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Tweetsie Trail will be a benefit to the entire region

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Tweetsie Trail will be a benefit to the entire region

August 29th, 2014 10:16 am by Johnson City Press

The opening of the trail - on schedule and under budget, by the way - is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all who have been involved with this public/private project.

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Sound off! Name 3 things that would improve Johnson City

Sound off! Name 3 things that would improve Johnson City

August 26th, 2014 12:07 pm by Johnson City Press

These ideas don't have to represent a paradigm shift. They should be things to lift the quality of life in this city without putting an additional burden on local taxpayers.

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Would an MSHA/Wellmont merger benefit the region?

Would an MSHA/Wellmont merger benefit the region?

August 25th, 2014 10:13 am by Johnson City Press

Wellmont Health System is looking for a partner. Some local business and community leaders think Mountain States Health Alliance should be that partner.

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Question of the Week: What changes would you suggest for the Appy Fair?

Question of the Week: What changes would you suggest for the Appy Fair?

August 18th, 2014 12:27 pm by Johnson City Press

From the Ferris wheel to the blue-ribbon entries for canned food, the Appalachian Fair represents the last hurrah of summer for those who make the trip to the fairground.

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Sound off! Should NFS be reissued a waste storage permit?

Sound off! Should NFS be reissued a waste storage permit?

August 15th, 2014 8:37 am by Johnson City Press

Linda Modica, a Jonesborough resident, told TDEC officials she would prefer the state keep NFS on a "shorter leash" by issuing a permit that spans far less than the 10 years now under consideration

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Oaks Castle arts center project needs your help

Oaks Castle arts center project needs your help

August 14th, 2014 12:13 pm by Johnson City Press

Supporters of the idea will have just 60 days to raise the money they've calculated is needed for a down payment, cover the first year's mortgage payments and pay for renovations to the 90-year-old Italian-styled estate.

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Bullying continues to be a problem in Tennessee schools

Bullying continues to be a problem in Tennessee schools

August 13th, 2014 9:43 am by Johnson City Press

A state report released last year identified 5,478 confirmed cases of bullying in Tennessee schools.

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Should major upgrades be made to Freedom Hall?

Should major upgrades be made to Freedom Hall?

August 11th, 2014 7:53 am by Johnson City Press

Times have changed and so have musical and cultural tastes, but not a whole lot has changed at Freedom Hall. It has the same heating, cooling and ventilation system that it did when the facility opened in 1974.

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Vaccinating your pet for rabies is a true act of love

Vaccinating your pet for rabies is a true act of love

August 8th, 2014 4:10 pm by Johnson City Press

Many pet owners say they love their animals, but a few don't show it like they should. You can demonstrate your true devotion to your cats and dogs by having them vaccinated against rabies.

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Does the state's animal cruelty law lack teeth?

Does the state's animal cruelty law lack teeth?

August 4th, 2014 1:39 pm by Johnson City Press

Debbie Dobbs, director of the Johnson City Animal Shelter, told Press staff writer Tony Casey she believes Tennessee's cruelty and animal confinement laws need to carry the same weight as they do in Virginia.

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Tennesseans need lasting relief from sales tax

Tennesseans need lasting relief from sales tax

August 1st, 2014 2:16 pm by Johnson City Press

The sales tax holiday is a nice reprieve from the state's oppressive sales tax rate, but families and the working poor need lasting relief from this burden. This state has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate in the nation.

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