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Obama vowing to flex presidential powers in State of the Union

Obama vowing to flex presidential powers in State of the Union

January 28th, 2014 4:07 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Obama's go-it-alone strategy, with modest steps for now, is aimed both at jumpstarting his stagnant second term and prodding a divided Congress to take additional action to boost economic opportunity for millions of Americans.

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Unicoi Co. couple give $1M for cancer center at JCMC

Unicoi Co. couple give $1M for cancer center at JCMC

January 28th, 2014 2:46 pm by Staff Report

Jim and Janet Ayers announced the gift at a recent event in Kingsport honoring former Mountain States CEO Dennis Vonderfecht.

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Washington County offices closed early Tuesday, opening late Wednesday; JC's Memorial Park closing

Washington County offices closed early Tuesday, opening late Wednesday; JC's Memorial Park closing

January 28th, 2014 2:12 pm by Staff Report

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge closed all county offices at 2 p.m. Tuesday due to the weather and said those offices won't re-open until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

Gang colors? 5 arrested in Kingsport after mother alerts police about threatening texts

January 28th, 2014 1:43 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father – an alleged "Bloods" gang member loyal to the color red.

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UPDATE: Wine bill taking surprising route through legislature

UPDATE: Wine bill taking surprising route through legislature

January 28th, 2014 11:42 am by Nathan Baker

A pared down version of the broad wine in grocery stores bill that failed in the state House Local Government Committee last session passed handily Tuesday by a 13-3 vote.

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Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

January 28th, 2014 10:16 am by Staff Report

Miss something? Here's a baker's dozen of local news and sports stories from The Buzz to keep you in the loop.

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Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

Competency hearing canceled as murder-for-hire, child solicitation defendant expected to plead guilty

January 28th, 2014 9:54 am by Becky Campbell

Instead of going to trial on solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of a minor, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Owens was set to enter a guilty plea in Jonesborough on Wednesday.

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Elizabethton Downtown Historic District may be on way to expanding

Elizabethton Downtown Historic District may be on way to expanding

January 28th, 2014 9:13 am by John Thompson

The district currently extends westward only to Sycamore Street, leaving out several blocks of downtown.

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Update: ETSU closed at noon, night classes canceled

Update: ETSU closed at noon, night classes canceled

January 28th, 2014 7:09 am by Staff Report

East Tennessee State University administrators announced just after 11 a.m. that the campus would close at noon because of inclement weather.

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Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

January 27th, 2014 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Propane supply problems have caused shortages of the liquefied fuel across much of the country, but local dealers and dispensers say a little patience will see the region through the worst of this winter’s cold snaps.

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