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As We See It: Washington County Commission wisely moves to reduce its ranks

April 30th, 2015 9:13 am by Johnson City Press

There are now 25 members of the board who get paid a monthly salary of $375 for their public service. That represents an annual cost of $112,500 to county taxpayers

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Development Council hopes underground survey will make Telford industrial park more attractive to manufacturers

Development Council hopes underground survey will make Telford industrial park more attractive to manufacturers

May 22nd, 2015 9:37 am by Nathan Baker

A survey of the geology underlying 67 acres of vacant land in the Washington County Industrial Park could help find a new tenant at the Telford site, area economic leaders said Thursday.

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Johnson City Development Authority grants expense review to County Commission

Johnson City Development Authority grants expense review to County Commission

May 15th, 2015 9:41 am by Nathan Baker

JCDA members Allan Spritzer and Ralph Van Brocklin, also Johnson City's mayor, hesitated Thursday to grant the county's request for final review of expenses made using proceeds from rent payments made by Northeast State Community College for the use of th

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Sheriff warns of jury duty scam in Washington County

Sheriff warns of jury duty scam in Washington County

May 14th, 2015 2:52 pm by Staff Report

Don't send the $1,490.

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Update: Jury goes home, to resume deliberations Tuesday in double 'Facebook murders' trial

Update: Jury goes home, to resume deliberations Tuesday in double 'Facebook murders' trial

May 11th, 2015 4:58 pm by Becky Campbell

If jurors don't reach a verdict this afternoon, the case would resume on Tuesday.

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Farm property is architect's top pick for new Boones Creek school

Farm property is architect's top pick for new Boones Creek school

May 11th, 2015 9:39 am by Nathan Baker

The architect planning the prospective $30.5 million school in the Boones Creek area told the Washington County school district this week that only one potential site meets the criteria for the new facility.

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Boone principal apologizes for 'murder' entry in school yearbook

Boone principal apologizes for 'murder' entry in school yearbook

May 11th, 2015 9:35 am by Nathan Baker

Daniel Boone High School Principal Roger Jackson apologized Thursday night for a phrase on one page of the school's yearbook listing the polarizing shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri, man in August as a murder.

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Taxpayers in Johnson City will bear the cost of school litigation

Taxpayers in Johnson City will bear the cost of school litigation

April 30th, 2015 9:26 am by Johnson City Press

Yes, county schools should be paid what they are owed under state law, but not one penny more from city taxpayers.

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Communication breakdown with Van Huss stifles legal change for Washington County

Communication breakdown with Van Huss stifles legal change for Washington County

April 30th, 2015 9:23 am by Gary B. Gray

A letter explicitly expressing the Washington County Commission's disappointment over Republican state Rep. Micah Van Huss's failure to act on legislation to smooth the county's budgeting process may or may not reach its intended recipient.

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Fall Branch man fined for killing birds with pesticide

Fall Branch man fined for killing birds with pesticide

April 29th, 2015 1:21 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

The case began as an investigation into the cause of death of numerous animals found near Rickie Cloyd's farm in Washington County.

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Washington County faces decline in revenue as 2016 budget nears

Washington County faces decline in revenue as 2016 budget nears

April 29th, 2015 9:29 am by Gary B. Gray

Inflation continues to outpace growth in Washington County, leaving officials with tough decisions ahead as the fiscal 2016 budget begins to take shape.

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