Johnson City Press Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Tax dodger? Burger King buying Canadian chain Tim Hortons for about $11B

Tax dodger? Burger King buying Canadian chain Tim Hortons for about $11B

August 26th, 2014 11:17 am by Associated Press

Some analysts have suggested that Canada's lower tax rates stand to benefit Burger King over time. But Burger King said that's the not main motivation for the deal.

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Palestinian officials say cease-fire made with Israel

Palestinian officials say cease-fire made with Israel

August 26th, 2014 10:19 am by MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Ziad Nakhala, a senior official in Islamic Jihad, said the deal calls for an "open-ended" cease-fire, and an Israeli agreement to ease its blockade of Gaza to allow relief supplies and construction materials into the war-battered territory.

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Elizabethton principal battling ALS to speak at Milligan convocation

Elizabethton principal battling ALS to speak at Milligan convocation

August 26th, 2014 10:10 am by Contributed - Milligan College

Josh Wandell was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2013.

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1 in 2M: Fisherman and 14-year-old daughter catch rare blue lobster

1 in 2M: Fisherman and 14-year-old daughter catch rare blue lobster

August 26th, 2014 10:01 am by Associated Press

A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.

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Weather blamed as Appalachian Fair attendance dips by 40,000, but manager sees successes

Weather blamed as Appalachian Fair attendance dips by 40,000, but manager sees successes

August 26th, 2014 9:38 am by Sue Guinn Legg

"It was a weather thing and there's nothing you can do about that. But I felt like we had a great fair. The important thing is everybody had a good time because that's what we're all about, having fun and making memories" - Manager Phil Booher.

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Still no budget in Unicoi County; school resource officers in flux

Still no budget in Unicoi County; school resource officers in flux

August 26th, 2014 9:21 am by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County Commission was slated Monday to vote on the first reading of the county's 2014-15 budget and fixture of the county's property tax rate for the new fiscal year, but the panel's consideration of these items will have to wait.

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Herald & Tribune celebrates 145th anniversary with special edition

Herald & Tribune celebrates 145th anniversary with special edition

August 26th, 2014 9:12 am by Max Hrenda

"The major events that happened in Jonesborough were in 1873. The cholera epidemic basically turned Jonesborough into a ghost town" - H&T Publisher Bill Cummings.

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Washington Co. Commission nixes rezoning request

Washington Co. Commission nixes rezoning request

August 26th, 2014 9:04 am by Max Hrenda

After hearing several objections to a proposed rezoning request for a portion of a parcel of property in a Gray neighborhood, the county's governing body decided against the proposal.

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Johnson City crime reduction program receives national honor

Johnson City crime reduction program receives national honor

August 26th, 2014 8:56 am by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Targeted Community Crime Reduction Project has garnered regional recognition for its success.

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WCSO: State-leading military equipment to prevent, mitigate disasters, not cause them

WCSO: State-leading military equipment to prevent, mitigate disasters, not cause them

August 25th, 2014 9:56 pm by Max Hrenda

While some may perceive the use of military-grade equipment on U.S. citizens as a disaster, Washington County law enforcement officials said they acquired military equipment to help mitigate disasters.

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