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Dolly's dream celebrates 30 years

Dolly's dream celebrates 30 years - VIDEO

March 20th, 2015 9:13 pm by Tony Casey

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Friday, Dolly Parton told an audience packed into Celebrity Theater exactly how her amusement park came to be.

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Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 4:46 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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Hotel-motel tax: Tennessee Senate's 31-0 vote advances plan for hike

Hotel-motel tax: Tennessee Senate's 31-0 vote advances plan for hike

March 20th, 2015 9:34 am by Gary B. Gray

The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation that gives Johnson City commissioners the authority to raise the municipality's hotel-motel tax from 5 percent to 7 percent.

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EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

March 19th, 2015 9:52 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

President Obama's directive has been challenged in federal court by industry and state attorneys general.

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Snack food maker bringing 273 jobs to Sullivan County

Snack food maker bringing 273 jobs to Sullivan County

March 18th, 2015 10:56 am by NET News Service

On Wednesday morning, city and economic development officials announced plans for a $22 million investment, saying it will create 273 jobs within the next 48 months at Gateway Commerce Park in Sullivan County.

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Nissan bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna industrial park

Nissan bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna industrial park

March 18th, 2015 2:56 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to build a new $160 million supplier park at its Tennessee assembly plant that the Japanese automaker projects to attract more than 1,000 jobs.

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Photos: Cabela's progress

March 17th, 2015 4:08 pm by Contributed to the Press

Airlifted air conditioning for new outdoors store in Bristol, Va.

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UPDATE: Bristol speedway spokesman gears up to drive state tourism department

UPDATE: Bristol speedway spokesman gears up to drive state tourism department

March 17th, 2015 1:01 pm by Staff Report

A Tri-Cities resident and East Tennessee State University alum will soon take the wheel of the state's tourism department, hoping to steer out-of-town visitors to points between Mountain City and Memphis.

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Fortune cookie maker considers future in La Vergne

Fortune cookie maker considers future in La Vergne

March 17th, 2015 12:17 pm by Getahn Ward, Tennessean

The largest fortune cookie maker is considering adding new manufacturing operations in La Vergne, which would employ up to 70 people in the first phase and eventually produce 1 million to 2 million cookies daily.

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