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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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'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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Feels like the first time: New county commission convenes

Feels like the first time: New county commission convenes

September 3rd, 2014 11:37 am by Gary B. Gray

A large, very obvious white box with the word "Ego" on each of its four sides sat atop a handrail at the entrance to Washington County Commission chambers Tuesday night.

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Update: Sheriff, school system to investigate DBHS bomb scare

Update: Sheriff, school system to investigate DBHS bomb scare

August 26th, 2014 2:00 pm by Max Hrenda

Although a Washington County Schools official said a bomb threat at a high school was an apparent hoax, the administration and law enforcement will be looking into who made the threat.

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Ridgeview, University School named Reward Schools by state

Ridgeview, University School named Reward Schools by state

August 26th, 2014 11:52 am by Contributed - Washington County Schools

This honor places both schools in the top 5 percent of all schools in the state of Tennessee in their respective grade spans.

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Jack Daniels leaves after 28 years as county trustee

Jack Daniels leaves after 28 years as county trustee

August 14th, 2014 9:07 pm by Gary B. Gray

Jack Daniels, the person tasked with guarding all money coming into Washington County's governmental coffers for the past 28 years, is leaning a little further back in his office chair with retirement just weeks away.

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