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Sky high prices: Restaurants struggling to make ends meat

Sky high prices: Restaurants struggling to make ends meat

May 20th, 2014 10:19 pm by Nathan Baker

Higher national meat prices are making local consumers squeal at the checkout register and cutting local restaurants' profits to the bone.

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SW Virginia coal company worker sentenced to 1 year in prison for plot to defraud Eastman

SW Virginia coal company worker sentenced to 1 year in prison for plot to defraud Eastman

May 20th, 2014 10:31 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

David Wayne Grigsby was also sentenced to 3 years probation and fined $4,000.

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President of Tenn. company owned by Haslams leaves

President of Tenn. company owned by Haslams leaves

May 19th, 2014 10:14 pm by Associated Press

The president of a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is out amid an ongoing federal investigation into a scheme to defraud customers.

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Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

May 19th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nathan Baker

A trip for two to Japan will cost the partially taxpayer-funded Washington County Economic Development Council nearly $5,000, but the officials headed out of town say the expense could pay off if it helps bring more jobs to the area.

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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

May 18th, 2014 6:16 pm by Associated Press

AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a me

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Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case linked to 13 deaths

Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case linked to 13 deaths

May 16th, 2014 12:03 pm by JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

It's the maximum penalty that the government can impose and the first time an automaker has been fined that much.

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Potential Young Farm developer pulls out

Potential Young Farm developer pulls out

May 15th, 2014 9:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The developer of the Young Farm site, an empty tract of land off Interstate 26's Exit 17 where local officials plan a large retail shopping center, is no longer affiliated with the project.

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High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

May 15th, 2014 10:31 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Sherry Grubb put in the winning bid for the old city hall building in Bluff City, and now she wonders why the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has yet to approve the sale.

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28 percent water rate hike in Unicoi brings controversy

28 percent water rate hike in Unicoi brings controversy

May 15th, 2014 10:19 am by Brad Hicks

A notice was recently sent to Unicoi Water Utility District customers advising them of an upcoming rate increase, but two former district commissioners contend this letter is misleading, and the stated reason for the increase is inaccurate.

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Your Turn: Should children be working on family tobacco farms?

Your Turn: Should children be working on family tobacco farms?

May 14th, 2014 12:37 pm by Associated Press

An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.

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