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Area schools dismissing early

Area schools dismissing early

January 21st, 2014 11:24 am by Staff Report

A few local school districts have announced their intentions to dismiss students early today (Tuesday, Jan. 21) to avoid possible transportation complications cause by winter weather expected later.

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Tennessee lawmakers balk at Common Core school standards

Tennessee lawmakers balk at Common Core school standards

January 21st, 2014 10:32 am by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The move could set the stage for the type of fight playing out in statehouses across the country.

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Why no hemp in Tennessee? Group wants state to legalize farming, manufacturing

Why no hemp in Tennessee? Group wants state to legalize farming, manufacturing

January 21st, 2014 9:32 am by Gary B. Gray

The move dovetails with an ever-increasing national conversation on the use of marijuana and its byproducts for medicinal and recreational purposes.

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Calm Before the Storm

January 21st, 2014 8:30 am by Dave Boyd

Calm Before the Storm Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press Kids at Carver Recreation Center enjoyed the springlike weather Monday afternoon. A winter storm is expected to move into the area overnight with low temperatures and snow likely.

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Martin Luther King Jr Dinner

January 21st, 2014 12:00 am by Dave Boyd

MLK Jr Dinner Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration took place at the Carver Recreation center Monday night with a crowd of around 100 people on hand.

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Faith, honor, and compassion emphasized at MLK birthday dinner

Faith, honor, and compassion emphasized at MLK birthday dinner

January 20th, 2014 10:14 pm by Tony Casey

Dr. Joanne Walker Flowers almost brought the walls of the Carver Recreational Center down as the keynote speaker of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday night.

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Dozens of kids come out to Carver to learn about MLK

Dozens of kids come out to Carver to learn about MLK

January 20th, 2014 10:06 pm by Becky Campbell

While some kids may have spent the day off from school playing video games, a few dozen in Johnson City were celebrating the reason they were out of class Monday.

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Here we go again: more single-digit temperatures on the way

Here we go again: more single-digit temperatures on the way

January 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by Tony Casey

Somewhat caught by surprise by the severity of what was called the “Polar Vortex” that blew through the region about two weeks ago, the area finds itself better prepared to tackle another incoming blast of cold weather.

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Pizza N Gyro repeats as champs of Pie Wars; Fox’s finishes second

Pizza N Gyro repeats as champs of Pie Wars; Fox’s finishes second

January 20th, 2014 9:54 pm by Tony Casey

Pizza N Gyro repeated as Pie Wars champions Sunday night, the first back-to-back champ in four years of the event’s existence.

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Fatalities reported in Nebraska animal feed plant explosion

Fatalities reported in Nebraska animal feed plant explosion

January 20th, 2014 4:52 pm by Associated Press

The fire chief would not say how many were dead.

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