Johnson City Press Sunday, April 19, 2015
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NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

April 2nd, 2015 1:49 pm by JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press

The Boy Scouts of America didn't immediately respond to an inquiry about the hire.

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Indiana unveils changes to religion bill; Arkansas in flux

Indiana unveils changes to religion bill; Arkansas in flux

April 2nd, 2015 1:25 pm by TOM DAVIES and ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

The Indiana amendment prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations.

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Obama signs disaster declaration for Tennessee counties affected by February winter storms

Obama signs disaster declaration for Tennessee counties affected by February winter storms

April 2nd, 2015 11:38 am by Associated Press

Hancock County in NE Tennessee is among the counties affected.

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Wellmont expected to announce health system merger plans today

Wellmont expected to announce health system merger plans today

April 2nd, 2015 8:48 am by Nathan Baker

Health care leaders are expected to announce a merger between the region's two hospital systems at a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Kingsport's MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.

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New lighting in Mountain Home area reflects bid to increase safety

New lighting in Mountain Home area reflects bid to increase safety

April 2nd, 2015 8:41 am by Becky Campbell

Residents throughout Mountain Home neighborhoods are seeing things a little more brightly now, even as the day darkens into night, and it's all thanks to the city of Johnson City's commitment to making the area more safe after lighting deficiencies were i

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Arsonists escape down river in stolen kayak after setting fires at NE Tennessee campground

Arsonists escape down river in stolen kayak after setting fires at NE Tennessee campground

April 1st, 2015 3:47 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Three campers and a cabin were set on fire.

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Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester over Insure Tennessee

Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester over Insure Tennessee - VIDEO

April 1st, 2015 2:09 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name.

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TBI investigating SE Tennessee boy's death as homicide

TBI investigating SE Tennessee boy's death as homicide

April 1st, 2015 12:19 pm by Associated Press

Few details have been released in the death of Lucas Michael Dillon. He died Monday at a hospital after suffering an injury Saturday at a home in Whitwell.

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Health system merger announcement set for Thursday

Health system merger announcement set for Thursday

April 1st, 2015 11:53 am by Staff Report

Health care leaders are expected to announce a merger between the region's two hospital systems at a press conference scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kingsport's MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.

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Bill would allow weapons in state Capitol

Bill would allow weapons in state Capitol

April 1st, 2015 11:32 am by Associated Press

Handgun carry permit holders would be able to carry their weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol under a proposal that has passed the Senate.

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