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26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

March 27th, 2014 9:33 am by staff and wire reports

The department says 646 jobs were generated and 182 new businesses sprang up in the 26 communities in 2013. Jonesborough, Kingsport, Bristol and Greeneville are among them.

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Developer moves forward with project in downtown Johnson City

Developer moves forward with project in downtown Johnson City

March 26th, 2014 9:01 pm by Nathan Baker

A local real estate developer hopes to continue Johnson City's downtown recent revitalization gains with a $1.2 million residential and retail project in a former Market Street hardware store.

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Leaders hope for rush job on Boones Creek TIF

Leaders hope for rush job on Boones Creek TIF

March 25th, 2014 10:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Some local leaders are looking to put a rush on expanding a special taxing district in Boones Creek to cash in on an upcoming retailers convention, but Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge wants to take a calmer approach to avoid making what he says could

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Effort to rewrite Tennessee whiskey law fails for year

Effort to rewrite Tennessee whiskey law fails for year

March 25th, 2014 12:43 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Sen. Mark Green of Clarksville on Tuesday moved the bill that has pitted two global liquor giants against each other to a summer study committee.

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Whiskey War: Legal definition of Tennessee whiskey back before lawmakers

Whiskey War: Legal definition of Tennessee whiskey back before lawmakers

March 25th, 2014 7:25 am by Associated Press

House and Senate committees are scheduled to take up bills seeking to undo the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey enacted last year.

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Downtown violence causes concern for some local business owners

Downtown violence causes concern for some local business owners

March 24th, 2014 9:27 pm by Nathan Baker

A fatal shooting in a downtown Johnson City parking lot is the latest in a series of violent crimes that downtown business owners are hoping isn't the start of a trend.

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'Shine On: Developers work to establish local moonshine distilleries

'Shine On: Developers work to establish local moonshine distilleries

March 22nd, 2014 9:56 pm by By Max Hrenda, Brad Hicks, and Nathan Baker, Press Staff Writers

Though any act of "moonshining" used to be considered illegal in Tennessee, state laws have relaxed in recent years, and with the proper paperwork - and state and federal tax payments - distilleries can now operate legally throughout the state.

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WJHL owner Media General to buy Texas broadcasting company in deal worth $1.6B

WJHL owner Media General to buy Texas broadcasting company in deal worth $1.6B

March 21st, 2014 11:26 am by Associated Press

The combined company would own and operate or service 74 stations across 46 markets, reaching about 26.5 million households.

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Brewery on tap? Council hopes to bring big one to downtown Johnson City

Brewery on tap? Council hopes to bring big one to downtown Johnson City

March 21st, 2014 11:20 am by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Economic Development Council recently answered a request for proposal from Stone Brewing Co. hoping to entice the West Coast company to locate a $20- to $40-million brewery in Johnson City.

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Eastman Chemical Co. named one of world's 'most ethical' companies

Eastman Chemical Co. named one of world's 'most ethical' companies

March 20th, 2014 3:47 pm by Contributed

The honor comes from the Ethisphere Institute.

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