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Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

September 6th, 2013 8:23 pm by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education cited state law when approving a policy change removing the option of payroll deductions for union dues, but local teachers view it as another erosion of educators’ rights.

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Wellmont rejects United Healthcare contract proposal, patients insured by company must switch to keep in-network rates

Wellmont rejects United Healthcare contract proposal, patients insured by company must switch to keep in-network rates

September 6th, 2013 12:32 pm by Staff Reports

Wellmont Health System announced today that they have rejected a proposal from United Healthcare, which could potentially limit access to hospitals, as well as increase hospital rates for Wellmont patients covered by one of the four United Healthcare in

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Washington County BOE approves facilities master plan

Washington County BOE approves facilities master plan

September 6th, 2013 9:44 am by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved a $110 million facilities master plan Thursday evening that includes the building of two new schools to replace four aging facilities, new athletic and recreation sites and renovations district

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Report: Ohio kidnapper called mother of Amanda Berry

Report: Ohio kidnapper called mother of Amanda Berry

September 6th, 2013 9:23 am by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS — AP Legal Affairs Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation tapes.

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DOJ inquiries into methadone clinic proposal draw response from Johnson City attorney

DOJ inquiries into methadone clinic proposal draw response from Johnson City attorney

September 6th, 2013 8:55 am by Rex Barber

A complaint to the Department of Justice was filed by Tri-Cities Holdings LLC earlier this year after the company was denied a certificate of need to locate a methadone clinic in Johnson City by the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in late

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3 injured when vehicle slams into Bristol Kmart

3 injured when vehicle slams into Bristol Kmart

September 6th, 2013 7:45 am by Staff Report

The crash happened about 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Kmart at 2854 W. State St.

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Deputies search for missing Greene Co. woman near Washington Co. line

Deputies search for missing Greene Co. woman near Washington Co. line

September 6th, 2013 7:12 am by Staff Report

Law enforcement officials have launched a search for a missing woman in eastern Greene County near the Washington County line.

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Johnson City Medical Center to double cancer center

Johnson City Medical Center to double cancer center

September 5th, 2013 10:16 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City Medical Center will soon have a new radiation oncology center that hospital leaders say will provide much-needed services to cancer patients throughout the region.

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24th annual Tree Streets event  to help provide scholarship funds

24th annual Tree Streets event to help provide scholarship funds

September 5th, 2013 10:05 pm by Rex Barber

Lynnea Hunter and other members of the local chapter of the Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood prepared for the annual Tree Streets Yard Sale Thursday morning.

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Health officials investigating  E. coli sickness

Health officials investigating E. coli sickness

September 5th, 2013 9:58 pm by Rex Barber and Sue Guinn Legg- Staff Writers

A case of E. coli sickening was reported this week to the Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Department.

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