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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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Venue set for county board of education suit against Johnson City

March 25th, 2015 1:03 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Board of Education's suit filed in Washington County Chancery Court against the City of Johnson City for liquor-by-the-drink revenues will be heard in Sullivan County.

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Middle school football consolidation plan well received by parents

Middle school football consolidation plan well received by parents

March 24th, 2015 10:01 pm by Nathan Baker

Though some parents may have entered the meeting Tuesday evening hoping to block the proposal, a plan to consolidate the county's eight middle school football teams was met with cheers from the sidelines by the end.

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Washington County Commission not ready to join Board of Education in liquor revenue suit against city

Washington County Commission not ready to join Board of Education in liquor revenue suit against city

March 23rd, 2015 9:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Ten months after filing suit against Johnson City to retrieve millions of dollars derived from liquor-by-the-drink tax collections, an attorney representing the Washington County Board of Education unsuccessfully made a pitch to bring the County Commissio

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Building steam: Individual residential project showing success, while market performance stalling

Building steam: Individual residential project showing success, while market performance stalling

March 21st, 2015 9:39 pm by Nathan Baker

Though a group of residential developers in an up-and-coming section of Washington County are clamoring for more land on which they hope to expand their growing neighborhood, local housing market performance has been slow to recover from the crash of seve

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Committee weighs in on county school funding, construction

Committee weighs in on county school funding, construction

March 12th, 2015 8:55 am by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Commission's Budget Committee, following Mayor Dan Eldridge's lead, decided Wednesday not to sanction adding a more than $220,000 windfall to the county schools' budget due to concerns it would place the county at a disadvantage.

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Washington College Academy hopes open campus will shine light on 200-plus years of learning

Washington College Academy hopes open campus will shine light on 200-plus years of learning

March 8th, 2015 9:39 pm by Max Hrenda

Although attendance has seen a sharp decline since its inception in the late 1700s, the men and women in charge of the region's oldest institution of higher learning hope to demonstrate its value to the community.

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More documents released regarding Dentsply, still no signed confidentiality agreement

More documents released regarding Dentsply, still no signed confidentiality agreement

February 28th, 2015 9:52 pm by Nathan Baker

A signed, formally authorized confidentiality agreement between Washington County officials and representatives of Dentsply International, parent to Johnson City manufacturer Tulsa Dental Specialties, has not yet surfaced as part of the public record.

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Washington County Republican Women president slams county mayor, commission

Washington County Republican Women president slams county mayor, commission

February 27th, 2015 9:15 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Republican Women President Betty Ziesel has fired off an open letter slamming county government for permitting a power grab by Mayor Dan Eldridge and a lack of transparency and respect, as well as other procedural sins not in the best in

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Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

Suggested annexation changes hit wall at County Commission meeting

February 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by Gary B. Gray

Nearly three months after state legislators urged city and county leaders to send them recommendations for changes in state annexation laws, the same number of basic, suggested changes were snuffed out Monday at a Washington County Commission meeting.

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Octavia ices roads as second storm system sweeps in

Octavia ices roads as second storm system sweeps in

February 16th, 2015 9:05 pm by Jessica Fuller

Although Monday's winter storm didn't quite deliver the amount of snow expected by mid-evening, travel conditions and icy roads continued to plague area drivers.

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