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Holidays brings year-round Christmas spirit to Johnson City

Holidays brings year-round Christmas spirit to Johnson City - VIDEO

July 17th, 2015 10:18 pm by Jessica Fuller

What was an open rental space a month ago is now filled with decorated trees, soft, twinkling lights and holiday music that wafts over passersby in downtown Johnson City.And that's with 159 shopping days until Christmas to spare.

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Piney Flats' East Tennessee Distillery sends Mellomoon Moonshine into Ohio

Piney Flats' East Tennessee Distillery sends Mellomoon Moonshine into Ohio

July 17th, 2015 3:59 pm by Staff Report

Following the completion of negotiations, the world-famous 100-proof caramel moonshine will be available at 50 state ABC stores there.

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Greek bailout closer to reality after Germany, EU approval

Greek bailout closer to reality after Germany, EU approval

July 17th, 2015 10:55 am by Geir Moulson and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

The bailout of Greece took two big strides forward Friday as German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union confirmed it would get Athens enough money to avoid an imminent debt default.

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Software, paperwork changes push back implementation of Johnson City's hotel-motel tax increase

Software, paperwork changes push back implementation of Johnson City's hotel-motel tax increase

July 15th, 2015 11:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City's occupancy tax rate increase will officially go into effect Aug. 1, pending the City Commission's approval tonight.

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Clashes break out as Greek lawmakers debate austerity bill

Clashes break out as Greek lawmakers debate austerity bill

July 15th, 2015 4:04 pm by Elena Becatoros and Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press

Rioters hurled gasoline bombs at police who responded with tear gas as an anti-austerity demonstration outside Greece's parliament turned violent Wednesday.

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TVA puts Integrated Resource Plan where the sun don't shine

TVA puts Integrated Resource Plan where the sun don't shine

July 13th, 2015 10:13 pm by Tony Casey

When the Johnson City Power Board - fueled by Tennessee Valley Authority power - began offering its Green Power Switch program in 2001, Jonesborough's Frances Lamberts was the very first customer to sign up. To say she's invested in the way Tennessee gets

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Trust-busting to public utility: How the New Deal built NE Tenn's municipal power grid

Trust-busting to public utility: How the New Deal built NE Tenn's municipal power grid

July 13th, 2015 8:36 am by Nathan Baker

A federal antitrust law passed in the wake of the economically devastating stock market crash of 1929 helped to shift control of utilities in Northeast Tennessee and elsewhere away from private companies into the hands of local municipalities, a structure

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Groups, descendants want Hamilton left on $10 bill

Groups, descendants want Hamilton left on $10 bill

July 10th, 2015 10:32 am by Mitch Stacy, Associated Press

Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone - particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hami

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Hang out at Sloopy's Diner and get 'something to hang on to'

Hang out at Sloopy's Diner and get 'something to hang on to'

July 10th, 2015 9:36 am by Staff Report

Step through the front door of Sloopy's Diner in Kingsport and you take a step back in time.

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Public comment period still open on Boone Lake access fixes

Public comment period still open on Boone Lake access fixes

July 10th, 2015 9:10 am by Nathan Baker

With one public comment period now water under the bridge, the Tennessee Valley Authority is looking upstream to the final set of permits needed for projects intended to improve recreational opportunities on the lowered Boone Reservoir while the hydroelec

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