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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

August 17th, 2013 7:35 pm by Staff Reports

In case you missed these posts, here are seven items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com:

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Attorney appointed in Carter Co. murder case

Attorney appointed in Carter Co. murder case

August 17th, 2013 8:12 am by John Thompson

Gene Scott, one of the region’s most experienced defense attorneys in murder cases, was appointed Thursday to defend Whitney Kristina Harris in her first-degree murder trial.

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Healthy expansion: ETSU debuts larger Center for Physical Activity, new fields

Healthy expansion: ETSU debuts larger Center for Physical Activity, new fields

August 17th, 2013 8:04 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University officials are pumped up about the freshly completed additions to the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity and nearby recreation fields.

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More buckled up leads to fewer fatalities

More buckled up leads to fewer fatalities

August 17th, 2013 7:00 am by Staff Report

Buckling up saves lives. Tennessee Department of Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons believes that’s one of the reasons the number of fatalities from car crashes in Northeast Tennessee is down 16 percent this year from the same period in 2012.

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Jonesborough landmark Five Points coming down

Jonesborough landmark Five Points coming down

August 16th, 2013 9:36 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

On Thursday, contractors for the state Department of Transportation began the building’s demolition, making way for a new roundabout traffic circle planned to reduce the high number of accidents with injuries at the notoriously dangerous intersection.

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Downtown median, sidewalk improvements approved for State of Franklin Road

Downtown median, sidewalk improvements approved for State of Franklin Road

August 16th, 2013 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

The City Commission on Thursday voted to defer five projects and instead place the funding of median and sidewalk improvements on State of Franklin Road between Roan and Buffalo street at the top of its priority list.

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New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve

New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve

August 16th, 2013 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

Local officials have refused to reveal the identity of the person chosen to take over for Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht in advance of the official announcement Monday, but most agree the new leader will have big, influential shoes

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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

August 16th, 2013 4:38 pm by Staff Report

Tripp is an adult male Red Heeler.

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Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide

Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide

August 16th, 2013 4:23 pm by Tony Casey

Washington County Sheriff's Office believes the double shooting deaths to be a murder-suicide.

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Entertainment Local Entertainment
Barter Theatre, Symphony of the Mountains present Les Misérables

Barter Theatre, Symphony of the Mountains present Les Misérables

August 16th, 2013 3:28 pm by Staff Report

Powerhouses Barter Theatre and Symphony of the Mountains join forces once again for the most beloved musical of all time.

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