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Exercise caution at all railroad crossings

December 19th, 2014 11:44 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee has 25 railroads with 2,651 miles of track and 4,600 highway railroad crossings.

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Johnson City residents deserve a fair return of Washington County tax dollars

Johnson City residents deserve a fair return of Washington County tax dollars

December 16th, 2014 10:28 am by Johnson City Press

Nine other fire departments, including one in Sullivan County and one in Carter County, are each receiving $120,000 from the county in this fiscal year. But not the Johnson City Fire Department, which services half of Washington County.

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Should law enforcement wear body cameras?

Should law enforcement wear body cameras?

December 15th, 2014 3:45 pm by Johnson City Press

Even as more departments adopt the technology, a debate has begun on the effectiveness of body cameras in actually preventing violent encounters with citizens.

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Tennessee must crack down on 'pill mills'

Tennessee must crack down on 'pill mills'

December 10th, 2014 12:05 pm by Johnson City Press

Local law enforcement officials say enough is enough. They are calling on lawmakers to close a loophole in state law that has allowed so-called "pill mills" to thrive in Tennessee.

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Should the giant Giant sign remain in the downtown area?

Should the giant Giant sign remain in the downtown area?

December 9th, 2014 2:19 pm by Johnson City Press

It used to be for Giant Food Market. More recently, it was for U-Haul.

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Time to stop passing the bottle in Tennessee

Time to stop passing the bottle in Tennessee

December 1st, 2014 11:32 am by Johnson City Press

While no driver may drink alcohol or possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle in Tennessee, passengers are allowed under state law to consume booze in that very same vehicle.

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There is no such being known as the free market

There is no such being known as the free market

December 1st, 2014 11:03 am by Kenneth Gough

"Humanizing the non-human seems to be universal, and not just among the ancients, cartoonists and little children" -Kenneth Gough.

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Wind power promises are just a lot of hot air

Wind power promises are just a lot of hot air

December 1st, 2014 10:19 am by Ron McCarley

"I suspect that many environmental proponents of wind power don't really understand what they are advocating" - Ron McCarley, Johnson City.

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Should Johnson City renew its red-light camera contract?

Should Johnson City renew its red-light camera contract?

December 1st, 2014 9:53 am by Johnson City Press

We want to hear from you.

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Hang up and drive safely this holiday season

Hang up and drive safely this holiday season

December 1st, 2014 9:49 am by Johnson City Press

We also remind motorists not to drink and drive during this season.

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'Tis the season for home burglaries

'Tis the season for home burglaries

November 28th, 2014 12:00 am by Johnson City Press

The day after Thanksgiving is the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. It can make or break a small business, so it's no surprise retailers hope to see their stores full of customers today.

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