Johnson City Press Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Off the Wall News: Toddler calls 911 ... 15 times

Off the Wall News: Toddler calls 911 ... 15 times

February 4th, 2014 12:16 pm by Associated Press

The parents were charged with obstructing governmental administration.

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4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

February 4th, 2014 10:39 am by The Tennessean

All four people on board died in the crash, authorities said, which spat flames 20 feet into the air along with a plume of smoke that could be seen for blocks and debris littered the ground 100 feet away in every direction.

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Haslam wants free community college tuition for high school seniors

Haslam wants free community college tuition for high school seniors

February 4th, 2014 10:24 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The new proposal would lower the current $4,000 lottery scholarship amount at four-year colleges to $3,000 for freshmen and sophomores, but increase it to $5,000 for juniors and seniors. The move is meant to encourage students to go to two-year colleges f

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New ETSU women's basketball coach pushes team towards greater goals

New ETSU women's basketball coach pushes team towards greater goals - VIDEO

February 4th, 2014 10:01 am by Pat Kenney, NET News Service

Brittney Ezell has instituted an off-court program for her players that will ensure success in their lives after basketball.

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Flying on a vintage Yankee Clipper sled

February 4th, 2014 10:00 am by Submitted by Karen Parhamovich

John and Ana Parhamovich on a vintage Yankee Clipper sled.

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ETSU’s Roan Scholars program reaches record number

ETSU’s Roan Scholars program reaches record number

February 4th, 2014 9:10 am by Nathan Baker

Seven students from counties surrounding ETSU, including three from Western North Carolina, will receive funding for tuition, living expenses and books through the 2018 academic year.

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City school board worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

City school board worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

February 4th, 2014 9:07 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University is clearly interested in hosting its athletic teams at Johnson City Schools’ sports facilities next year, but school board members are still looking to get contracts in place to keep the district from footing the bill.

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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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