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Fugitive withstands deputies' chemical attack while hiding out in attic

Fugitive withstands deputies' chemical attack while hiding out in attic

November 19th, 2014 9:56 am by Staff Report

Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputies tried forcing a fugitive out of hiding in his attic before arresting him at gunpoint on Tuesday, Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a news release.

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Speakers question suspected spiritual setup in Common Core

Speakers question suspected spiritual setup in Common Core

November 18th, 2014 10:53 pm by Max Hrenda

While Tennessee's adoption of the Common Core State Standards is being scrutinized on the governmental level, members of the local religious community extended that scrutiny to include a spiritual one, as well.

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Updated with Photo Gallery: Jonesborough Student Film Festival

Updated with Photo Gallery: Jonesborough Student Film Festival

November 18th, 2014 10:48 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The ancient art of storytelling met 21st Century filmmaking technology Tuesday night at the Jonesborough Student Film Festival, a debut screening of the works of 18 young filmmakers from the McKinney Center's Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts.

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Makeover for justice: Construction begins on Carter County Justice Center

Makeover for justice: Construction begins on Carter County Justice Center

November 18th, 2014 10:41 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Justice Center has been turned into a construction zone this week, as the first in a series of renovations are taking place in the 30-year-old building.

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Erwin sets stage for tree-lighting

Erwin sets stage for tree-lighting

November 18th, 2014 10:37 pm by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday season this Friday with the lighting of the town of Erwin's Christmas tree, and the Chamber is inviting the community to take part in the festivities.

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Three face criminal charges in two states after Unicoi County burglary

Three face criminal charges in two states after Unicoi County burglary

November 18th, 2014 6:01 pm by Brad Hicks

Three Knoxville residents charged in an alleged break-in in Unicoi County over the weekend and later arrested in Yancey County, N.C., have picked up additional local charges, Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said Tuesday.

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Sentencing in Johnson City church theft postponed

Sentencing in Johnson City church theft postponed

November 18th, 2014 5:06 pm by Becky Campbell

A Bristol woman's sentencing for stealing more than $60,000 from the Johnson City church where she once worked was rescheduled Tuesday because her hearing will likely take longer than expected.

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Yes, it's cold, but don't burn your house down

Yes, it's cold, but don't burn your house down

November 18th, 2014 4:16 pm by Contributed

The Johnson City Fire Department is asking the public to practice safe heating behaviors and check or replace smoke detectors during the peak months for home heating fires - November through March.

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Bombing attempts: Deputies say Jonesborough man tried to kill with homemade device

Bombing attempts: Deputies say Jonesborough man tried to kill with homemade device

November 18th, 2014 11:18 am by Becky Campbell

A long-standing feud between two Jonesborough families boiled over earlier this month after a man threw a homemade explosive device into an occupied residence, according to court records.

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Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

November 18th, 2014 11:11 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.

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