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NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

December 5th, 2014 11:45 am by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

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US adds 321,000 jobs, jobless rate stays 5.8 pct.

US adds 321,000 jobs, jobless rate stays 5.8 pct.

December 5th, 2014 8:44 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers hired at the strongest pace in nearly three years in November, adding 321,000 jobs, the latest sign the United States is outperforming other major economies by growing steadily and generating consistently healthy job gains.

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City Commission OKs rezoning for Housing Authority expansion

City Commission OKs rezoning for Housing Authority expansion

December 4th, 2014 10:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

City commissioners on Thursday approved a first reading to rezone 30.5 acres along West Market Street to accommodate an expansion of Johnson City Housing Authority's Keystone Community housing units with a new 168-unit, multi-family development.

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Elizabethton planners vote against expanding Historic District

Elizabethton planners vote against expanding Historic District

December 4th, 2014 10:07 pm by John Thompson

Plans to expand the Downtown Historic District was defeated by a 4-2 vote in the Elizabethton Planning Commission on Thursday night. Chairman Paul Bellamy, and Commissioners Dena Bass, Bill Carter, Vickie Manuel voted to defeat expansion. Commissioners Ro

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Kid-ding around: Jonesborough residents debate degree of children's involvement in proposed park

Kid-ding around: Jonesborough residents debate degree of children's involvement in proposed park

December 4th, 2014 9:49 pm by Max Hrenda

After the community was invited to offer their input toward the construction of a new public park inside the town of Jonesborough, the discussion turned to who should - and should not - be encouraged to use it.

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Law school: Union president says Washington County teachers denied legal counsel during meetings

Law school: Union president says Washington County teachers denied legal counsel during meetings

December 4th, 2014 9:42 pm by Nathan Baker

A Washington County teachers' union president turned the district's board of education meeting space into a classroom Thursday night with some stern words and a handout outlining the importance of allowing employees proper representation during administra

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Military cadet, Johnson City native mistaken for police by Ferguson protesters in New York City

Military cadet, Johnson City native mistaken for police by Ferguson protesters in New York City

December 4th, 2014 9:27 pm by Dylan Chesser, East Tennessean

A crowd in New York City protesting a St. Louis County grand jury's refusal to bring charges against the white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager confronted a U.S. Military Academy cadet.

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Haslam: 'Tennessee Promise' program working

Haslam: 'Tennessee Promise' program working

December 4th, 2014 9:17 pm by Michael Collins, Knoxville News Sentinel

Gov. Bill Haslam told an audience of university presidents and other educators Thursday his new scholarship program to provide two years of free community college for all high school graduates in Tennessee is already working.

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Waterline break affects some in Bluff City

Waterline break affects some in Bluff City

December 4th, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Report

City administrators are advising residents along Underwood Springs Road that the area will be without water service because of a waterline break.

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Single-car crash results in death of local woman, deputies say

Single-car crash results in death of local woman, deputies say

December 4th, 2014 3:07 pm by Staff Report

Deputies said speed may have been a factor in a single-vehicle crash that proved fatal for a city woman.

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