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Bill would add nearly 8,000 acres of NE Tennessee land to protected wilderness in Cherokee National Forest

Bill would add nearly 8,000 acres of NE Tennessee land to protected wilderness in Cherokee National Forest

April 11th, 2014 10:33 am by Brad Hicks

Through it, 4,446 acres would be added to the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness area in Carter and Johnson counties. It would also add 2,922 acres to the Sampson Mountain Wilderness in Washington and Unicoi counties

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Opinion
Haslam is hurting Tennessee by refusing Medicaid expansion

Haslam is hurting Tennessee by refusing Medicaid expansion

April 11th, 2014 9:25 am by DEBORAH ROYALTY

Gov. Bill Haslam's refusal to expand Medicaid and his requests for a special arrangement for Tennessee under the Affordable Care Act is an indulgent political ploy that is undermining our state.

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Steps to keep bears from visiting your back yard

Steps to keep bears from visiting your back yard

April 11th, 2014 9:23 am by Johnson City Press

A large black bear has been spotted rummaging for food in a neighborhood near Johnson City's Woodland Elementary School.

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Updated: 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

Updated: 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

April 11th, 2014 8:38 am by AP

A tractor trailer crossed a freeway median and crashed into a bus carrying high school students on their way to check out a college. Ten people were killed in the fiery crash.

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Jonesborough mayor leading giver to PAC

Jonesborough mayor leading giver to PAC

April 10th, 2014 9:03 pm by Gary B. Gray

Town of Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe is the largest single contributor to Washington County Citizens for Better Government, a local political action committee that recently singled out County Commissioner Mark Ferguson as being "Embarrassing" in a flyer

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Local pair sentenced in federal meth case

Local pair sentenced in federal meth case

April 10th, 2014 8:58 pm by Staff Reports

A woman from Mountain City and another from Boone, N.C., were among nearly two dozen people sentenced in a federal methamphetamine conspiracy case Wednesday.

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Color Run part of fun at annual Thirsty Orange

Color Run part of fun at annual Thirsty Orange

April 10th, 2014 8:44 pm by Tony Casey and Nathan Baker, Press Staff Writers

The Run For The Booty 5k color run will kick off a day of school-spirit-filled, beer-sampling fun Saturday.

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Washington County meth lab discoveries down in 1st quarter, sheriff says

Washington County meth lab discoveries down in 1st quarter, sheriff says

April 10th, 2014 5:11 pm by Staff Report

Two were investigated by Washington County Sheriff Office's investigators compared to 14 in 2013.

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Crime
Sheriff: Jonesborough man tore up cruiser after passing deputy in no-passing zone

Sheriff: Jonesborough man tore up cruiser after passing deputy in no-passing zone

April 10th, 2014 4:49 pm by Staff Report

Matthew Bowers informed the deputy he had been going too slow, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said.

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