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Why business start-ups fail and franchises succeed

Why business start-ups fail and franchises succeed

May 18th, 2015 12:38 pm by Hank Hayes

One of the biggest myths, said Jerry Bird, is most people think only about fast food and retailing when they think about franchising.

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Toddler drowns in Scott County pool

Toddler drowns in Scott County pool

May 18th, 2015 12:27 pm by Marci Gore

At about 8:20 a.m. Monday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a possible drowning of a 2-year-old in a swimming pool in Yuma. When emergency personnel arrived CPR was already being performed on the boy.

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Homeless man finds hope at Hunger First

Homeless man finds hope at Hunger First

May 18th, 2015 9:36 am by Nick Shepherd

"I think this is a great place for people who are really down on their luck," he said. "It doesn't matter if people are homeless or going through what I'm going through. He'll (Hunger First Director Michael Gillis) help people out how he can."

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Scott community garden organizers seeking sponsors, supplies

Scott community garden organizers seeking sponsors, supplies

May 18th, 2015 8:22 am by Marci Gore

Earlier this year, an arrangement was made with First Presbyterian Church and the Scott County Master Gardeners to set up a community garden on a piece of land adjacent to the church, just off of Jones Street in Gate City.

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Kingsport early voters ad up to 12% turnout already

Kingsport early voters ad up to 12% turnout already

May 17th, 2015 7:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - More than 3,400 voters cast ballots during the 14-day in-person early voting period for Kingsport's city election on Tuesday, according to preliminary figures from the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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Miller Perry trio aim for the stars with school newspaper

Miller Perry trio aim for the stars with school newspaper

May 17th, 2015 2:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Three Miller Perry Elementary students, with help from their principal and a teacher, gave birth to a newspaper this school year. The first edition of The Bobcat Enterprise "News and Beyond" went home with students April 24.

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Despite traffic backups, Stone Drive signals staying the same

Despite traffic backups, Stone Drive signals staying the same

May 17th, 2015 11:57 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The timing of the traffic signals at two Stone Drive intersections, where construction is currently taking place, has not been adjusted. And it probably won't be.

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Kingsport considering 'constrained' capital plan

Kingsport considering 'constrained' capital plan

May 16th, 2015 11:00 pm by Holly Nelms

A constrained capital improvement plan being considered by city leaders has most funds allocated towards a new demolition landfill cell, facilities maintenance and library renovations. Money is also proposed for extension of the Greenbelt.

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Wise schools made strides under Perry

Wise schools made strides under Perry

May 16th, 2015 9:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Jeff Perry will become the superintendent of schools in Wythe County effective July 1. His tenure as Wise County Schools Superintendent included maelstrom over consolidation, with the final two years clearing to calmer seas.

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SR 126 improvement project entering design phase

SR 126 improvement project entering design phase

May 16th, 2015 7:30 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer said the State Route 126 improvement project is still on track, the environmental review process is complete and the design phase has been funded.

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