Johnson City Press Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Local firefighters want to douse 'reckless burning'

Local firefighters want to douse 'reckless burning'

March 30th, 2014 9:38 pm by Max Hrenda

Firefighters who have worked in Washington County say that there have been a higher number of brush fires this year, and that the majority of those fires may have resulted from illegal burning.

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Johnson City Schools prepares to 'rejoice' in student talent

Johnson City Schools prepares to 'rejoice' in student talent

March 30th, 2014 9:32 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Rejoice in the Arts, Johnson City Schools' annual showcase of its elementary, intermediate and middle school students' talents, will be held Thursday night at The Mall at Johnson City.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Leigh Weaver 'captured' by allure of photography at early age

Meet Your Neighbor: Leigh Weaver 'captured' by allure of photography at early age

March 30th, 2014 9:18 pm by Becky Campbell

When Leigh Weaver was a little girl, she was one of those kids always on her daddy's heels, or maybe he was on hers as he always had a camera in his hand recording family memories.

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U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

March 30th, 2014 9:10 pm by Matthew Lee, Associated Press

The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadloc

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Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Rural residents confront higher health care costs

March 30th, 2014 8:54 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Health care has always been more expensive in far-flung communities, where actuarial insurance data show fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals, as well as older residents in need of more health care services. But the rural-urban cost divide has been ex

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Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

March 30th, 2014 8:47 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent rec

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Eating event set to raise funds for Tweetsie Trail

Eating event set to raise funds for Tweetsie Trail

March 30th, 2014 3:51 pm by Tony Casey

Dr. Dan Schumaier, chairman of the Rails-to-Trails task force, is convinced everyone is getting excited about the 10-mile recreational trail between Johnson City and Elizabethton called the Tweetsie Trail.

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Johnson City amends law to permit "toy weapon" sales

Johnson City amends law to permit "toy weapon" sales

March 30th, 2014 3:46 pm by Max Hrenda

After realizing that the city was in violation of a federal statute, Johnson City Commissioners revised an ordinance to permit the sale of "look-alike" weapons in the city.

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Whether cultural or economic, city, area poised for advances

Whether cultural or economic, city, area poised for advances

March 29th, 2014 9:33 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City and its surrounding communities, from the I-81/26 interchange to the mountainous state line, are poised to make great advances in the coming years, giving leaders and residents "Faith in the Future."

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Listening to you: Press responds to readers' concerns

Listening to you: Press responds to readers' concerns

March 29th, 2014 9:29 pm by Tony Casey

A successful newspaper is based on its ability to address the needs of its community, and that's the idea behind the Johnson City Press' development of a Community Advisory Board over the past few months.

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