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Vandals, thieves strike Johnson City Chamber's old mill buildings

Becky Campbell, Johnson City Press • Oct 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM

JOHNSON CITY — Vandals have reportedly caused more than $10,000 in damage and thieves have taken $25,000 worth of metal at the old General Mills property, which is set to become the new location for the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.

Construction hasn’t started yet at the property, located at 500 W. Walnut St., but chamber employees are in and out of the building, showing it to potential tenants.

Over the last few months, Chamber CEO Gary Mabrey has noticed more damage each time he visited, and more copper, aluminum and steel ripped from the walls.

“We’ve just noticed a lot of vandalism has occurred,” Mabrey said, in addition to the stolen metal.

Read the full report at <a href="http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?ID=71489" target="_blank">The Johnson City Press</a> .

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