Johnson City Press Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Commissioners ready to try for $250,000 federal grant to help buy Kelly’s Foods

Commissioners ready to try for $250,000 federal grant to help buy Kelly’s Foods

September 17th, 2013 9:23 pm by Gary B. Gray

City commissioners are hustling to approve and deliver a completed, $250,000 federal grant application by Friday in hopes the money would help buy the Kelly’s Foods property at the corner of Sevier Street and West State of Franklin Road.

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Downtown businesses feel pain of progress

Downtown businesses feel pain of progress

September 17th, 2013 8:27 pm by Nathan Baker

Downtown merchants are keeping their eyes on the prize of an updated and beautified Johnson City while suffering the lost business and delays of construction.

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Tax abatement policy in works to entice industries, investors to Johnson City

Tax abatement policy in works to entice industries, investors to Johnson City

September 17th, 2013 3:54 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Industrial Development Board was created by the General Assembly as a means of financing business/industrial facilities that create employment and economic growth, but the group has been relatively dormant until its reformation in Februar

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Franchisee opens seventh restaurant in region

Franchisee opens seventh restaurant in region

September 17th, 2013 9:36 am by Nathan Baker

The newest Bojangles' restaurant location in the Tri-Cities opened Tuesday on Mountcastle Drive in Johnson City.

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Anchor businesses coming to downtown Johnson City? Officials see draw in office space

Anchor businesses coming to downtown Johnson City? Officials see draw in office space

September 14th, 2013 8:25 pm by Nathan Baker

Anchor tenants typically are large businesses with name recognition that will likely drive enough foot traffic to an area to make smaller businesses want to locate nearby.

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MSHA: Long-term outlook uncertain

MSHA: Long-term outlook uncertain

September 12th, 2013 9:15 pm by Nathan Baker

Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht said Thursday that there are no plans to close any of the system’s soon-to-be 14 hospitals in the immediate future, but said uncertainty in the health care industry leaves the long-term outlook uncert

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Runway resurfacing to shut down flight operations at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Runway resurfacing to shut down flight operations at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

September 12th, 2013 4:20 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

A resurfacing project for the 8,000-foot main runway at Tri-Cities Regional Airport will take place this weekend and next weekend.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Voyager has left the solar system

Ladies and gentlemen, Voyager has left the solar system

September 12th, 2013 2:36 pm by Associated Press

NASA says the probe launched in 1977 has become the first spacecraft (manmade anyway) to reach the vast, cold emptiness between the stars.

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‘No plans to close MSHA hospitals’ says CEO

‘No plans to close MSHA hospitals’ says CEO

September 11th, 2013 9:25 pm by Nathan Baker

Wellmont Health System plans to close a 70-bed rural hospital in southwest Virginia by the end of the month.

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Wellmont to close Virginia hospital, points to Obamacare, patient loss

Wellmont to close Virginia hospital, points to Obamacare, patient loss

September 11th, 2013 11:07 am by Staff Report

Citing "reimbursement cuts associated with the Affordable Care Act, extremely low community use of the hospital and a lack of consistent physician coverage," Wellmont Health System announced Wednesday the closure of Lee Regional Medical Center in Penningt

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