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TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

March 24th, 2015 3:23 pm by Hank Hayes

The city of Kingsport last September got a $752,000 slice of TDOT funds to help extend an eastern section of the Greenbelt about one mile.

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Prominent Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

Prominent Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

March 24th, 2015 11:23 am by Hank Hayes

Longtime real estate developer Andy Brooks died unexpectedly Monday night from an apparent heart attack. Brooks, 65, owned Town and Country Realty, with his firm serving both commercial and residential clients.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

March 22nd, 2015 6:32 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign.

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Piney Flats' Droke master restorer of vintage baseball gloves

Piney Flats' Droke master restorer of vintage baseball gloves

March 22nd, 2015 12:55 pm by George Thwaites

When Don Droke was an assistant baseball coach at Sullivan East, he became the go-to guy when a kid on the team needed a glove repair. "The Drokester" no longer coaches baseball, but he still repairs baseball gloves.

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Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 1:59 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

March 19th, 2015 12:46 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. government is responsible for only a small portion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but the Obama administration is hoping that taking aggressive steps at home will increase the political pressure on other countries to do the same.

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EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

March 18th, 2015 7:45 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - President Barack Obama's administration won't be backing away from tightening federal regulations negatively impacting the coal industry, an EPA Regional Administrator indicated on Wednesday.

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Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

March 18th, 2015 10:41 am by Matthew Lane

A Vancouver-based specialty snack foods company plans to establish its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport later this year through a $22 million investment in a new manufacturing facility and the creation of 273 new jobs.

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Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant

Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant

March 18th, 2015 6:47 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to build a new $160 million supplier park at its Tennessee assembly plant that the Japanese automaker projects to attract more than 1,000 jobs.

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Eastman partners with research group on Arabian Sea buoy

Eastman partners with research group on Arabian Sea buoy

March 17th, 2015 9:30 pm by Hank Hayes

It's scientists versus pirates in the Northern Arabian Sea. To help the scientists win, Eastman Chemical Co. is partnering with a research organization to develop an ocean buoy to gather climate science data.

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