Johnson City Press Thursday, May 28, 2015
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'Longshot' Rick Santorum launches 2nd White House run in crowded GOP field

'Longshot' Rick Santorum launches 2nd White House run in crowded GOP field

May 27th, 2015 4:20 pm by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

Santorum won 11 states in the last presidential primary contest, yet his early longshot status may keep him out of presidential debates altogether.

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TV newsman Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

TV newsman Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

May 27th, 2015 4:09 pm by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Schieffer will host CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday for the last time after 24 years.

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TV comedian Tracy Morgan settles suit with Walmart over fatal crash

TV comedian Tracy Morgan settles suit with Walmart over fatal crash

May 27th, 2015 4:04 pm by Associated Press

A Walmart truck slammed into the back of a limo van carrying Morgan and the others back from a show in Delaware last June, injuring Morgan and killing his friend, James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.

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Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

May 27th, 2015 3:58 pm by Associated Press

Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.

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Regulatory Commission issues operating license for Watts Bar nuclear plant

Regulatory Commission issues operating license for Watts Bar nuclear plant

May 27th, 2015 1:31 pm by Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to issue a full power operating license for Watts Bar Unit 2, pending applicable regulatory requirements being met.

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Bluff City bridge should be finished by fall races at BMS - PHOTOS

Bluff City bridge should be finished by fall races at BMS - PHOTOS

May 27th, 2015 12:39 pm by David Floyd

TDOT also hopes to finish entire connector project on U.S. 11E and U.S. 19E by Oct. 31.

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Differences in rate structures hurt Power Board's bottom line, CFO says

Differences in rate structures hurt Power Board's bottom line, CFO says

May 27th, 2015 10:08 am by Nathan Baker

Four-year-old changes to the rates charged by the Tennessee Valley Authority for peak power use are cutting into the Johnson City Power Board's bottom line.

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Local lawyer appointed to federal magistrate job

Local lawyer appointed to federal magistrate job

May 27th, 2015 9:46 am by Becky Campbell

If anyone was unfriended on Facebook by local attorney Cliff Corker, they should not be offended.

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School board members tour new Science Hill High School field house

School board members tour new Science Hill High School field house

May 27th, 2015 9:28 am by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City School board members and Science Hill High School Athletic Director Keith Turner toured the $2 million Kermit Tipton Stadium field house Tuesday, which is expected to be complete in July.

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Carter Board of Education gives Ward two-year contract extension

Carter Board of Education gives Ward two-year contract extension

May 27th, 2015 9:13 am by John Thompson

The Carter County School Board voted 7-1 on Tuesday afternoon to award Director of Schools Kevin Ward with a two-year contract extension. Ronnie McAmis was the only member of the board to vote against the extension. Ward's current contract is set to expir

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