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Marriage equality support blossoms in preparation for Supreme Court cases - VIDEO

April 27th, 2015 11:05 pm by Jessica Fuller

With marriage equality cases headed to the U.S. Supreme Court today, same-sex couples across the nation wait with bated breath.

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WC Commission wants in on liquor-by-the-drink suit; votes to reduce commission size

WC Commission wants in on liquor-by-the-drink suit; votes to reduce commission size

April 28th, 2015 8:42 am by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Commission on Monday voted 17-6 to file a petition to intervene in the Board of Education's suit against Johnson City.

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Crime rates drop throughout Tenn. despite 10 percent rise in murders

Crime rates drop throughout Tenn. despite 10 percent rise in murders

April 27th, 2015 11:02 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's annual crime report for 2014 shows overall crime rates have decreased for much of the region.

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Parents lament closure of online school with failing scores

Parents lament closure of online school with failing scores

April 27th, 2015 10:54 pm by Nathan Baker

The failure of an amendment last week tacked to an unrelated bill in the state Senate may have been the final bell for the lagging Tennessee Virtual Academy, despite efforts by parents of the online school's students and some lawmakers to save it from clo

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Elizabethton board narrows field to 3 for next director of schools

Elizabethton board narrows field to 3 for next director of schools

April 27th, 2015 10:48 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton City School Board narrowed the field of finalists for the next director of schools to three candidates during a short workshop session Monday.

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Parachute team flies with Blue Lizard at Crown Laboratories - PHOTOS/VIDEO

April 28th, 2015 3:20 pm by Tony Casey

Members of the Team Fastrax Parachute Demonstration Team dropped out of an airplane from about 5,000 feet above Johnson City Tuesday, landing in a grass field next to the Crown Laboratories location at 349 Lafe Cox Drive while a crowd of employees cheered

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Latest on Nepal quake: UN says 8 million affected

Latest on Nepal quake: UN says 8 million affected

April 28th, 2015 2:52 pm by Associated Press

The United Nations says 8 million people have been affected by the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 4,400 people and 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance, but the challenge would be to reach them.

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Daniel Boone ROTC group wins regional competition

Daniel Boone ROTC group wins regional competition

April 28th, 2015 11:27 am by Contributed to the Press

The Daniel Boone High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC unit took first place Saturday in the third annual Appalachian Regional ROTC Olympics held at Science Hill High School.

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17-year-old Tennessee boy drowns after saving friend in Georgia lake

17-year-old Tennessee boy drowns after saving friend in Georgia lake

April 28th, 2015 10:14 am by Associated Press

Stone Mountain Park does not allow swimming in the lake because of the danger.

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Unicoi County Commission appoints interim property assessor, approves land purchase for Upper Higgins Creek bridge replacement

Unicoi County Commission appoints interim property assessor, approves land purchase for Upper Higgins Creek bridge replacement

April 28th, 2015 9:38 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The Unicoi County Commission on Monday appointed Wayne Peterson to serve as the county's interim Property Assessor through the remainder of the unexpired term of Patsy Bennett, who resigned from the office on April 2 because of health issues.

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Did Baltimore react fast enough to the riots?

Did Baltimore react fast enough to the riots?

April 28th, 2015 9:37 am by TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Monday's rioting was one of the most volatile outbreaks of violence prompted by a police-involved death since unrest began in Ferguson, Missouri.

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