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New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

December 10th, 2014 9:50 pm by Gary B. Gray

In September, the Washington County Commission dismantled the lifeless City-County Liaison Committee and formed the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee with the aim of connecting more with state legislators to understand and help with wide-ranging issues.

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Big John's owner hopes to close out Tweetsie situation with Johnson City, Elizabethton

Big John's owner hopes to close out Tweetsie situation with Johnson City, Elizabethton

December 10th, 2014 9:33 pm by Tony Casey

A meeting of the minds will take place in the coming weeks to resolve a situation that has a local business owner's fence blocking passage on the path laid out for the Tweetsie Trail.

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Carter County CIA asks DA Clark for ouster of commissioners who voted for budget

Carter County CIA asks DA Clark for ouster of commissioners who voted for budget

December 10th, 2014 9:27 pm by John Thompson

A Carter County citizens organization has called on District Attorney General Tony Clark to investigate actions taken by the County Commission in setting the local government's budget over the past two years.

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Spider bite suspends sentencing hearing for woman convicted of church theft

Spider bite suspends sentencing hearing for woman convicted of church theft

December 10th, 2014 9:10 pm by Becky Campbell

Time specifically set aside for what a judge expects to be a lengthy sentencing hearing was for naught Wednesday after prosecutors announced their main witness was recovering from a severe spider bite.

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Man accused of pistol-whipping girlfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

Man accused of pistol-whipping girlfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

December 10th, 2014 8:57 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Kingsport man accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend, shooting at her, and then leading police on a high speed chase was indicted Monday on numerous charges, including attempted second-degree murder.

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Wal-Mart worker charged with stealing $10,000 from store

Wal-Mart worker charged with stealing $10,000 from store

December 10th, 2014 8:49 pm by Jordan Buie, The Tennessean

Court records, which cite a surveillance video, said the 19-year-old Walmart employee stole about $10,000 in cash and gift cards, some worth as much as $950, in a matter of about five and a half hours.

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Angel Tree Deadline

Angel Tree Deadline

December 10th, 2014 6:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

All 2,700 local Angel Tree children adopted by shoppers. Gifts for less than half turned in.

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Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

December 10th, 2014 5:03 pm by Staff Report

Police said an investigation into one allegation of sexual misconduct resulted in two charges for a high school teacher.

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Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

December 10th, 2014 4:26 pm by Jen Todd, The Tennessean

Despite the abundance of outdoor activities and a health care hub as its capital, Tennessee is lagging behind 44 states in overall health.

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Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

December 10th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

The state Senate's Republican caucus has once again nominated Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey as Speaker of the Senate, a post he will likely re-assume as the 109th General Assembly convenes in Nashville next year.

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