Johnson City Press Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Emotions run high during testimony at child abuse trial

December 17th, 2014 9:44 pm by Becky Campbell

Several jurors in an aggravated child abuse case wiped tears from their eyes as a forensic nurse - who also had moments of emotion show through - testified Wednesday about injuries she documented on a 2-year-old Washington County boy last year.

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Police: Crash leaves city man in critical condition

Police: Crash leaves city man in critical condition

December 17th, 2014 9:55 pm by Staff Report

Clinton Lady was taken to Johnson City Medical Center after the crash near the intersection with Brook Hollow Road.

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City to discuss resolution asking state to up hotel tax max

City to discuss resolution asking state to up hotel tax max

December 17th, 2014 9:37 pm by Max Hrenda

In a bid to acquire additional revenue for pending city projects - without a property tax increase - the city will consider a resolution asking for the state's approval in increasing another tax.

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Methadone clinic ordinance goes under examination by planning commission

Methadone clinic ordinance goes under examination by planning commission

December 17th, 2014 9:32 pm by Max Hrenda

Methadone clinics are coming to Johnson City, a local attorney said, but before they arrive, the city needs to be better-prepared to address the potential concerns that may come with them.

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Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

December 17th, 2014 2:22 pm by Max Hrenda

The Greeneville Police Department announced it is investigating the deaths of two infants whose bodies were found inside a local home.

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Milligan comes up short in exhibition with Ragin' Cajuns

Milligan comes up short in exhibition with Ragin' Cajuns

December 17th, 2014 10:44 pm by Staff Report

Three players scored 17 points for the Buffs, but it wasn't enough in a 115-76 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

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Alexander successor Gardenhour says Elizabethton school director leaves 'big shoes to fill'

Alexander successor Gardenhour says Elizabethton school director leaves 'big shoes to fill'

December 17th, 2014 10:00 pm by John Thompson

The man selected by the Elizabethton City School Board to serve as interim director of schools when Ed Alexander retires on Jan. 5 has not always had a passion for education and meeting the academic needs of children.

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BMS chief confident about series sponsorship

BMS chief confident about series sponsorship

December 17th, 2014 9:52 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell feels confident that NASCAR will find the right title sponsor for its top series following Tuesday's news that Sprint would be leaving at the end of the 2016 season.

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N.C. State fend off Vols' late rally

N.C. State fend off Vols' late rally

December 17th, 2014 9:51 pm by AP

Ralston Turner had career highs of 33 points and eight 3-pointers and N.C. State holding off a second-half comeback to beat the Volunteers 83-72 on Wednesday night.

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Erwin hopes to hammer down details on liquor by the drink

Erwin hopes to hammer down details on liquor by the drink

December 17th, 2014 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

Officials with the town of Erwin will continue their work to nail down the town's regulations pertaining to liquor by the drink and retail package stores this Friday, as members of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a work session this Fri

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After threats, Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

After threats, Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

December 17th, 2014 5:41 pm by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

The largest multiplex chains in North America had already pulled the film from its screens.

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