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Schools' budget gets initial OK

September 4th, 2014 9:08 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Commission's Budget Committee on Thursday approved the county schools' $63.2 million proposed 2015 fiscal budget, which now moves to the County Commission for approval.

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Funds for ETSU fine arts center closer to reality

Funds for ETSU fine arts center closer to reality

October 15th, 2014 9:07 pm by Gary B. Gray

It's now up to the Washington County Commission to authorize the use of $1 million from the county's general fund to help East Tennessee State University construct its new $40 million fine arts facility.

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Wash. Co. to discuss $1M donation for ETSU art facility

Wash. Co. to discuss $1M donation for ETSU art facility

October 14th, 2014 9:52 pm by Gary B. Gray

A resolution headed to the Washington County Commission's Budget Committee authorizes the use of $1 million from the county's general fund to help East Tennessee State University begin construction on its new $40 million fine arts facility.

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Despite tax rate queries, commission gives OK to 2015 budget

Despite tax rate queries, commission gives OK to 2015 budget

September 29th, 2014 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County's $123 million fiscal 2015 financial plan was set in place Monday, but not before plenty of debate about whether this year's state-recommended "certified tax rate," which increased property tax rates by 6.6 cents for some residents, coul

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Commissioners vote for new medical examiner, agreement

Commissioners vote for new medical examiner, agreement

September 22nd, 2014 9:34 pm by Gary B. Gray

Dr. Karen Cline became the new Washington County medical examiner Monday, and a new agreement between the county and East Tennessee State University's William L. Jenkins Forensic Center has the center set to begin its run as an accredited regional death i

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'Power grab?' Doctors/candidates question Eldridge nominee's motives in seeking M.E. position

'Power grab?' Doctors/candidates question Eldridge nominee's motives in seeking M.E. position

September 21st, 2014 3:42 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County's current medical examiner, as well as the second of three doctors in the running for that spot, say County Mayor Dan Eldridge's choice for the job, Dr. Karen Cline, injected herself into the mix to gain personal and professional control

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One big melon: Limestone man grows 156-lb. watermelon

One big melon: Limestone man grows 156-lb. watermelon

September 17th, 2014 9:38 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In the 35 years he's been growing giant watermelons, 85-year-old Jack Snapp of Limestone has won more blue ribbons than he cares to count.

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3 vie for county medical examiner position

3 vie for county medical examiner position

September 16th, 2014 10:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

Three medical professionals on Tuesday recommended to Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge their preferred choice for the county's new medical examiner.

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Commissioners address specifics of '15 budget

Commissioners address specifics of '15 budget

September 15th, 2014 9:34 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Commissioners on Monday rifled through the proposed 2015, $123 million budget in a workshop designed make plain what the Budget Committee has formulated to this point: a budget that will be recommended for approval Sept. 29.

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Budget Committee OKs $123 million financial plan

Budget Committee OKs $123 million financial plan

September 11th, 2014 10:45 am by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Budget Committee on Wednesday wrapped up its review of the county's balanced fiscal 2015, $123 million financial plan, which goes to the County Commission on Sept. 29 for approval.

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Washington County's Teachers of the Year

Washington County's Teachers of the Year

September 5th, 2014 10:46 am by For the Press

Each year the Tennessee Department of Education sponsors the Teacher of the Year Program.

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