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Friday, April 27, 2012

Around Town

Mallicote kicks off bid to oust Shipley from Tenn. House seat
Kingsport Times News
Maness, a retired radio executive who also serves as chairman of the Tri-Cities Airport Commission, said the legislature needs young leaders like Mallicote. “We're not as young as we used to be,” Maness said. “For some reason, there's been a vacuum in ...

Greene Co still rebuilding one year after tornadoes
Thirteen people died as a direct result of the storms in Greene, Washington, and Johnson Counties inTennessee, as well as Washington and Smyth Counties in Virginia. The devastation was unlike anything we've seen in the Tri-Cities region in recent ...

BRISTOL — Bruton Smith knew changes had to be made at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Elizabethton Star
Smith, the Chairman/CEO of Speedway Motorsports, said he received “a lot” of negative feedback from fans in regards to race weekend hotel prices in the Tri-Cities area following March's Food City 500 when gauging feedback on changes at the half-mile.

Tri-Cities region enjoys warmest March on record
Kingsport Times News
That might be hard to imagine since the Tri-Cities region has just come off the warmest March on record, according to the National Weather Service. From Chattanooga up to Knoxville and across to Kingsport, all had temperatures that were 10 degrees ...

Local Food Bank Tries To Regain Lead In National Race To Win One Million Dollars
By Rebecca Rogers Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has lost its lead, in the race to win one million dollars to help feed the hungry in the Tri-Cities. The food bank is now in second place and continues to fall further behind.

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