Johnson City Press Friday, August 22, 2014
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Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

July 26th, 2014 3:44 pm by KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

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Woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for leaving scene of fatal accident

Woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for leaving scene of fatal accident

July 26th, 2014 9:34 am by John Thompson

A woman who accidentally struck and killed a man on Rio Vista Hill in September was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.

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Unicoi may use MSHA money to pay ambulance fee

Unicoi may use MSHA money to pay ambulance fee

July 26th, 2014 9:29 am by Brad Hicks

Since Unicoi County received a $750,000 contribution from Mountain States Health Alliance following the health care organization's acquisition of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, one of the first proposed uses for the funding was to put a portion of it to

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Carter teams contain chemical spill

Carter teams contain chemical spill

July 26th, 2014 9:25 am by Staff Reports

A hazardous material response led to a quick containment of a corrosive chemical Friday afternoon in the backyard of Nor-Well Corp.

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News Local News Election 2014
Grand Old Party: Eldridge hosts invitation-only Republican gathering

Grand Old Party: Eldridge hosts invitation-only Republican gathering

July 26th, 2014 12:07 am by Max Hrenda

As the weekend began, several hundred Republicans descended on a country estate in Jonesborough to show Washington County the right' way to have a party.

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District 6 Q&A: Stout, Van Huss discuss motivations for state office

District 6 Q&A: Stout, Van Huss discuss motivations for state office

July 25th, 2014 11:54 pm by Gary B. Gray

Incumbent state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-6th, said without hesitation Friday he has not returned the Johnson City Press' telephone calls, accepted invitations to participate in its meetings or responded to questions emailed to all 6th and 7th House District

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Community Local News Local Entertainment Umoja
Umoja undertakers hope for union of upbeat, unique entertainment

Umoja undertakers hope for union of upbeat, unique entertainment

July 25th, 2014 11:34 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Johnson's City 18th annual Umoja Festival is set to run Aug. 8 and 9.

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Local News Education
Core concerns: Legislators, educators gather as Haslam meets with county school staff

Core concerns: Legislators, educators gather as Haslam meets with county school staff

July 25th, 2014 11:21 pm by Nathan Baker

Trust, and the lack thereof, was the topic of concern Friday afternoon among a group of teachers, legislators and a school board member gathered outside the Washington County School District central office before Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissione

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Penilla keeps Cards quiet in Twins win

Penilla keeps Cards quiet in Twins win

July 25th, 2014 11:18 pm by Trey Williams

After allowing nine runs in one-third inning in his previous start in Johnson City, Elizabethton left-hander Derrick Penilla threw five shutout innings of relief for the victory in the Twins' 8-1 win.

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Bigfoot ready to return to BMS

Bigfoot ready to return to BMS

July 25th, 2014 8:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bigfoot driver Dan Runte explained that his Ford pickup is more than the star of tonight's Thompson Metals Monster Truck Madness at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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