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Tennessee Senate passes supermarket wine bill 23-8

Tennessee Senate passes supermarket wine bill 23-8

January 30th, 2014 11:27 am by Associated Press

The Senate version would require convenience stores to have at least 1,200 square feet to qualify for a wine sales license, while the House version would set that limit at 2,000 square feet.

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Consumer spending boost: US economy grew at 3.2 percent rate in 4th quarter of 2013

Consumer spending boost: US economy grew at 3.2 percent rate in 4th quarter of 2013

January 30th, 2014 10:03 am by Associated Press

Many economists think growth could top 3 percent in 2014. That would be the best performance since the recession ended in mid-2009.

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Some business owners irked by revamped wine bill

Some business owners irked by revamped wine bill

January 29th, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

With a revamped wine in grocery stores bill working its way through the state legislature, it’s hard to not recall President Abraham Lincoln’s famous words regarding the impossibility of pleasing all of the people all of the time.

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Delivery drivers brave weather to meet public demands

Delivery drivers brave weather to meet public demands - VIDEO

January 29th, 2014 9:19 pm by Tony Casey

When the snow piles up and schools and municipalities close down, the tendency is to hunker down and weather the storm.

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Could the wine battle be moving ahead? Splinter legislation takes shape in Nashville

Could the wine battle be moving ahead? Splinter legislation takes shape in Nashville

January 28th, 2014 9:21 pm by Nathan Baker

Two wine bills diverged in the state Capitol Tuesday, and that made all the difference for the effort to allow wine sales in food stores.

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Unicoi Co. couple give $1M for cancer center at JCMC

Unicoi Co. couple give $1M for cancer center at JCMC

January 28th, 2014 2:46 pm by Staff Report

Jim and Janet Ayers announced the gift at a recent event in Kingsport honoring former Mountain States CEO Dennis Vonderfecht.

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UPDATE: Wine bill taking surprising route through legislature

UPDATE: Wine bill taking surprising route through legislature

January 28th, 2014 11:42 am by Nathan Baker

A pared down version of the broad wine in grocery stores bill that failed in the state House Local Government Committee last session passed handily Tuesday by a 13-3 vote.

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Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation

January 27th, 2014 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Propane supply problems have caused shortages of the liquefied fuel across much of the country, but local dealers and dispensers say a little patience will see the region through the worst of this winter’s cold snaps.

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Convenience stores seeking level wine field

Convenience stores seeking level wine field

January 27th, 2014 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

A local convenience store leader criticized state lawmakers and lobbyists Monday for shutting out his and hundreds of other business owners’ interests from the negotiations centered on an anticipated wine bill that he said could significantly cut into sal

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Ex-Pilot Flying J sales manager to plead guilty

Ex-Pilot Flying J sales manager to plead guilty

January 27th, 2014 2:26 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Brian Mosher would be the eighth former Pilot employee to plead guilty to criminal charges.

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