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ETSU taking the long view on its goals for the future

ETSU taking the long view on its goals for the future premium content

September 7th, 2013 7:55 pm by Rex Barber

What do you think you’ll think of Johnson City in 2036? A new report released by East Tennessee State University’s Committee for 125 paints a picture of the future where the university is the “pre-eminent player in the region.”

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New Seniors Center plans redrawn to fit budget

New Seniors Center plans redrawn to fit budget

September 7th, 2013 7:39 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The town of Jonesborough has developed a scaled-back, “value-engineered” design for its new Seniors Center since bids on the building came in more than $2 million over the project’s $2.3 million budget.

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Showcase to give local musicians shot at contract

Showcase to give local musicians shot at contract

September 7th, 2013 7:36 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Local bands with big-time aspirations could land a recording contract with a Nashville record label next month during a music showcase to be conducted by Big Time Talent Booking Agency in Kingsport.

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Downtown utility work to close section of South Roan Street

Downtown utility work to close section of South Roan Street

September 6th, 2013 8:40 pm by Rex Barber

A significant utilities upgrade project in downtown Johnson City will close a portion of a major thoroughfare through late October.

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Carter County Landfill and its biggest customer, Blue Ridge Trash, part ways

Carter County Landfill and its biggest customer, Blue Ridge Trash, part ways

September 6th, 2013 8:34 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Landfill has lost its biggest customer to the newest landfill in the Tri-Cites.

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Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

September 6th, 2013 8:23 pm by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education cited state law when approving a policy change removing the option of payroll deductions for union dues, but local teachers view it as another erosion of educators’ rights.

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Unicoi County Jail cook becomes inmate

Unicoi County Jail cook becomes inmate

September 6th, 2013 8:16 pm by Brad Hicks

An employee of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department was arrested on Friday and now faces drug-related charges for allegedly delivering drugs to inmates in the Unicoi County Jail, according to Sheriff Mike Hensley.

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WCSD captain set to receive state award for school safety program

WCSD captain set to receive state award for school safety program

September 6th, 2013 8:14 pm by Becky Campbell

A Washington County sheriff’s administrator will receive a state award for implementing a school safety training program for local teachers.

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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

September 6th, 2013 5:04 pm by Staff Report

Tink is a 3 year old Boxer looking for a home.

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Wellmont rejects United Healthcare contract proposal, patients insured by company must switch to keep in-network rates

Wellmont rejects United Healthcare contract proposal, patients insured by company must switch to keep in-network rates

September 6th, 2013 12:32 pm by Staff Reports

Wellmont Health System announced today that they have rejected a proposal from United Healthcare, which could potentially limit access to hospitals, as well as increase hospital rates for Wellmont patients covered by one of the four United Healthcare in

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