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ACLU questions SW Virginia high school graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

ACLU questions SW Virginia high school graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

June 4th, 2014 12:07 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter last month to Lee County Public School officials warning them of potential First Amendment violations.

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Power outage shuts down operations at Eastman, results in wastewater discharge

Power outage shuts down operations at Eastman, results in wastewater discharge

June 4th, 2014 11:58 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Eastman Chemical Company's Kingsport site experienced a widespread power outage that resulted in an unplanned shutdown of its operations about 10 this morning.

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Local research to focus on osteoporosis in men

Local research to focus on osteoporosis in men

June 4th, 2014 9:21 am by Contributed to the Press

East Tennessee State University researchers have received a grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents to study osteoporosis risk in men.

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Tweetsie Trail running slightly ahead of schedule

Tweetsie Trail running slightly ahead of schedule

June 4th, 2014 9:09 am by Tony Casey

The first section of construction of the 10-mile recreational trail - called the Tweetsie Trail - between Johnson City and Elizabethton is just ahead of schedule to be finished by Labor Day.

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Shelter's money adds up as groundbreaking nears

Shelter's money adds up as groundbreaking nears

June 4th, 2014 8:59 am by Max Hrenda

Two days away from the groundbreaking ceremony - scheduled for Thursday - governmental and fundraising efforts reportedly have paid off.

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Summer Food Program

June 4th, 2014 1:00 am by Dave Boyd

Summer Food Dave Boyd/Johnson City PressAngie Odom of TLC Community Center distributes sandwiches and snacks for the Summer Food Program.

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Tennessee DCS back on track,' court monitors say

Tennessee DCS back on track,' court monitors say

June 3rd, 2014 11:11 pm by Tony Gonzalez, The Tennessean

Tennessee's child welfare system rebounded under new leadership in the past year - although challenges remain - experts say in a new 505-page report.

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City school board talks tax hike to make up shortfalls

City school board talks tax hike to make up shortfalls

June 3rd, 2014 11:08 pm by Nathan Baker

City government leaders appear to be bracing for the first property tax rate increase in 12 years for the municipality's residents.

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Pharmacy company, Boys & Girls hope to be happy as Lark St. expands

Pharmacy company, Boys & Girls hope to be happy as Lark St. expands

June 3rd, 2014 11:01 pm by Gary B. Gray

Construction of the Lark Street Extension Project will not consume the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County, though the club's recreational fields will be moved to accommodate the new two-lane road.

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Road work may yield fields of dreams for Boys & Girls Club

Road work may yield fields of dreams for Boys & Girls Club

June 3rd, 2014 10:54 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City Washington County is preparing to ride out the construction of the new Lark Street Extension in place and expecting to come out of the road work with its three sports fields significantly improved.

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