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Riding For A Cause: Donkey Basketball
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:50:51 -0800

Donkeys have taken over the court in East Tennessee for a special cause.

57 charged, get total of 304 years in widespread meth investigation
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:32:08 -0800

Methamphetamine conspiracy investigations landed 57 defendants from several counties in Tennessee in Federal prison for a total of 304 years.

Local health departments offer free flu shots
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:32:05 -0800

Flu season is here, with seasonal influenza cases now reported widespread across Tennessee.

School officials talk flu policy
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:17:15 -0800

Students are returning to class, but many parents are asking whether they should send their kids back to school or not because of widespread flu.

TCAT Elizabethton names student of the year
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:44:47 -0800

Practical nursing student Julie Ebers of Washington County has been named named 2014-2015 Student of the Year at TCAT Elizabethton.

Historical society to publish history of Johnson County Volume III
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:16:27 -0800

A few days ago my wife and I were privileged to have visiting with us Herman Tester and his wife Nancy. Both of the Testers are natives of Johnson County but have resided in the Jonesborough, Tennessee area for several years.

Chattanooga lawmakers raise questions over incentives for VW
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:46:06 -0800

Some Republican lawmakers from a southeastern Tennessee county that's home to a Volkswagen plant are raising questions about a $300 million incentive package for the German automaker because of the United Auto Workers union's role at the facility.

Six Longhorns earn honors on The Tomahawk's All Tri- County Team
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:37:29 -0800

The Tomahawk reveals its first ever All Tri-County Football Team made up of players from Johnson, Carter and Unicoi counties. Several area sports writers assisted me in selecting our inaugural squad.

Chattanooga-area lawmakers raise questions over Volkswagen incentives because of UAW role
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:12:20 -0800

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Some Republican lawmakers from a southeastern Tennessee county that's home to a Volkswagen plant are raising questions about a $300 million incentive package for the German automaker because of the United Auto Workers union's role at the facility. Republican Gov. Bill ...

Tennessee Boys Basketball How They Fared
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:32:17 -0800

By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Hamilton (15-0) beat Memphis Overton 58-50, beat Memphis East 76-71, beat Melrose 91-52. 2. Bearden (21-1) beat Lenoir City 75-45, beat West 62-58. 3. Southwind (16-2) beat Kirby 78-42. 4. Blackman (13-3) beat Stewarts Creek 39-35, lost to LaVergne 39-37. 5. Oak Ridge (18-2) beat Clinton 80-52, beat Powell 85-44. 6. Brentwood (18-4) lost to Franklin 60-47. 7 ...