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Stanley Valley getting high-speed Internet

Stanley Valley getting high-speed Internet

April 22nd, 2015 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Approximately 460 rural Hawkins County households in the Stanley Valley community will receive high-speed Internet and Cable TV service thanks to federal grant funding awarded recently to the Scott County Telephone Cooperative.

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Increase reported in Tri-Cities home closings

Increase reported in Tri-Cities home closings

April 21st, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

So far this year, single-family and condominium sales across the region totaled $151.1 million - $4.4 million more than during the first three months of last year.

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Tennessee school voucher proposal fails again

Tennessee school voucher proposal fails again

April 21st, 2015 3:55 pm by Associated Press

The legislation, or "opportunity scholarship," would let parents move a child from a failing public school to a private school with funding from the state.

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Urged to merge: Auditors suggest county, schools combine separate accounting offices

Urged to merge: Auditors suggest county, schools combine separate accounting offices

April 20th, 2015 8:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - State auditors "strongly believe" Sullivan County officials should establish a central system of accounting and budgeting covering all county departments.

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In the zone: Downtown code changes aim to protect character

In the zone: Downtown code changes aim to protect character

April 20th, 2015 3:10 pm by Matthew Lane

Key changes would impact the types of businesses that can locate in downtown Kingsport, facilities with drive-thrus and new requirements for signage, parking and design features.

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Armstrong Construction celebrates 100th year in business

Armstrong Construction celebrates 100th year in business

April 20th, 2015 8:11 am by Hank Hayes

In its early years, Armstrong Construction built some of the finest homes in Kingsport, including many in the Fairacres neighborhood and on Watauga Street.

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Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

April 17th, 2015 10:15 am by By Julia Love, San Jose Mercury News

Apple began showcasing the watch in stores April 10, inviting customers to come in for one-on-one demos -- a new sales strategy for the tech giant. But shipping times quickly slipped back to June for many models, amounting to quite a wait for customers.

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Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

April 16th, 2015 10:09 am by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder, which makes vodka and rum drinks or cocktails when mixed with water.

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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 15th, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Darby Ratcliff, whose Pendleton Farms is near Tri-Cities Regional Airport, said he viewed the potential cash crop as a possible replacement for the tobacco fields that once provided income for families in Northeast Tennessee.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

April 15th, 2015 7:36 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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