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The Buzz: Trending stories today from Johnson City Press

The Buzz: Trending stories today from Johnson City Press

December 22nd, 2014 1:42 pm by Johnson City Press

Don't get left out. Here's what people are reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Opinion
Pets need caring, responsible owners

Pets need caring, responsible owners

December 22nd, 2014 1:10 pm by Johnson City Press

There will be children asking for a puppy or kitten this Christmas, but there are a few things parents should consider before rushing out to get a pet for their son or daughter.

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News Crime Regional & National
Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee is joining a multi-state lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

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News Regional & National
Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58

Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the female western lowland gorilla, named Colo, is celebrating her birthday Monday with an Ohio-shaped cake made of peanut butter, applesauce, honey, shredded carrots with Greek yogurt frosting.

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Crime
Man charged with taking customer hostage and robbing Knoxville McDonald's

Man charged with taking customer hostage and robbing Knoxville McDonald's

December 22nd, 2014 1:00 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The alleged robber entered the business in a full camouflage Ghillie suit associated with snipers who blend in with the brush, records state, and brandished a black BB gun presented as a real firearm.

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News Regional & National Business & Technology
Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

December 22nd, 2014 12:37 pm by Associated Press

Momentum is mounting for a possible proposal to raise the state's gas tax for the first time in 25 years.

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Columns As I See It
Gene Autry was an early  combatant in the War on Christmas'

Gene Autry was an early combatant in the War on Christmas'

December 22nd, 2014 11:32 am by Robert Houk

It makes sense, after all Autry did live in California, which everyone knows is not called the "left coast" for nothing.

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Community Local News

Here's looking at you, Tree Streets

December 22nd, 2014 10:55 am by Tony Casey

A wily raccoon ducks into a storm drain on the corner of Spring and West Poplar streets as cars pass.

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News Local News
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Sorry, Johnson City, not this year.

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Sorry, Johnson City, not this year.

December 22nd, 2014 10:42 am by Jessica Fuller

East Tennessee saw a white Thanksgiving and even a white Halloween.

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Opinion
Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

December 22nd, 2014 10:16 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee does not have a law making it illegal to smoke in car when a child in present. Smoking also is allowed in nursing homes, tobacco stores, automotive/body shops and private clubs.

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