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TVA: Safety superseded other concerns in decision to draw down Boone Lake

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TVA: Safety superseded other concerns in decision to draw down Boone Lake

March 4th, 2015 9:50 pm by Nathan Baker

The Tennessee Valley Authority knows a sustained drawdown of the Boone Reservoir means hardships for residents and businesses over the course of the next year or longer, spokesman Travis Brickey said Wednesday.

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Downtown parking to take priority when Johnson City Commission convenes

Downtown parking to take priority when Johnson City Commission convenes

March 4th, 2015 9:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

A more vibrant and active downtown is a good problem to have if infrastructure is in place to accommodate it, and that's the focus of a detailed study conducted by Development Services in January which the City Commission will discuss tonight.

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Traffic stop results in Johnson City man's arrest on month-old burglary, theft charges

Traffic stop results in Johnson City man's arrest on month-old burglary, theft charges

March 4th, 2015 9:08 pm by Max Hrenda

A traffic stop over a malfunctioning taillight may have resulted in the arrest of a city man who stole thousands of dollars in money and merchandise from area women over the past 41 days.

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Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

March 4th, 2015 9:03 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County teen accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires last month that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage allegedly returned to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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Should the 'good book' be the state's official book?

Should the 'good book' be the state's official book?

March 4th, 2015 11:47 am by Johnson City Press

State Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, is sponsoring legislation to add the Holy Bible to the official list of state symbols.

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Vols beat LSU to snap five-game skid

Vols beat LSU to snap five-game skid

March 4th, 2015 10:25 pm by AP

Josh Richardson and Armani Moore combined for 39 points as Tennessee ended a five-game losing streak with a 78-63 victory over LSU on Wednesday night.

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Downs hired to coach ETSU running backs

Downs hired to coach ETSU running backs

March 4th, 2015 10:23 pm by Joe Avento

Gary Downs, a former running back at North Carolina State, has been hired to coach running back for East Tennessee State's football team, the school announced on Wednesday.

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Relaxed Ezell, Lady Bucs open SoCon tourney

Relaxed Ezell, Lady Bucs open SoCon tourney

March 4th, 2015 10:22 pm by Joe Avento

Brittney Ezell's East Tennessee State team takes on Western Carolina in a 4:30 p.m. quarterfinal matchup of the Southern Conference tournament, and the Bucs coach says she wants her team to enjoy the experience and let the results speak for themselves.

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Lady Cyclones begin title defense against familiar foe

Lady Cyclones begin title defense against familiar foe

March 4th, 2015 10:21 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton and Westview meet in the girls Class AA state basketball tournament for the third straight year, and the fourth time in seven years, in today's quarterfinal contest at Murphy Center. Tipoff is set for 4:45 p.m. (EST).

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2 years old, still in diapers: The River ministry program celebrates 2nd year

2 years old, still in diapers: The River ministry program celebrates 2nd year

March 4th, 2015 9:59 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

"Changing Lives from the Bottom Up," the diaper subsidy program at The River laundry and resource center for women, marked its two year anniversary in February.

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State to Unicoi Co.: Belated budget could put kibosh on project loans

State to Unicoi Co.: Belated budget could put kibosh on project loans

March 4th, 2015 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County could face the consequences if the Unicoi County Commission wishes to continue its tradition of passing the county's overall budget in September.

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