Johnson City Press Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Contact Ministries 2-1-1 on campaign

Contact Ministries 2-1-1 on campaign

June 26th, 2015 2:55 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Events lined up to increase awareness and funds for connection, reassurance and comfort

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Abortion clinics seek immediate halt to new Tenn. law

Abortion clinics seek immediate halt to new Tenn. law

June 26th, 2015 12:18 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

Lawyers for three abortion clinics and a physician who provides abortions head to court Friday afternoon to seek an immediate halt to a newly enacted Tennessee law requiring clinics to meet new standards.

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Tennessee will comply with same-sex marriage ruling, governor Haslam says

Tennessee will comply with same-sex marriage ruling, governor Haslam says

June 26th, 2015 12:00 pm by Sam Watson

The Supreme Court announced earlier the day a 5-4 decision overturning bans on same-sex marriage.

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Will Sullivan South continue to fly the Confederate battle flag?

Will Sullivan South continue to fly the Confederate battle flag?

June 26th, 2015 11:03 am by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

The flag has been an increasingly hot topic since Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, on June 17 allegedly murdered nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church.

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Washington County Schools, Sheriff's Department make pleas for funding

Washington County Schools, Sheriff's Department make pleas for funding

June 26th, 2015 9:15 am by Gary B. Gray

The County Commission raked through the 2016 budget Thursday, finding that its schools and law enforcement are in dire need of money for the coming fiscal year.

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Medical officials: everyone age 13-64 should be tested for HIV at least annually

Medical officials: everyone age 13-64 should be tested for HIV at least annually

June 26th, 2015 8:48 am by Dylan Chesser

Those interested in getting tested for HIV can do so at the Washington County Health Department, Carter County Health Department or Planned Parenthood. They can also take over-the-counter tests.

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Affordable Care Act ruling draws local lawmakers' ire

Affordable Care Act ruling draws local lawmakers' ire

June 26th, 2015 8:34 am by Nathan Baker

A landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday let stand tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to millions of residents in 34 states to buy health insurance on exchanges administered by the federal government.

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Johnson City's Richard Bales named area Superintendent of the Year

Johnson City's Richard Bales named area Superintendent of the Year

June 25th, 2015 4:55 pm by Staff Report

Dr. Richard Bales, the Johnson City school system's superintendent, has recently been named as Tennessee's First District Superintendent of the Year.

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Van collides with Mustang at intersection of West Market and West Watauga

Van collides with Mustang at intersection of West Market and West Watauga

June 25th, 2015 1:39 pm by Staff Report

A Dodge van and a Mustang collided at the intersection of West Market Street and West Watauga Avenue Thursday afternoon after the Mustang ran the red light on Market and the van crashed into the Mustang's driver side door, according to officers at the sce

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Unicoi County facing $1.2M shortfall, 40-cent tax increase

Unicoi County facing $1.2M shortfall, 40-cent tax increase

June 25th, 2015 9:35 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Options discussed by the committee on Wednesday included across the board departmental budget cuts of 10 percent to 20 percent.

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