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Area retail sales report reflects tough 4th quarter for region

Area retail sales report reflects tough 4th quarter for region

March 12th, 2014 9:28 pm by Tony Casey

There's no way to sugarcoat a Tri-Cities Retail Sales Report put out Wednesday by East Tennessee State University's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Teacher Licenses: Hill's bill passes two tests

Teacher Licenses: Hill's bill passes two tests

March 12th, 2014 9:25 pm by Nathan Baker

A bill that would forbid the granting and renewal of teacher licenses based on students' standardized test scores took steps toward passage this week, despite opposition from the State Education Department.

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ETSU's medical school turns 40

ETSU's medical school turns 40

March 12th, 2014 9:14 pm by Becky Campbell

By this time 40 years ago, the politicking over establishing a medical school at East Tennessee State University was all but over, but it will be long remembered as one of the greatest political fights ever won for the region.

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State economic official praises Tennessee performance

State economic official praises Tennessee performance

March 12th, 2014 9:07 pm by John Thompson

Local government leaders and economic development officials got to hear the state's good economic news during a business roundtable meeting at the Elizabethton Airport on Wednesday.

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Obama: Russia could face 'costs' over Ukraine

Obama: Russia could face 'costs' over Ukraine

March 12th, 2014 4:20 pm by JULIE PACE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says that if Russia continues an aggressive path in Ukraine, the United States and other countries will, in his words, be "forced to apply costs" to Moscow.

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JC police find cocaine, ecstasy during traffic stop

JC police find cocaine, ecstasy during traffic stop

March 12th, 2014 1:16 pm by Staff Report

A traffic stop early Tuesday led to a drug arrest by the Johnson City Police Department's Special Investigation Squad, according to a department press release.

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Fast cars equal big business for Johnson City

Fast cars equal big business for Johnson City

March 11th, 2014 10:17 pm by Nathan Baker

As the high-banked oval of Bristol Motor Speedway churns to life, hundreds of thousands of fans, drivers and support staff will flock to the Tri-Cities this week, bringing millions of dollars rolling into the local economy from race-related tourism.

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Crowe won't pull annexation bill

Crowe won't pull annexation bill

March 11th, 2014 9:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

State Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, said Tuesday he will not withdraw legislation that would let voters decide for themselves whether they want to be annexed into municipalities, regardless of Johnson City Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin's plea last week for

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Court ruling won't derail Tweetsie Trail project

Court ruling won't derail Tweetsie Trail project

March 11th, 2014 9:57 pm by Tony Casey

If a U.S. Supreme Court decision to revert ownership of Rails-to-Trails property back to its original owners can't stop Johnson City and Elizabethton's Tweetsie Trail project, it's unlikely anything can knock it off its tracks.

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Father, son arrested on meth charges in Carter County

Father, son arrested on meth charges in Carter County

March 11th, 2014 9:53 pm by John Thompson

Carter County deputies said a father and son were arrested Monday evening when they were caught red handed manufacturing methamphetamine.

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