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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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Haslam signs supermarket wine bill into law

Haslam signs supermarket wine bill into law

March 20th, 2014 2:37 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The legislation passed after years of legislative debate requires voters to first approve supermarket wine sales in a referendum.

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U.S. files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

U.S. files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

March 19th, 2014 12:53 pm by ERIC TUCKER and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

The action concludes a yearslong criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems, which focused on whether Toyota was forthright in reporting problems to unintended acceleration troubles.

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Governor set to sign wine bill Thursday

Governor set to sign wine bill Thursday

March 19th, 2014 9:57 am by Nathan Baker

During a visit to Johnson City Tuesday to promote education reform, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said he will likely sign the anticipated wine-in-grocery-stores bill into law Thursday.

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Planned arts center to get 250K free bricks from General Shale

Planned arts center to get 250K free bricks from General Shale

March 18th, 2014 10:56 pm by Nathan Baker

All in all, it was another 250,000 bricks in the wall Tuesday for East Tennessee State University's planned fine and performing arts center, but university and General Shale officials weren't protesting the United Kingdom's rigid boarding schools.

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Mill development delayed again

Mill development delayed again

March 18th, 2014 10:51 pm by Nathan Baker

Despite insistence last week that it would proceed Thursday, the third reading of Evolve Development's rezoning request for the State of Franklin property where it intends to build a five-building apartment complex won't be heard until the Johnson City Co

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Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tennessee whiskey law

Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tennessee whiskey law

March 17th, 2014 10:05 am by BRUCE SCHREINER and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers are considering dialing back some of those requirements that they say make it too difficult for craft distilleries to market their spirits as Tennessee whiskey, a distinctive and popular draw in the booming American liquor business.

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Apartments still planned for former mill property

Apartments still planned for former mill property

March 15th, 2014 9:38 pm by Nathan Baker

Representatives of a North Carolina company hoping to build a 216-unit multifamily apartment complex said Friday that the project will continue to move through Johnson City's approval process over the next two weeks and the interested company could close

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