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Tennessee bill to force local governments to allow guns in parks fails

Tennessee bill to force local governments to allow guns in parks fails

April 15th, 2014 12:03 pm by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam was among the bill's opponents.

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Where's BooBoo? Bear trap placed in city to be removed, for now, due to inactivity

Where's BooBoo? Bear trap placed in city to be removed, for now, due to inactivity

April 15th, 2014 11:14 am by Staff Reports

For the past several days, TWRA officials have been attempting to trap a black bear that has reportedly been causing problems around the North North Street and Sherwood Forest area of Johnson City.

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Bat-killing fungus spreads

Bat-killing fungus spreads

April 15th, 2014 11:13 am by Associated Press

As the bats hibernate, the fungus grows on their skin and fur. The fungus is itchy, so the bats wake up in the middle of winter when they're supposed to be sleeping.

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Strong beer sales bill headed to Tennessee governor's desk

Strong beer sales bill headed to Tennessee governor's desk

April 15th, 2014 10:30 am by Associated Press

Current law allows any beer stronger than 5 percent by weight - or about 6.3 percent by the more common measure of alcohol by volume - to only to be sold in liquor stores.

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Haslam's school vouchers plan dies again

Haslam's school vouchers plan dies again

April 15th, 2014 10:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.

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Miller: NN Inc. project could lead to 200 new jobs

Miller: NN Inc. project could lead to 200 new jobs

April 14th, 2014 11:31 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City headquartered NN Inc. was confirmed Monday as the manufacturer being courted by local economic development leaders hoping to land a new $10 million corporate office building and 200 new jobs.

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JCDA commits more money to Northeast State

JCDA commits more money to Northeast State

April 14th, 2014 11:26 pm by Nathan Baker

A new lease agreement between the Johnson City Development Authority and Northeast State Community College will provide the school with an additional $1.2 million to renovate the Downtown Centre.

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County planners to review campground regulations

County planners to review campground regulations

April 14th, 2014 11:21 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Regional Planning Commission will begin a review of current campground zoning allowances and restrictions tonight, following a number of requests to the county's Zoning Administrators' Office for more inviting outdoor recreational op

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Jonesborough BMA approves plan aimed at reducing employee, town health care costs

Jonesborough BMA approves plan aimed at reducing employee, town health care costs

April 14th, 2014 11:18 pm by Max Hrenda

Despite facing increases to insurance premiums, the town of Jonesborough elected to play the odds that helping its employees pay for medical care would be cheaper than paying for policies with low deductibles.

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UPDATE: Fire claims Boones Creek home, up to 17 animals' lives

UPDATE: Fire claims Boones Creek home, up to 17 animals' lives - VIDEO

April 14th, 2014 4:53 pm by Max Hrenda

Despite spending approximately seven hours battling a blaze, firefighters were unable to save a Boones Creek home, or what could have been as many as 17 animals that were trapped inside.

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