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TACIR turns down Washington County tax study

TACIR turns down Washington County tax study

February 23rd, 2015 10:05 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge announced Monday the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Board of Directors has decided not to take on the study of sources and uses of the county's tax revenue.

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Johnson City boy begins recovery after run-in with Great Dane

Johnson City boy begins recovery after run-in with Great Dane

February 23rd, 2015 9:47 pm by Max Hrenda

A local boy returned home Monday after spending most of his weekend in the hospital following an encounter with a neighborhood dog.

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Johnson City Police name top 5 crash sites for 2014

Johnson City Police name top 5 crash sites for 2014

February 23rd, 2015 9:46 pm by Max Hrenda

Police said they hoped to encourage safer driving in Johnson City by pointing out which parts of the city are most prone to traffic accidents.

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Big indoor track meet means big money in Johnson City

Big indoor track meet means big money in Johnson City

February 23rd, 2015 3:50 pm by Tony Casey

The Tennessee State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships, put on by Knoxville Youth Athletics, will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and feature more than 400 athletes from across the state.

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80 new jobs: Parkdale Mills announces Johnson County expansion plans

80 new jobs: Parkdale Mills announces Johnson County expansion plans

February 23rd, 2015 2:33 pm by Staff Report

Johnson County's largest manufacturer will grow larger this year, adding new equipment, square footage and jobs.

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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 23rd, 2015 12:26 pm by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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Should a sniper rifle be lauded in Tennessee?

Should a sniper rifle be lauded in Tennessee?

February 23rd, 2015 11:16 am by Johnson City Press

State Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, is sponsoring a bill to include a sniper rifle in the same ranks as tomatoes, the "Tennessee Waltz" and the raccoon.

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NE Tennessee highways: TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

NE Tennessee highways: TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

February 23rd, 2015 10:43 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

TDOT is in the process of creating a new, 25-year long-range transportation plan that will provide the foundation for prioritizing transportation investments across the state.

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PHOTOS: Environmentalists hope fourth time's a charm for Tennessee Wilderness Act

PHOTOS: Environmentalists hope fourth time's a charm for Tennessee Wilderness Act

February 22nd, 2015 9:48 pm by Tony Casey

If you love the wilderness that surrounds East Tennessee, there are two things you can do to help see that it remains protected and available to other nature lovers.

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Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

February 22nd, 2015 9:44 pm by Becky Campbell

A recent federal court ruling in a case involving a man's death while at the Washington County Detention Center indicates Sheriff Ed Graybeal can't personally be held liable, but the county is still on the hook at this point.

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