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3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to join Islamic State group

3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to join Islamic State group

February 25th, 2015 8:45 pm by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney

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Muslim group: Tennessee lawmaker's Facebook post was racist

Muslim group: Tennessee lawmaker's Facebook post was racist

February 25th, 2015 7:44 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization on Wednesday urged Tennessee Republican leaders to repudiate what they consider a racist Facebook post by a GOP state lawmaker.

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Report: Over 4 years, 70 percent uptick in reported sex assaults from University of Tennessee students

Report: Over 4 years, 70 percent uptick in reported sex assaults from University of Tennessee students

February 25th, 2015 4:18 pm by MJ Slaby, Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee released four years' worth of data Wednesday on reported sexual assaults between students.

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Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

February 25th, 2015 1:49 pm by Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

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Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

Revised Carter County schools debt plan saves $835,000

February 25th, 2015 9:25 am by John Thompson

Although an earlier plan to pay down the Carter County School System's debt was rejected by the Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission last month, Director of Schools Kevin Ward has a new pay-down plan he says will save the taxpayers over $835,0

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Family of pedestrian killed by garbage truck files lawsuit against Johnson City

Family of pedestrian killed by garbage truck files lawsuit against Johnson City

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by Becky Campbell

The son of a woman killed when a Johnson City garbage truck driver failed to stop for her in a crosswalk filed a suit against the city in Washington County Circuit Court asking for monetary compensation for his mother's death.

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Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

Enrollment down, but completion rates up at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton

February 24th, 2015 8:52 pm by John Thompson

There are fewer students enrolled at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton this spring. But while the numbers are down, the school continues to generate program completion rates of 90 percent.

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Washington County loosens campground restrictions

Washington County loosens campground restrictions

February 24th, 2015 8:48 pm by Gary B. Gray

A decade-long restriction on the placement of Washington County campgrounds was lifted Monday when the County Commission approved new regulations that grew the number of allowed districts from one to eight.

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Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

February 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by Gary B. Gray

Nearly three months after state legislators urged city and county leaders to send them recommendations for changes in state annexation laws, the same number of basic, suggested changes were snuffed out Monday at a Washington County Commission meeting.

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Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in light of snow storm

Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in light of snow storm

February 24th, 2015 8:39 pm by Max Hrenda

While more than 30,000 homes across the state lost power in the wake of wintry weather, a Johnson City Power Board official said their total outages had yet to break double digits.

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