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State helicopter, Unicoi County Sheriff's Department find large marijuana crop in national forest

State helicopter, Unicoi County Sheriff's Department find large marijuana crop in national forest

June 24th, 2015 4:22 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The sheriff's office destroyed more than 1,200 marijuana plants spotted growing in three well cultivated plots on a steep ridge in Earnestville area.

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Former Vanderbilt players in rape case released from jail

Former Vanderbilt players in rape case released from jail

June 24th, 2015 3:57 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins cleared the way for the players' release a day after declaring a mistrial because of juror misconduct and setting aside their rape convictions. He ordered them to wear GPS monitoring devices if released.

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UPDATE: Boston Marathon bomber apologizes - for first time - as formally sentenced to death

UPDATE: Boston Marathon bomber apologizes - for first time - as formally sentenced to death

June 24th, 2015 3:17 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done - irreparable damage" - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Model Mill apartment contract dissolved, Chamber ready for offers

Model Mill apartment contract dissolved, Chamber ready for offers

June 24th, 2015 1:59 pm by Staff Report

New proposals for developing the old Model Mill property in Johnson City will be considered now that the Chamber of Commerce has officially dissolved its contract with an apartment complex development company that backed out of the controversial deal.

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Dukes' Cooter says he'll still sell Confederate battle flags

Dukes' Cooter says he'll still sell Confederate battle flags

June 24th, 2015 12:28 pm by Staff Report

Actor Ben Jones, a former U.S. congressman from Georgia, and his wife own two stores in Tennessee and one in Virginia that celebrate "The Dukes of Hazzard."

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Animal shelter grand opening celebration set for Saturday in Johnson City

Animal shelter grand opening celebration set for Saturday in Johnson City

June 24th, 2015 12:04 pm by Contributed to the Press

The new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Control Center is located at 3411 N. Roan St.

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Birthplace of Country Music receives $1 million

Birthplace of Country Music receives $1 million

June 24th, 2015 11:00 am by Associated Press

The Birthplace of Country Music expects to use a new $1 million donation for programming, exhibits, improvements and as a cash reserve.

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Amber alert issued for missing Surgoinsville girl

Amber alert issued for missing Surgoinsville girl

June 24th, 2015 9:06 am by Staff Report

An East Tennessee Amber Alert has been activated for the Surgionsville Police Department for a 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson.

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Murder conviction appeal denied for Poncho Juan Delgado

Murder conviction appeal denied for Poncho Juan Delgado

June 24th, 2015 8:43 am by Becky Campbell

A state appellate court issued an opinion this week confirming the first-degree murder conviction of a man who set a house on fire in 2006 to cover up the killing.

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Road scape work to continue in Erwin

Road scape work to continue in Erwin

June 23rd, 2015 9:21 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The town of Erwin is in line for another round of beautification.

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