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UPDATE: ETSU suspends fraternity for 5 years in wake of hazing allegations

UPDATE: ETSU suspends fraternity for 5 years in wake of hazing allegations

March 20th, 2015 2:13 pm by Nathan Baker

Hazing led East Tennessee State University to suspend a fraternity chapter from campus for five years, effective immediately, university officials announced today in a news release.

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Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

March 20th, 2015 12:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A former Kingsport alderman who currently serves on multiple community boards and commissions has been arrested, accused of sexual battery on a disabled woman at a business that he owns.

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Unicoi schools' bubblegum' gets bonus

Unicoi schools' bubblegum' gets bonus

March 20th, 2015 10:30 am by Brad Hicks

"This is what I think - the people that drive the buses, cook the food, help the teachers, count the money, are the most important. They're the bubblegum that holds us all together" - Interim Director of Unicoi County Schools Tommy Clouse.

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Commissioners hear $7.7 million plan for upgrades to Jonesborough's school facilities

Commissioners hear $7.7 million plan for upgrades to Jonesborough's school facilities

March 20th, 2015 9:43 am by Nathan Baker

Among the most costly items are re-roofing both schools, adding a music and art room to the middle school and separating the open round portion of the elementary school into defined classrooms.

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Hotel-motel tax: Tennessee Senate's 31-0 vote advances plan for hike

Hotel-motel tax: Tennessee Senate's 31-0 vote advances plan for hike

March 20th, 2015 9:34 am by Gary B. Gray

The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation that gives Johnson City commissioners the authority to raise the municipality's hotel-motel tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.

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NCAA funding rule stalls ETSU/Science Hill stadium deal

NCAA funding rule stalls ETSU/Science Hill stadium deal

March 20th, 2015 9:15 am by Gary B. Gray

The university plans to play its 2015 football season on the Science Hill High School campus in exchange for about $26,600. Johnson City would provide concessions on game days and retain all revenues from this source.

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Update: 2 children found in house with meth lab discovered in Unicoi, sheriff says

Update: 2 children found in house with meth lab discovered in Unicoi, sheriff says

March 19th, 2015 9:44 pm by Staff Report

A Unicoi County couple was arrested earlier this week after officials with the county Sheriff's Department found a methamphetamine lab inside their residence, Sheriff Mike Hensley said in a release issued Thursday.

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Historic Barnes School to be demolished -PHOTOS

Historic Barnes School to be demolished -PHOTOS

March 19th, 2015 6:35 pm by Gary B. Gray

In 1939 the school was moved into a new building constructed on Dalewood Drive, and the old building was sold to John McFall, who donated it to a church.

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Johnson City Board of Education works on efficiencies for budget talks

Johnson City Board of Education works on efficiencies for budget talks

March 19th, 2015 6:31 pm by Tony Casey

Johnson City Board of Education member John F. Hunter II opened up a presentation to Johnson City Commissioners with a quote from City Manager Pete Peterson after last year's budget negotiations.

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Snow days do little to disrupt local schools' schedules

Snow days do little to disrupt local schools' schedules

March 19th, 2015 10:52 am by Nathan Baker

Now ostensibly past the blustery days of March's lion period, local school districts are counting the snow days expended this winter and considering adjustments to the instruction schedule.

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