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Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. as US gains 252,000 jobs in best hiring year since 1999

Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. as US gains 252,000 jobs in best hiring year since 1999

January 9th, 2015 8:35 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press

The U.S. capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy job gain in December and the unemployment rate falling to a six-year low. The data adds to signs of strength that contrast with sputtering global growth.

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Bristol police search for potential owners of allegedly stolen items

Bristol police search for potential owners of allegedly stolen items

January 8th, 2015 10:21 pm by Staff Report

After a Sullivan County couple was indicted on charges that they stole more than $50,000 worth of items, Bristol police are searching for potential victims to return some of those items.

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Euthanasia rate at WC/JC Animal Shelter sees sharp decline

Euthanasia rate at WC/JC Animal Shelter sees sharp decline

January 8th, 2015 9:49 pm by Max Hrenda

Even though the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter may have posted its lowest numbers ever in terms of animal euthanasia in 2014, Director Debbie Dobbs said she was optimistic that number could continue to decline once her new facility is opera

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5 years probation for Kingsport contractor who took money, then took off

5 years probation for Kingsport contractor who took money, then took off

January 8th, 2015 9:42 pm by Becky Campbell

A local contractor with a history of DUI offenses, driving without a license and violating his habitual motor offender status now stands convicted of taking money for a home remodeling job without doing any work.

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Man accused of carjacking, assault receives 5-year sentence for drug trafficking

Man accused of carjacking, assault receives 5-year sentence for drug trafficking

January 8th, 2015 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

A Bristol man charged in early 2014 with attempting to steal vehicles in a Unicoi County community and pointing a gun at a county woman was sentenced Wednesday to serve more than five years in prison.

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Tax scammer hits speed bump after calling judge

Tax scammer hits speed bump after calling judge

January 8th, 2015 9:29 pm by Becky Campbell

Washington County General Sessions Judge James Nidiffer is still waiting to be arrested after getting a phone call this week alleging that action from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Power Board warns commercial customers of suspected scam

Power Board warns commercial customers of suspected scam

January 8th, 2015 9:20 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Power Board has issued a public warning against a possible scam aimed at some of its commercial clients.

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Update: Brown out at Unicoi County Schools

Update: Brown out at Unicoi County Schools

January 8th, 2015 6:27 pm by Staff Report

A 3-3 vote Thursday will bring Denise Brown's tenure at the helm of Unicoi County's schools to a close.

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New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

January 8th, 2015 5:03 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate.

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GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

January 8th, 2015 3:27 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline.

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