Johnson City Press Friday, October 24, 2014
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15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

June 20th, 2014 9:57 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Citing a "complete lack of trust" and alleging possible manipulation of test results, a group of 15 Tennessee Republicans has asked for the immediate resignation of state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman in a letter sent to his boss, Gov. Bill Haslam,

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Local physician talks past problems, future solutions to drug-addicted doctors

Local physician talks past problems, future solutions to drug-addicted doctors

June 20th, 2014 9:53 pm by Tony Casey

There's often a stigma attached to addiction in some parts of the country, and one local doctor has truly come full-circle in doing his part to fight the prescription pill epidemic that has hit East Tennessee so hard.

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6 years out from 2020, area kids catch Olympic fever

6 years out from 2020, area kids catch Olympic fever

June 20th, 2014 9:41 pm by Tony Casey

Area children were given Olympic fever during the third annual Olympic Days on Friday.

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Dept. of Health disciplines 9 local doctors, nurses

Dept. of Health disciplines 9 local doctors, nurses

June 20th, 2014 9:14 pm by Becky Campbell

Three area pharmacists and six nurses were among dozens of licensed medical professionals disciplined in May by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Police: Woman brought 12-year-old to fight 10-year-old

Police: Woman brought 12-year-old to fight 10-year-old

June 20th, 2014 3:28 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Before gunshots rang out, 30-year-old Amelia Leaster reportedly took a 12-year-old girl to fight a 10-year-old girl in the 2100 block of Kirby Avenue on May 29.

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KPD, Secret Service seek public aid in tracking suspected counterfeiter

KPD, Secret Service seek public aid in tracking suspected counterfeiter

June 20th, 2014 1:46 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police and the U.S. Secret Service are asking for the public's help in locating a man they suspect was involved in counterfeiting U.S. currency.

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State of Franklin lane closures planned for next week

State of Franklin lane closures planned for next week

June 20th, 2014 11:37 am by Staff Reports

Johnson City's Water and Sewer Services Department announced plans to close one of the eastbound lanes on State of Franklin Road from June 23-27 for sewer line maintenance.

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MSHA officials cite public input, need in keeping HRC open

MSHA officials cite public input, need in keeping HRC open

June 20th, 2014 9:07 am by Max Hrenda

One of the region's largest health care providers cited public input in deciding to leave one of its community resource centers open, despite announcing its closing less than two weeks ago.

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Proposed property tax increase defeated; alternative amendment passes first reading

Proposed property tax increase defeated; alternative amendment passes first reading

June 19th, 2014 10:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City commissioners rejected Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin's proposed 22-cent property tax increase Thursday in the form of an amendment to partially maintain city and school funding in fiscal 2015.

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City, county reviewing contract for industrial park land

City, county reviewing contract for industrial park land

June 19th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nathan Baker

Local economic development officials could be close to a deal to secure 97 acres of land intended for a new industrial park in Gray.

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