plan for hike

Hotel-motel tax: Tennessee Senate's 31-0 vote advances plan for hike

March 20th, 2015 9:34 am by Gary B. Gray

The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation that gives Johnson City commissioners the authority to raise the municipality's hotel-motel tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.

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NCAA funding rule stalls ETSU/Science Hill stadium deal

NCAA funding rule stalls ETSU/Science Hill stadium deal

March 20th, 2015 9:15 am by Gary B. Gray

The university plans to play its 2015 football season on the Science Hill High School campus in exchange for about $26,600. Johnson City would provide concessions on game days and retain all revenues from this source.

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