Johnson City Press Thursday, September 18, 2014
One big melon: Limestone man grows 156-lb. watermelon

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One big melon: Limestone man grows 156-lb. watermelon

September 17th, 2014 9:38 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In the 35 years he's been growing giant watermelons, 85-year-old Jack Snapp of Limestone has won more blue ribbons than he cares to count.

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VA hopes to curtail rising number of veteran suicides

VA hopes to curtail rising number of veteran suicides

September 17th, 2014 9:33 pm by Tony Casey

The numbers are troubling - veteran suicides are on the rise in the state.

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Rape report prompts security step-up at ETSU

Rape report prompts security step-up at ETSU

September 17th, 2014 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

In response to a reported rape in a residence hall on the campus of East Tennessee State University, a spokesman for the school said public safety officers would step up patrols as they search for suspects.

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Authorities search for possible missing person after unmanned sailboat found on Watauga Lake

Authorities search for possible missing person after unmanned sailboat found on Watauga Lake

September 17th, 2014 6:00 pm by Staff Report

The identity of the sailboat's owner was not released Wednesday because next of kin had not been notified.

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Haslam, legislative speakers call education summit

Haslam, legislative speakers call education summit

September 18th, 2014 9:18 am by The Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says a summit convening in Nashville is meant to review the ongoing education overhaul in Tennessee and plan for the future.

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Ex-deputy reindicted on assault charges from domestic incident

Ex-deputy reindicted on assault charges from domestic incident

September 18th, 2014 8:35 am by John Thompson

A former deputy with the Carter County Sheriff's Department has been reindicted by a Carter County grand jury on charges he assaulted an ex-girlfriend in October and a neighbor who had come to the woman's aid after the alleged domestic violence.

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Unicoi school officials look to snag grant by encouraging safe driving by students

Unicoi school officials look to snag grant by encouraging safe driving by students

September 18th, 2014 8:33 am by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County School System officials agree that encouraging safe driving practices among local teens is the priority, but they also agree the monetary benefits that may come from doing so are a great bonus.

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NRC to hold meeting in Erwin on NFS

NRC to hold meeting in Erwin on NFS

September 18th, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Reports

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting in Erwin later this month to provide residents with information on the agency's inspection and oversight activities at the Nuclear Fuel Services facility.

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City project to provide better parking, drainage

City project to provide better parking, drainage

September 18th, 2014 8:27 am by Gary B. Gray

A plan is in motion to accommodate both more stormwater and downtown parking in Johnson City near West Main and West Market streets.

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Time moved for Bucs' scrimmage

Time moved for Bucs' scrimmage

September 17th, 2014 9:34 pm by Joe Avento

The powers at East Tennessee State University know not to get in the way of Tennessee football, especially when it could interfere with attendance at the first public appearance of their own new program.

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Jones's big return helps 'Toppers forget last year

Jones's big return helps 'Toppers forget last year

September 17th, 2014 9:33 pm by Staff Report

It would be hard to definitively say how much Science Hill missed Rachel Jones on the soccer field last season. Suffice to say, it was a lot.

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