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'Shine On: Developers work to establish local moonshine distilleries

'Shine On: Developers work to establish local moonshine distilleries

March 22nd, 2014 9:56 pm by By Max Hrenda, Brad Hicks, and Nathan Baker, Press Staff Writers

Though any act of "moonshining" used to be considered illegal in Tennessee, state laws have relaxed in recent years, and with the proper paperwork - and state and federal tax payments - distilleries can now operate legally throughout the state.

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Press to host county mayor, sheriff candidate forum April 1

Press to host county mayor, sheriff candidate forum April 1

March 22nd, 2014 9:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Press is sponsoring a Community Editorial Board meeting April 1 at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough in which candidates for Washington County mayor and sheriff will participate in a question-and-answer forum.

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Plans for Kingsport's new sports complex starting to take shape

Plans for Kingsport's new sports complex starting to take shape

March 22nd, 2014 8:56 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

The Model City is getting the ball rolling on its new sports complex.

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Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

March 22nd, 2014 8:21 pm by ADAM PEMBLE and YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press

Ukraine's armed forces took what may prove to be one of their final stands Saturday in Crimea, as pro-Russian forces stormed and seized control of an air force base amid a barrage of gunfire and explosions.

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Appeals court halts gay marriages in Michigan

Appeals court halts gay marriages in Michigan

March 22nd, 2014 7:36 pm by EMMA FIDEL, Associated Press

Same-sex couples rushed to Michigan county clerk's offices Saturday to get hitched a day after a judge overturned the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, and several hundred managed to do so before an appeals court reinstituted the ban, at least t

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Local lawmaker's bill criminalizing U.N. observers passes

Local lawmaker's bill criminalizing U.N. observers passes

March 21st, 2014 9:49 pm by Gary B. Gray

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, aimed at preventing members of the United Nations from monitoring elections in Tennessee passed the full House Thursday by a vote of 75-20.

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FireChaser: Coaster for new generation

FireChaser: Coaster for new generation

March 21st, 2014 9:38 pm by Nathan Baker

The newest firefighter-themed thrill ride at Dollywood isn't your parents' Blazing Fury.

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Judge strikes down Michigan ban on same-sex marriage

Judge strikes down Michigan ban on same-sex marriage

March 21st, 2014 5:20 pm by Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman announced his ruling after a rare two-week trial that mostly focused on the impact of same-sex parenting on children.

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2nd adult arrested in Unicoi Co. girl fight that was captured on video

2nd adult arrested in Unicoi Co. girl fight that was captured on video

March 21st, 2014 4:34 pm by Brad Hicks

A North Carolina man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal trespassing.

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WJHL owner Media General to buy Texas broadcasting company in deal worth $1.6B

WJHL owner Media General to buy Texas broadcasting company in deal worth $1.6B

March 21st, 2014 11:26 am by Associated Press

The combined company would own and operate or service 74 stations across 46 markets, reaching about 26.5 million households.

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