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Downtown Johnson City? There's an app for that

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Downtown Johnson City? There's an app for that

November 21st, 2014 9:52 pm by Tony Casey

The idea to develop an application for smartphones that would help its downloaders better navigate their way to parking, events, dining options and more grew out of an effort to communicate parking options for visitors to downtown Johnson City.

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Commission discusses regulation to let food carts keep truckin'

Commission discusses regulation to let food carts keep truckin'

November 21st, 2014 10:29 pm by Nathan Baker

As the Tri-Cities wind their ways through the meandering lanes of food truck regulation, mobile cooks wait with basted breast (of chicken) to hit the streets with their wares.

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New Med-Tech addition satisfies a hungry dine around bunch

New Med-Tech addition satisfies a hungry dine around bunch

November 21st, 2014 9:14 am by Contributed

While all of Johnson City's big restaurant news seems to be happening along North Roan Street, another area also is showing continued expansion. The Med-Tech Corridor's main artery is the massive asphalt loop that is State of Franklin Road. While attentio

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More seats requested to complete ETSU's fine arts center deal

More seats requested to complete ETSU's fine arts center deal

November 20th, 2014 9:17 pm by Nathan Baker

With a simple voice vote, the Washington County Economic Development Council provided what could be another $500,000 for the construction of East Tennessee State University's proposed fine and performing arts center, but with a caveat or two.

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Tri-Cities home sales report has positive signs

Tri-Cities home sales report has positive signs

November 20th, 2014 9:05 pm by Tony Casey

In looking at figures from October 2013 to October 2014, it would be hard to make the case that things aren't improving overall in the housing sector.

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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

November 19th, 2014 1:50 pm by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of the dangers around them. The cars of the future - those that can drive themselves thanks to an array of sensors and computing power - will have near-perfect perception and react b

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Ferguson, Mo. gun sales surge ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

Ferguson, Mo. gun sales surge ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

November 19th, 2014 11:07 am by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

November 19th, 2014 10:27 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

November 18th, 2014 11:11 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.

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Bicycle chain making Trek to downtown Johnson City

Bicycle chain making Trek to downtown Johnson City

November 17th, 2014 9:34 pm by Nathan Baker

A new business expects to roll into downtown Johnson City this spring, building on the area's recent turn toward two-wheeled transport.

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Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

November 17th, 2014 5:03 pm by Richard Locker, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A University of Tennessee report released Monday says that 7.2 percent of Tennessee's 6.5 million residents are without some form of health insurance coverage.

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