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Storytelling Festival picking up

October 3rd, 2014 10:09 am by Staff Report

The 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival gets into full swing today. At 9 a.m., cars were already streaming into a parking lot for the shuttle station at Jonesborough Elementary School.

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Man who got plea deal from Johnson City slaying back in jail

Man who got plea deal from Johnson City slaying back in jail

October 3rd, 2014 10:05 am by Becky Campbell

Christopher Johnson, 41, grabbed up the plea deal in 2012 that dismissed the murder charge, got him out of jury trial for the 2009 death of Sherry Cooper.

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County teacher, union rep advocates open communication

County teacher, union rep advocates open communication

October 3rd, 2014 10:00 am by Nathan Baker

A Washington County teacher visited the district's board of education Thursday to stress the need for openness between administrators and teachers.

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US jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

US jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

October 3rd, 2014 9:49 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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Dance and art attractions featured at this month's First Friday in downtown Johnson City

Dance and art attractions featured at this month's First Friday in downtown Johnson City

October 3rd, 2014 8:46 am by Contributed

First Friday in downtown Johnson City will take place tonight.

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Preliminary site plans OK'd for Elizabethton football stadium

Preliminary site plans OK'd for Elizabethton football stadium

October 2nd, 2014 9:40 pm by John Thompson

A revised preliminary site plan for a proposed football stadium on the campus of Elizabethton High School was approved by the Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission on Thursday evening by a 6-1 vote.

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Commissioners vote to shed new light on ETSU basketball

Commissioners vote to shed new light on ETSU basketball

October 2nd, 2014 9:35 pm by Gary B. Gray

The East Tennessee State University Basketball team will be playing under a new $500,000 lighting system in Freedom Hall thanks to a contract approved Thursday between Johnson City and Energy Systems Group.

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Local hospitals set for Ebola

Local hospitals set for Ebola

October 2nd, 2014 8:54 pm by Tony Casey

East Tennessee State University's Dr. Wael Shams said he believes there will be more confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, but this country is better prepared for the virus than any other place on the planet.

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Sexual assault response: 'Red zone' dangerous time on campuses

Sexual assault response: 'Red zone' dangerous time on campuses

October 2nd, 2014 8:47 pm by Tony Casey

Because the crime is so under-reported - for a variety of reasons - the amount of sexual assaults reported on any given campus don't necessarily have much to do with the overall safety of the students.

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UPDATE: Judge rejects defense objection in Telford vehicular homicide case, sets trial date

UPDATE: Judge rejects defense objection in Telford vehicular homicide case, sets trial date

October 2nd, 2014 1:41 pm by Becky Campbell

Brandon Pickering, 23, was charged in the May 10, 2012 crash that killed Britany Hankal.

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