Johnson City Press Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Immigration concerns prompt area activists onto overpass

Immigration concerns prompt area activists onto overpass

July 19th, 2014 10:00 pm by Max Hrenda

In response to a declaration on immigration reform by President Barack Obama, a group of citizens took to the highways to express their disapproval of his, and the country's, position on immigration.

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Local seniors reap benefits of JCP Christmas Box

Local seniors reap benefits of JCP Christmas Box

July 19th, 2014 9:44 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have contributed early.

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Update: Service restored to E. Oakland Ave. area

Update: Service restored to E. Oakland Ave. area

July 19th, 2014 4:31 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Power Board is working to restore service to "a few hundred" customers who lost power Saturday afternoon.

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TBR: ETSU has lowest number of tenured teachers in system

TBR: ETSU has lowest number of tenured teachers in system

July 18th, 2014 10:09 pm by Nathan Baker

In the midst of a multi-year budget squeeze, East Tennessee State University's proportion of teachers granted tenure status is the lowest among four-year institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, but administrators say that's attributable t

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Bitter pills: State, local health pros talk reducing prescription medication abuse

Bitter pills: State, local health pros talk reducing prescription medication abuse

July 18th, 2014 10:05 pm by Nathan Baker

With a new organized, multi-pronged approach touted in Johnson City on Friday, state and local officials hope to quell Tennessee's seemingly insatiable appetite for prescription opioids and cure the negative side effects resulting from their abuse.

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Rain fails to derail early Carter Co. voter turnout

Rain fails to derail early Carter Co. voter turnout

July 18th, 2014 9:57 pm by John Thompson

There was a feeling of excitement and enthusiasm around the Carter County Courthouse on Friday because it was the first day of early voting for the Aug. 7 general election.

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'Huff' riding: Despite arrests, law enforcement says inhaling-and-driving not on rise

'Huff' riding: Despite arrests, law enforcement says inhaling-and-driving not on rise

July 18th, 2014 9:47 pm by Max Hrenda

Within the past four days, two Johnson City drivers were arrested on suspicion that they crashed their vehicles after "huffing" aerosol inhalants while driving.

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Board takes step toward optioning Dry Creek parcel

Board takes step toward optioning Dry Creek parcel

July 18th, 2014 9:28 pm by Brad Hicks

The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County has, more or less, got what it wanted all along.

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2 charged in alleged robbery in which woman was dragged by car

2 charged in alleged robbery in which woman was dragged by car

July 18th, 2014 7:56 pm by Staff Report

Police said two city residents were arrested on charges stemming from a June incident when a city woman was robbed and dragged behind a moving car.

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Parents: Ex-bus driver should not get diversion for crash that injured Crockett students

Parents: Ex-bus driver should not get diversion for crash that injured Crockett students

July 18th, 2014 5:18 pm by Becky Campbell

"It's not right. She had 39 lives on that bus and they could have died" - Parent Charles Bunton on BrendaK. Gray's plea deal.

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