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Washington College Academy hopes open campus will shine light on 200-plus years of learning

Washington College Academy hopes open campus will shine light on 200-plus years of learning

March 8th, 2015 9:39 pm by Max Hrenda

Although attendance has seen a sharp decline since its inception in the late 1700s, the men and women in charge of the region's oldest institution of higher learning hope to demonstrate its value to the community.

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Textbooks only part of equation when teaching to new standards

Textbooks only part of equation when teaching to new standards

March 8th, 2015 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

An unfavorable national review of math teaching materials claims many of the most popular publishers don't meet the requirements for the new Common Core State Standards, but Johnson City Schools administrators say textbooks are only part of the equation.

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Open meetings law don't apply to Tenn. transparency panel

Open meetings law don't apply to Tenn. transparency panel

March 8th, 2015 9:24 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A panel of experts assembled to offer advice on transparency issues is not subject to the state's open meetings law. At least that's the opinion of Ann Butterworth, who heads the Comptroller's Office of Open Records Counsel.

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Aaron Hernandez still flashes swagger, smile at murder trial

Aaron Hernandez still flashes swagger, smile at murder trial

March 8th, 2015 9:20 pm by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez peers into a monitor as it displays evidence in his murder trial.

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Erwin man receives multiple drug charges at traffic stop, Johnson City police say

Erwin man receives multiple drug charges at traffic stop, Johnson City police say

March 8th, 2015 6:48 pm by Staff Report

An Erwin man has been jailed for multiple drug charges after officers at the Johnson City Police Department stopped him for a seat belt violation, according to a news release.

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Johnson City police charge man with felony assault after victim found unconscious in road, officers say

Johnson City police charge man with felony assault after victim found unconscious in road, officers say

March 8th, 2015 6:46 pm by Staff Report

A man was charged with felony assault after Johnson City police found a man unconscious in the road, according to a news release.

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Medical community seeks end of allowing parents to refuse vaccinations as measles threatens coming back, anti-vaccine movements grow

Medical community seeks end of allowing parents to refuse vaccinations as measles threatens coming back, anti-vaccine movements grow

March 8th, 2015 2:06 pm by Kate Belz, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dr. Bill Schaffner still remembers the hot summers of his childhood, when he was not allowed to cool off in the public swimming pools.His parents were too worried about him catching polio.

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Full steam ahead: Johnson City celebrates progress, development

Full steam ahead: Johnson City celebrates progress, development

March 7th, 2015 9:37 pm by Jessica Fuller

The rumbling sound of a train passing through the city is not foreign to Johnson City residents.In fact, Johnson City's history began with the sound of a train whistle in 1856.

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Carter County Commission shows interest in Tweetsie Trail extension to Roan Mountain

Carter County Commission shows interest in Tweetsie Trail extension to Roan Mountain

March 7th, 2015 9:32 pm by Tony Casey

Carter County Commissioner Mike Hill sees the opportunity to extend the Tweetsie Trail to Roan Mountain as a historic occasion.

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4 more troopers come forward about DUI quota system

4 more troopers come forward about DUI quota system

March 7th, 2015 9:28 pm by Becky Campbell

Four more Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers - including one recently retired and a supervisor - said the allegations of a DUI arrest quota system in the department are absolutely true, and they dispute the agency administration's denial.

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