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Poked too hard? Carter sheriff claims ADA Facebook post 'derogatory,' 'false'

Poked too hard? Carter sheriff claims ADA Facebook post 'derogatory,' 'false'

June 27th, 2014 9:43 pm by John Thompson

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said he still wants a letter of apology for a posting on the Facebook account of Assistant District Attorney General Dennis Brooks.

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Taken to school: Local lawyer rebuffs county schools' claim to liquor tax

Taken to school: Local lawyer rebuffs county schools' claim to liquor tax

June 27th, 2014 9:22 pm by Gary Gray and Nathan Baker

The Washington County School District's claim to millions of dollars worth of liquor-by-the-drink tax collections was answered succinctly by Johnson City Attorney Eric Herrin on Friday.

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Bobby Womack, singer with brave 2nd act, dies

Bobby Womack, singer with brave 2nd act, dies

June 27th, 2014 9:04 pm by CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, had died. He was 70.

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Dome work

June 27th, 2014 10:25 am by Nathan Baker

Renovations at the East Tennessee State University mini-dome are continuing this summer.

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Living history: Langston High School reunion set for July 4-6

Living history: Langston High School reunion set for July 4-6

June 27th, 2014 10:02 am by Elizabeth Saulsbury

Langston High School, Johnson City's African-American public high school, graduated its last class in 1965.

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Successful prosecutor spot in funding jeopardy

Successful prosecutor spot in funding jeopardy

June 27th, 2014 9:58 am by Becky Campbell

Funding for a special federal prosecutor designated to prosecute serious drug and weapon cases initiated in Johnson City is at risk as the City Commission faces hard budget decisions tonight.

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Hot air balloons: Teachers' STEM class projects go soaring away

Hot air balloons: Teachers' STEM class projects go soaring away

June 27th, 2014 9:45 am by Nathan Baker

A dozen teachers had lofty goals Thursday morning on the practice soccer fields at East Tennessee State University.

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Budget Battle: Tomita, Stout defend votes against Johnson City tax increase

Budget Battle: Tomita, Stout defend votes against Johnson City tax increase

June 27th, 2014 9:01 am by Gary B. Gray

"The misconception is that the world ends on July 1" - City Commissioner David Tomita."I'm beyond words when it comes to those three people" - School board member Tom Hager.

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Support positions lost as schools trim budget

Support positions lost as schools trim budget

June 26th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Athletic coaching supplements were narrowly spared from elimination during a Johnson City Schools budget meeting Tuesday morning, but other staffed positions weren't as lucky.

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Unicoi County tax rate to generate less cash than previous year

Unicoi County tax rate to generate less cash than previous year

June 26th, 2014 9:07 pm by Brad Hicks

A penny will be worth slightly less in the 2014-15 fiscal year and, at Thursday's meeting of the Unicoi County Commission's Budget Committee, officials learned why.

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