Johnson City Press Friday, December 19, 2014
Sunshine Law requires officials to be seen and heard

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Sunshine Law requires officials to be seen and heard

December 15th, 2014 3:58 pm by Robert Houk

Discussing important matters publicly and audibly allows concerned citizens to judge for themselves the merits of the proposals before governing boards, as well as the motivations of those proposing them.

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Tony Casey

Adam Barnard: A champion among us

December 18th, 2014 9:13 am by Tony Casey

Daniel Boone's Adam Barnard is the real deal. He's so much the real deal that I wasn't even upset when he showed up to this weekend's Reindeer Run 5K to, without a doubt, block me from what I figured to be a confidence-building victory at a local 5K.

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Sue Guinn Legg

Good Samaritan still shopping as distribution begins

December 18th, 2014 9:08 am by Sue Guinn Legg

With time running short and more than 800 individual sponsorships and many shopping trips still to go, Good Samaritan Ministries' Christmas distribution of gifts for more than 1,200 area children and teens, 400 seniors and food for all of their families w

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Columns Heritage Yesteryear

London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

December 16th, 2014 4:41 pm by Staff Report

In the 1950s, many of us faithfully went to see western movies at the Liberty Theatre, at 221 E. Main Street. The building on the west (Fountain Square) side at 219 East Main was the Darling Shop, a ladies clothing store. If we were to turn the clock back

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Spread your Christmas cheer close to home

Spread your Christmas cheer close to home

December 16th, 2014 12:14 pm by Bonnie Simmerman, Community Voices Columnist

"I would rather be asked out right for a donation than have someone use a ploy to get me to give" - Bonnie Simmerman.

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Diversity be damned: A bold legislative wish list for 2015

Diversity be damned: A bold legislative wish list for 2015

December 16th, 2014 12:04 pm by Kenneth D. Gough, Community Voices Columnist

The November election was interesting.

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Columns Running Around
Tony Casey

Epic moments in marathon history

December 11th, 2014 9:02 am by Tony Casey

Beardsley, a dairy farmer, was working one day when he somehow found himself entangled in an auger that was attached to his tractor. Though the auger did its damage, ripping apart Beardsley's body, leaving much of it a mangled mess, he somehow turned the

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Sue Guinn Legg

Helping the children: Programs hope to expand in Johnson City, Liberia

December 11th, 2014 8:38 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The final weeks of 2014 hold a lot of potential for two local organizations working to better assist the neediest of children.

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Columns Running Around
Tony Casey

Playing catch up and being thankful for the Turkey Trot

December 4th, 2014 8:54 am by Tony Casey

One of these years organizers of the Up and At 'Em Turkey Trot will know what it's like when the weather cooperates with their already stellar race.

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Volunteer Santas on way to area's seniors in need

December 4th, 2014 8:46 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Nearly 1,000 low-income seniors in the Tri-Cities area who will spend Christmas alone are in for a treat.

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There is no such being known as the free market

There is no such being known as the free market

December 1st, 2014 11:03 am by Kenneth Gough

"Humanizing the non-human seems to be universal, and not just among the ancients, cartoonists and little children" -Kenneth Gough.

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