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TOP STORIES OF 2013

The year 2013 was a year to celebrate the old and embrace the new — a concept repeated again and again throughout the pages of the Herald & Tribune.
The Washington County Courthouse marked 100 years in its downtown location. The International Storytelling Center changed ownership and leadership after nearly four decades under the direction of Jimmy Neil Smith. Jonesborough’s Old Sweet Shop closed, to reemerge as the new location of the Lollipop Shop. And the community bid farewell to Five Point Grocery, a landmark familiar to all David Crockett High School students for three decades.
County commissioners grappled with financing and school safety, while law enforcement officials struggled with personnel issues and lawsuits.
Throughout the year, the good, the hopeful and the sad filled our local pages. Here, in this final issue of the year, are the top stories of 2013.