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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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Jonesborough beer-sampling bill passes final reading

Jonesborough beer-sampling bill passes final reading

March 9th, 2015 10:04 pm by Max Hrenda

Despite hearing concerns from a couple of citizens, the town of Jonesborough moved ahead with an ordinance to permit beer sampling at off-premise locations.

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Erwin one step closer to uncorking new package stores, liquor regulations

Erwin one step closer to uncorking new package stores, liquor regulations

March 9th, 2015 9:12 pm by Brad Hicks

Erwin's governing body is one step closer to uncorking the town's new package store and liquor by the drink regulations.

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Progress 2015: Economic leaders look to fill voids in downtown Johnson City

Progress 2015: Economic leaders look to fill voids in downtown Johnson City

March 9th, 2015 4:26 pm by Becky Campbell

A local economic development official has a "hit list" of businesses in downtown, but instead of naming businesses to eliminate, this hit list is filled with ones to attract.

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