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Healthy expansion: ETSU debuts larger Center for Physical Activity, new fields

Healthy expansion: ETSU debuts larger Center for Physical Activity, new fields

August 17th, 2013 8:04 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University officials are pumped up about the freshly completed additions to the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity and nearby recreation fields.

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Jonesborough landmark Five Points coming down

Jonesborough landmark Five Points coming down

August 16th, 2013 9:36 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

On Thursday, contractors for the state Department of Transportation began the building’s demolition, making way for a new roundabout traffic circle planned to reduce the high number of accidents with injuries at the notoriously dangerous intersection.

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Downtown median, sidewalk improvements approved for State of Franklin Road

Downtown median, sidewalk improvements approved for State of Franklin Road

August 16th, 2013 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

The City Commission on Thursday voted to defer five projects and instead place the funding of median and sidewalk improvements on State of Franklin Road between Roan and Buffalo street at the top of its priority list.

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New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve

New Mountain States CEO will face steep learning curve

August 16th, 2013 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

Local officials have refused to reveal the identity of the person chosen to take over for Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht in advance of the official announcement Monday, but most agree the new leader will have big, influential shoes

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Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide

Update: Double shooting deaths in Leesburg area believed to be a murder-suicide

August 16th, 2013 4:23 pm by Tony Casey

Washington County Sheriff's Office believes the double shooting deaths to be a murder-suicide.

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Feds say child porn found on Greeneville police computer; officer charged

Feds say child porn found on Greeneville police computer; officer charged

August 16th, 2013 2:47 pm by Becky Campbell

Thousands of pornographic photos, including more than 80 of children, were found on a Greeneville Police patrol car laptop, according to federal documents charging an officer with receiving and possession child porn.

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End of an era: Five Points Grocery razed for junction improvements

End of an era: Five Points Grocery razed for junction improvements

August 16th, 2013 11:46 am by Staff Report

Crews began tearing down the old Five Points Grocery building in Jonesborough this morning.

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Who will replace Vonderfecht? Mountain States set to reveal new CEO Monday

Who will replace Vonderfecht? Mountain States set to reveal new CEO Monday

August 16th, 2013 9:33 am by Staff Reports

A new CEO will be named next week to lead a regional health care provider and Johnson City's largest employer.

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Washington County school board wants property tax revenue, not sales tax projections, to balance $62.7M  budget

Washington County school board wants property tax revenue, not sales tax projections, to balance $62.7M budget

August 16th, 2013 9:29 am by Nathan Baker

Director of Schools Ron Dykes recommended the new option to the board, which diverts three pennies into the district’s budget from property tax collections headed to the county’s debt service and takes $1 million from the system’s reserves.

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Where were you when you heard Elvis had died?

Where were you when you heard Elvis had died?

August 16th, 2013 7:37 am by Associated Press

Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday for a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.

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