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Sullivan County jail nearly loses certification due to overcrowding

Sullivan County jail nearly loses certification due to overcrowding

September 5th, 2014 4:40 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News service

The issue was so serious Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson and newly elected Mayor Richard Venable went to Nashville to attend a TCI board meeting this week.

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NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

September 5th, 2014 1:38 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Secretary of State John Kerry heads to the region next week, and he expects to expand the coalition beyond Western nations.

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Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine after deal signed

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine after deal signed

September 5th, 2014 1:35 pm by NATALIYA VASILYEVA and PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

A cease-fire took hold Friday night in eastern Ukraine after the president's representative signed a deal with Russian-backed separatists in an effort to bring an end to nearly five months of fighting.

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Obamacare impact: Carter school employees get new health care option

Obamacare impact: Carter school employees get new health care option

September 5th, 2014 11:30 am by John Thompson

Previously, the employees had two options: a standard plan and a partnership plan. The plans were not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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Unicoi Co. 911 budget includes new part-time dispatcher

Unicoi Co. 911 budget includes new part-time dispatcher

September 5th, 2014 11:25 am by Brad Hicks

The board opted to make a few changes to the budget Thursday.

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County school board not keen on keeping Boone bus going out of zone

County school board not keen on keeping Boone bus going out of zone

September 5th, 2014 11:20 am by Nathan Baker

With open enrollment at the county's high schools, parents can choose which of the two their students will attend, but normally, if they choose the school outside their official zone, parents are expected to transport their students to school.

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Johnson City Commission urges MSHA, Wellmont to stay local

Johnson City Commission urges MSHA, Wellmont to stay local

September 5th, 2014 10:26 am by Gary B. Gray

Wellmont's Board of Directors announced in February it had selected a firm to help guide the healthcare system's selection of another hospital, or hospital system, with which to strategically align.

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Planners delay Elizabethton football stadium plan over school leader's objection

Planners delay Elizabethton football stadium plan over school leader's objection

September 5th, 2014 8:48 am by John Thompson

School Superintendent Edwin Alexander urged the commissioners not to take another month to approve the plans because an October decision would mean the loss of another season.

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First Friday event to focus on writing on the wall

First Friday event to focus on writing on the wall

September 4th, 2014 9:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The owner of a downtown business facing city sign code violations hopes to spawn colorful conversations about aesthetics and tear down semantic walls between officials and merchants at a Friday event.

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Schools' budget gets initial OK

Schools' budget gets initial OK

September 4th, 2014 9:08 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Commission's Budget Committee on Thursday approved the county schools' $63.2 million proposed 2015 fiscal budget, which now moves to the County Commission for approval.

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