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Greene Valley May Be Out Of Running As Treatment Center

Recent developments suggest the former Greene Valley Developmental Center, which closed in 2017, is no longer a front-runner for consideration for conversion to a regional inpatient drug addiction treatment center. Funds to counties and municipalities from the recently settled Sullivan Baby Doe lawsuit may be used to open a facility in northeast Tennessee. Pictured is a residential cottage on the former GVDC campus in Tusculum.
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Kingsport breaks ground on new skate park

Minor injuries reported following school bus crash in Unicoi Co. A bit of progress? Noise mitigation work underway at Bitcoin mine in rural Washington County. Northeast State Community College extends face covering requirement. 'It definitely is more significant' | Local doctor warns pregnant COVID cases becoming more severe. Former Bristol,...
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Today In Johnson City History: Sept. 25

Sept. 25, 1780: In her book “Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure,” Jennifer Bauer writes that, “During the American Revolution, the Overmountain Men who mustered at Sycamore Shoals on Sept. 25, 1780, came through Roan Mountain on their march to defeat the British at Kings Mountain, South Carolina.” The Battle of Kings Mountain was not fought until October.
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First weekend of Fall is packed with events all across the region

TRI-CITIES, Tenn. (WJHL) – Fall has officially begun, and with it comes a number of festivals throughout the region. The first weekend of Fall seems particularly jam-packed with festivities happening from Elizabethton to Bristol. While the Fall is a popular time to host events and festivals, the fact that five...
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Gate City to kick off fall with Harvest Moon celebration

GATE CITY — A big, bright harvest moon and autumn chill have been in the air this week and Gate City is ready to celebrate the occasion. The Harvest Moon Celebration in historic downtown Gate City will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. The one-day fall event is a first for the town and will offer a chance to stroll the downtown area and shop local businesses and vendors at the event.
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FEDERAL JUDGE RULES KNOX CO SCHOOLS MUST MANDATE MASKS

GREENEVILLE, Tennessee — The Knox County Board of Education must immediately impose a mask mandate for schoolchildren, a federal judge in Greeneville ruled Friday. Superintendent Bob Thomas confirmed it on Friday, saying that starting Sept. 27 all students, employees and visitors will be required to wear a face mask while indoors or riding a school bus. The ruling overrides the Governors’ Executive Order that parents can opt=out of any school mask mandate.
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Ballad Health: COVID hospitalizations continue to drop, 2 more children receiving care at Niswonger

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop within Ballad Health facilities, according to the health system on Friday. Ballad’s scorecard states there are 23 fewer inpatients than previously reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, Ballad Health stated that part of the decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations was attributed to...
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Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix Bristol landfill’s malodorous emissions

Not satisfied with how Virginia officials are handling the complaints, a Tennessee state senator wants his state agencies to investigate a Bristol, Virginia, landfill linked to air pollution and foul odors plaguing residents on both sides of the border. “In addition to the landfill causing odor nuisance issues, I believe it presents a health and […] The post Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix Bristol landfill’s malodorous emissions appeared first on Tennessee Lookout.
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