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Staff Report • Aug 28, 2013 at 7:12 AM

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District Attorney General Clark says no to judge’s demand. District Attorney General Tony Clark said a local judge is taking political stabs at him from the bench, and he has no intention of attending a September hearing in a case in which the judge has verbally demanded his presence.

Johnson’s exit leaves Bartow with all-new staff. Thomas Johnson said the allure of Georgia and the chance to coach with a longtime friend led him to Berry College.

Fire destroys camper in Carter Co. as family escapes. BUTLER — A North Carolina family and their dog escaped from a fire that destroyed their camper over the weekend.

2nd challenger emerges for District Attorney General Clark. Another attorney has stepped forward and confirmed he will challenge District Attorney General Tony Clark in the 2014 election.

Wash. County Commission flap ends with Commissioner Ferguson in spotlight. Washington County commissioners on Monday came oh so close to completing an entire meeting without a spat.

Town of Erwin’s property tax rate going up by 15 cents. ERWIN — For the first time since 2001, the town of Erwin’s property tax rate will see an increase with the new fiscal year.

East Tennessee couple sentenced for faking baby miscarriage to bilk donations. ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County couple accused of making up the pregnancy and subsequent death of unborn twins to collect donations for bogus funeral expenses pleaded guilty to charges including fraud last week in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

UCMH and MSHA hoping to clear last hurdle in hospital acquisition. ERWIN — Members of the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control and Mountain States Health Alliance hope that what is perhaps the final hurdle in MSHA’s acquisition of the county’s financially struggling community hospital has been cleared.

Rails-To-Trails Task Force moves forward with Tweetsie Trail name. The Rails-to-Trails Task Force learned Monday at its monthly meeting that it will be able to move forward with the trail name they’d hoped was available.

Prep players of the week - Week Zero. High school football's best performances from Northeast Tennessee.

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