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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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Erwin's Nuclear Fuel Services announces options for $169M contract

Erwin's Nuclear Fuel Services announces options for $169M contract

March 16th, 2015 9:19 pm by Brad Hicks

The recent run of good news for Nuclear Fuel Services continued on Monday.

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Dickel master distiller leaving to head Popcorn Sutton

Dickel master distiller leaving to head Popcorn Sutton

March 16th, 2015 1:34 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A central figure in the public dispute between Jack Daniel's and George Dickel distilleries over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey is leaving to head up a brand named after a legendary moonshiner.

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Downtown Johnson City businesses preparing for weekend pub crawl for St. Patrick's Day

Downtown Johnson City businesses preparing for weekend pub crawl for St. Patrick's Day

March 13th, 2015 9:26 am by Tony Casey

Drinking-related events are often connected to bad behavior and trouble, but organizers of this weekend's 7th Annual St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl say they've never had any issues and expect nothing shy of a safe and smoothly carried out event.

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Hotel-motel tax increase bills checking into Legislature

Hotel-motel tax increase bills checking into Legislature

March 12th, 2015 10:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

Companion bills introduced in Nashville to allow Johnson City to increase its hotel-motel tax rate from 5 percent to 7 percent are easily clearing Senate and House committee hurdles and appear to be on the way to becoming law.

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Johnson City's newest brewery brings hoot, holler to downtown

Johnson City's newest brewery brings hoot, holler to downtown

March 12th, 2015 11:35 am by Nathan Baker

Downtown Johnson City will be home to the new Yee-Haw Brewing Company production facility, developers announced Thursday.

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Should the legal age to buy tobacco be raised above 18?

Should the legal age to buy tobacco be raised above 18?

March 12th, 2015 11:31 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

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By our powers combined: Area breweries join forces to create craft beer line - VIDEO

By our powers combined: Area breweries join forces to create craft beer line - VIDEO

March 11th, 2015 10:00 pm by Tony Casey

A Wednesday meeting of the minds at Wolf Hills Brewing Co. in Abingdon, Virginia, will produce more than 3,000 pints of craft beer, collaborated on by several of the area's top brewing talents.

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JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

March 10th, 2015 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Power Board has approved a plan to increase residential rates to partially cover losses from Tennessee Valley Authority's lowering of manufacturing rates, pending new recommendations due out in about one month.

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