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Gun fans cheer Starbucks' policy

February 28th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says the firearm drew a double-take from at least one customer, but not a peep from the baristas.

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Local businessmen turning old bowling alley wood into unique furniture

February 27th, 2010 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Tony Vella had been in the restaurant business for more than 35 years. His long-time friend Sam Easley had developed a luxury hotel in the area. But the two would take on an entirely new business venture after seeing an abandoned bowling alley being torn

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Businessman announces plans for 469-acre Thunder Mountain attraction at BMS

February 25th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

BRISTOL, Tenn. A Bristol businessman plans to establish a new parking, camping and retail center near Bristol Motor Speedway, with plans to eventually add a retail district with a convention hall and hotel and a seasonal race-related theme park.Bob Slagl

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Report lists Rogersville TVA plant among water polluters

February 24th, 2010 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE A report released Wednesday by two environmental watchdog groups places the John Sevier Fossil Plant in Rogersville among 31 coal ash contamination sites that are poisoning water with arsenic and other toxic metals.

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New home sales hit record low in January

February 24th, 2010 12:00 am by Associted Press

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Consumer confidence falls sharply

February 23rd, 2010 12:00 am by Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press

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Sevierville driver recalls 6 miles of 100 mph terror in Lexus

February 23rd, 2010 12:00 am by Associted Press

WASHINGTON - Rhonda Smith's story of six miles of interstate terror, as her Lexus suddenly zoomed to 100 mph, will set the mood today for the first congressional hearing on Toyota's acceleration problems.The Sevierville, Tenn., woman shifted to neutral. S

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