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Group hopes to name part of city street after MLK

Group hopes to name part of city street after MLK

January 19th, 2014 2:48 pm by Gary B. Gray

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed in Johnson City on Monday without a street named after the legendary civil rights leader, as is the case in most sizeable communities.

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The Week in Review: Local Buzzworthy stories that made headlines

The Week in Review: Local Buzzworthy stories that made headlines

January 19th, 2014 2:34 pm by Staff Reports

A glance at the week's top local stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:

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UPDATE: Identifying victim in fire to require DNA, dental-record testing

UPDATE: Identifying victim in fire to require DNA, dental-record testing

January 18th, 2014 9:38 pm by Becky Campbell

Identifying the person who died in a house fire over the weekend will likely require DNA testing and dental-record checks due to the extent of damage to the victim, local authorities said Monday.

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Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally to be held

Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally to be held

January 18th, 2014 9:26 pm by Gary B. Gray

A Bluff City man has organized the Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally in support of pending legislation in Nashville that would legalize prescribing cannabis to qualifying patients.

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Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praises governor's methamphetamine bill

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praises governor's methamphetamine bill

January 18th, 2014 6:40 pm by John Thompson

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praised Gov. Bill Haslam’s methamphetamine bill that was filed in the General Assembly this week.

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Ambulance service looks to move offices to Unicoi County Sheriff Department's old space

Ambulance service looks to move offices to Unicoi County Sheriff Department's old space

January 18th, 2014 6:37 pm by Brad Hicks

In March, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department relocated its administrative offices from downtown Erwin to the Unicoi County Jail Annex on Jackson Love Highway.

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Longtime police employee running for Carter Circuit clerk

Longtime police employee running for Carter Circuit clerk

January 18th, 2014 6:32 pm by John Thompson

Longtime police investigator Frank Peters has announced he will be a candidate for Carter County Circuit Court clerk in the May 6 Republican Primary.

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Redi-Mart store in Elizabethton burglarized

Redi-Mart store in Elizabethton burglarized

January 18th, 2014 6:29 pm by Staff Reports

A burglary to the Redi Mart convenience store at 725 W. G St., Elizabethton, occurred a few minutes after midnight Friday, police said.

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Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

January 18th, 2014 5:30 pm by Associated Press

President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies.

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Bird solution still up in the air

Bird solution still up in the air

January 17th, 2014 10:05 pm by Tony Casey

In the Gump neighborhood, a solution to the problem of how to handle pesky starlings and blackbirds has been as evasive as the birds themselves.

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