Johnson City Press Friday, February 27, 2015
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Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

February 25th, 2015 9:25 am by John Thompson

Although an earlier plan to pay down the Carter County School System's debt was rejected by the Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission last month, Director of Schools Kevin Ward has a new pay-down plan he says will save the taxpayers over $835,0

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Erwin Utilities receives $100K to extend waterlines to Rocky Fork

Erwin Utilities receives $100K to extend waterlines to Rocky Fork

February 25th, 2015 9:17 am by Brad Hicks

Although Erwin Utilities did not receive the full commitment it was seeking from Unicoi County, Erwin Utilities General Manager Lee Brown said every little bit will help.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Busch crash leads to additional barriers

Busch crash leads to additional barriers

February 24th, 2015 9:03 pm by AP

International Speedway Corp. is developing a plan for the installation of additional SAFER barriers at Daytona and Talladega, and will review the safety standards at its other racetracks.

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Jones says off-field conduct distracts from on-field success

Jones says off-field conduct distracts from on-field success

February 24th, 2015 9:02 pm by AP

Tennessee coach Butch Jones acknowledges he is concerned about the off-field incidents involving his football team over the last year.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

February 24th, 2015 8:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There are always risks when a person decides he or she is going to race cars for a living. Still, what happened with Kyle Busch's accident in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona was inexcusable on behalf of the track and the International Speedway Corporat

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Family of pedestrian killed by garbage truck files lawsuit against Johnson City

Family of pedestrian killed by garbage truck files lawsuit against Johnson City

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by Becky Campbell

The son of a woman killed when a Johnson City garbage truck driver failed to stop for her in a crosswalk filed a suit against the city in Washington County Circuit Court asking for monetary compensation for his mother's death.

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Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by John Thompson

There are fewer students enrolled at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton this spring. But while the numbers are down, the school continues to generate program completion rates of 90 percent.

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Washington County loosens campground restrictions

Washington County loosens campground restrictions

February 24th, 2015 8:48 pm by Gary B. Gray

A decade-long restriction on the placement of Washington County campgrounds was lifted Monday when the County Commission approved new regulations that grew the number of allowed districts from one to eight.

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Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

February 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by Gary B. Gray

Nearly three months after state legislators urged city and county leaders to send them recommendations for changes in state annexation laws, the same number of basic, suggested changes were snuffed out Monday at a Washington County Commission meeting.

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Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in light of snow storm

Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in light of snow storm

February 24th, 2015 8:39 pm by Max Hrenda

While more than 30,000 homes across the state lost power in the wake of wintry weather, a Johnson City Power Board official said their total outages had yet to break double digits.

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