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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

July 22nd, 2013 8:55 am by Bob Cox

A Monday, March 21, 1930 edition, of the Johnson City Staff-News had an attention grabbing announcement as noted in my column photo. I decided to fire up my Yesteryear Time Machine and take us on a trip.

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Many cities, states have backward, stupid liquor laws

Many cities, states have backward, stupid liquor laws

July 18th, 2013 8:41 am by John Strickland

Tennessee legislators don’t realize their stupidity on the “wine in grocery stores” bill.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
John Sevier a great Tennessee pioneer, statesman

John Sevier a great Tennessee pioneer, statesman

July 15th, 2013 9:33 am by Bob Cox

John Sevier (1745-1815) is recognized as our state’s great pioneer and statesman.

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Electric hybrid fizzles, burns before going bankrupt

Electric hybrid fizzles, burns before going bankrupt

July 15th, 2013 9:03 am by Murvin Perry

Fisker Automotive, maker of the much acclaimed Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric sedan, has filed for bankruptcy after spending $1.5 billion.

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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

Indiana proves wacky liquor laws aren’t limited to Tennessee

July 15th, 2013 8:42 am by Robert Houk

I’ve often commented on Tennessee’s antiquated liquor laws.

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Columns Mystery Diner
Hana Japanese Steakhouse: Low-key location, high-class cuisine

Hana Japanese Steakhouse: Low-key location, high-class cuisine

July 12th, 2013 9:57 am by Mystery Diner

Located just off the corner of North Roan Street and Sunset Drive, Hana Japanese Steakhouse has convenient access and plenty of parking for their guests. Walking in, you’ll be surprised by the size of the place, and mesmerized by the swirling multi-colore

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Columns Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Respect the mighty tulip tree

July 11th, 2013 8:35 am by Johnny Molloy

On the north slope of our mountain coves, you may pass numerous tulip trees. It is the state tree of Tennessee.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
In 1874, area residents celebrated July Fourth at Austin Springs Hotel

In 1874, area residents celebrated July Fourth at Austin Springs Hotel

July 8th, 2013 10:08 am by Bob Cox

For several years prior to 1874, the “Glorious Fourth of July” in East Tennessee slowly depreciated into a lackluster holiday.

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Visit the library and read a few books this summer

Visit the library and read a few books this summer

July 8th, 2013 9:20 am by Rebecca Horvath

For most kids, summer is a welcome break from the rigors of school, homework and extra-curricular activities.

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Learning to understand the politics of resentment

Learning to understand the politics of resentment

July 8th, 2013 8:51 am by Kenneth D. Gough

A psychologist friend and I often have lunch and talk politics. Nice guy, with insights on the human mind that my engineer brain skipped right by in my formative years.

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