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Despite online call to quit, Dykes says he plans to stay

Despite online call to quit, Dykes says he plans to stay

August 25th, 2014 9:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Washington County's Director of Schools said Monday he has no plans to leave his post in light of an online petition posted this weekend calling for his resignation.

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Freshman class size encouraging for Noland

Freshman class size encouraging for Noland

August 25th, 2014 9:19 pm by Nathan Baker

After two years of enrollment decline, East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland said the figures for the incoming freshman class look encouraging, and could signify the end of the slump for the state school in Johnson City.

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Election Commission uncorks wine in groceries referendum

Election Commission uncorks wine in groceries referendum

August 25th, 2014 9:08 pm by Becky Campbell

Voters in Johnson City and Jonesborough will get to choose if they want to see wine on grocery store shelves after the county election commission approved including the question on the November ballot in a meeting Monday.

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Former EHS coach accused of indecent exposure

Former EHS coach accused of indecent exposure

August 25th, 2014 9:05 pm by Becky Campbell

Elizabethton High School's swim coach resigned from his job last week, just two days before his arrest on indecent exposure charges in Johnson City, although he apparently talked to his athletic director in July about leaving the school system.

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UPDATE: 92-year-old woman killed when car rolls into Fort Patrick Henry Lake

UPDATE: 92-year-old woman killed when car rolls into Fort Patrick Henry Lake

August 25th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A woman is dead after her vehicle rolled into Fort Patrick Henry Lake near a Kingsport home, trapping her inside.

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Update: Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

Update: Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

August 25th, 2014 4:44 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

Officials say the soldier went on a rampage in the office, throwing objects.

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Science Hill, Towne Acres make list of state's Reward Schools

Science Hill, Towne Acres make list of state's Reward Schools

August 25th, 2014 4:13 pm by Staff Report

Towne Acres Elementary School and Science Hill High School were among the schools in the top 5% statewide with the highest performance or the largest academic growth by students during the 2013-2014 school year.

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Johnson City cop charged with assault, reassigned pending court action

Johnson City cop charged with assault, reassigned pending court action

August 25th, 2014 2:57 pm by Becky Campbell

"We take this situation very seriously" - Police Chief Mark Sirois.

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Quake shakeup: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

Quake shakeup: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

August 25th, 2014 2:34 pm by MICHAEL BLOOD, Associated Press

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

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French government dissolves over economic policy

French government dissolves over economic policy

August 25th, 2014 2:02 pm by LORI HINNANT and SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press

President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting - or spending - will revive the country's stagnant economy.

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