Johnson City Press Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Families in crisis depend on Christmas Box

Families in crisis depend on Christmas Box

July 27th, 2014 11:59 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Christmas in July fundraising campaign concludes this week

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Though unconfirmed, emergency officials say tornadoes touched down

Though unconfirmed, emergency officials say tornadoes touched down

July 27th, 2014 11:14 pm by Max Hrenda

Although it won't be confirmed until the National Weather Service inspects the area today, emergency responders believe tornadoes caused widespread damage across Washington County.

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Can you hear me roar? Hearing implant awareness group to host gathering at zoo

Can you hear me roar? Hearing implant awareness group to host gathering at zoo

July 27th, 2014 10:42 pm by Carter Giegerich, Press Staff Writer

Sarah Ball was 2 years old when her father, Shannon, became concerned she wasn't progressing at a normal rate with her speech.

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Update: NWS downgrades Washington, Sullivan cos. to tornado watch; Carter, Johnson, Unicoi cos. still under warning

Update: NWS downgrades Washington, Sullivan cos. to tornado watch; Carter, Johnson, Unicoi cos. still under warning

July 27th, 2014 5:36 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service Station in Morristown has downgraded Washington and Sullivan counties to a tornado watch, while parts of Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties remain in a tornado warning.

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KaBoom! New playground in works at Boys & Girls Club

KaBoom! New playground in works at Boys & Girls Club

July 26th, 2014 11:59 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Local match sponsors and 250 volunteers needed

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ETSU Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

ETSU Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

July 26th, 2014 10:04 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

In news, television, movies and popular culture, Appalachia is often depicted as drug-addicted, dirty, uneducated and impoverished. But the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and The Appalachian Project are on a mission to change that.

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Donations still needed for JC Press Christmas Box

Donations still needed for JC Press Christmas Box

July 26th, 2014 9:49 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

It is often an ongoing need that brings a senior or a parent to the Salvation Army to apply for Angel Tree gifts for their children and food for holiday from the Johnson City Christmas Box.

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Freedom isn't free: In wake of ETSU deal, school, city officials look at improving Freedom Hall

Freedom isn't free: In wake of ETSU deal, school, city officials look at improving Freedom Hall

July 26th, 2014 9:44 pm by Tony Casey

The recent announcement that Freedom Hall will host all of East Tennessee State University's men's basketball team's home games for the upcoming season presents both challenges and opportunities for the city-owned venue.

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Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

July 26th, 2014 9:24 pm by Shelly Bradbury, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was arrested Thursday after he admitted to raping a 2-year-old girl.

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Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

July 26th, 2014 4:44 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

In a standoff over a struggling statewide cyber school, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he weighed pulling the plug altogether.

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