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Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 26th, 2015 2:33 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

SpaceX and Blue Origin are among several U.S. companies engaged in the private space business. The owner of each company, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, respectively, has seemingly unlimited resources and lofty aspirations.

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Camo casket lets sportsmen enter eternity the way they lived

Camo casket lets sportsmen enter eternity the way they lived - VIDEO

April 26th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Word of mouth about a camouflage casket on display spread so fast during the April 11-12 gun show at the Meadowview Convention Center that people were asking for directions to it from the ticket taker.

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Haslam promoting free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

Haslam promoting free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

April 26th, 2015 1:23 pm by Associated Press

State officials have launched a radio advertising campaign in an effort to get the word out about its new Tennessee Reconnect program, part of Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year.

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Kingsport considers ban on 'visual clutter'

Kingsport considers ban on 'visual clutter'

April 26th, 2015 1:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport will consider banning window and door border lighting in non-residential areas of town later this summer. The new ordinance would include all types of lighting neon, LED and incandescent.

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Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

April 25th, 2015 10:00 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

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Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

April 24th, 2015 10:00 am by Associated Press

A combination of the two cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, which would give the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.

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Hawkins 911 contract requires GPS for ambulances, billing for dispatching

Hawkins 911 contract requires GPS for ambulances, billing for dispatching

April 24th, 2015 9:20 am by Jeff Bobo

"We just want to be able to send the closest ambulance to the emergency. If they don't have GPS, and we don't know where they are, then we don't know who is actually the closest." -- 911 Board member Beth Metz

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FedEx wins with state legislation, but TCRA could lose $2M

FedEx wins with state legislation, but TCRA could lose $2M

April 24th, 2015 8:07 am by Hank Hayes

The bill, written exclusively for Memphis-based FedEx, is projected to help the company save more than $60 million through July 2018.

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New law would mean end to speed cameras in Mount Carmel, Bluff City

New law would mean end to speed cameras in Mount Carmel, Bluff City

April 23rd, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mount Carmel police Chief Jeff Jackson is hoping traffic lights will have the same effect of slowing down traffic on Highway 11-W that the speed enforcement cameras have had, especially if the cameras are removed in two years.

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Eastman celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

Eastman celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

April 23rd, 2015 7:51 am by Hank Hayes

Eastman credits the Energy Star program with providing a proven strategy helping the Kingsport-based company achieve measurable reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. EPA introduced the program in 1992.

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New business focus: Auto Medics Collision Repair opens for business in Gray

New business focus: Auto Medics Collision Repair opens for business in Gray

April 22nd, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"We genuinely care about your car and your experience, and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs," according to the company's web site.

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