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In the zone: Johnson City Commission approves 11 recommendations for change in annexation law

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In the zone: Johnson City Commission approves 11 recommendations for change in annexation law

March 5th, 2015 9:27 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City commissioners on Thursday approved 11 recommendations they hope state legislators will use to amend Public Chapter 707, annexation legislation passed last year that left both the city and Washington County officials calling for changes.

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Gov. Haslam requests Health Department probe of 11 hypothermia deaths

Gov. Haslam requests Health Department probe of 11 hypothermia deaths

March 6th, 2015 9:57 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has asked the Department of Health to investigate why 11 people froze to death during last month's winter storm.

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Washington County school board OKs 2 measures geared toward acquiring liquor-by-the-drink funds

Washington County school board OKs 2 measures geared toward acquiring liquor-by-the-drink funds

March 5th, 2015 9:23 pm by Max Hrenda

In its pursuit of monies that may be owed from liquor-by-the-drink sales in Johnson City and Jonesborough, the county school board agreed to seek aid in dealing with those entities while offering a settlement to one of them.

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Update: Family, friends, colleagues mourn loss of Pamela Roe, wife of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe

Update: Family, friends, colleagues mourn loss of Pamela Roe, wife of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe

March 5th, 2015 2:56 pm by Max Hrenda

Pamela Roe, wife of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe of Johnson City, died Thursday, according to a press release from his office.

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President Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

President Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

March 6th, 2015 11:47 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

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5 Out & About things to do

5 Out & About things to do

March 6th, 2015 10:22 am by Contributed to the Press

Darsombra, an audiovisual heavy psychedelic rock 'n' roll band based out of Baltimore, will play at The HideAway, 235 E. Main St. For more on the band, go to darsombra.bandcamp.com. The band has been touring relentlessly for almost 10 years, and recent to

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Tired of winter? Sunshine's on the way

Tired of winter? Sunshine's on the way

March 6th, 2015 10:15 am by Contributed to the Press

It's impossible to explain the talents of Emi Sunshine, a 10-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation's attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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Barter announces an amazing May

Barter announces an amazing May

March 6th, 2015 10:11 am by Contributed to the Press

Isaac Rathbone's "The Gnome," winner of Barter's 2014 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, will open on Barter's Stage II on March 13 and run through May 16.

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Milligan College to host JCSO's 'Radiant Joy' concert

Milligan College to host JCSO's 'Radiant Joy' concert

March 6th, 2015 10:06 am by Contributed

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony takes center stage in the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra's concert, "Radiant Joy," on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Chapel of Milligan College.

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HJDS hosting contra dance @ Jonesborough's Visitor Center

HJDS hosting contra dance @ Jonesborough's Visitor Center

March 6th, 2015 10:02 am by Contributed to the Press

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St.

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Ceramic tile company to open first US facility in Maury County

Ceramic tile company to open first US facility in Maury County

March 6th, 2015 9:52 am by Associated Press

Officials say a ceramics company will be opening its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee, creating 180 new jobs and investing $80 million to construct a new facility in Maury County.

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