Kingsport Times News Friday, January 30, 2015
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Reborn: IntelliHARTx's downtown campus consists of old buildings with a new purpose

Reborn: IntelliHARTx's downtown campus consists of old buildings with a new purpose

January 26th, 2015 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

IntelliHARTx's developing downtown Kingsport operations over a number of buildings are a "Patient Contact Center" meant to be anything but a stereotypical drab call center workspace, according to the company.

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Haslam making 6 more stops this week on Insure Tenn. tour

Haslam making 6 more stops this week on Insure Tenn. tour

January 26th, 2015 10:01 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is making six more stops around the state to promote his Insure Tennessee plan to extend health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income people.

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'Sell, Sell, Sell': NETWORKS CEO ready to market Phipps Bend

'Sell, Sell, Sell': NETWORKS CEO ready to market Phipps Bend

January 25th, 2015 5:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

NETWORKS Clay Walker told the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board Thursday he's looking forward to having the Phipps Bend Industrial Park as "another arrow in our quiver."

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Lobbyists spent record $725K in Tennessee last year

Lobbyists spent record $725K in Tennessee last year

January 25th, 2015 3:30 pm by Associated Press

Records from the Tennessee Ethics Commission show organizations lobbying the state Legislature spent a record $725,000 on 96 "wining and dining" events for lawmakers last year.

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Keys

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Keys

January 25th, 2015 2:23 pm by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases: dengue and chikungunya.

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NE Tenn. realtors report continued gains in sales

NE Tenn. realtors report continued gains in sales

January 24th, 2015 2:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities home sales posted their fourth straight year-over-year gain in 2014 while the annual average price dipped 0.9 percent, according to the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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McDonald's making changes after earnings fall

McDonald's making changes after earnings fall

January 24th, 2015 12:15 am by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer

After reporting falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday, the world's largest hamburger chain says it is going to take action this year to woo back customers, including changes to its menu and multiple ways to order.

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Energy savings = dollar savings for city schools

Energy savings = dollar savings for city schools

January 23rd, 2015 2:15 pm by Rick Wagner

An energy efficiency program in its third year in Kingsport City Schools is outperforming the minimum projected savings that is repaying a low-interest loan, a consultant recently told the city school board.

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Phipps Bend spec building $600K loan comes due this month

Phipps Bend spec building $600K loan comes due this month

January 23rd, 2015 10:30 am by Jeff Bobo

U.S. Bank is expected to offer a nine-month extension, but that extension also has to be approved by the Hawkins County Commission, which is the guarantor of the loan.

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In a pickle: Cucumber farmer in breach of contract for Phipps Bend land lease

In a pickle: Cucumber farmer in breach of contract for Phipps Bend land lease

January 23rd, 2015 10:20 am by Jeff Bobo

R&C Farms can expect a "strong" letter from the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board regarding an unpaid contract and failure to show proof of insurance for a land lease deal at the Phipps Bend.

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