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Traffic concerns idle $20M development at Sunset/State of Franklin

Traffic concerns idle $20M development at Sunset/State of Franklin

August 1st, 2013 10:15 pm by Gary B. Gray

Traffic, and all the potential problems linked with high vehicles counts and crowded streets, became the main focus at Thursday’s City Commission meeting when a second reading to rezone a 29-acre parcel off North State of Franklin Road to accommodate a $2

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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

August 1st, 2013 4:08 pm by Staff Report

In case you missed these posts, here are 10 items worth reading today on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Ohio man gets life term in kidnapping of Amanda Berry and 2 other women held captive for decade

Ohio man gets life term in kidnapping of Amanda Berry and 2 other women held captive for decade

August 1st, 2013 2:11 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press

His victims included Berry, who has family in Elizabeththon

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Elizabethton Police: Alcohol may have been factor in Wednesday crash

Elizabethton Police: Alcohol may have been factor in Wednesday crash

August 1st, 2013 12:46 pm by Staff Reports

Police believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor in a head-on traffic crash Wednesday on West Elk Avenue near Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton.

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Homeless sex offender arrested on rape, kidnapping charges in Knoxville

Homeless sex offender arrested on rape, kidnapping charges in Knoxville

August 1st, 2013 12:20 pm by Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The victim told police the man strangled her, raped her and struck her head against a wall, knocking her unconscious.

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Dog eats sleeping, paralyzed man's testicle in Arkansas

Dog eats sleeping, paralyzed man's testicle in Arkansas

August 1st, 2013 12:14 pm by Knoxville News Sentinel

The man told police that he woke up to a "burning pain" in his mid-section.

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Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

August 1st, 2013 11:32 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police are attempting to locate a Blountville man accused of pulling a shotgun on children playing near his home, then striking an adult in the face with the weapon's barrel when confronted about the incident.

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Another defendant claims 'In God We Trust' signs trampled rights

Another defendant claims 'In God We Trust' signs trampled rights

August 1st, 2013 9:18 am by Bob Fowler — Knoxville News Sentinel

CLINTON — Another criminal defendant is seeking to have charges against him dismissed because “In God We Trust” signs erected over Anderson County Courthouse doorways are allegedly violating his constitutional rights.

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Sentencing set in Cleveland kidnapping-rape case

Sentencing set in Cleveland kidnapping-rape case

August 1st, 2013 8:43 am by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and THOMAS J. SHEERAN — Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse.

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What should Johnson City call its new park?

What should Johnson City call its new park?

August 1st, 2013 8:40 am by Staff Report

The time has come for City Commissioners to choose a permanent name for the 5-acre downtown greenspace that most have known as Founder’s Park.

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