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City vacates hotel-motel tax hike

City vacates hotel-motel tax hike

April 9th, 2014 8:57 pm by Gary B. Gray

On March 6, the City Commission approved a first reading of an ordinance to raise the local hotel-motel tax from 5 percent to 8 percent on lodging costs charged by operators.

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Weekend work to alter Five Points' flow

Weekend work to alter Five Points' flow

April 9th, 2014 8:54 pm by Gary B. Gray

Motorists should be aware of traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Tenn. Highway 81, Tenn. Highway 353 and Depot Street in Jonesborough this weekend - better known as the "Five Points" intersection.

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State Senate authorizes electric chair for executions

State Senate authorizes electric chair for executions

April 9th, 2014 8:38 pm by Associated Press

The Senate has voted to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.

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Walk-ons looking for 'second chance'

Walk-ons looking for 'second chance'

April 9th, 2014 7:34 pm by Kelly Hodge

Carl Torbush was looking for a few good walk-ons Wednesday.

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Crowe's elderly abuse bill passes Tennessee Senate

Crowe's elderly abuse bill passes Tennessee Senate

April 9th, 2014 4:07 pm by Gary B. Gray

Senate Bill 1852 increases punishment for adult abuse, exploitation or neglect from a Class E to a Class D felony.

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Tennessee Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of open carry bill

Tennessee Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of open carry bill

April 9th, 2014 3:56 pm by Associated Press

The House version is awaiting a vote in a subcommittee of the House Finance Committee.

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Johnson City's annual tree giveaway set for Saturday

Johnson City's annual tree giveaway set for Saturday

April 9th, 2014 3:49 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

"We all benefit from trees" - City Forester Patrick Walding

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GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

April 9th, 2014 3:39 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

For Democrats, the bill was the latest stressing income-fairness they are pushing this campaign season, a procession that includes proposals to extend jobless benefits, boost the minimum wage and help students and families afford college loans.

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Man faces reckless endangerment charge after gunfire at Kingsport residence

Man faces reckless endangerment charge after gunfire at Kingsport residence

April 9th, 2014 2:17 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A responding deputy reported the hole appeared to be caused by a firearm being shot into the side of the residence.

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Update: Victim tells police man threatened to decapitate her after he rammed Johnson City apartment building with vehicle

Update: Victim tells police man threatened to decapitate her after he rammed Johnson City apartment building with vehicle

April 9th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Bobby Hensley, 41, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault, vandalism and aggravated trespassing.

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