Johnson City Press Monday, July 28, 2014
Cherokee Road closed in storm's aftermath; power outages reported

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Cherokee Road closed in storm's aftermath; power outages reported

July 28th, 2014 8:16 am by Staff Report

A dispatcher at the Washington County Emergency Communications (911) office said the road was closed between Ridgecrest Road and Sinking Creek Road. Traffic was being rerouted.

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Though unconfirmed, emergency officials say tornadoes touched down

Though unconfirmed, emergency officials say tornadoes touched down

July 27th, 2014 11:14 pm by Max Hrenda

Although it won't be confirmed until the National Weather Service inspects the area today, emergency responders believe tornadoes caused widespread damage across Washington County.

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Over 900 children benefit from Good Samaritan back-to-school event

July 27th, 2014 11:03 pm by Max Hrenda

Although wet weather caused an early end to the game between the Johnson City Cardinals and the Elizabethton Twins on Sunday, more than 900 families left the park with something to cheer about.

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Can you hear me roar? Hearing implant awareness group to host gathering at zoo

Can you hear me roar? Hearing implant awareness group to host gathering at zoo

July 27th, 2014 10:42 pm by Carter Giegerich, Press Staff Writer

Sarah Ball was 2 years old when her father, Shannon, became concerned she wasn't progressing at a normal rate with her speech.

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Update: NWS downgrades Washington, Sullivan cos. to tornado watch; Carter, Johnson, Unicoi cos. still under warning

Update: NWS downgrades Washington, Sullivan cos. to tornado watch; Carter, Johnson, Unicoi cos. still under warning

July 27th, 2014 5:36 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service Station in Morristown has downgraded Washington and Sullivan counties to a tornado watch, while parts of Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties remain in a tornado warning.

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Cards even season series with Twins

Cards even season series with Twins

July 26th, 2014 11:09 pm by Trey Williams

Five hits were more than enough for the Johnson City Cardinals on Saturday thanks to Dailyn Martinez's pitching and the Elizabethton Twins' defense.

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ETSU Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

ETSU Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

July 26th, 2014 10:04 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

In news, television, movies and popular culture, Appalachia is often depicted as drug-addicted, dirty, uneducated and impoverished. But the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and The Appalachian Project are on a mission to change that.

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Donations still needed for JC Press Christmas Box

Donations still needed for JC Press Christmas Box

July 26th, 2014 9:49 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

It is often an ongoing need that brings a senior or a parent to the Salvation Army to apply for Angel Tree gifts for their children and food for holiday from the Johnson City Christmas Box.

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Freedom isn't free: In wake of ETSU deal, school, city officials look at improving Freedom Hall

Freedom isn't free: In wake of ETSU deal, school, city officials look at improving Freedom Hall

July 26th, 2014 9:44 pm by Tony Casey

The recent announcement that Freedom Hall will host all of East Tennessee State University's men's basketball team's home games for the upcoming season presents both challenges and opportunities for the city-owned venue.

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Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

July 26th, 2014 9:24 pm by Shelly Bradbury, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was arrested Thursday after he admitted to raping a 2-year-old girl.

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Back on the Hill: Class of '74 returns for 40th reunion

Back on the Hill: Class of '74 returns for 40th reunion

July 26th, 2014 9:19 pm by Tony Casey

The laugh track was never turned off for Science Hill's Class of 1974.

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