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Two morning crashes delay I-26 traffic

Two morning crashes delay I-26 traffic

August 14th, 2014 11:43 am by NET News Service

As of 11 a.m. Kingsport police were reporting that back-to-back crashes on Interstate 26 had possibly collected up to eight separate vehicles, blocking eastbound lanes of travel.

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Renovations on Washington County courthouse expected to resume in upcoming weeks

Renovations on Washington County courthouse expected to resume in upcoming weeks

August 13th, 2014 9:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

It's been nearly five months since Washington County commissioners voted to spend $150,000 to pay a professional contractor and licensed workers to complete renovations on the Jonesborough courthouse's second floor - a project begun in January 2013.

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Banker backing Wellmont-MSHA merger

Banker backing Wellmont-MSHA merger

August 13th, 2014 9:11 pm by Nathan Baker

A local banker is taking Wellmont Health System up on its offer to "be as transparent as possible" in its search to evaluate potential mergers.

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Substitute Washington County teacher charged with statutory rape

Substitute Washington County teacher charged with statutory rape

August 13th, 2014 4:45 pm by Nathan Baker

A substitute teacher employed during three school years by the Washington County School District was arrested Tuesday by county authorities and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

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UPDATE: One man killed in western Washington County crash

UPDATE: One man killed in western Washington County crash

August 13th, 2014 3:45 pm by Tony Casey

An accident in which two pickup trucks, both towing utility trailers, crashed head-on Wednesday afternoon left one man dead and another man injured.

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UPDATE: Parents staying positive after son's school bus stop accident

UPDATE: Parents staying positive after son's school bus stop accident

August 13th, 2014 2:35 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A 7-year-old Johnson City boy struck by car near his school bus stop early Tuesday is awake, fully aware and showing no apparent neurological impairment from the 6- to 7-inch skull fracture suffered in the accident.

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UPDATE: Mountain States, Cigna sign network agreement after 2-year stalemate

UPDATE: Mountain States, Cigna sign network agreement after 2-year stalemate

August 13th, 2014 12:06 pm by Nathan Baker

After more than two years of being left out of the network, customers with Cigna insurance can once again receive care at Mountain States Health Alliance's facilities at in-network rates.

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New lawsuit filed against Unicoi Co. sheriff, deputy

New lawsuit filed against Unicoi Co. sheriff, deputy

August 13th, 2014 9:14 am by Brad Hicks

It's the second suit against Sheriff Mike Hensley in a week.

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ETSU prof hopes Oaks Castle becomes stronghold for local art

ETSU prof hopes Oaks Castle becomes stronghold for local art

August 12th, 2014 9:40 pm by Nathan Baker

A storied piece of Johnson City real estate is once again up for sale, and a local artist and associate professor hopes its next iteration will include a public arts center.

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Monarch CEO says apartments will be ready before classes begin

Monarch CEO says apartments will be ready before classes begin

August 12th, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

Despite the blizzard of activity Tuesday at the construction site of Monarch 815, company CEO Shannon King said four out of the five student apartment buildings will be completed in time for hundreds of undergraduate students to move in later this month.

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