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AAA-TRAVEL

 

IF YOU’RE HEADED TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.  MORE THAN 46-MILLION AMERICANS PLAN TO TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY—THE MOST SINCE 2007.  DON LINDSEY WITH TRIPLE-A TENNESSEE SAYS IT’S A BIG INCREASE FROM 2013.  TO HELP, THE TENNESSEE AND VIRGINIA DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION ARE SUSPENDING ROAD CONSTRUCTION.  



COCAINE CONSPIRACY

 

A NORTH CAROLINA MAN WILL SERVE 120 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING COCAINE IN THE JOHNSON CITY AREA.  ESTEBAN CAMACHO OF WEAVERVILLE ADMITTED DISTRIBUTING BETWEEN 3.5 AND 5-KILOGRAMS OF COCAINE.  HE’S ALSO ACCUSED OF SUPPLYING IT TO A CO-DEFENDANT—VICTOR VERDIN—WHO’LL BE SENTENCED IN FEBRUARY.  CAMACHO IS ALSO CHARGED WITH USING WEAPONS TO MOVE DRUGS.



ASP GRANT

 

JOHNSON CITY-BASED APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT HAS RECEIVED A $300-THOUSAND DOLLAR FEDERAL GRANT—FOR A NEW HOUSING INITIATIVE.  “NEW BUILD APPALACHIA” INCLUDES BUILDING 33 NEW HOMES OVER THREE YEARS…IN 8 NORTHEAST TENNESSEE COUNTIES…ALONG WITH COCKE COUNTY.  A-S-P WILL RAISE MORE THAN $1.2-MILLION DOLLARS IN PRIVATE DONATIONS TO HELP WITH THE EFFORT.




 

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