Johnson City Press Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Tony Casey

The pen is still mightier than the .50 cal

July 31st, 2014 1:11 pm by Tony Casey

With pro-gun declarations boldly made on bumpers all across East Tennessee, it's no surprise that this area, overall, cherishes and brandishes its right to bear arms.

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Sue Guinn Legg

Motorcycle, 4-wheeler accidents leave two families in need of help

July 31st, 2014 1:10 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Friends rally to organize fundraisers

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Join the parade: Umoja seeking entrants

Join the parade: Umoja seeking entrants

July 31st, 2014 10:55 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Participants will line up at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Carver Recreation Center.

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Ready to spend? Sales tax holiday is this weekend in Tennessee

Ready to spend? Sales tax holiday is this weekend in Tennessee

July 31st, 2014 10:41 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Since 2006, Tennessee has been holding a Sales Tax Holiday the first weekend in August each year.

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UPDATE: Carter commission easily overrides mayor's budget veto

UPDATE: Carter commission easily overrides mayor's budget veto

July 31st, 2014 9:47 am by John Thompson

The Carter County Commission on Thurday easily overrode last week's veto by Mayor Leon Humphrey of the 2014-15 county budget. The vote to override the veto of the proposed $2.45 tax rate was 16-7. The 2013-14 tax rate was $2.33.

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Unicoi Co. takes advantage of state program to replace bridges

Unicoi Co. takes advantage of state program to replace bridges

July 31st, 2014 9:17 am by Brad Hicks

The Highway Department intends to replace several of the county's more than 100 bridges at a discounted price by taking advantage of recent changes to the State Aid Bridge Grant Program.

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Wellmont continues to explore merger options

Wellmont continues to explore merger options

July 30th, 2014 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

An announcement made Wednesday by Wellmont Health Systems regarding the status of the board of directors' search to explore merger options answers some questions, but leaves others without reply.

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Jonesborough voters to decide grocery wine issue in November

Jonesborough voters to decide grocery wine issue in November

July 30th, 2014 9:09 pm by Nathan Baker

Voters in at least one Washington County municipality will decide in November whether wine will be allowed to be sold in their local grocery stores under a new state law.

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Commission to deal with Carter mayor's budget veto

Commission to deal with Carter mayor's budget veto

July 30th, 2014 8:56 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Commission will meet in a special called session this morning to attempt to pass a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The first step of the process will be to consider the veto of a Commission-approved budget by Mayor Leon Humphrey.

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Douglas Dynamics, Bosch sites purchased; expansion of workforces expected

Douglas Dynamics, Bosch sites purchased; expansion of workforces expected

July 30th, 2014 8:53 pm by Nathan Baker

Years dormant manufacturing sites will soon see new activity as companies, workers and equipment move into two Johnson City industrial buildings.

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