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Johnson City native returns to local orbit for economic summit

Johnson City native returns to local orbit for economic summit

May 23rd, 2015 9:41 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City native Teresa Vanhooser credits her down-to-earth upbringing with giving her the thrust to reach for the stars - and she wants to inspire others to do the same.

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More development in works for State of Franklin corridor

More development in works for State of Franklin corridor

May 22nd, 2015 9:43 pm by Nathan Baker

A Tri-Cities developer said he will soon announce expansion plans for a North Johnson City shopping center.

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Development Council hopes underground survey will make Telford industrial park more attractive to manufacturers

Development Council hopes underground survey will make Telford industrial park more attractive to manufacturers

May 22nd, 2015 9:37 am by Nathan Baker

A survey of the geology underlying 67 acres of vacant land in the Washington County Industrial Park could help find a new tenant at the Telford site, area economic leaders said Thursday.

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Johnson City Commission passes hotel-motel tax increase on first reading

Johnson City Commission passes hotel-motel tax increase on first reading

May 22nd, 2015 9:21 am by Nathan Baker

An ordinance to increase taxes on hotel and motel rates from 5 percent to 7 percent breezed through a first reading of the Johnson City Commission Thursday with unanimous approval.

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Unimpressive monthly increase leaves Tri-Cities housing market weak

Unimpressive monthly increase leaves Tri-Cities housing market weak

May 21st, 2015 11:17 am by Nathan Baker

Existing homes sales in the Tri-Cities saw a smaller than usual spring increase in 2015, to which Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors President Sharon Duncan attributed fewer available houses on the market.

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Alexander, Corker question TVA's renewable energy plans

Alexander, Corker question TVA's renewable energy plans

May 19th, 2015 10:17 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans.

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Hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

Hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

May 18th, 2015 9:53 pm by Nathan Baker

A little more than an acre on Wayne Smith's Eastern Star area farm is plowed and fertilized, but the highly regulated hemp seeds he requested from the state Department of Agriculture months ago still haven't arrived.

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Pilot Flying J customers claim fraud at Haslam-owned chain went deeper

Pilot Flying J customers claim fraud at Haslam-owned chain went deeper

May 15th, 2015 10:21 am by Travis Loller, Associated Press

A handful of companies that refused to settle fraud complaints in 2013 with Haslam-owned Pilot Flying J say they have uncovered a deception that other firms overlooked.

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Johnson City Development Authority grants expense review to County Commission

Johnson City Development Authority grants expense review to County Commission

May 15th, 2015 9:41 am by Nathan Baker

JCDA members Allan Spritzer and Ralph Van Brocklin, also Johnson City's mayor, hesitated Thursday to grant the county's request for final review of expenses made using proceeds from rent payments made by Northeast State Community College for the use of th

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Transportation coalition calls for increase to roads funding

Transportation coalition calls for increase to roads funding

May 14th, 2015 10:38 am by Nathan Baker

Saying the state's transportation system was in a crisis, the leaders of infrastructure advocacy groups called on Tennessee lawmakers Thursday to reform the funding mechanisms for state and local roads to pay for $8 billion in unfunded construction projec

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