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Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Rural residents confront higher health care costs

March 30th, 2014 8:54 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Health care has always been more expensive in far-flung communities, where actuarial insurance data show fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals, as well as older residents in need of more health care services. But the rural-urban cost divide has been ex

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City man arrested for being habitual motor offender

City man arrested for being habitual motor offender

March 30th, 2014 3:54 pm by Staff Reports

A Johnson City man was arrested this weekend on charges of driving while being a habitual motor offender.

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Eating event set to raise funds for Tweetsie Trail

Eating event set to raise funds for Tweetsie Trail

March 30th, 2014 3:51 pm by Tony Casey

Dr. Dan Schumaier, chairman of the Rails-to-Trails task force, is convinced everyone is getting excited about the 10-mile recreational trail between Johnson City and Elizabethton called the Tweetsie Trail.

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Johnson City amends law to permit "toy weapon" sales

Johnson City amends law to permit "toy weapon" sales

March 30th, 2014 3:46 pm by Max Hrenda

After realizing that the city was in violation of a federal statute, Johnson City Commissioners revised an ordinance to permit the sale of "look-alike" weapons in the city.

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UPDATE: Cyclist hit by suspected drunken driver in stable condition

UPDATE: Cyclist hit by suspected drunken driver in stable condition

March 29th, 2014 10:03 pm by Staff Reports

Mountain States Health Alliance personnel said an Elizabethton man who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle is in stable condition.

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Whether cultural or economic, city, area poised for advances

Whether cultural or economic, city, area poised for advances

March 29th, 2014 9:33 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City and its surrounding communities, from the I-81/26 interchange to the mountainous state line, are poised to make great advances in the coming years, giving leaders and residents "Faith in the Future."

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Listening to you: Press responds to readers' concerns

Listening to you: Press responds to readers' concerns

March 29th, 2014 9:29 pm by Tony Casey

A successful newspaper is based on its ability to address the needs of its community, and that's the idea behind the Johnson City Press' development of a Community Advisory Board over the past few months.

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CERT course gets citizens ready for emergencies

CERT course gets citizens ready for emergencies

March 29th, 2014 9:21 pm by Tony Casey

It would be hard to imagination a more intense and hands-on final exam than the one needed to complete Community Emergency Response Team training, put on by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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Figures show Johnson City crime down

Figures show Johnson City crime down

March 29th, 2014 9:15 pm by Becky Campbell

Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois is well aware of the crime, and its severity, in the downtown area of late, but he wants residents to know overall crime is down compared to last year and most violent crimes are not random.

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UPDATE: THP says alcohol, drugs may have played part in fatal Gap Creek crash

UPDATE: THP says alcohol, drugs may have played part in fatal Gap Creek crash

March 29th, 2014 8:14 pm by Staff Reports

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that an Elizabethton man who was killed in a single-car accident this weekend may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol before his death.

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