Johnson City Press Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

May 12th, 2015 10:44 pm by Associated Press

An Associated Press employee, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said it appeared it went off the tracks. He said he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it "looks pretty bad." He said he saw "some people mangled up."

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Cyclones blank Berean to advance to Region championship

Cyclones blank Berean to advance to Region championship

May 12th, 2015 10:02 pm by Ivan Sanders, Press Correspondent

Using an intense defensive effort on their side of midfield, the Cyclones made the most of their opportunities on the Berean Christian Eagles side to take a 6-0 win and advance to Thursday's 6 p.m. regional final against Greeneville.

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Greeneville's big second half too much for UH

May 12th, 2015 10:00 pm by Gene Renfro, Press Correspondent

Tuesday's Region 1-A/AA soccer semifinal was a tale of two halves as Greeneville scored four times in the second half for a 4-1 win over University High.

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Science Hill routs Sevier County to reach Region soccer final

Science Hill routs Sevier County to reach Region soccer final

May 12th, 2015 10:00 pm by Dave Ongie, Press Staff Writer

Science Hill's attack was frenetic for the full 80 minutes of the Region 1-AAA soccer semifinal against Sevier County. And once the second half got underway, the Hilltoppers became downright surgical en route to a 5-0 win over the Smoky Bears.

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Lady Blue Devils crush Grainger in Region semifinals

Lady Blue Devils crush Grainger in Region semifinals

May 12th, 2015 9:58 pm by Douglas Fritz

In the completion of a suspended game, the Lady Blue Devils finished off the first inning with a five spot and eventually crushed Grainger 16-0 in a Region 1-AA softball semifinal Tuesday evening at Lady Devils Diamond.

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Blue Devils edge Grainger in Region semifinals

Blue Devils edge Grainger in Region semifinals

May 12th, 2015 9:58 pm by Douglas Fritz

Will Hubbard's two-run first-inning homer gave Unicoi County the boost it needed, and Sam McInturff pitched out of a scary finish in a 4-3 victory over Grainger in the Region 1-AA baseball semifinals at Baxter Field on Tuesday night.

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Huskies upset UH for Region 1-A softball crown

Huskies upset UH for Region 1-A softball crown

May 12th, 2015 9:56 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Considering what happened the last time her team played in Johnson City, one could hardly blame North Greene softball coach Renee Light for asking for a little help from above in Tuesday's Region 1-A championship game at Betty Basler Field.

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Jonesborough drivers take top spots at Volunteer

Jonesborough drivers take top spots at Volunteer

May 12th, 2015 9:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tim Byrd won for the second time this season at Volunteer Speedway last Saturday night and it was the third time in four races, his No. 24 Chevrolet has been in victory lane.

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Drake won't return to Bucs

Drake won't return to Bucs

May 12th, 2015 9:54 pm by Joe Avento

Jared Drake was the star of the spring game for the East Tennessee State University football team. Apparently, that's the last the Bucs will see of him.

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Unicoi County Board of Education to make $100,700 contract offer to new director of schools

Unicoi County Board of Education to make $100,700 contract offer to new director of schools

May 12th, 2015 9:34 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In advance of its vote to determine who will become the new director of Unicoi County Schools, the county's Board of Education met in a special work session Monday to hammer out the terms of a generic, $100,700 contract offer for the new director.

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