Johnson City Press Friday, December 19, 2014
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With little chance for more state funding, higher ed may turn to cuts, tuition increases

With little chance for more state funding, higher ed may turn to cuts, tuition increases

December 11th, 2014 7:31 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Faced with flat revenue projections, higher education officials will have to find ways to cover costs at their institutions because the state won't be able to help them anytime soon, a top economist said Wednesday.

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Create Appalachia seeks government aid in claiming Oaks Castle

Create Appalachia seeks government aid in claiming Oaks Castle

December 10th, 2014 9:59 pm by Nathan Baker

With an online fundraiser to purchase a decades-old Johnson City landmark falling far short of its goal, the head of the nonprofit leading the charge is hoping local municipalities will contribute to the cause.

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New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

December 10th, 2014 9:50 pm by Gary B. Gray

In September, the Washington County Commission dismantled the lifeless City-County Liaison Committee and formed the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee with the aim of connecting more with state legislators to understand and help with wide-ranging issues.

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Big John's owner hopes to close out Tweetsie situation with Johnson City, Elizabethton

Big John's owner hopes to close out Tweetsie situation with Johnson City, Elizabethton

December 10th, 2014 9:33 pm by Tony Casey

A meeting of the minds will take place in the coming weeks to resolve a situation that has a local business owner's fence blocking passage on the path laid out for the Tweetsie Trail.

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Carter County CIA asks DA Clark for ouster of commissioners who voted for budget

Carter County CIA asks DA Clark for ouster of commissioners who voted for budget

December 10th, 2014 9:27 pm by John Thompson

A Carter County citizens organization has called on District Attorney General Tony Clark to investigate actions taken by the County Commission in setting the local government's budget over the past two years.

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Spider bite suspends sentencing hearing for woman convicted of church theft

Spider bite suspends sentencing hearing for woman convicted of church theft

December 10th, 2014 9:10 pm by Becky Campbell

Time specifically set aside for what a judge expects to be a lengthy sentencing hearing was for naught Wednesday after prosecutors announced their main witness was recovering from a severe spider bite.

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Angel Tree Deadline

Angel Tree Deadline

December 10th, 2014 6:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

All 2,700 local Angel Tree children adopted by shoppers. Gifts for less than half turned in.

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Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

December 10th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

The state Senate's Republican caucus has once again nominated Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey as Speaker of the Senate, a post he will likely re-assume as the 109th General Assembly convenes in Nashville next year.

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Judge Arden Hill's portrait to hang in Washington County Justice Center

Judge Arden Hill's portrait to hang in Washington County Justice Center

December 10th, 2014 9:07 am by Becky Campbell

Those in political circles always say it's difficult to defeat a sitting judge, but one local retired judge did just that in his first attempt four decades ago.

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Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

December 10th, 2014 8:58 am by Staff Report

A Unicoi County woman serving probation for a 2012 arrest on methamphetamine-related charges was arrested last week on new drug charges, according to the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department.

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