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Sue Guinn Legg

Helping the children: Programs hope to expand in Johnson City, Liberia

December 11th, 2014 8:38 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The final weeks of 2014 hold a lot of potential for two local organizations working to better assist the neediest of children.

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With little chance for more state funding, higher ed may turn to cuts, tuition increases

With little chance for more state funding, higher ed may turn to cuts, tuition increases

December 11th, 2014 7:31 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Faced with flat revenue projections, higher education officials will have to find ways to cover costs at their institutions because the state won't be able to help them anytime soon, a top economist said Wednesday.

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News Regional & National Elections
Congress voices displeasure in considering $1.1T spending bill

Congress voices displeasure in considering $1.1T spending bill

December 11th, 2014 7:18 am by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

"This may be a 'hold your nose' vote," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. "Do you really think next year, with Republicans entirely in control, that it would actually get better?"

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Sports High schools
Daniel Boone fends off South

Daniel Boone fends off South

December 10th, 2014 10:49 pm by Dave Ongie, NET News Service

The Daniel Boone Trailblazers used hot shooting and a good effort on the defensive boards to score a quality non-conference win over Sullivan South on Wednesday night.

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Sports ETSU Sports UT Sports
Fulmer talks about playoffs, ETSU football

Fulmer talks about playoffs, ETSU football

December 10th, 2014 10:46 pm by Matt Slovin, The Tennessean

The Tennessean's Matt Slovin caught up with Fulmer, 64, this week to discuss everything from the College Football Playoff to bird hunting.

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Sports High schools
Near 1,000: Pitts closing in on career milestone

Near 1,000: Pitts closing in on career milestone

December 10th, 2014 10:43 pm by Douglas Fritz

Former Science Hill coach George Pitts got his 999th career win on Tuesday night when King College defeated Tusculum. His first crack at No. 1,000 will come Saturday at USC Aiken in South Carolina.

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Turns out, Blue Devils reloaded instead of rebuilt

Turns out, Blue Devils reloaded instead of rebuilt

December 10th, 2014 10:36 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After the Blue Devils graduated eight players from last season's Three Rivers championship team, many expected them to struggle early, instead, Unicoi County went on the road Tuesday night and knocked off Sullivan East 57-49 to move to the top of the leag

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Create Appalachia seeks government aid in claiming Oaks Castle

Create Appalachia seeks government aid in claiming Oaks Castle

December 10th, 2014 9:59 pm by Nathan Baker

With an online fundraiser to purchase a decades-old Johnson City landmark falling far short of its goal, the head of the nonprofit leading the charge is hoping local municipalities will contribute to the cause.

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New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

December 10th, 2014 9:50 pm by Gary B. Gray

In September, the Washington County Commission dismantled the lifeless City-County Liaison Committee and formed the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee with the aim of connecting more with state legislators to understand and help with wide-ranging issues.

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Big John's owner hopes to close out Tweetsie situation with Johnson City, Elizabethton

Big John's owner hopes to close out Tweetsie situation with Johnson City, Elizabethton

December 10th, 2014 9:33 pm by Tony Casey

A meeting of the minds will take place in the coming weeks to resolve a situation that has a local business owner's fence blocking passage on the path laid out for the Tweetsie Trail.

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