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Hotel-motel tax increase bills checking into Legislature

Hotel-motel tax increase bills checking into Legislature

March 12th, 2015 10:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

Companion bills introduced in Nashville to allow Johnson City to increase its hotel-motel tax rate from 5 percent to 7 percent are easily clearing Senate and House committee hurdles and appear to be on the way to becoming law.

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State, city begin pothole-patching process

State, city begin pothole-patching process

March 12th, 2015 10:15 pm by Max Hrenda

With a healthy rash of wet and wintry weather in the rear view mirror, state and local agencies have started looking ahead to repairing some of the problems left in its wake.

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State OKs construction on ETSU football stadium

State OKs construction on ETSU football stadium

March 12th, 2015 9:56 pm by News Sentinel Staff

The State Building Commission gave its approval Thursday for East Tennessee State University to proceed with the first phase of construction of a 10,000-seat football stadium, primarily funded with student fees.

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UT rallies from 12 down to beat Vanderbilt

UT rallies from 12 down to beat Vanderbilt

March 12th, 2015 9:36 pm by AP

Josh Richardson scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, and Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 67-61 Thursday night in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

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Hampton suffers narrow loss at state tournament

Hampton suffers narrow loss at state tournament

March 12th, 2015 9:18 pm by Trey Williams

The composed and focused Bulldogs pushed Union City to the closing seconds before suffering a heartbreaking 57-53 defeat in the state quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at Middle Tennessee State's Murphy Center.

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Milligan handed quick exit at NAIA

Milligan handed quick exit at NAIA

March 12th, 2015 9:15 pm by Staff Report

Fifth-seeded Dakota Wesleyan made quick work of Milligan, handing the unseeded Buffs a 98-55 loss in the first round of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.

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Bristol Dragway site of many magic moments

Bristol Dragway site of many magic moments

March 12th, 2015 8:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Besides hosting one of the marquee events on the NHRA Drag Racing tour, Bristol Dragway is celebrating its golden anniversary this season.

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Update: THP identifies driver in single-car crash that closed I-26

Update: THP identifies driver in single-car crash that closed I-26

March 12th, 2015 6:53 pm by Staff Report

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the identity of a woman who was injured in a single-car crash that caused the shutdown of eastbound traffic along Interstate 26.

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Update: Source 'close to' ETSU program confirms Bartow firing

Update: Source 'close to' ETSU program confirms Bartow firing

March 12th, 2015 6:14 pm by Joe Avento

East Tennessee State basketball coach Murry Bartow has been fired, people close to the program confirmed Thursday night.

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Convicted Johnson City killer's ex-wife indicted as accessory

Convicted Johnson City killer's ex-wife indicted as accessory

March 12th, 2015 3:03 pm by Staff Report

Kimberly Delfino Edwards was arrested Thursday by Johnson City police investigators.

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