Johnson City Press Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Gov. Bill Haslam signs bill ending 'forced' annexations

Gov. Bill Haslam signs bill ending 'forced' annexations

April 17th, 2014 11:00 am by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Legislative records show Haslam signed the bill with little fanfare on Tuesday.

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Off the Wall News
Off the Wall News: Portland dumping 38M gallons from water supply after teen spotted urinating in reservoir

Off the Wall News: Portland dumping 38M gallons from water supply after teen spotted urinating in reservoir

April 17th, 2014 10:54 am by Associated Press

The open reservoirs hold water that has already been treated and goes directly into mains for distribution to customers.

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Crime
Jonesborough man changes plea on federal firearm charge

Jonesborough man changes plea on federal firearm charge

April 17th, 2014 10:19 am by Staff Report

Lonnie G. Greer was arrested in an August at the Appalachian Fair when a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy saw him entering the fairgrounds and recognized him as a wanted federal fugitive.

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Columns Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Humpback Rocks: Highland beauty and pioneer history

April 17th, 2014 9:38 am by Johnny Molloy

Up Virginia way, on the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, stands the Humpback Rocks, an outcrop that opens to mighty vistas of the Blue Ridge

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News Regional & National
Electric chair, Common Core, hemp and meth pending: Tennessee lawmakers head into final day of session

Electric chair, Common Core, hemp and meth pending: Tennessee lawmakers head into final day of session

April 17th, 2014 9:29 am by Associated Press

The House and Senate are scheduled to meet in floor sessions to complete their calendars.

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News Regional & National
Blast on site of Tennessee ammunition plant kills 1

Blast on site of Tennessee ammunition plant kills 1

April 17th, 2014 9:28 am by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

Rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen, about 55 miles west of Nashville.

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Off the Wall News
Off the Wall News: 73-year-old bank robber was homesick for prison

Off the Wall News: 73-year-old bank robber was homesick for prison

April 17th, 2014 9:20 am by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars.

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Two matching gifts to benefit agencies

April 17th, 2014 8:58 am by Sue Guinn Legg

A couple of generous matching gift donations to the Rise Up! after-school and youth-mentoring program and to Good Samaritan Ministries' pantry have made this Easter season an excellent time to give.

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News Regional & National Outdoors
Man in serious condition after falling 150 yards from Knoxville overlook

Man in serious condition after falling 150 yards from Knoxville overlook

April 17th, 2014 8:49 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The unidentified man in his 20s was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being rescued about 6:30 a.m., according to Knoxville Fire Department spokesman Capt. D.J. Corcoran.

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Opinion
Common sense prevailed with rushed gun bills

Common sense prevailed with rushed gun bills

April 17th, 2014 8:45 am by Johnson City Press

It's refreshing to see members of the state House of Representatives show restraint and common sense in dealing with end-of-the-session gun issues.

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