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Franklin hopes to talk education in state Legislature

Franklin hopes to talk education in state Legislature

March 28th, 2014 9:16 pm by Gary B. Gray

East Tennessee State University academic adviser Todd Franklin picked up qualifying papers this week and plans to become a candidate for the state's 7th House District, joining Republicans Matthew Hill and Phil Carriger in the Aug. 7 state primary.

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Businesses honored for longevity

Businesses honored for longevity

March 28th, 2014 10:20 am by Nathan Baker

Nineteen Washington County businesses were honored Thursday for their decades of contributions to the local economy.

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Carriger to challenge Hill for 7th District seat

Carriger to challenge Hill for 7th District seat

March 28th, 2014 10:04 am by Gary B. Gray

Carriger: "My platform follows from my political philosophy. Simply put, I'm a committed constitutional conservative. I believe in We the People.' Let the people decide. Keep government limited and local."

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City doesn't give concrete answer to neighborhood road problem

City doesn't give concrete answer to neighborhood road problem

March 28th, 2014 9:32 am by Tony Casey

Killing two birds with one stone might apply well to the Gump Addition neighborhood's most recent issue, but this time it doesn't involve Starlings.

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Jonesborough making most of Main Street program opportunity

Jonesborough making most of Main Street program opportunity

March 27th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee's oldest town could soon be contributing new investment dollars and jobs to the state's revitalization statistics.

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$85,000 reportedly embezzled at clinic

$85,000 reportedly embezzled at clinic

March 27th, 2014 9:30 pm by Brad Hicks

A Unicoi County woman was arrested Thursday after officials with the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department said she stole more than $80,000 over a five-year period from the local veterinary clinic at which she worked.

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Senate OKs bill that would end annexation by ordinance in state

Senate OKs bill that would end annexation by ordinance in state

March 27th, 2014 9:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

The state Senate on Thursday passed a consolidated bill that, if passed by the House and signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, would end municipal annexation by ordinance, halt annexation of farmland and require a referendum for any annexation, whether requested by

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I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

March 27th, 2014 9:15 pm by Gary B. Gray

A more than $14 million project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray continues to progress with an estimated completion date of August 2015.

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UPDATE: Firefighters battle large brush fire

UPDATE: Firefighters battle large brush fire

March 27th, 2014 6:08 pm by Becky Campbell

Jonesborough Fire Department Chief Phil Fritts said his department responded to a "rather involved" brush fire at 270 Upper Sand Valley Road at 5:18 p.m. Thursday after an assistant pastor at the Episcopal Holiness Church had burned wood behind the church

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UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

March 27th, 2014 4:46 pm by Staff Report

Criminal Court Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied motions by three defense attorneys in the upcoming Facebook Murders trial that would have removed Dennis Brooks as a prosecutor.

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