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Staff Report • Aug 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM

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Roan Mountain woman indicted on nine meth charges. ELIZABETHTON — A Roan Mountain woman was arrested Tuesday evening on nine counts of promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.

Elizabethton man accused of trying to run over his brother, faces drug charges. ELIZABETHTON — Carter County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday on an allegation he tried to run over his brother with his vehicle outside a Hampton bait shop.

Banks makes six recruits for Bucs hoops. Isaac Banks made a large recruiting class even larger for the East Tennessee State basketball team.

Two Johnson City men charged with murder in Kingsport shooting death. KINGSPORT — Two Johnson City men have been charged with the murder of a Kingsport man shot in the chest two years ago after intruders burst through a back door of his home.

Mother arrested in 'severe' abuse of 14-month-old, police seek her boyfriend. GATE CITY, Va. — A Scott County mother has been arrested in connection with the "severe abuse" of her 14-month-old son, who reportedly suffered a fractured skull, as police continue searching for her boyfriend on charges of malicious wounding.

Teachers object to proposed license process. Local teachers’ organization leaders echoed objections voiced Wednesday in Nashville by state union officials against a measure that would connect the granting and renewal of teaching licenses to standardized testing data.

Roe: Defunding Obamacare won't work. U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, said Wednesday that threats from fellow legislators to defund the Affordable Care Act are “nigh on impossible” to carry out.

Johnson City middle school principal makes short list for state's top honor. A Johnson City school principal has been named a finalist for for 2013–2014 Tennessee Principal of the Year.

Area schools get good marks for test scores. As area schools have just started diving into the 2013-14 school year curriculum, test scores for the 2012-13 school year are back in for review and evaluation.

Police: Johnson City man found at McDonald's with stolen merchandise. A Johnson City man was charged Sunday by police with shoplifting from a local department store.

Johnson City Power Board warns of scam attempts. After receiving phone calls from concerned customers about threats of power disconnection and meter issues from people claiming to be Power Board employees, Johnson City Power Board officials are warning all consumers about a scam and caution everyone to be wary of any calls claiming to be from Power Board representatives.

Johnson City church vandalized ahead of grand opening; four charged in rash of burglaries. Pastor Tim Jackson got a call early Wednesday morning informing him that the new church he has been working to restart all year was vandalized and possibly burglarized during the night, only days before he was to deliver his first sermon there.

Proposal made to bring back indoor soccer. A relatively new sports organization is making a bid to bring soccer back to the Johnson City-owned indoor complex in Unicoi.

Wick's two homers lead Cards over Greeneville. Rowan Wick lit a fuse — and blew Greeneville out of the water.

TVA crisscrosses region during aerial inspection of transmission lines. Doing about 60 knots more than 150 feet above the ground as a Tennessee Valley Authority helicopter pilot and line inspector scour high-voltage transmission lines brings a visual perspective to the term “power grid.”

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