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Mighty, mighty: Holston Habitat completes work on first brick house

Mighty, mighty: Holston Habitat completes work on first brick house

June 22nd, 2014 2:23 pm by Tony Casey

Holston Habitat for Humanity did something Saturday that it's done 245 times before, but for the first time for the group, the keys gave entrance to a brick house.

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Local filmmakers hope to shackle prison system misconceptions

Local filmmakers hope to shackle prison system misconceptions

June 22nd, 2014 2:12 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

"Outcasts: Surviving the Culture of Rejection," written and directed by Stephen Newton and produced by Jane Hillhouse, will debut on East Tennessee PBS on July 13 at 7 p.m. The film is about the history and evolution of overincarceration and discusses the

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Budget process leaves local non-profits on chopping block

Budget process leaves local non-profits on chopping block

June 21st, 2014 10:02 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In the spring of 2011, Johnson City leaders put 25 local non-profit organizations on notice that special appropriation funding they have long been awarded from the city's annual budget would be eliminated.

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City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

June 21st, 2014 9:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City Board of Education Chair Kathy Hall warned that the upcoming school year will be noticeably different from the last if city commissioners enact the citywide spending plan approved on the second reading Friday morning.

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Community key concept in RM's Rhododendron Festival

Community key concept in RM's Rhododendron Festival - VIDEO

June 21st, 2014 9:35 pm by Max Hrenda

For 68 years, one word has been the driving force behind a Carter County citizens club's efforts in conducting one of the region's longest-running festivals - community.

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Beyond "Brady," Barter colleague says Ann B. Davis displayed devotion, dedication to craft

Beyond "Brady," Barter colleague says Ann B. Davis displayed devotion, dedication to craft

June 21st, 2014 9:28 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

One of Barter Theatre's resident actors was once a colleague of the late Ann B. Davis, who gained fame in the role of Alice on TV's "The Brady Bunch."

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What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to decide

What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to decide

June 21st, 2014 8:26 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer

Something is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the process of determining what is - or is not - racially offensive.

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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

June 21st, 2014 8:20 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration's advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Am

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After fire quelled, firefighters pull 8 animals from smoking home

After fire quelled, firefighters pull 8 animals from smoking home

June 21st, 2014 8:06 pm by Staff Report

Firefighters quelled a house fire and removed eight animals from the resultant smoke earlier this week.

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Belfast man wrongly convicted of IRA bombings dies

Belfast man wrongly convicted of IRA bombings dies

June 21st, 2014 6:25 pm by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press

Gerry Conlon, who was imprisoned unjustly for an Irish Republican Army bombing and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, has died at age 60 following a long battle with cancer.

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