Johnson City Press Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Backyard Terrors a roaring time for year-round fun

May 26th, 2015 9:37 pm by Jessica Fuller

Chris Kastner's back yard is full of his art, free for the public to enjoy.It just so happens that art consists of life-size dinosaur replicas.

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County officials seek better vetting process for TIF deals

County officials seek better vetting process for TIF deals

May 26th, 2015 9:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

Mitch Cox Companies pulled its request last week for Washington County to approve nearly $1 million in tax increment financing to build a $3.5 million nationally known restaurant to complement a planned $8.5 million, 90-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in John

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Most local high schools ahead of 90-percent graduation rate goal

Most local high schools ahead of 90-percent graduation rate goal

May 26th, 2015 9:45 pm by Tony Casey

A high school's overall graduation rate is a single number, but area high school principals and school system administrators say many factors go into that rate.

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East Tennessee Amateur to have women's division

East Tennessee Amateur to have women's division

May 26th, 2015 9:42 pm by Joe Avento

For the first time in the tournament's 21-year history, a women's division has been added. The first 16 women to register will compete in a women's championship division and compete in 54 holes of medal play from the white tees.

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Buffs have best ever showing at NAIA outdoor meet

Buffs have best ever showing at NAIA outdoor meet

May 26th, 2015 9:41 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Chris Layne has coached one national champion and 54 All-Americans at Milligan College. After last weekend's performance at the NAIA outdoor track and field meet in Alabama, he has reason to believe more titles could soon come to the Carter County campus.

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Parkway Place: Affordable housing complex opens for renters with special needs

Parkway Place: Affordable housing complex opens for renters with special needs

May 26th, 2015 9:41 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Local, state and federal leaders joined the local Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation Tuesday in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Parkway Place, a new affordable housing apartment complex for tenants with special needs.

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Senators take aim at another national title

Senators take aim at another national title

May 26th, 2015 9:39 pm by Dave Ongie, Press Staff Writer

Walters State has slugged its way to a pair of victories and the winners bracket final in the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series and has plenty of available pitching and designs on winning the program's first national title since 2006.

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Labonte chassis wins at Volunteer

Labonte chassis wins at Volunteer

May 26th, 2015 9:37 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Just three days after Terry Labonte was named as part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016, the Longhorn chassis built by the company which he and his brother Bobby own found its way to victory lane at Volunteer Speedway.

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Johnson City prepares for 30th annual Independence Day fireworks celebration

Johnson City prepares for 30th annual Independence Day fireworks celebration

May 26th, 2015 9:33 pm by Dylan Chesser

Feeling patriotic in the wake of Memorial Day? You'll get another chance to show off your red, white and blue in Johnson City with the annual Independence Day celebration at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

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Christian mother, Muslim daughter experience faith divide

Christian mother, Muslim daughter experience faith divide

May 26th, 2015 9:27 pm by Jessica Bliss, The Tennessean

Patricia Raybon grew up on a pew.In a 1950s era when her African-American family wasn't welcome everywhere, they were always welcome at church.

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2,066 state workers to be offered buyouts

2,066 state workers to be offered buyouts

May 26th, 2015 9:23 pm by Tom Humphrey, News Sentinel Staff

Gov. Bill Haslam's administration, which has eliminated thousands of state job positions since he took office in 2011, is this summer offering buyouts to a couple thousand more state employees.

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