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Crime
Sheriff: 2 caught stealing metal, car parts from land behind church

Sheriff: 2 caught stealing metal, car parts from land behind church

July 29th, 2014 11:31 am by Staff Report

Washington County deputies caught two Jonesborough residents stealing metal and car parts from land off McKinley Church Road on Monday, Sheriff Ed Graybeal said today in a news release.

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Opinion
Justices' fair calls have earned them retention

Justices' fair calls have earned them retention

July 29th, 2014 9:24 am by Johnson City Press

Earlier this month, Chief Justice Gary Wade of the state Supreme Court told the Press his job is much like that of a baseball umpire. Wade said he and other members of the court are required "to call balls and strikes" based on the rules of the game.

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Community Voices

Reliving the days of horror that were the Great War

July 29th, 2014 9:20 am by Larry French

We have reached that date in history. Monday is the 100th anniversary of the date (July 28, 1914) Austria declared war on Serbia in retaliation for Gavrilo Princip's (a Serbian nationalist) June 28, 1914, assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian

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Community Voices

Solar power, not 'dirty coal,' is the future

July 29th, 2014 9:15 am by Jennie Young

One electronic advertising panel bordering the field at the World Cup stadium in Brazil grabbed my family's attention. Its huge letters spelled out YINGLI SOLAR, as bold as the usual ones like VISA, COCA COLA, NIKE, MACDONALD'S, POWERADE, FLY EMIRATES and

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Opinion
Have you signed a grocery store wine petition?

Have you signed a grocery store wine petition?

July 29th, 2014 9:12 am by Johnson City Press

Several local large grocers and are still circulating petitions to put a referendum on the ballot in Johnson City.

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As I See It Opinion
Robert Houk

City vote key in state House race

July 29th, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Houk

Early voting numbers so far suggest we might have a decent turnout for the Aug. 7 election. By decent, I mean one that surpasses most of the turnouts for other elections with local offices on the ballot.

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News Local News
Tornadoes confirmed, now cleanup begins

Tornadoes confirmed, now cleanup begins

July 28th, 2014 10:12 pm by Becky Campbell

It's official - the National Weather Service station in Morristown confirmed the storms that ravaged parts of Washington and Sullivan counties over the weekend were tornadoes.

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News Crime Local News
Poore pleads guilty to using daughters in child porn

Poore pleads guilty to using daughters in child porn

July 28th, 2014 10:03 pm by Max Hrenda

A Hampton woman who was accused of performing and photographing sex acts with her 8-, 6- and 2-year-old daughters pleaded guilty to those charges in federal court this week.

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Commission dodges suit, pays ex-deputy $30K

Commission dodges suit, pays ex-deputy $30K

July 28th, 2014 10:00 pm by Brad Hicks

Facing the threat of litigation by a former Unicoi County Sheriff's Department deputy, the Unicoi County Commission took action Monday to avert a possible lawsuit.

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News Local News Washington County
WC Commission throws support behind TN abortion amendment

WC Commission throws support behind TN abortion amendment

July 28th, 2014 9:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County commissioners approved a resolution Monday in support of "Amendment One," a change to Tennessee's Constitution that would insert language empowering the General Assembly to enact, amend or repeal state statutes regarding abortion, includ

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