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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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Intergovernmental Affairs Committee opens with pain pill policy proposition

Intergovernmental Affairs Committee opens with pain pill policy proposition

January 29th, 2015 9:42 pm by Gary B. Gray

The first recommendation to spring from the Washington County Intergovernmental Affairs Committee's inaugural meeting Thursday was not among the most obvious issues of late, such as annexation, tax distribution and school funding.

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Solving for 'X': Signs point to dental product maker as incentive recipient from county's 'Project X' vote

Solving for 'X': Signs point to dental product maker as incentive recipient from county's 'Project X' vote

January 27th, 2015 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

Local officials maintained their silence Tuesday, but sparse identifiers revealed about the elusive "Project X" company point to Rolling Hills Drive manufacturer Dentsply Tulsa Dental as being the corporate benefactor of the $1 million real estate incenti

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New county post goes to commission member

New county post goes to commission member

January 27th, 2015 9:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

A pair of significant revelations came to light at Monday's Washington County Commission meeting after its approval of a $1 million appropriation to help retain a local manufacturer.

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County approves $1 million for 'Project X'

County approves $1 million for 'Project X'

January 26th, 2015 10:08 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Commissioners on Monday made a $1 million commitment to retain an unnamed Johnson City manufacturer in a deal that, when finalized, will keep its 150 employees and estimated $8 million payroll here to support the local economy.

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Ex-special ed teacher's assault case on hold

Ex-special ed teacher's assault case on hold

January 26th, 2015 9:47 pm by Becky Campbell

A Criminal Court case charging a former special education teacher with assault is on hold while two other similar cases make their way through a lower court, according to statements made in court Monday.

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City school, county officials peer over education funding void

City school, county officials peer over education funding void

January 22nd, 2015 9:06 pm by Nathan Baker

Hoping to bridge gaps in both communication and funding, members of the Johnson City Board of Education and the Washington County Commission sat together Thursday to hash out a point of contention that arises in each budget cycle.

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'X' factor: 150 jobs would be lost if company chooses to head to competing state

'X' factor: 150 jobs would be lost if company chooses to head to competing state

January 20th, 2015 9:29 pm by Nathan Baker

An estimated $8 million payroll would suddenly disappear from the local economy.

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Tester: Public should have say in Washington Co. commission, committee meetings

Tester: Public should have say in Washington Co. commission, committee meetings

January 19th, 2015 10:11 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Commissioner Robbie Tester is championing a resolution that would bring citizens to the podium in greater numbers at both full commission and committee meetings.

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County mayor, city manager reflect on annexation study

County mayor, city manager reflect on annexation study

January 10th, 2015 10:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee's annexation laws have undergone serious scrutiny, and it now appears city and county leaders are ready to join forces and mend metaphorical fences.

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Eldridge cries foul over treatment of firefighter money, intergovernmental body in Press

Eldridge cries foul over treatment of firefighter money, intergovernmental body in Press

December 15th, 2014 10:06 pm by Gary B. Gray

Two stories and an editorial published in the Johnson City Press within the past week apparently prompted County Mayor Dan Eldridge to make a couple of announcements at Monday's County Commission meeting.

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