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$40M price tag: Washington County Budget Committee looks at school facilities' needs

$40M price tag: Washington County Budget Committee looks at school facilities' needs

February 11th, 2015 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

On top of the $30.5 million price tag for a new intermediate school in the Boones Creek area, Washington County school administrators said $10 million in improvements are needed to keep Jonesborough's schools operating for the next 10 years.

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Washington County committee OKs impact study for connecting road between Boones Creek, Johnson City

Washington County committee OKs impact study for connecting road between Boones Creek, Johnson City

February 11th, 2015 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

Local officials will soon know just how large a planned major transportation project will impact the economy.

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Sports ETSU Sports
Bucs look to break out of slump at Greensboro

Bucs look to break out of slump at Greensboro

February 11th, 2015 9:15 pm by Joe Avento

A month ago, the Bucs were 4-1 in the SoCon and appeared to be poised to challenge for the regular-season championship. Since then, they've lost six of eight league games and find themselves in a battle to remain in the top half of the conference standing

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Bucs baseball 'ready to go'

Bucs baseball 'ready to go'

February 11th, 2015 9:14 pm by Joe Avento

East Tennessee State's baseball team held its annual media day Wednesday at Thomas Stadium, and the general consensus of the Bucs is they can't wait to get going.

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Former Buc Rader joins ETSU staff

Former Buc Rader joins ETSU staff

February 11th, 2015 9:13 pm by Joe Avento

Mike Rader, who played at quarterback and wide receiver at Science Hill and was a three-year starter at ETSU, joined the Bucs football staff on Wednesday. He will become the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

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Marijuana case against Washington County man dismissed after prosecutors, investigators can't hash out details

Marijuana case against Washington County man dismissed after prosecutors, investigators can't hash out details

February 11th, 2015 9:13 pm by Becky Campbell

The continuation of a bench trial for Washington County man charged two years ago with possession of hash oil after he signed for a package was scheduled for Wednesday, but his attorney said sloppy investigation work led to his client being cleared.

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Sports High schools
Strickland to coach Science Hill soccer

Strickland to coach Science Hill soccer

February 11th, 2015 9:10 pm by Douglas Fritz

Science Hill named David Strickland, who has coached at all levels from recreation leagues all the way through under-18, its head soccer coach on Wednesday.

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'Epiphany' delays debate on plan to revise Common Core

'Epiphany' delays debate on plan to revise Common Core

February 11th, 2015 8:53 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Lawmakers decided to delay debating a plan aimed at revising the controversial Common Core education standards after state Rep. Billy Spivey, R-Lewisburg, said he had an "epiphany."

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Congress clears Keystone XL Pipeline bill, setting up veto

Congress clears Keystone XL Pipeline bill, setting up veto

February 11th, 2015 5:24 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

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