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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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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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Washington County Reapportionment Committee weighing reducing Commission size

Washington County Reapportionment Committee weighing reducing Commission size

February 5th, 2015 8:58 am by Gary B. Gray

The pace may be extremely measured at this point, but make no mistake: Washington County's Reapportionment Committee is intent on reducing the number of county commissioners.

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Washington County samples food truck discussion

Washington County samples food truck discussion

February 3rd, 2015 10:18 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Washington County Planning Commission jumped into the food truck discussion Tuesday night in the wake of the discussion's drift through other area municipalities.

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Wintry weather will delay Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter completion to April

Wintry weather will delay Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter completion to April

February 3rd, 2015 10:12 pm by Max Hrenda

While weather conditions can factor into daily operations at the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter, a city official said it can also play a part in the new one, even though it has yet to be built.

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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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