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Investigation leads to 7 meth-related arrests, Bristol police say

Investigation leads to 7 meth-related arrests, Bristol police say

May 19th, 2015 9:22 pm by Jessica Fuller

An investigation involving the Drug Enforcement Administration led to the arrests of seven individuals on charges related to methamphetamine, a news release from the Bristol Police Department said.

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NE Tennessee community shocked by murder of retired teacher

NE Tennessee community shocked by murder of retired teacher

May 19th, 2015 2:22 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The sheriff's office hasn't released much about the crime, but the word around the community is that she was beaten to death and robbed at her home.

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Johnson City's Rusty Crowe tops list of lawmakers for state money going to health insurance premiums

Johnson City's Rusty Crowe tops list of lawmakers for state money going to health insurance premiums

May 19th, 2015 2:16 pm by Becky Campbell

Tennessee taxpayers have paid more than $200,000 in health insurance premiums for Crowe and his family since 1992.

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Gunshot wound victim dies after being found in Elizabethton motel

Gunshot wound victim dies after being found in Elizabethton motel

May 19th, 2015 11:46 am by Staff Report

Police said while the incident remained under investigation, there were no signs of foul play.

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Scam alert: Police warn Johnson City residents to be wary of home improvement offers

Scam alert: Police warn Johnson City residents to be wary of home improvement offers

May 19th, 2015 10:28 am by Staff Report

Scammers often want customers to prepay for work and may do shoddy work or not do the job at all, police said.

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Reminder: Construction may affect water service in North Johnson City

Reminder: Construction may affect water service in North Johnson City

May 19th, 2015 9:22 am by Staff Report

Residents near the Kingsport Highway may have low water pressure or no water today as crews work on the public waters system.

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Two vacancies filled on Carter County Commission

Two vacancies filled on Carter County Commission

May 19th, 2015 9:21 am by John Thompson

Two vacancies on the Carter County Commission were filled during Monday's meeting.

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State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

May 19th, 2015 9:04 am by Becky Campbell

Hate crimes decreased slightly in Tennessee last year, as did assaults on law enforcement officers, according to two separate reports released Monday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Town approves 2016 budget, moves forward on community kitchen

Town approves 2016 budget, moves forward on community kitchen

May 18th, 2015 10:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday gave first-reading approval to a $2.6 million budget for fiscal 2016 that includes more than $500,000 in federal grant funding for construction of the town's new Mountain Harvest Kitchen.

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Hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

Hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

May 18th, 2015 9:53 pm by Nathan Baker

A little more than an acre on Wayne Smith's Eastern Star area farm is plowed and fertilized, but the highly regulated hemp seeds he requested from the state Department of Agriculture months ago still haven't arrived.

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