Johnson City Press Friday, December 19, 2014
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Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant evacuated after spill

Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant evacuated after spill

December 16th, 2014 12:42 pm by Frank Munger, Knoxville News Sentinel

Federal spokesman Steven Wyatt confirmed that a chemical spill occurred Tuesday inside a building at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

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Update: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

Update: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

December 16th, 2014 11:35 am by RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press

The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the school, which has children and teenagers in grades 1-10.

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Update: Family says missing woman with Johnson City ties found safe

Update: Family says missing woman with Johnson City ties found safe

December 16th, 2014 10:35 am by Staff Report

Erin Mabe, 42, left her parents' home in Berryville, Va., of her own accord and had not been heard from in days.

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Gunman robs liquor store in SW Virginia

Gunman robs liquor store in SW Virginia

December 16th, 2014 10:23 am by NET News Service

The robber was last seen headed toward Kingsport.

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Could a third Bush be president?

Could a third Bush be president?

December 16th, 2014 10:11 am by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to "actively explore" a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.

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Sister says family wants late brother's seat filled on Unicoi Co. school board

Sister says family wants late brother's seat filled on Unicoi Co. school board

December 16th, 2014 9:51 am by Brad Hicks

The Board of Education is set to consider the renewal of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract on Jan. 8.

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Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

December 16th, 2014 9:24 am by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

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Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

December 16th, 2014 8:50 am by MARYCLAIRE DALE and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

The manhunt for a Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives amid a child custody dispute has spread to two suburban Philadelphia counties.

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Eldridge cries foul over treatment of firefighter money, intergovernmental body in Press

Eldridge cries foul over treatment of firefighter money, intergovernmental body in Press

December 15th, 2014 10:06 pm by Gary B. Gray

Two stories and an editorial published in the Johnson City Press within the past week apparently prompted County Mayor Dan Eldridge to make a couple of announcements at Monday's County Commission meeting.

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