Johnson City Press Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Loving those low gas prices? They might be around awhile

Loving those low gas prices? They might be around awhile

November 13th, 2014 10:41 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That a 44-cent drop from an outlook issued just a month ago.

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Middle Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for files held hostage by malware

Middle Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for files held hostage by malware

November 13th, 2014 10:34 am by Associated Press

The Dickson County Sheriff's Office in Middle Tennessee ended up paying a $500 ransom after a malicious computer program blocked access to their investigators' files.

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Elizabethton Fire Department joins with church to give away more smoke alarms

Elizabethton Fire Department joins with church to give away more smoke alarms

November 13th, 2014 10:25 am by Staff Report

Elizabethton's free smoke alarms come from the Get Alarmed Program of the Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office.

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Nashville hearing to get input on industrial hemp

Nashville hearing to get input on industrial hemp

November 13th, 2014 10:21 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's Department of Agriculture plans to hold a public hearing to gather input on the permitting and regulation of industrial hemp.

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Sports High schools
Science Hill's McGue finalist for Mr. Football award

Science Hill's McGue finalist for Mr. Football award

November 12th, 2014 10:32 pm by Douglas Fritz

"It's a rare honor," Science Hill head coach Stacy Carter said of McGue, who was chosen Wednesday as a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalist, a program that honors the top players in the state. "It's a big deal. To even be considered for this is a big de

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Sports High schools
Crockett ready to get season started in 25th Hardee's Classic

Crockett ready to get season started in 25th Hardee's Classic

November 12th, 2014 10:30 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The Hardee's Classic high school basketball tournament celebrates its silver anniversary this season with no team ready to get started more than host David Crockett.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
NASCAR's Final Four lacking in star-power, but has intrigue

NASCAR's Final Four lacking in star-power, but has intrigue

November 12th, 2014 10:29 pm by AP

There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended. NASCAR's biggest stars are all absent from this final field of four racing for the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

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State's Common Core course change leads to uncertainty

State's Common Core course change leads to uncertainty

November 12th, 2014 9:25 pm by Nathan Baker

Not knowing how a recent swing in public and political opinion might affect the set of educational benchmarks which schools in the state have been implementing for more than four years members of the Johnson City Board of Education last week left the ta

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Same security measures to be taken during second Science Hill-Dobyns-Bennett rivalry game

Same security measures to be taken during second Science Hill-Dobyns-Bennett rivalry game

November 12th, 2014 9:20 pm by Becky Campbell

New security measures used at the Halloween high school football match-up between Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett worked well, and school administrators will use the same plan Friday when the two rivals face off again.

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Elizabethton to seek grant for Tweetsie Trail warning lights

Elizabethton to seek grant for Tweetsie Trail warning lights

November 12th, 2014 9:14 pm by John Thompson

While no federal or state money was used to build the popular Tweetsie Trail bike path between Johnson City and Elizabethton, safety concerns at intersections with busy streets are leading to a request for $281,300 in improved warnings at five intersectio

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