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New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve

New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve

August 16th, 2013 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

Local officials have refused to reveal the identity of the person chosen to take over for Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht in advance of the official announcement Monday, but most agree the new leader will have big, influential shoes

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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

August 16th, 2013 4:38 pm by Staff Report

Tripp is an adult male Red Heeler.

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Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide

Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide

August 16th, 2013 4:23 pm by Tony Casey

Washington County Sheriff's Office believes the double shooting deaths to be a murder-suicide.

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End of an era: Five Points Grocery razed for junction improvements

End of an era: Five Points Grocery razed for junction improvements

August 16th, 2013 11:46 am by Staff Report

Crews began tearing down the old Five Points Grocery building in Jonesborough this morning.

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Who will replace Vonderfecht? Mountain States set to reveal new CEO Monday

Who will replace Vonderfecht? Mountain States set to reveal new CEO Monday

August 16th, 2013 9:33 am by Staff Reports

A new CEO will be named next week to lead a regional health care provider and Johnson City's largest employer.

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Washington County school board wants property tax revenue, not sales tax projections, to balance $62.7M  budget

Washington County school board wants property tax revenue, not sales tax projections, to balance $62.7M budget

August 16th, 2013 9:29 am by Nathan Baker

Director of Schools Ron Dykes recommended the new option to the board, which diverts three pennies into the district’s budget from property tax collections headed to the county’s debt service and takes $1 million from the system’s reserves.

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Accused man’s bag contained shotgun, knife, police say

Accused man’s bag contained shotgun, knife, police say

August 15th, 2013 9:55 pm by Tony Casey

A shotgun and a knife were among the items found in a duffle bag Wednesday that police said belonged to a Massachusetts man who was arraigned in Sessions Court on Tuesday for trying to kill his pregnant girlfriend.

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Jail gets carbon monoxide detectors

Jail gets carbon monoxide detectors

August 15th, 2013 9:47 pm by Rex Barber

Part of the Washington County Detention Center now has carbon monoxide detectors and the rest of the facility should have them within the next two weeks, a jail administrator said Thursday.

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Man charged with criminal impersonation

Man charged with criminal impersonation

August 15th, 2013 9:41 pm by Staff Reports

A Johnson City man was charged Wednesday following a report of identity theft at Fairview and Watauga avenues, a police report said.

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Contaminated soil raises Founder’s Park price tag

Contaminated soil raises Founder’s Park price tag

August 15th, 2013 9:25 pm by Gary B. Gray

Founder’s Park engineer Lamar Dunn and Associates informed commissioners Thursday there is six times more contaminated soil at the project site than originally anticipated, a finding that will jack up the overall price by about $185,000.

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