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Johnson City leads Tri-Cities retail sales to outperform Knoxville, Chattanooga

March 6th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

The good news in the latest retail sales report from East Tennessee State University is that the Tri-Cities outperformed Knoxville and Chattanooga in 2007 sales percentage increases, as adjusted for inflation. The bad news is that Kingsport retail sales f

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Tri-Cities Economic Development Alliance entering 'pivotal year'

March 1st, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

Three years ago, some of the region's most influential business leaders gathered for a press conference in Johnson City to announce a new organization with lofty goals: Create 7,200 high-paying jobs in five years and raise the region's average industry wa

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Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon joins Mountain States Health Alliance

February 29th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

ABINGDON - Johnston Memorial Hospital is becoming part of the Mountain States Health Alliance instead of staying independent or going with Wellmont Health System.

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Old Kingsport school given new assignment: provide housing for seniors

February 23rd, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - George Washington School Apartments, which opened Nov. 15 at the corner of Sevier and Watauga streets near downtown's Church Circle, has units available for seniors 62 and older.

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Kingsport discontinues efforts toward small-business loan pool

February 15th, 2008 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

After working for more than two years to get a small-business loan pool up and running, the Kingsport Community Enhancement Corporation has decided to dissolve the organization and not move forward with the creation of the loan pool.

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Kingsport Ryan's closes its doors

February 14th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Ryan's Grill, Buffet and Bakery has closed in the Model City as part of its parent company's reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, the Bristol, Va., Johnson City and Greeneville locations remain open.

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Eastman CEO worried about finding enough skilled workers

February 12th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

Eastman Chemical Co. was successful last year in recruiting its quotas for employees in engineering and the technical skills. But what about this year, next year and beyond? MGN/timesnews.net graphic.

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