Johnson City Press Friday, January 30, 2015
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County mayor, city manager reflect on annexation study

County mayor, city manager reflect on annexation study

January 10th, 2015 10:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee's annexation laws have undergone serious scrutiny, and it now appears city and county leaders are ready to join forces and mend metaphorical fences.

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Despite uptick in incidents, JCPD says downtown still a safe place

Despite uptick in incidents, JCPD says downtown still a safe place

January 10th, 2015 10:47 pm by Becky Campbell

Incidents and arrests in downtown Johnson City rose by nearly 100 offenses in 2014, but a police department official said part of the reason was more enforcement focused on that area.

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Two Tennessee towns losing nearly 2,000 jobs

Two Tennessee towns losing nearly 2,000 jobs

January 8th, 2015 12:17 pm by Associated Press

Two Tennessee towns will lose nearly 2,000 jobs over the next three years as Goodman Manufacturing moves the positions to a new plant being built in Texas.

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Electricity usage soars as TVA, JCPB renew calls for conservation

Electricity usage soars as TVA, JCPB renew calls for conservation

January 8th, 2015 9:26 am by Staff Report

With the region still in the midst of a cold snap, the Johnson City Power Board and the Tennessee Valley Authority renewed their requests for energy conservation, as the federal power agency predicted one of its highest usage peaks on record today.

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Erwin planners run for border, Bo' time as restaurant projects proceed

Erwin planners run for border, Bo' time as restaurant projects proceed

January 7th, 2015 9:41 pm by Brad Hicks

Construction on the planned Taco Bell restaurant in Erwin may soon begin and the under-construction Bojangles' restaurant has received a boost to its visibility.

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Gas prices dip below $2 at city stations

Gas prices dip below $2 at city stations

January 7th, 2015 9:48 am by Tony Casey

Oh, what a difference a year makes at the gas pumps. Those in the Johnson City area might notice that they have several locations that sell regular unleaded gas at under $2 per gallon, leading to a heavier wallet.

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Utility asks customers to save power during cold weather

Utility asks customers to save power during cold weather

January 7th, 2015 9:32 am by Staff Report

Citing increased demand during the invading cold snap, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Johnson City Power Board are asking electric utility customers to conserve energy where possible.

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Tweetsie task force pleased with trail route meetings on Big John's fence

Tweetsie task force pleased with trail route meetings on Big John's fence

January 6th, 2015 9:46 pm by Tony Casey

Members of the Tweetsie Trail task force returned from meetings with the owner of Elizabethton Big John's Closeouts filled with positivity about the recreational trail finding its way through the back parking lot of the business.

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Small SUV could be made in Chattanooga, report says

Small SUV could be made in Chattanooga, report says

January 6th, 2015 2:24 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

A new concept for a 5-seat sport utility vehicle that Volkswagen is expected to show off next week at the Detroit auto show could be made in Chattanooga, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Opening dates set for German discount grocery store

Opening dates set for German discount grocery store

January 5th, 2015 9:27 pm by Nathan Baker

A German company's expansion into Northeast Tennessee now has an official opening date.

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