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Possible tax increase in Jonesborough's future to benefit police department

Possible tax increase in Jonesborough's future to benefit police department

June 29th, 2015 10:04 pm by Jessica Fuller

Jonesborough residents may see a rise in property taxes, as the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen pushed ideas around for meeting expenses in the 2015-16 town budget Monday evening.

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Washington County reorganizes legal team

Washington County reorganizes legal team

June 29th, 2015 10:03 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County is reshaping its legal team to mirror that of Johnson City, setting its two-person lineup with a staff attorney position, as well as a private attorney held on retainer to handle more weighty matters, such as court cases.

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Carter County fireworks sales set to explode before July 4

Carter County fireworks sales set to explode before July 4

June 29th, 2015 10:00 pm by Tony Casey

Brooks Russell isn't from the United States, but he thinks the way Americans celebrate their independence day on July 4 is great.

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Sarah Wells retiring from Good Samaritan Ministries, new leadership team to take helm

Sarah Wells retiring from Good Samaritan Ministries, new leadership team to take helm

June 29th, 2015 9:58 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The leadership at Good Samaritan Ministries is in transition.

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'Will you marry us?' Elected officials weigh in on performing same-sex wedding ceremonies

'Will you marry us?' Elected officials weigh in on performing same-sex wedding ceremonies

June 29th, 2015 9:53 pm by Becky Campbell

State law allows a pretty long list of people - including religious leaders and elected officials - who are permitted to perform marriage ceremonies, but a quick poll among the public officials show few who actually perform ceremonies.

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Motorcyclist critically injured in collision with pickup truck in Elizabethton

Motorcyclist critically injured in collision with pickup truck in Elizabethton

June 29th, 2015 4:16 pm by John Thompson

Douglas Barnett remained unconscious at Johnson City Medical Center.

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Umoja Festival scheduled for Aug. 14, 15

Umoja Festival scheduled for Aug. 14, 15

June 29th, 2015 3:35 pm by Contributed

The 2015 Umoja Festival will be held Aug. 14 and 15 in downtown Johnson City and showcase the diverse cultural aspects of communities around the globe.

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Great Golden Gathering set to join alumni of region's segregated black schools

Great Golden Gathering set to join alumni of region's segregated black schools

June 29th, 2015 1:21 pm by Holly Nelms, NET News Service

When the schools closed, much of their histories died with them, but their heritage is still alive.

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Railroad crossings in Washington and Unicoi counties to temporarily close

Railroad crossings in Washington and Unicoi counties to temporarily close

June 29th, 2015 10:03 am by Staff Report

A CSX Transportation project beginning Monday and ending by July 12 will close several railroad crossings in the Washington and Unicoi county area.

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Fiddlin' Carson Peters to make appearance at Carter Family Fold on Independence Day

Fiddlin' Carson Peters to make appearance at Carter Family Fold on Independence Day

June 28th, 2015 10:02 pm by David Floyd

Local grade-school fiddler Carson Peters has packed a lifetime of fame into an 11-year timespan.

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