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Gov. Haslam invested in K12 education company at one time

Gov. Haslam invested in K12 education company at one time

September 9th, 2013 11:35 am by Chas Sisk / The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam owned a block of shares in K12 Inc., the education company behind a troubled online school in Tennessee, but sold the investment before taking office or weighing in on two bills that affected the company directly.

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In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

September 9th, 2013 8:40 am by DAVID McFADDEN — Associated Press

Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island's hidden cannabis plantations, where pot tourists can sample such strains as "purple kush" and "pineapple skunk."

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Lakeside Concert

September 9th, 2013 1:00 am by Dave Boyd

Lakeside Concert Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 44th season, performs Sunday afternoon at Winged Deer Park's Lakefront Festival Plaza.

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Unicoi County Commission likely to OK budget with no tax hike

Unicoi County Commission likely to OK budget with no tax hike

September 8th, 2013 8:09 pm by Brad Hicks

Just a little more than a month ago, Unicoi County’s citizens were facing a double-digit property tax increase for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which would have represented the fifth consecutive year property taxes had risen.

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Get The Buzz on 10 stories from the past week

Get The Buzz on 10 stories from the past week

September 8th, 2013 4:56 pm by Staff Reports

Just in case you missed something past week, check out this collection of Buzz-worth stories

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US: Proven link of Assad to gas attack lacking

US: Proven link of Assad to gas attack lacking

September 8th, 2013 3:11 pm by Associated Press

The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response. But Obama's top aide says the administration lacks "i

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Dragonboat Races 2013

September 7th, 2013 11:55 pm by Dave Boyd

Dragonboat Races Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press Dragonboat Races at Winged Deer Park

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Carter County Landfill and its biggest customer, Blue Ridge Trash, part ways

Carter County Landfill and its biggest customer, Blue Ridge Trash, part ways

September 6th, 2013 8:34 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Landfill has lost its biggest customer to the newest landfill in the Tri-Cites.

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Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

Teachers’ unions oppose Washington County payroll policy change

September 6th, 2013 8:23 pm by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education cited state law when approving a policy change removing the option of payroll deductions for union dues, but local teachers view it as another erosion of educators’ rights.

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Wellmont rejects United Healthcare contract proposal, patients insured by company must switch to keep in-network rates

Wellmont rejects United Healthcare contract proposal, patients insured by company must switch to keep in-network rates

September 6th, 2013 12:32 pm by Staff Reports

Wellmont Health System announced today that they have rejected a proposal from United Healthcare, which could potentially limit access to hospitals, as well as increase hospital rates for Wellmont patients covered by one of the four United Healthcare in

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