Johnson City Press Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Masquerade

Masquerade

March 17th, 2014 10:15 am by Larry French

In his "Devil's Dictionary," Ambrose Bierce defines politics as, "A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

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Big cities could learn from small towns

Big cities could learn from small towns

March 17th, 2014 10:13 am by Dr. Jim Holt

Last summer, I read an article on small-town life in my alumni magazine. A professor of social sciences, Robert Wuthnow, had written a book about his research on small towns in the United States: "Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future.

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Columns Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Pete's Branch Falls is a fine spring destination

March 13th, 2014 10:30 am by Johnny Molloy

It is a 3.8-mile there-and-back hike to Pete's Branch Falls from Horse Creek Recreation Area - unless you have a four-wheel drive vehicle.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
1908 Johnson City known as The Coming City of the South'

1908 Johnson City known as The Coming City of the South'

March 10th, 2014 9:29 am by Bob Cox

Johnson City's mayor in 1908 was Guy L. Smith, who also worked for the Armbrust-Smith Co., a furniture store at 204-06 E. Main (much later the site of Nettie Lee's Boy and Girl Shop).

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Columns Community Voices
Dealing with ALS and some very hard choices

Dealing with ALS and some very hard choices

March 10th, 2014 9:17 am by Kenneth D. Gough

A terrible disease recently struck close to home. A neighbor, the 30-something nephew of one of my wife's best friends, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Legislators aren't writing bills -ALEC is

Legislators aren't writing bills -ALEC is

March 10th, 2014 9:05 am by Jennie Young

Last year, our state legislature considered a bill familiarly called the "ag-gag" bill, which sought to prevent whistleblowers from exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions and environmental violations on industrial farms.

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Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

A frightening tale I, luckily, lived to tell

March 10th, 2014 9:00 am by Jan Hearne

Not too long ago my sister asked, "Do you remember the night Bev (my eldest sister) almost shot you?"

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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

The year 1974 is one worth remembering

March 10th, 2014 8:56 am by Robert Houk

Wednesday will mark the 40th anniversary of a remarkable vote in the Tennessee House of Representatives that helped to shape the entire Northeast Tennessee region as we know it today.

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Sports Columns ETSU Sports Joe Avento
Asheville arena, So Con are natural fits for Bucs

Asheville arena, So Con are natural fits for Bucs

March 9th, 2014 7:28 pm by Joe Avento

When the Bucs next play in a conference tournament, it will be in the SoCon, and it will be at the U.S. Cellular Cen

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Columns Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Marching to the Chimney Tops of the Smoky Mountains

March 7th, 2014 9:03 am by Johnny Molloy

The Chimney Tops are a Smoky Mountain icon, and a must-do trek for hikers, especially those like us who want to visit all the top sites in the Volunteer State.

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