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Hawkins commission votes to oust Lifeguard EMS despite public outcry

Hawkins commission votes to oust Lifeguard EMS despite public outcry - VIDEO

June 22nd, 2015 9:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

Lifeguard came to Hawkins County last summer after commissioners received complaints of response times as high as 45 minutes to Bulls Gap and Phipps Bend from the financially distressed Hawkins County EMS.

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UT joins Eastman's Innovation Network

UT joins Eastman's Innovation Network

June 22nd, 2015 11:09 am by Hank Hayes

As part of the research agreement, Eastman will provide $750,000 in funding over three years to support research endeavors between Eastman scientists and UT faculty and students.

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Kingsport wins Top 20 spot on state's 'Best Places To Start A Business' list

Kingsport wins Top 20 spot on state's 'Best Places To Start A Business' list

June 22nd, 2015 7:51 am by Hank Hayes

Kingsport was ranked 18th among 85 localities tracked and ranked by Nerdwallet.com, the online personal finance website, as one of Tennessee's "Best Places To Start A Business."

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Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift's complaints

Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift's complaints

June 22nd, 2015 1:00 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple says it's bowing to concerns raised by pop superstar Taylor Swift. The giant tech company now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.

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Drones eyed for economic, medical impact in SW Va.

Drones eyed for economic, medical impact in SW Va.

June 21st, 2015 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

In Wise County, the dawning era of drones is beginning to be embraced as a potential economic opportunity that should seized way ahead of the curve.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

June 19th, 2015 11:31 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The long-expected rules come one day after Pope Francis issued a teaching document calling for the world to take action to slow climate change.

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Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips honored at retirement celebration

Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips honored at retirement celebration

June 18th, 2015 8:36 pm by Rick Wagner

Speakers look back on Phillips' 10 years as Model City mayor.

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Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

June 18th, 2015 2:30 pm by Hank Hayes

May was the best single month for home sales in the Tri-Cities since the economic downturn that began in 2008, according to report released Thursday by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

June 18th, 2015 8:18 am by Hank Hayes

The report, distributed by a group called the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, says the advanced energy employment represents 32.5 percent of total employment in the Kingsport-Bristol MSA.

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Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

June 18th, 2015 7:39 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has a defiant message for groups lining up to oppose him on efforts to raise Tennessee's gas tax for the first time in 25 years: "Have at it."

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