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County schools to upgrade cameras

County schools to upgrade cameras

January 7th, 2015 9:36 am by Nathan Baker

The remaining $138,000 of a half-million dollar fund for security upgrades will be used to beef up the video surveillance systems at the county's 14 schools after the expenditures were approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Education.

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Utility asks customers to save power during cold weather

Utility asks customers to save power during cold weather

January 7th, 2015 9:32 am by Staff Report

Citing increased demand during the invading cold snap, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Johnson City Power Board are asking electric utility customers to conserve energy where possible.

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Update: Editor, cartoonist among dead in Paris newspaper terror attack

Update: Editor, cartoonist among dead in Paris newspaper terror attack

January 7th, 2015 8:25 am by JAMEY KEATEN and LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

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Elizabethton water line project stretches by 60 days, $168,000

Elizabethton water line project stretches by 60 days, $168,000

January 6th, 2015 10:04 pm by John Thompson

Because the city of Elizabethton has had such a good experience with Tipton Construction Company to replace and renovate water lines in the East Side community, the project has been extended and an additonal $168,000 has been designated for the work.

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Prosecution, defense hash out details in marijuana, hash oil trial

Prosecution, defense hash out details in marijuana, hash oil trial

January 6th, 2015 9:56 pm by Becky Campbell

A Gray man who picked up a 15-pound package from California addressed to him two years ago testified at his bench trial Tuesday that he had no idea the box contained nearly 2,000 grams of hash oil, a high-THC content resin product of marijuana.

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Deputies: Carter Co. man faces second arrest after numerous burglaries

Deputies: Carter Co. man faces second arrest after numerous burglaries

January 6th, 2015 9:53 pm by John Thompson

A Carter County man has been arrested for the second time in a month on car burglaries and thefts, ranging from cell phones to safes.

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Tweetsie task force pleased with trail route meetings on Big John's fence

Tweetsie task force pleased with trail route meetings on Big John's fence

January 6th, 2015 9:46 pm by Tony Casey

Members of the Tweetsie Trail task force returned from meetings with the owner of Elizabethton Big John's Closeouts filled with positivity about the recreational trail finding its way through the back parking lot of the business.

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Plummeting temperatures to cause surge of demand for electricity at TVA

Plummeting temperatures to cause surge of demand for electricity at TVA

January 6th, 2015 9:39 pm by Jessica Fuller

After last week's 60-degree vacation, winter is again grasping the region with its frigid fingers, bringing plummeting temperatures for the rest of the week.

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Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

January 6th, 2015 9:31 pm by Associated Press

Officials say a gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas, killing one other person.

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Mayor: New annex rules mean new life for old committee

Mayor: New annex rules mean new life for old committee

January 6th, 2015 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge preempted a likely state mandate Tuesday, calling for the revival of a long-disbanded committee that will review and update county and municipal growth plans as new annexation laws - and amendments to those laws - are

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