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Winged Deer master plan: Proposals overflow lakefront at Johnson City park

Winged Deer master plan: Proposals overflow lakefront at Johnson City park

October 24th, 2014 9:27 am by Gary B. Gray

There is no lack of enthusiasm for ideas being considered for Winged Deer Park's master plan, but the excitement was tempered Thursday with concerns that too many amenities are being planned for the park's lakefront.

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Wolfe, Fitzgerald debate dollars, cents at Jonesborough mayor forum

Wolfe, Fitzgerald debate dollars, cents at Jonesborough mayor forum

October 23rd, 2014 10:21 pm by Max Hrenda

Though the topic of money can sometimes surface during election season, spectators in Jonesborough watched as a debate over finances turned into a renewal of a political rivalry.

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New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

October 23rd, 2014 9:19 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE, COLLEEN LONG, ASSOCIATED PRESS

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday.

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Police dog helps with arrest made over armed robbery at residence

Police dog helps with arrest made over armed robbery at residence

October 23rd, 2014 9:14 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Sheriff's Department quickly made an arrest following what police said was an armed robbery at a Peters Hollow residence on Thursday.

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Watauga man dies of gunshot wound after being found near quarry

Watauga man dies of gunshot wound after being found near quarry

October 23rd, 2014 9:10 pm by John Thompson

A man died Thursday afternoon, only a few hours after he suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and despite efforts of Watauga Police Chief Jim Whaley to save the man's life.

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ETSU hoping new scholarships lure more students

ETSU hoping new scholarships lure more students

October 23rd, 2014 9:07 pm by Nathan Baker

New scholarship offerings may help East Tennessee State University shed its reputation as a commuter school and draw increased enrollment from both in-state and outside students.

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Early voting numbers show dip in Washington County participation

Early voting numbers show dip in Washington County participation

October 23rd, 2014 9:02 pm by Gary B. Gray

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is at the halfway point, and Washington County has so far drawn fewer voters than the last comparable election in 2010.

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Too hot for teachers? SW Virginia high school pep rally irksome for many

Too hot for teachers? SW Virginia high school pep rally irksome for many

October 23rd, 2014 5:42 pm by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

At issue was a video posted on YouTube - but since taken down - portraying teachers engaged in a dance skit during the rally.

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Black mold forces Sullivan County school to close

Black mold forces Sullivan County school to close

October 23rd, 2014 5:26 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Black mold has prompted Sullivan County school officials to close Indian Springs Elementary School Friday for mold remediation.

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Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

October 23rd, 2014 5:10 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Tea party groups have derided Common Core as government overreach, while some teachers groups have complained that the standards rely too heavily on student test scores

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