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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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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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