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2011-06-27 06:50:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asbury, Inc. announced today that it will break ground at 2:00 p.m. on June 29, 2011 on an expansion and renovation project of the healthcare center at Asbury Place Johnson City (105 West Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604), a community specializing in short-term skilled care, rehabilitation, and long-term care. The ceremony will include local officials and representatives from the community's management. The public is invited....

2010-08-20 16:48:00

GRAY, Tenn., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U-Haul today announced the release of 1,900 new 10-foot and 14-foot moving vans showcasing a newly discovered species of ancient red panda. This newest SuperGraphic also honors Tennessee's Gray Fossil Site, which is home to the world's most complete red panda (Pristinailurus bristoli) fossil. Scientists have uncovered more than 10,000 specimens at the Gray Fossil Site, including rhinos, elephants, alligators and camels ... all preserved in an...

2010-07-27 12:45:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee's first green hospital aims to heal patients and the environment at the same time. Every aspect of the new Franklin Woods Community Hospital, located in 135-acre Med Tech Park in Johnson City, Tenn., was built with people and the natural world in mind. Cork floors, wooden beams, and panoramic views of the nearby Smokey Mountains create a peaceful atmosphere inside. Exterior design features such as an extensive...

2010-07-10 12:01:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. and BRISTOL, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal may not be king anymore, but through innovation, aggressive expansion and cleaner technologies, it is an industry that is still providing jobs and economic growth in the ten Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia counties participating in the Regional Alliance for Economic Development. A cornerstone of the region's coal industry is Bristol, Va.-based Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), which in just eight years has grown...

2010-04-01 13:08:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When 66 newly-minted pharmacists at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) -- the first graduating class of the Gatton College of Pharmacy -- get their diplomas in a few weeks, it will be not only a personal triumph but also a victory of community spirit. The school almost didn't happen. When the State of Tennessee committed funds for a new pharmacy program in Memphis, nearly 500 miles away from ETSU and Johnson City, business leaders...

2010-02-24 13:24:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plastics and rubber industry jobs figure heavily in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee not only in terms of job numbers, but also in workforce training initiatives and sustainable economic momentum. Together, plastics and rubber manufacturers account for nearly 9,000 jobs, a major portion of the eight-county region's manufacturing workforce. "They move here because we're an interstate hub, we're close to many of their...

2010-01-19 09:02:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reliable, modern healthcare is Tri-Cities, Tennessee's "ace in the hole" when it comes to future economic development and improved quality of life. With 9,000 and 6,900 employees respectively, the impact of the two major healthcare systems here - Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System - is substantial and expanding. Both organizations have established a national reputation for excellence. Mountain States Health...

2006-09-22 08:52:46

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) - Scientists uncovered a second fossil of a red panda species first discovered at the Gray Fossil Site two years ago. Researchers from East Tennessee State University found a lower jawbone from a red panda of the Pristinailurus bristoli species last week. "The nice thing about it is that it's confirmation," Dr. Steven Wallace, ETSU's lead paleontologist at the site, said Wednesday. "You hate to have a one-shot wonder." The species was discovered in January 2004 when ETSU...

2004-11-27 15:00:10

GRAY, Tenn. - On the site of one of the nation's richest fossil discoveries of ancient rhinos, tapirs and other animals from the Miocene Epoch, a combined museum, research facility and visitors center is going up. East Tennessee State University broke ground Tuesday on the $8 million facility at the Gray Fossil Site - a sinkhole or watering hole that became a cache of fossilized animals and plants from 4 1/ 2 million to 7 million years ago. With the theme "Sharing a Fossil Find with Ages...