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Johnson City schools exceed averages in standardized tests

Johnson City schools exceed averages in standardized tests

July 27th, 2013 2:17 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City Schools received high marks last year on systemwide standardized testing, outdoing state averages in all measurable marks.

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Spanish justice minister says train driver now held on suspicion of negligent homicide

Spanish justice minister says train driver now held on suspicion of negligent homicide

July 27th, 2013 8:10 am by YESICA FISCH, Associated Press

The train derailment killed 78 people and injured dozens more.

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Gunman among 7 dead after Fla. apartment shootout

Gunman among 7 dead after Fla. apartment shootout

July 27th, 2013 7:43 am by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said.

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Sewage dumping disappoints activist

Sewage dumping disappoints activist

July 26th, 2013 10:40 pm by Becky Campbell

Bill Francisco drives past a long-closed construction site every day on his way to work, never realizing that a local company was dumping an environmental hazard he is fighting hard to prevent.

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Spending plan goes back to committee

Spending plan goes back to committee

July 26th, 2013 10:37 pm by Gary B. Gray

Commissioner Mark Ferguson threw the County Commission a curve ball earlier this week when he unexpectedly introduced an amended version of a $6 million capital projects spending plan, originally hammered out and recommended to commissioners by the Budget

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Wetlands Water Park, Jonesborough

July 26th, 2013 10:20 pm by Lee Talbert

Wetlands Water Park, Jonesborough

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Innovation Lab director to attend environmental-leadership training

Innovation Lab director to attend environmental-leadership training

July 26th, 2013 10:17 pm by Kayla Carter

Director of the ETSU Innovation Laboratory Dr. Audrey Depelteau will travel to Chicago on Monday for the Climate Change Reality Leadership Corps Training program that focuses on various environmental issues and how to create more awareness of those issues

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Elderly pair file $5M suit against SW Virginia officers

Elderly pair file $5M suit against SW Virginia officers

July 26th, 2013 1:41 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A $5 million federal lawsuit filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Abingdon accuses two Southwest Virginia law enforcement officers of shoving, punching and kicking an elderly Lee County man and woman.

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SW Virginia ‘wood booger’ reports raise interest in Bigfoot

SW Virginia ‘wood booger’ reports raise interest in Bigfoot

July 26th, 2013 1:33 pm by Greg Peters, NET News Service

Could there be a Bigfoot right here in our own back yard?

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Man accused of holding 3 women captive in Cleveland accepts life without parole plus 1,000 years

Man accused of holding 3 women captive in Cleveland accepts life without parole plus 1,000 years

July 26th, 2013 10:45 am by Associated Press

Among his captives was Amanda Berry, who has family in Carter County.

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