Johnson City Press Thursday, October 2, 2014
Opinion
Problems of everyday Americans are invisible to our state leaders

Problems of everyday Americans are invisible to our state leaders

February 4th, 2014 8:55 am by COLIN BAXTER

After reading the contributions of House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey that appeared in the Johnson City Press on Jan. 19, I was reminded of what Ronald Reagan once said to his opponent in a presidential debate, “Well, there you go again!”

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Man pleads guilty in attempt to take hikers hostage, gets probation

Man pleads guilty in attempt to take hikers hostage, gets probation

February 4th, 2014 8:43 am by Brad Hicks

In May 2012, Marcus Birchfield claimed to be a game warden as he approached a group of five campers in Unicoi County with a gun drawn and ordered them to get down on their hands and knees.

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Hill vows to keep pushing teacher bill forward

Hill vows to keep pushing teacher bill forward

February 3rd, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

A local legislator’s bill to prohibit the Tennessee Board of Education from basing the granting and renewal of teacher licenses partially on students’ standardized test scores will continue on in the General Assembly despite the board’s recent reversal of

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Former Buc standout earns Super Bowl ring with Seahawks’ staff

Former Buc standout earns Super Bowl ring with Seahawks’ staff

February 3rd, 2014 9:18 pm by Tony Casey

East Tennessee State University football, set to kick its reawakening into high gear in the next few months, received another shot in the arm with the result of Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Vandals hit buses in Elizabethton

Vandals hit buses in Elizabethton

February 3rd, 2014 9:15 pm by John Thompson

Vandals put the Elizabethton City School System out of the transportation business Monday, but thanks to the generosity of four surrounding school districts, Elizabethton students who ride buses will be picked up around their normal time this morning.

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Local News The Buzz
The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

The Buzz: A week's worth of Buzz

February 3rd, 2014 7:54 pm by Staff Reports

Miss something? Here's a 10-pack of local news and sports stories from The Buzz to keep you in the loop:

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News Regional & National
Haslam to give 4th State of State speech tonight

Haslam to give 4th State of State speech tonight

February 3rd, 2014 4:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he's making it a priority to fund key education initiatives and care for the state's most vulnerable citizens despite a tight budget year.

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Unicoi man arrested on multiple theft charges

Unicoi man arrested on multiple theft charges

February 3rd, 2014 4:25 pm by Staff Reports

A Unicoi County man was arrested for burglary, theft over $1,000, theft over $500 and theft under $500 after a sheriff’s department investigation.

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Gag order: Ex-Virginia governor, wife told to limit communication with family, friends

Gag order: Ex-Virginia governor, wife told to limit communication with family, friends

February 3rd, 2014 2:55 pm by Associated Press

Magistrate Judge David J. Novak reminded the former first couple multiple times that the punishment for breaking those rules could be jail time.

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Off the Wall News: What would your car say to the truck in the next lane?

Off the Wall News: What would your car say to the truck in the next lane?

February 3rd, 2014 2:39 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

A radio beacon would continually transmit a vehicle's position, heading, speed and other information. Cars would receive the same information back from other vehicles, and a vehicle's computer would alert the driver to an impending collision.

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