NN TO MOVE CORPORATE HQ

NN WILL MOVE ITS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS FROM JOHNSON CITY TO CHARLOTTE.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES THREE MONTHS AFTER NN ANNOUNCED THE SALE OF ITS BEARING DIVISION.  NN OFFICIALS SAY THE MOVE BRINGS THE COMPANY CLOSER TO CUSTOMERS AND IT ALSO ENSURES GREATER COLLABORATION BETWEEN BUSINESS UNITS.  IN JULY, NN SOLD ITS PLANTS IN ERWIN AND MOUNTAIN CITY.  NN WILL MAINTAIN A PRESENCE IN JOHNSON CITY.


 


SUSPECT SHOT DURING BURGLARY

A SUSPECT WAS SHOT DURING A HOME BURGLARY THIS MORNING IN MARION VIRGINIA.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECT SUFFERED TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL—WHERE HE’S IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION.  THE INCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AND CHARGES ARE PENDING.


SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN

WASHINGTON COUNTY AUTHORITIES CONTINUE LOOKING FOR A MISSING WOMAN.  INVESTIGATORS COMBED FIRE TOWER ROAD IN UNICOI COUNTY—ON A TIP THAT LISA CLOYD MAY BE BURIED THERE.  SHE WAS LAST SEEN JULY 20TH AND SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES HAVE SEARCHED HER HOME ON SLATE HILL ROAD AND THE NOLICHUCKY RIVER.  SHERIFF ED GRAYBEAL SAYS THE CASE WAS MADE MORE DIFFICULT WHEN LISA CLOYD’S HUSBAND, CURTIS CLOYD, KILLED HIMSELF AS AUTHORITIES WANTED TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT HER DISAPPEARANCE.

  

 

 

STEROID SENTENCE

FIVE MEMBERS OF A NEWPORT FAMILY HAVE BEEN SENTENCED FOR THEIR ROLES IN A LARGE STEROID CONSPIRACY—WHICH OPERATED IN THE JOHNSON CITY AREA.  THE PASTERNAK ORGANIZATION INCLUDED 17 MORE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLEADED GUILTY AND WILL BE SENTENCED.  FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY THE PASTERNAK OPERATION HAD 5 DIFFERENT STEROID LABS AND NETTED MORE THAN $2.8-MILLION DOLLARS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDS.  OFFICIALS ALSO FOUND WHAT’S DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE LARGEST STEROID LABS IN THE UNITED STATES. 


 

 

 

JC—AEROSPACE PARK

JOHNSON CITY COMMISSIONERS HAVE APPROVED HELPING FINANCE DEVELOPMENT OF AEROSPACE PARK AT TRI-CITIES AIRPORT.  THE AGREEMENT IS SIMILAR TO ONE APPROVED EARLIER THIS WEEK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY—AND IT’LL HELP THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY ISSUE DEBT.  CITY MANAGER PETE PETERSON SAYS, "THIS PROJECT WITHOUT QUESTION IS ON THE SCALE OF THE HOSPITAL MERGER, THE MEDICAL SCHOOL, THE PHARMACY SCHOOL.  THIS IS A REAL GAME-CHANGER." 

 

THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY IS LOOKING TO DEVELOP 160 ACRES TO ATTRACT AVIATION RELATED JOBS.  KINGSPORT, BRISTOL AND WASHINGTON COUNTY WILL CONSIDER SIMILAR AGREEMENTS.


 

 

SULLIVAN TUBERCULOSIS

A CASE OF TUBERCULOSIS AT SULLIVAN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.  SCHOOL AND HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THERE’S NO ONGOING EXPOSURE AT THE SCHOOL AND THE RISK OF CONTRACTING TB IS “MINIMAL.”  IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THERE’VE BEEN 88 ACTIVE CASES IN 2017. COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE PROLONGED FEVERS, NIGHT SWEATS OR PROGRESSIVE WEIGHT LOSS.  THERE’LL BE A MEETING MONDAY EVENING AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT 6:30 TO ADDRESS CONCERNS.

 

 

LEE DRUG ROUND UP

DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INDICTED AND ARE IN JAIL IN A DRUG ROUND UP IN LEE COUNTY VIRGINIA.  A GRAND JURY RETURNED TRUE BILLS AGAINST 24 PEOPLE WHILE ANOTHER 24 WERE ARRESTED—ON A TOTAL OF 77 CHARGES.  SOME OF THE DRUGS INCLUDE METH, PAIN KILLERS, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA AND COCAINE.

 

 

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY—MISTAKES

IT’S CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK AND IT’S A GOOD TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS IN THE CORRECT SEAT—AS IT CAN BE A LIFESAVER.  BARRY BRICKEY WITH THE KINGSPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT TALKS ABOUT A MISTAKE THAT SOME PARENTS MAKE, "A LOT OF TIMES, PARENTS THINK MY CHILD NEEDS TO TURN FORWARD TOO SOON.  IT IS SAFER FOR THEM TO BE REAR-FACING LONGER."  IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S CAR SEAT, CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE, FIRE OR SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT—AS THEY CAN HELP YOU FIND A CHILD PASSENGER SEAT TECHNICIAN.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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