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UPDATE: Johnson City Power Board hikes electrical rates

UPDATE: Johnson City Power Board hikes electrical rates

September 24th, 2014 1:13 pm by Gary B. Gray

All Johnson City Power Board customers will be seeing a roughly 1.6-percent increase in their electric rates beginning Oct.1 - the equivalent of a roughly $2 per month increase on energy bills.

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ETSU, Johnson City police to hold drug take-back events this week

ETSU, Johnson City police to hold drug take-back events this week

September 24th, 2014 11:38 am by For the Press

ETSU's event is Saturday. The JCPD's event is Saturday.

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Is rape joke on 'Family Guy,' 'Simpsons' crossover over the line?

Is rape joke on 'Family Guy,' 'Simpsons' crossover over the line?

September 24th, 2014 11:12 am by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

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Updated: Murder trial set for mother of boy killed in 2012

Updated: Murder trial set for mother of boy killed in 2012

September 24th, 2014 11:09 am by Staff Report

Almost two years after a 4-year-old boy was killed, the trial dates were set for his mother - who prosecutors allege played a part in his death.

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3 surrender in Philadelphia gay beating case

3 surrender in Philadelphia gay beating case

September 24th, 2014 11:05 am by SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

The case gained attention when police posted a video of the well-dressed suspects and online sleuths used social media sites to help identify them.

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Obama at the UN: President calls for dismantling Islamic State 'network of death'

Obama at the UN: President calls for dismantling Islamic State 'network of death'

September 24th, 2014 10:56 am by JULIE PACE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. also opened another military front with airstrikes this week against a new al-Qaida cell that the Pentagon said was "nearing the execution phase" of a direct attack on the U.S. or Europe.

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Carter County man sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for pill charge

Carter County man sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for pill charge

September 24th, 2014 9:24 am by Becky Campbell

Dennis Keith Gibbons Jr., 37, Elizabethton, pleaded guilty earlier this year to the conspiracy that centered in and around Carter County, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Hensley: 'Last resort' to file suit against county

Hensley: 'Last resort' to file suit against county

September 23rd, 2014 10:43 pm by Brad Hicks

While Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said a lawsuit against the county is still a possibility, he said pursuing legal action to secure additional funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year is the last resort.

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Very fine house: SHHS field house construction ahead of schedule

Very fine house: SHHS field house construction ahead of schedule

September 23rd, 2014 10:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

Construction of Science Hill's new $2.1 million field house is ahead of schedule and expected to be complete well before next football season.

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'Hammer' time: Military leader discusses leadership at MSHA forum

'Hammer' time: Military leader discusses leadership at MSHA forum

September 23rd, 2014 10:22 pm by Tony Casey

Maj. Gen. Scott "Hammer" Hartsell spoke with Mountain States Health Alliance's managers and leaders about the role they play in inspiring workers at an annual leadership forum.

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