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Handicap ramp owner says she needs more time to 'defend myself'

Handicap ramp owner says she needs more time to 'defend myself'

August 12th, 2014 10:09 am by Brad Hicks

The mobile home at the center of a recent controversy dominated discussions at Monday's meetings of the town of Unicoi's Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

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Erwin's budget set to pass with no tax hike

Erwin's budget set to pass with no tax hike

August 12th, 2014 10:03 am by Brad Hicks

With the passage of the town of Erwin's 2013-14 fiscal year budget, town officials passed the town's first property tax increase since 2001, but tax rate hikes will not prove to be a trend if the second reading of the town's proposed 2014-15 fiscal year b

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Tragic turn for twins', mother's tale

Tragic turn for twins', mother's tale

August 11th, 2014 11:07 pm by Max Hrenda

Almost four months into her pregnancy, April Helton learned that the twin boys she was carrying were suffering from a rare condition that threatened both of their lives.

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22 people, 25 vehicles, 32 slashed tires

22 people, 25 vehicles, 32 slashed tires

August 11th, 2014 11:02 pm by Becky Campbell

When Tammy Roberts returned home early Sunday morning from picking up her daughter at a friend's house, she was startled to see a knife lying on the sidewalk leading to her Beechwood subdivision home.

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New faces say new approach needed at Wash. Co. Commission

New faces say new approach needed at Wash. Co. Commission

August 11th, 2014 10:53 pm by Gary B. Gray

On Sept. 22, a majority of Washington County Commissioners pulling their seats up to the table will be doing so for the first time.

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Big baby: Newborn giraffe adjusts to life at Bright's Zoo

Big baby: Newborn giraffe adjusts to life at Bright's Zoo

August 11th, 2014 10:47 pm by Max Hrenda

Although zookeepers have lingering concerns over his diet, overall, they said the baby giraffe that was delivered less than a week ago is doing well.

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Who's the fairest of them all?

Who's the fairest of them all?

August 11th, 2014 4:30 pm by Staff Report

The Fairest of the Fair will be selected by a panel of judges. But just for fun, see if you can predict the winner and tell us why you think she'll win.

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New face for NE State

August 11th, 2014 4:14 pm by Gary B. Gray

Northeast State Community College's downtown Johnson City billboard got a facelift on Monday.

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Former special ed teacher arrested on assault charges

Former special ed teacher arrested on assault charges

August 11th, 2014 3:09 pm by Nathan Baker

A former special education teacher suspended from teaching after accusations of inappropriate comments and behavior during school hours was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault Monday on a presentment from a July grand jury.

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Eastman explosion: 3 checked for injuries

Eastman explosion: 3 checked for injuries

August 11th, 2014 3:02 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

A late Sunday night explosion inside an Eastman Chemical Co. research facility resulted in three employees being checked for injuries, company spokeswoman Betty Payne said today.

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