Johnson City Press Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Opinion
Blue Plum could grow into premier festival

Blue Plum could grow into premier festival

June 11th, 2014 8:40 am by CHRIS DULA

The Blue Plum Festival has the potential to become a truly significant regional event each year, akin to the size and scope of festivals such as Belle Chere or Rhythm & Roots.

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What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

June 11th, 2014 8:38 am by Associated Press

Tuesday's fatal teen shooting at an Oregon school followed a string of mass shootings that have disturbed the nation, including one on Sunday in Nevada that left two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian dead.

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Enough talk: Stoney Creek needs new school

Enough talk: Stoney Creek needs new school

June 11th, 2014 8:37 am by Johnson City Press

The Stoney Creek area of Carter County is in need of a new school. In fact, it's in need of several.

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ETSU splitting Communication Dept. in hopes of regaining accreditation

ETSU splitting Communication Dept. in hopes of regaining accreditation

June 11th, 2014 8:32 am by Nathan Baker

As of July 1, the new entities will be the Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Communication and Performance.

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House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

June 10th, 2014 9:57 pm by ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.

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Update: App. Fair organizers hoping for more than 200K people

Update: App. Fair organizers hoping for more than 200K people - VIDEO

June 10th, 2014 9:40 pm by Tony Casey

Monster trucks, tractor pulls, contemporary Christian and country tunes, corn hole and more -- get ready for the 2014 Appalachian Fair.

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Tenn. drops investigation into liquor giant Diageo

Tenn. drops investigation into liquor giant Diageo

June 10th, 2014 9:32 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Alcohol regulators on Tuesday abruptly ended an investigation into whether global liquor giant Diageo PLC violated state laws by storing whiskey made in Tennessee in neighboring Kentucky.

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Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

June 10th, 2014 9:30 pm by LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to

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TBI investigating Johnson Co. employees

TBI investigating Johnson Co. employees

June 10th, 2014 9:26 pm by John Thompson

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate allegations of Johnson County employees and equipment being used on private property, according to Josh DeVine, the investigative agency's public information officer.

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Board OKs subdivision of shelter land for fire station

Board OKs subdivision of shelter land for fire station

June 10th, 2014 9:13 pm by Max Hrenda

Citing a desire to construct a 10th fire station in Johnson City, City Manager Pete Peterson asked the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Board for a favor.

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