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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

February 25th, 2015 1:49 pm by Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

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Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

February 25th, 2015 9:25 am by John Thompson

Although an earlier plan to pay down the Carter County School System's debt was rejected by the Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission last month, Director of Schools Kevin Ward has a new pay-down plan he says will save the taxpayers over $835,0

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Family of pedestrian killed by garbage truck files lawsuit against Johnson City

Family of pedestrian killed by garbage truck files lawsuit against Johnson City

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by Becky Campbell

The son of a woman killed when a Johnson City garbage truck driver failed to stop for her in a crosswalk filed a suit against the city in Washington County Circuit Court asking for monetary compensation for his mother's death.

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Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by John Thompson

There are fewer students enrolled at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton this spring. But while the numbers are down, the school continues to generate program completion rates of 90 percent.

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Washington County loosens campground restrictions

Washington County loosens campground restrictions

February 24th, 2015 8:48 pm by Gary B. Gray

A decade-long restriction on the placement of Washington County campgrounds was lifted Monday when the County Commission approved new regulations that grew the number of allowed districts from one to eight.

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Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

February 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by Gary B. Gray

Nearly three months after state legislators urged city and county leaders to send them recommendations for changes in state annexation laws, the same number of basic, suggested changes were snuffed out Monday at a Washington County Commission meeting.

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Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in light of snow storm

Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in light of snow storm

February 24th, 2015 8:39 pm by Max Hrenda

While more than 30,000 homes across the state lost power in the wake of wintry weather, a Johnson City Power Board official said their total outages had yet to break double digits.

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Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

February 24th, 2015 8:30 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

In one of Gov. Bill Haslam's key legislative proposals, student test scores will still play largely the same role in the evaluations of certain Tennessee teachers.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

February 24th, 2015 4:57 pm by Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

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Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

February 24th, 2015 4:15 pm by JENNIFER KAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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