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District 7 debate facing drought of details

August 1st, 2014 10:12 pm by Gary B. Gray

Underdog House District 7 candidate Todd Franklin on Friday worked the phone lines in a frenzy to tie together an 11th-hour debate between himself, incumbent state Rep. Matthew Hill and challenger Phil Carriger just days before the Aug. 7 state primary.

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Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

August 1st, 2014 9:48 pm by Max Hrenda

Although it didn't have a turnout like one would see on Black Friday, local retailers said shoppers were lined up outside their doors in anticipation of what might be the state's second-most coveted shopping event of the year.

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Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum

Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum

August 1st, 2014 9:42 pm by Tony Casey

The people at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are personally seeing to it that the circle will remain unbroken.

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Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

August 1st, 2014 9:23 pm by John Thompson

Carter County School Board Chairman Ron McAmis, board members Craig Davis and Rusty Barnett and Director of Schools Kevin Ward responded Friday to comments made in Thursday's County Commission meeting, saying the plans to build a new middle school in Ston

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SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

August 1st, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother's home, was found.

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JCPD warns of potential scam artist claiming to be police officer

JCPD warns of potential scam artist claiming to be police officer

August 1st, 2014 5:49 pm by Staff Report

Police issued a warning to local business owners of a potential scam artist who may be trying to retrieve their clients' personal information by claiming to be a police officer.

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Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

August 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

State and county offices estimate that the resultant damage from an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Washington County last weekend totals more than $1.2 million.

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Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

August 1st, 2014 11:25 am by Brad Hicks

In June, the commission approved having BlueCross BlueShield serve as the provider for employee medical insurance in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Can city rules stomach food trucks?

Can city rules stomach food trucks?

July 31st, 2014 9:31 pm by Nathan Baker

The purveyors of a new mobile eatery in downtown Johnson City are hitching their wagon to the recent rise in popularity of food trucks, although some regulatory speed bumps may slow progress.

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Diversion granted in crash death after Suboxone debate

Diversion granted in crash death after Suboxone debate

July 31st, 2014 9:27 pm by Becky Campbell

Thursday's sentencing hearing for a Washington County woman who pleaded guilty to felony reckless endangerment in a 2009 traffic crash death nearly turned into a trial about Suboxone for medication-assisted therapy to get people off opiates.

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Police: Johnson City man, 57, admitted to sex act with girl, 16

Police: Johnson City man, 57, admitted to sex act with girl, 16

July 31st, 2014 8:02 pm by Staff Report

Text messages on an underage girl's cellphone discovered by her mother led Johnson City police to arrest a 57-year-old man Thursday on an aggravated statutory rape charge.

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