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New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

July 16th, 2014 7:25 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal.

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UPDATE: Meeting time set. Proposed switch keeps equal access to Wellmont and MSHA

UPDATE: Meeting time set. Proposed switch keeps equal access to Wellmont and MSHA

October 25th, 2014 10:00 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission will meet in called session Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. to consider switching third-party administrators for the county's self-funded healthcare insurance plan.

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Photo Gallery: Eastman "Topping Out" ceremony for new corporate center

October 22nd, 2014 6:43 pm by Ned Jilton

Photo highlights from Wednesday's "topping out" ceremony for Eastman Chemical Company's new five-story Corporate Business Center. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Retiring Holston Electric GM proud of 30 years worth of growth

Retiring Holston Electric GM proud of 30 years worth of growth

October 16th, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

"I think if there's one thing I'm most proud of, it's the fact that we've increased the value of the utility plant by more than five times, and we've done all that while maintaining the lowest retail rates of the 50 co-ops in the whole Tennessee Valley."

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UT professor travels Earth to learn about Mars

UT professor travels Earth to learn about Mars

October 10th, 2014 2:19 pm by University of Tennessee

Jeffrey Moersch is part of NASA-funded team working on Mars 2020 rover mission.

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Hawkins may cut minimum beer sales setback from 1,400 to 400 feet

Hawkins may cut minimum beer sales setback from 1,400 to 400 feet

September 16th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Commission will consider a proposal to reduce the minimum distance that packaged beer can be sold from a school, church, park, or other public place from 1,400 feet to 400 feet.

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Wellmont list of potential partners down to three

Wellmont list of potential partners down to three

July 30th, 2014 10:21 pm by Hank Hayes

The Wellmont Health System Board of Directors has narrowed the list of potential health system partners from six to three, including a regional system and two significant health systems beyond the region.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 29th, 2014 7:35 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency.

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Eastman's June shutdown negatively impacts earnings by $10 M

Eastman's June shutdown negatively impacts earnings by $10 M

July 29th, 2014 7:24 am by Hank Hayes

Still, earnings from continuing operations, excluding non-core or non-recurring items, were $1.92 per diluted share for the second quarter versus $1.80 per diluted share in last year's second quarter.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

July 28th, 2014 8:13 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover

$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover

July 24th, 2014 3:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT — A million dollar lawsuit filed Wednesday in Sullivan County Chancery Court claims the owner of a new privatized probation company in Rogersville illegally stole Hawkins County "clients" during a take-over last month.

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