Johnson City Press Friday, October 31, 2014
Regional & National Education
Survey shows decreasing Tennessee teacher support for Common Core standards

Survey shows decreasing Tennessee teacher support for Common Core standards

September 25th, 2014 11:51 am by Associated Press

According to the survey, 39 percent of the 27,000 Tennessee teachers who responded to the survey believe that teaching to the standards will improve student learning, compared with 60 percent who said the same in a similar survey last year.

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News Crime Regional & National
Tennessee woman accused of killing Georgia mom to steal her newborn

Tennessee woman accused of killing Georgia mom to steal her newborn

September 25th, 2014 11:42 am by Associated Press

Catherine Goins lured 30-year-old Natalia Roberts to a friend's home in Ringgold earlier this month by saying she wanted to give the new mother some baby clothes, said Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk.

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Crime Off the Wall News
Johnson City police: Walking stick attack caused by argument over Cherokee Nation

Johnson City police: Walking stick attack caused by argument over Cherokee Nation

September 25th, 2014 11:41 am by Staff Report

Rudolph Espinoza was charged with aggravated assault.

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News Local News
UPDATE: Runaway vehicle ran over NE Tennessee child after she was ejected

UPDATE: Runaway vehicle ran over NE Tennessee child after she was ejected

September 25th, 2014 11:00 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A letter was sent home with the child's classmates at Surgoinsville Elementary School on Tuesday explaining that the girl will be out of school while her injuries heal.

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News Photos Local News
Exit 13 project on I-26 on track for finish in August 2015

Exit 13 project on I-26 on track for finish in August 2015

September 25th, 2014 9:14 am by Gary B. Gray

Elizabethton's Summers-Taylor is making hay while the sun shines on the $13.5 million state project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray.

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Education Opinion
Sound Off! Science Hill's lockdown policy needs a review

Sound Off! Science Hill's lockdown policy needs a review

September 25th, 2014 9:06 am by Johnson City Press

Tell us what you think about Science Hill's lockdown policy. What changes would you suggest?

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Crime
Pipe bomb incident - Bluff City man to plead guilty to federal firearms charge

Pipe bomb incident - Bluff City man to plead guilty to federal firearms charge

September 25th, 2014 8:55 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

A Bluff City man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal firearms charge in connection to a fight in which he was armed with a gun, knife, baton and pipe bomb.

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Entertainment Local Entertainment Town of Unicoi
Johnson City Folk Festival begins four-day run Thursday

Johnson City Folk Festival begins four-day run Thursday

September 24th, 2014 9:19 pm by Brad Hicks

Johnson City Folk Festival organizer Eric Sommer said he and others organizers had one primary goal in mind when coordinating this year's festival - to attract the best musicians and performers possible to leave attendees with the best festival yet.

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Community Local News Election 2014
City Castle open house to highlight artistic possibilities

City Castle open house to highlight artistic possibilities

September 24th, 2014 9:13 pm by Tony Casey

Really hoping to kickstart the idea of how broad the benefits of a community art center would be, Cher Cornett said this weekend's Save the Oaks Castle Open House will have representatives from many artistic mediums who will be able to go out and promote

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News Community Local News
Fun explodes at  Boys & Girls Club playground opening

Fun explodes at Boys & Girls Club playground opening

September 24th, 2014 9:07 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Fun, play and physical activity soared to new heights at the Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County Wednesday with the opening the club's new community built KaBOOM! playground.

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