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Director says Unicoi Co. Animal Shelter making difference

Director says Unicoi Co. Animal Shelter making difference

February 15th, 2015 9:33 pm by Brad Hicks

The tails of the dogs now at the Unicoi County Animal Shelter may not be wagging any more vigorously and the cats may not be purring any louder these days, but according to Shelter Director Jessica Rogers, the outlook for animals housed at the shelter hav

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Winter storm from gulf carries concern for power outages, travel

Winter storm from gulf carries concern for power outages, travel

February 15th, 2015 9:25 pm by Jessica Fuller

Old man winter hasn't relinquished his grip on the area quite yet snow, and quite a bit of it, is headed this way over the next 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.

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Church Hill teen facing additional charges following crash, Kingsport police say

Church Hill teen facing additional charges following crash, Kingsport police say

February 15th, 2015 9:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

As if Nicholas Dempsey didn't have enough trouble, the Church Hill teen allegedly wrecked another vehicle last week while driving recklessly and earned himself another slew of charges including one more felony.

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2 men arrested  after fleeing scene of crash, 1 attempted to steal delivery vehicle, city police say

2 men arrested after fleeing scene of crash, 1 attempted to steal delivery vehicle, city police say

February 15th, 2015 8:59 pm by Jessica Fuller

Two men are now in custody after city police said they fled the scene of a four-vehicle crash and one of the men tried to steal a pizza delivery vehicle afterward, a news release from the Johnson City Police Department said.

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City woman jailed after threatening host with knife, JCPD officers say

City woman jailed after threatening host with knife, JCPD officers say

February 15th, 2015 5:09 pm by Staff Report

A city woman has been jailed on assault charges after she threatened a man with whom she was staying for two nights, according to a press release sent from the Johnson City Police Department.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

February 15th, 2015 4:44 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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Local naturalist program coordinator aims to change attitudes toward slithering sidekicks

Local naturalist program coordinator aims to change attitudes toward slithering sidekicks

February 14th, 2015 10:26 pm by Jessica Fuller

Connie Deegan likes to carry friends with her sometimes, bound up in pillowcases and stashed in her backpack.Not many people like her friends, as a matter of fact. They don't have any legs, so a lot of people are downright terrified of them, but that does

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Local educators weigh in on Common Core standards, debate

Local educators weigh in on Common Core standards, debate

February 14th, 2015 10:18 pm by Max Hrenda

Although some government officials have already declared Common Core "dead" in Tennessee, over the past week, education officials and organizations from across the state gathered in an effort to breathe life back into it.

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Fishing tournament sponsor pulls from Boone Lake due to uncertain dam repair

Fishing tournament sponsor pulls from Boone Lake due to uncertain dam repair

February 14th, 2015 10:14 pm by Becky Campbell

With no firm answer about when Boone Lake might be back up to spring levels, at least one local bass tournament won't be happening there, and the economic impact on Johnson City could be significant if other recreational events follow suit.

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Local Rep shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

Local Rep shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

February 14th, 2015 10:07 pm by Nathan Baker

A new official Tennessee state symbol could be joining the raccoon as the official wild animal, the iris as the state cultivated flower, the mockingbird as the state bird and the tulip poplar as the state tree.

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