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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

August 1st, 2013 4:08 pm by Staff Report

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

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Elizabethton Police: Alcohol may have been factor in Wednesday crash

Elizabethton Police: Alcohol may have been factor in Wednesday crash

August 1st, 2013 12:46 pm by Staff Reports

Police believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a head-on traffic crash Wednesday on West Elk Avenue near Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton.

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Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

August 1st, 2013 11:32 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police are attempting to locate a Blountville man accused of pulling a shotgun on children playing near his home, then striking an adult in the face with the weapon's barrel when confronted about the incident.

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What should Johnson City call its new park?

What should Johnson City call its new park?

August 1st, 2013 8:40 am by Staff Report

The time has come for City Commissioners to choose a permanent name for the 5-acre downtown greenspace that most have known as Founder’s Park.

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Ready or not: Students, teachers prepare to head back to class

Ready or not: Students, teachers prepare to head back to class

July 31st, 2013 9:39 pm by Nathan Baker

As the first day of school approaches for schoolchildren in Johnson City and Washington County, teachers and administrators are preparing their classrooms and hoping the learning curve won’t be too steep when a new curriculum debuts.

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City Commission to resume discussion on 29-acre retail development

City Commission to resume discussion on 29-acre retail development

July 31st, 2013 9:27 pm by Gary B. Gray

Commissioners move tonight to round two of a three-step process to rezone a 29-acre parcel off North State of Franklin Road that would open the door for a significant retail development.

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Active shooter training, mass casualty exercise played out at Unicoi County High School

Active shooter training, mass casualty exercise played out at Unicoi County High School

July 31st, 2013 9:20 pm by Brad Hicks

Officials with the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, Erwin Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, the local Emergency Management Agency, Unicoi County Schools system and local fire and emergency medical services

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9-year-old saves mother's life in Sullivan Co.

9-year-old saves mother's life in Sullivan Co.

July 31st, 2013 5:08 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

When one local mother was in a medical emergency she found a hero in an unlikely place, her daughter.

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Another hole discovered on grounds of shuttered Love Chapel Elementary in Unicoi Co.

Another hole discovered on grounds of shuttered Love Chapel Elementary in Unicoi Co.

July 31st, 2013 5:00 pm by Brad Hicks

Another hole was recently discovered on the grounds of the now-closed Love Chapel Elementary School. The hole was discovered earlier this week.

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Discussions take place for construction of new athletic facility for Elizabethton City Schools

Discussions take place for construction of new athletic facility for Elizabethton City Schools

July 31st, 2013 4:55 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton City Schools concept is to construct a sports complex on the west side of the Elizabethton High School campus. It would include a football field/soccer field surrounded by a regulation track. There would also be a baseball

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