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Officials say survey stops short in scaling states' safety

Officials say survey stops short in scaling states' safety

June 22nd, 2014 9:50 pm by Max Hrenda

After Tennessee was listed as the country's third most-dangerous state - in a list that included Washington, D.C. - by a business-oriented social media company, questions surrounding the state's safety and the survey's veracity were thrust into public vie

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JC native, Navy officer Tummers part of rescue operation that saved 277

JC native, Navy officer Tummers part of rescue operation that saved 277

June 22nd, 2014 9:35 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

Lt. Cmdr. Mike Tummers, a Johnson City native, is part of a Fleet Surgical Team Four on the USS Bataan (LHD 5) and participated in a rescue operation that took place June 6 in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Retired JCPD officer Chuck Carroll still proving 'resource'-ful

Meet Your Neighbor: Retired JCPD officer Chuck Carroll still proving 'resource'-ful

June 22nd, 2014 9:28 pm by Tony Casey

After 30 years in law enforcement, former Johnson City Police Department officer Chuck Carroll said it was tough when he retired in 2010.

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Budget process poised to begin in Unicoi County

Budget process poised to begin in Unicoi County

June 22nd, 2014 9:19 pm by Brad Hicks

The process of preparing Unicoi County's budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year will begin Tuesday evening, as the County Commission's Budget Committee will start budgetary talks.

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Hundreds of teachers disciplined in last decade, Tennessee records show

Hundreds of teachers disciplined in last decade, Tennessee records show

June 22nd, 2014 9:11 pm by Kevin Hardy, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Records show the Tennessee State Board of Education has taken action against 434 teachers in the past 10 years.

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Mighty, mighty: Holston Habitat completes work on first brick house

Mighty, mighty: Holston Habitat completes work on first brick house

June 22nd, 2014 2:23 pm by Tony Casey

Holston Habitat for Humanity did something Saturday that it's done 245 times before, but for the first time for the group, the keys gave entrance to a brick house.

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Local filmmakers hope to shackle prison system misconceptions

Local filmmakers hope to shackle prison system misconceptions

June 22nd, 2014 2:12 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

"Outcasts: Surviving the Culture of Rejection," written and directed by Stephen Newton and produced by Jane Hillhouse, will debut on East Tennessee PBS on July 13 at 7 p.m. The film is about the history and evolution of overincarceration and discusses the

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Budget process leaves local non-profits on chopping block

Budget process leaves local non-profits on chopping block

June 21st, 2014 10:02 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In the spring of 2011, Johnson City leaders put 25 local non-profit organizations on notice that special appropriation funding they have long been awarded from the city's annual budget would be eliminated.

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City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

City schools bracing for $3M shortfall in 14-15

June 21st, 2014 9:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City Board of Education Chair Kathy Hall warned that the upcoming school year will be noticeably different from the last if city commissioners enact the citywide spending plan approved on the second reading Friday morning.

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Community key concept in RM's Rhododendron Festival

Community key concept in RM's Rhododendron Festival - VIDEO

June 21st, 2014 9:35 pm by Max Hrenda

For 68 years, one word has been the driving force behind a Carter County citizens club's efforts in conducting one of the region's longest-running festivals - community.

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