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Umoja Festival to host musical entertainment, vendors in downtown Johnson City this weekend

Umoja Festival to host musical entertainment, vendors in downtown Johnson City this weekend

August 3rd, 2013 8:07 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

The 17th annual Umoja Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Johnson City.

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Unicoi 911 board reaches funding agreement with governments

Unicoi 911 board reaches funding agreement with governments

August 3rd, 2013 8:04 am by Staff Report

The state Emergency Communications Board recommended an interlocal agreement after the agency classified the county’s 911 Service as being “at risk” financially.

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Washington County schools face expensive security upgrades

Washington County schools face expensive security upgrades

August 2nd, 2013 10:07 pm by Nathan Baker

Washington County schools need millions of dollars in upgrades to meet today’s security standards, Director of Schools Ron Dykes said Friday.

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Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

August 2nd, 2013 9:56 pm by Becky Campbell

The attorney for a Georgia-based company recently denied a certificate of need to open a methadone clinic in Johnson City claims the city is now subject of a federal investigation.

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Farmers market site for downtown Johnson City approved, design still in works

Farmers market site for downtown Johnson City approved, design still in works

August 2nd, 2013 9:53 pm by Gary B. Gray

The City Commission voted Thursday to make the new downtown farmers market site official and to cap the project’s cost at between $1.5 million and $2 million.

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Flood victim gets new home one year later

Flood victim gets new home one year later

August 2nd, 2013 9:50 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

One year after floodwaters destroyed her home of 70 years, 89-year-old Annabelle King of Cash Hollow was presented the keys to a newly constructed house Friday, one of 22 new homes built through the Washington County New Build project launched by Johnson

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Buzzworthy: 10 local & regional news stories that will get you talking today

Buzzworthy: 10 local & regional news stories that will get you talking today

August 2nd, 2013 5:10 pm by Staff Report

In case you missed these posts, here are 10 items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Familiar TV pitchman Bill McConnell suffers carbon monoxide poisoning at Kingsport paint shop

Familiar TV pitchman Bill McConnell suffers carbon monoxide poisoning at Kingsport paint shop

August 2nd, 2013 4:28 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Fire department officials discovered elevated levels of carbon monoxide throughout the building.

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Love Chapel Elementary to delay opening for first school day

Love Chapel Elementary to delay opening for first school day

August 2nd, 2013 2:50 pm by Staff Reports

Director of Schools Denise Brown announced Friday that Love Chapel Elementary School will be delayed in opening for their first day of school because of the amount of rain over the last two months.

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Update: Erwin woman killed in Telford crash; pickup driver who fled scene identified

Update: Erwin woman killed in Telford crash; pickup driver who fled scene identified

August 2nd, 2013 1:30 pm by Staff Report

The crash occurred just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Horace Dillow Road and Nofattie Road.

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