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Cards can't stop Astros; Twins split

Cards can't stop Astros; Twins split

August 1st, 2014 11:14 pm by Staff Report

Johnson City got slapped with a four spot in the second inning and couldn't recover in a 4-1 loss to Greeneville, while Elizabethton split a double-header in Kingsport, losing the first 1-0 and winning the next 3-1.

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District 7 debate facing drought of details

District 7 debate facing drought of details

August 1st, 2014 10:12 pm by Gary B. Gray

Underdog House District 7 candidate Todd Franklin on Friday worked the phone lines in a frenzy to tie together an 11th-hour debate between himself, incumbent state Rep. Matthew Hill and challenger Phil Carriger just days before the Aug. 7 state primary.

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Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

August 1st, 2014 9:48 pm by Max Hrenda

Although it didn't have a turnout like one would see on Black Friday, local retailers said shoppers were lined up outside their doors in anticipation of what might be the state's second-most coveted shopping event of the year.

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Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum - VIDEO

Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum - VIDEO

August 1st, 2014 9:42 pm by Tony Casey

The people at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are personally seeing to it that the circle will remain unbroken.

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Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

August 1st, 2014 9:23 pm by John Thompson

Carter County School Board Chairman Ron McAmis, board members Craig Davis and Rusty Barnett and Director of Schools Kevin Ward responded Friday to comments made in Thursday's County Commission meeting, saying the plans to build a new middle school in Ston

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SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

August 1st, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother's home, was found.

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JCPD warns of potential scam artist claiming to be police officer

JCPD warns of potential scam artist claiming to be police officer

August 1st, 2014 5:49 pm by Staff Report

Police issued a warning to local business owners of a potential scam artist who may be trying to retrieve their clients' personal information by claiming to be a police officer.

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Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

August 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

State and county offices estimate that the resultant damage from an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Washington County last weekend totals more than $1.2 million.

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Titans kicker sees second chances after gondola accident

Titans kicker sees second chances after gondola accident

August 1st, 2014 4:13 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer

The native of Brazil is back with the Titans for a second year with the kicker job wide open for the taking, and he's the only guy in training camp with any NFL experience if kicking in a preseason game counts.

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Tennesseans need lasting relief from sales tax

Tennesseans need lasting relief from sales tax

August 1st, 2014 2:16 pm by Johnson City Press

The sales tax holiday is a nice reprieve from the state's oppressive sales tax rate, but families and the working poor need lasting relief from this burden. This state has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate in the nation.

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