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Update: Power restored in Piney Flats

Update: Power restored in Piney Flats

July 9th, 2014 8:02 am by Staff Report

Power has been restored to the homes and businesses in Piney Flats affected by a vehicle crash that damaged utility lines Wednesday morning.

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Update: NN Inc. to offer jobs starting at $75K

Update: NN Inc. to offer jobs starting at $75K

July 7th, 2014 11:51 am by Nathan Baker

A local manufacturer with an aggressive expansion plan will retain its corporate headquarters in Johnson City, with intentions of moving hundreds of high-paying jobs to the former SunTrust Bank building on the city's north side.

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Rezoning request made for busy site

Rezoning request made for busy site

July 3rd, 2014 9:15 pm by Nathan Baker

A parcel of land on the northeast corner of South Roan Street and University Parkway is under consideration for a new zoning overlay, making way for an unspecified commercial project.

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No variation: BZA approves Evolve variance for 2nd time

No variation: BZA approves Evolve variance for 2nd time

July 1st, 2014 10:34 pm by Nathan Baker

Evolve Development once again has the parking variance it needs for the 216-unit apartment complex planned for construction at the former Model Mill site. But the debate over the appropriateness of the project and the intervening lawsuit go on. Which side

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GM recalls 7.6 million cars for ignition switches

GM recalls 7.6 million cars for ignition switches

June 30th, 2014 3:27 pm by Associated Press

General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow.

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House party: Shadden Springs developers hoping to add 55 homes to Wash. Co.

House party: Shadden Springs developers hoping to add 55 homes to Wash. Co.

June 29th, 2014 10:03 pm by Nathan Baker

Four real estate developers hope widespread interest in a 55-lot subdivision they're undertaking is a sign the local economy is on the rebound.

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Dispute cools center's relationship with contractor

Dispute cools center's relationship with contractor

June 25th, 2014 9:12 pm by Nathan Baker

Metering woes and a missing 22-year contract have left members of the Public Building Authority feeling as if they are "at the mercy" of the supplier of chilled water for the Millennium Centre's air conditioning system.

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From salt to mash: Tennessee Hills Distillery poised for fall opening

From salt to mash: Tennessee Hills Distillery poised for fall opening

June 24th, 2014 11:00 pm by Nathan Baker

Four months after receiving approval from the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen, interior renovations to the Salt House are mostly complete, and the Tennessee Hills Distillery is on course to begin selling craft spirits by the fall.

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NFS 'operating well,' says NRC chair after visit

NFS 'operating well,' says NRC chair after visit

June 23rd, 2014 9:00 pm by Brad Hicks

The country's top nuclear regulatory official was joined by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as she paid her first visit to Erwin's Nuclear Fuel Services facilities Monday, and in what is sure to be good news to those at the facility, she was impressed by what s

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Can Amazon's Fire compete with the iPhone?

Can Amazon's Fire compete with the iPhone?

June 19th, 2014 2:48 pm by RYAN NAKASHIMA and ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press

The phone's most significant feature, called "Firefly," employs audio and object recognition technology to identify products and present the user with ways to purchase the items through Amazon.

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