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Local attorney, Bob Jessee, dead at 60

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Local attorney, Bob Jessee, dead at 60

August 21st, 2014 10:19 am by Becky Campbell

Affable and lovable are just two descriptions of a local veteran attorney who embraced life with his every breath, but Wednesday Bob Jessee's short medical battle with pneumonia ended that.

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Jonesborough man accused of stealing $10K in goods from Kingsport employer

Jonesborough man accused of stealing $10K in goods from Kingsport employer

August 21st, 2014 7:32 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The goods from Leisure Products Inc. were allegedly placed online for sale.

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Bass Pro angles for Tri-Cities market

Bass Pro angles for Tri-Cities market

August 20th, 2014 10:48 pm by Nathan Baker

The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World grand opening event Wednesday evening at The Pinnacle, Bristol's newest major retail complex, had all the trappings of a three-ring circus.

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Bright's Zoo baby giraffe dies of unknown causes

Bright's Zoo baby giraffe dies of unknown causes

August 20th, 2014 10:41 pm by Staff Report

A reticulated boy giraffe that was born earlier this month at Brights Zoo has died, according to Zoo Director David Bright.

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Police: Man confessed to taking cellphone

Police: Man confessed to taking cellphone

August 21st, 2014 6:39 pm by Staff Report

A Jonesborough man was arrested on a theft charge, police said, after he admitted to stealing a cellphone from a co-worker's car.

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Of 163 arrests since teen's slaying by police, 7 from Ferguson

Of 163 arrests since teen's slaying by police, 7 from Ferguson

August 21st, 2014 2:12 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Police have come under gunfire and been targeted with Molotov cocktails and bricks. They've also been accused of instances of heavy-handedness and unnecessary arrests, including some journalists.

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2 fires bring suspicions in Carter Co.

2 fires bring suspicions in Carter Co.

August 21st, 2014 11:31 am by John Thompson

The Carter County Sheriff's Department is investigating two early Monday morning house fires that happened a short distance and a few hours apart.

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Retail development: Company offers Johnson City $350K for State of Franklin property

Retail development: Company offers Johnson City $350K for State of Franklin property

August 21st, 2014 11:23 am by Gary B. Gray

The initial rendering shows a two-building retail/commercial development.

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Aid group says U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

Aid group says U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

August 21st, 2014 11:05 am by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen Thursday.

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Grant completes funding for Boundless Playground at Johnson City's Rotary Park

Grant completes funding for Boundless Playground at Johnson City's Rotary Park

August 21st, 2014 9:17 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The significance of the playground is its accessibility to children with mobility issues that present a barrier to play on traditional playgrounds.

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Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you

Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you

August 21st, 2014 9:02 am by David Floyd

Rain and warm weather: perfect conditions for weed growth but terrible conditions for allergy sufferers. Local weather patterns are forecast to match these conditions this week, creating a dynamic conducive to the creation of ragweed pollen.

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