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Jonesborough McKinney Center nearly complete, classes to resume

Jonesborough McKinney Center nearly complete, classes to resume

September 9th, 2013 9:11 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The state Fire Marshal has granted the town of Jonesborough a certificate of occupancy for the McKinney Cultural Arts Center at Booker T. Washington School, allowing classes that were moved off-site in July to resume.

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Jonesborough approves construction budget, finally gets its senior center

Jonesborough approves construction budget, finally gets its senior center

September 9th, 2013 9:08 pm by Tony Casey

Aldermen for the town of Jonesborough happily approved plans to move forward with construction of a new seniors center Monday night.

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Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons

Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons

September 9th, 2013 3:54 pm by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, but did not offer a time frame or any other specifics.

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Fla. police called on George Zimmerman

Fla. police called on George Zimmerman

September 9th, 2013 3:45 pm by KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER — Associated Press

LAKE MARY, Fla. — George Zimmerman's estranged wife called police officers to her father's house in Florida Monday, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun.

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Associated Press poll: Most Americans oppose strike on Syria

Associated Press poll: Most Americans oppose strike on Syria

September 9th, 2013 2:09 pm by JENNIFER AGIESTA and LARA JAKES, Associated Press

The results come despite a weeks-long Obama administration campaign to respond to chemical weapons attacks the U.S. blames on President Bashar Assad's regime.

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The doctor is in: Home delivery takes Dr. Enuf back to past

The doctor is in: Home delivery takes Dr. Enuf back to past

September 9th, 2013 11:56 am by Nathan Baker

Dr. Enuf, a soft drink steeped in a healthy dose of nostalgia, channels the days when milkmen delivered to doorsteps with online direct ordering.

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Gov. Haslam invested in K12 education company at one time

Gov. Haslam invested in K12 education company at one time

September 9th, 2013 11:35 am by Chas Sisk / The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam owned a block of shares in K12 Inc., the education company behind a troubled online school in Tennessee, but sold the investment before taking office or weighing in on two bills that affected the company directly.

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In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

September 9th, 2013 8:40 am by DAVID McFADDEN — Associated Press

Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island's hidden cannabis plantations, where pot tourists can sample such strains as "purple kush" and "pineapple skunk."

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Lakeside Concert

September 9th, 2013 1:00 am by Dave Boyd

Lakeside Concert Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 44th season, performs Sunday afternoon at Winged Deer Park's Lakefront Festival Plaza.

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Unicoi County Commission likely to OK budget with no tax hike

Unicoi County Commission likely to OK budget with no tax hike

September 8th, 2013 8:09 pm by Brad Hicks

Just a little more than a month ago, Unicoi County’s citizens were facing a double-digit property tax increase for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which would have represented the fifth consecutive year property taxes had risen.

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