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Despite tight city budget, official hopes for brighter prospects in the future

Despite tight city budget, official hopes for brighter prospects in the future

December 31st, 2014 2:41 pm by Max Hrenda

Last year's city budget had no room for updating the aging lighting system along Interstate 26, but a city official remains hopeful those repairs remain in consideration for the future.

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Kentucky counties adopt right-to-work laws to compete with Tennessee

Kentucky counties adopt right-to-work laws to compete with Tennessee

December 31st, 2014 1:23 pm by Associated Press

Two more Kentucky counties located along the Tennessee border have approved right-to-work laws.

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Woman sues over brain injury from Dollywood fall

Woman sues over brain injury from Dollywood fall

December 31st, 2014 1:08 pm by Associated Press

A lawsuit says a woman's brain injury from a headfirst fall at Dollywood was caused by a mix of sleet and rain that made a ride "dangerously slick" and the lack of adequate safety measures.

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Top 10: Our most popular local stories on the web in 2014

Top 10: Our most popular local stories on the web in 2014

December 31st, 2014 12:58 pm by Sam Watson

Here's a rundown of what people were clicking on JohnsonCityPress.com in 2014. Though crime was definitely a draw, other subjects took four of the top five spots.

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VW recalling 38,000 vehicles on fuel leaks, fire concerns

VW recalling 38,000 vehicles on fuel leaks, fire concerns

December 31st, 2014 10:37 am by Associated Press

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars, including some Chattanooga-made Passats, because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire.

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New Tennessee laws include insulin training for school staff

New Tennessee laws include insulin training for school staff

December 31st, 2014 10:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes.

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Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

December 31st, 2014 9:23 am by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

This tobacco-belt tradition, once as much a part of Kentucky's fabric as bourbon or horse racing, is fading away - and it's taking the maestros like Foy with it.

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Mr. Holsclaw goes to Nashville: New rep excited about job

Mr. Holsclaw goes to Nashville: New rep excited about job

December 31st, 2014 9:00 am by John Thompson

Holsclaw, a political newcomer, won overwhelming victories in the May Republican Primary and in the August General Election to represent the 4th Legislative District, which includes all of Unicoi County and the western portion of Carter County.

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Parties, patrols on holiday agenda season as THP redoubles efforts

Parties, patrols on holiday agenda season as THP redoubles efforts

December 30th, 2014 9:54 pm by Becky Campbell

Tennessee is seeing fewer alcohol-related crashes, but don't assume law enforcement officers are standing around waiting for a tip of the hat.

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Local restaurateurs hoping Jonesborough makes for good location to park Hillbilly Butts

Local restaurateurs hoping Jonesborough makes for good location to park Hillbilly Butts

December 30th, 2014 9:51 pm by Tony Casey

After months of solid business, the town of Erwin sent Pat and Lewis Carsten a letter on Oct. 16 saying their Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ food cart wasn't permitted within the town's B-2 zoning district.

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