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Your guide to Memorial Day and related events in NE Tennessee

Your guide to Memorial Day and related events in NE Tennessee

May 22nd, 2015 11:21 am by Dylan Chesser

Local organizations have several events planned for Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of those who have fought and died to protect Americans' liberty.

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Accused teen killer charged with coercing witness in Carter Co. jail

Accused teen killer charged with coercing witness in Carter Co. jail

May 22nd, 2015 10:43 am by Staff Report

Who's the witness? His codefendant in his 1st-degree murder case.

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Jonesborough Senior Center group frustrated with construction communication, progress

Jonesborough Senior Center group frustrated with construction communication, progress

May 22nd, 2015 10:19 am by Tony Casey

At a sparsely attended Thursday morning meeting to outline progress on the construction of the $3 million Jonesborough Senior Center, town Operations Manager Craig Ford expressed frustration with how things have been moving.

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Jonesborough General Store provides cool place to rest, classic soda fountain favorites

Jonesborough General Store provides cool place to rest, classic soda fountain favorites

May 22nd, 2015 10:02 am by Mystery Diner

I am beginning to enjoy the walks that go with my diet. My friends the dine-around bunch have been very helpful in finding interesting scenery to keep the walks from turning into trudges.

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Development Council hopes underground survey will make Telford industrial park more attractive to manufacturers

Development Council hopes underground survey will make Telford industrial park more attractive to manufacturers

May 22nd, 2015 9:37 am by Nathan Baker

A survey of the geology underlying 67 acres of vacant land in the Washington County Industrial Park could help find a new tenant at the Telford site, area economic leaders said Thursday.

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Johnson City Commission passes hotel-motel tax increase on first reading

Johnson City Commission passes hotel-motel tax increase on first reading

May 22nd, 2015 9:21 am by Nathan Baker

An ordinance to increase taxes on hotel and motel rates from 5 percent to 7 percent breezed through a first reading of the Johnson City Commission Thursday with unanimous approval.

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Body armor saves Knoxville policeman from bullet in motel shooting

Body armor saves Knoxville policeman from bullet in motel shooting

May 21st, 2015 3:37 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

A Knoxville police officer shot Wednesday night while trying to arrest a Florida career criminal at an East Knoxville motel has been released from a hospital.

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UPDATE: Judge denies injunction, allows Covered Bridge Days events on contended stage

UPDATE: Judge denies injunction, allows Covered Bridge Days events on contended stage

May 21st, 2015 12:55 pm by John Thompson

Events at the 49th Annual Covered Bridge Celebration in downtown Elizabethton will be held as scheduled.

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Update: THP cites pickup driver in rollover crash with Johnson City police cruiser

Update: THP cites pickup driver in rollover crash with Johnson City police cruiser

May 21st, 2015 11:51 am by Sam Watson

JCPD Patrolman Michael McIntosh received minor injuries in the crash at West Market Street and East Watauga Avenue.

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Hearts of gold: Heart Association honors Washington County/Johnson City EMS

Hearts of gold: Heart Association honors Washington County/Johnson City EMS

May 21st, 2015 11:25 am by Becky Campbell

In 2014, EMS had 1,142 patients who met the criteria of a heart attack, which is 35 years or older experiencing chest pain.

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