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City, county officials eye amendments to annexation bills

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City, county officials eye amendments to annexation bills

March 31st, 2015 9:53 pm by Gary B. Gray

Several amendments to state annexation laws with deep roots in Johnson City and Washington County are moving into the legislative spotlight.

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Arsonists escape down river in stolen kayak after setting fires at NE Tennessee campground

Arsonists escape down river in stolen kayak after setting fires at NE Tennessee campground

April 1st, 2015 3:47 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Three campers and a cabin were set on fire.

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Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester over Insure Tennessee

Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester over Insure Tennessee - VIDEO

April 1st, 2015 2:09 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name.

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Johnson City man charged in February auto burglary

Johnson City man charged in February auto burglary

April 1st, 2015 3:38 pm by Staff Report

The investigation began Feb. 9 after the victim reported a vehicle on his business lot at 149 Lynn Road had been burglarized.

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Crowe votes to allow guns in parks

Crowe votes to allow guns in parks

April 1st, 2015 3:22 pm by Gary B. Gray

State Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, voted this morning to allow people with handgun permits to carry in local parks, despite clear opposition by both the Johnson City Board of Commissioners and Washington County Commission.

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Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

April 1st, 2015 3:00 pm by DAN JOLING, Associated Press

A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird eg

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TBI investigating SE Tennessee boy's death as homicide

TBI investigating SE Tennessee boy's death as homicide

April 1st, 2015 12:19 pm by Associated Press

Few details have been released in the death of Lucas Michael Dillon. He died Monday at a hospital after suffering an injury Saturday at a home in Whitwell.

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Health system merger announcement set for Thursday

Health system merger announcement set for Thursday

April 1st, 2015 11:53 am by Staff Report

Health care leaders are expected to announce a merger between the region's two hospital systems at a press conference scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kingsport's MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.

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Bill would allow weapons in state Capitol

Bill would allow weapons in state Capitol

April 1st, 2015 11:32 am by Associated Press

Handgun carry permit holders would be able to carry their weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol under a proposal that has passed the Senate.

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Academy Sports to open April 24

Academy Sports to open April 24

April 1st, 2015 11:05 am by Staff Report

The Academy Sports + Outdoors retail store currently under construction in Johnson City now has an opening date.

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Weekly Carter County Car Club Cruise-In returns to downtown Elizabethton

Weekly Carter County Car Club Cruise-In returns to downtown Elizabethton

April 1st, 2015 9:33 am by John Thompson

One of the surest signs that winter is finally over is the return of the antique cars to downtown Elizabethton on Saturday nights. Take heart, the Carter County Car Club's first weekly cruise-in for 2015 will take place this Saturday from 5-9 p.m.

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