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Erwin police chief: Son killed mother, then self

Erwin police chief: Son killed mother, then self

March 31st, 2015 10:30 am by Brad Hicks

Officials were continuing their investigation into the deaths of James H. Peery III and his mother, Helen Peery, but Erwin Police Chief Regan Tilson said Monday that he could confirm the deaths are the result of a murder-suicide.

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Shoplifter threatened to shoot store manager, Johnson City police say

Shoplifter threatened to shoot store manager, Johnson City police say

March 31st, 2015 8:59 am by Staff Report

Robby Wayne Nutter and Wendy Nicole Rehart were arrested after the series of incidents that began at the Food City at 509 N. State of Franklin Road.

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Judge stepping down after 30 years on bench

Judge stepping down after 30 years on bench

March 30th, 2015 9:37 pm by Becky Campbell

Long-time Circuit Court Judge Thomas Seeley Jr., has decided it's time to step aside and let a younger person take the reins, so state officials are taking applications for the post.

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Johnson City survey reveals street repair, education top priorities

Johnson City survey reveals street repair, education top priorities

March 30th, 2015 9:34 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City's 2014 National Citizen Survey reveals residents feel positive about the city's overall quality of life, but it also shows most want increased street repair and improved opportunities for walking and travel.

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Pinwheel gardens pop up over state to raise child abuse awareness

Pinwheel gardens pop up over state to raise child abuse awareness

March 30th, 2015 9:31 pm by Jessica Fuller

Each year, the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 1,500 children die from abuse and neglect in the United States.That's almost five children each day.

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Former church treasurer pleads guilty to stealing church funds

Former church treasurer pleads guilty to stealing church funds

March 30th, 2015 9:27 pm by John Thompson

The former treasurer of Beck Mountain Baptist Church pleaded guilty in Carter County Criminal Court on Monday to stealing church funds over a period of more than six years.

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Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

March 30th, 2015 9:21 pm by Rick Wagner, NET NEWS SERVICE

Wellmont Health System is set to announce a merger with Mountain States Health Alliance on Thursday, according to broadcast reports citing no source within either system.

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Tennessee school voucher bill passes Senate

Tennessee school voucher bill passes Senate

March 30th, 2015 9:16 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has passed the Senate.

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House OKs bill to allow permit holders to be armed in parks

House OKs bill to allow permit holders to be armed in parks

March 30th, 2015 9:14 pm by Associated Press

The House has passed a bill to strip city and county governments of the power to ban guns in parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on Medicaid

Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on Medicaid

March 30th, 2015 9:12 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday urged fellow Republicans to look beyond political considerations as they prepare to vote on a revived version of his Insure Tennessee proposal.

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