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NETTA announces 2020 Pinnacle Award winners

NETTA announces 2020 Pinnacle Award winners

Above: Kayla Carter holds a trophy presented to organizers of the Meet the Mountains Festival. The Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association has announced the 2020 winners of the Pin ...

June 2020 Edition Available Now

June 2020 Edition Available Now

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The DC, United

The DC, United

How Food City pulled together around its Abingdon distribution center to handle the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by Scott Robertson While many of the region’s bus ...

Higher Education 2020

Higher Education 2020

Unprecedented challenges, but surprisingly strong fall enrollment projections After spring break 2020, almost every college and university in America switched from on-campus delive ...

Local Business Recovery Fund grants awarded

Local Business Recovery Fund grants awarded

by Scott Robertson Officials representing several Chambers of Commerce in the region as well as the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership and NETWORKS Sullivan Partners ...

Tennesseans Favor Republican Candidates but are Divided on the Partisan Question of Voting by Mail

Tennesseans Favor Republican Candidates but are Divided on the Partisan Question of Voting by Mail

The Tennessee Poll, conducted late last month by the Applied Social Research Lab at East Tennessee State University, sought to take a snapshot of the state’s potential voters in ad ...

Wellmont selling its share of Greeneville hospital — Adventist System to resume full ownership of Takoma

From Wellmont Health System GREENEVILLE – (May 9)A thorough strategic assessment and review of the nation’s changing healthcare environment has led Wellmont Health System and Adventist Health System to conclude ownership of Takoma Regional Hospital would best be placed with one organization. The two health systems have reached agreement to return Takoma Regional to AHS’ full ownership. Wellmont and AHS, whi ...

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Grow it here: Demand for local goods helping agriculture

By Jeff Keeling It’s 8:30 on a crisp, late February morning. Under a brilliant blue sky, large fans hum gently, competing with the chirping of songbirds in the middle of a 250-acre tract of land in rural Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee. In a four-acre section of land sit 40 greenhouses covering 4,320 square feet each. Inside the warm, humid houses, hanging from the ceilings and on platforms severa ...

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Quiet Leadership

Dr. Richard Ray, interim president, King University Following the weeks of growing rancor that led to the resignation of Dr. Greg Jordan as King University president, the King Board of Trustees has gone in a completely different direction in naming the interim president. Jordan’s hallmark was aggressive action. He often spoke as an eager salesman, whether pushing a medical school, an increased online presen ...

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The Governor of Southwest Virginia

In the span of a few hours, Terry McAuliffe received both support from healthcare executives for his Medicaid stance and a big legislative win for his Bristol retail legislation By Scott Robertson and Tammy Childress On March 4, which saw his first visit to Southwest Virginia since becoming governor, Terry McAuliffe had a very good day. It began with a roundtable discussion with Wise County Chamber of Comme ...

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