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UNICOI THREAT

 

A MAN IS FACING CHARGES IN UNICOI COUNTY—AFTER ALLEGEDLY MAKING THREATS TO KILL A CHILD IN SCHOOL.  SHERIFF MIKE HENSLEY SAID THE MAN USED THE NEW APP “STREET CHAT”—AND POSTED THAT A CHILD WOULD DIE IN SCHOOL TUESDAY.  HENSLEY SAID THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HELPED WITH THE ARREST.  MORE INFORMATION IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED TODAY.



JC SCHOOL ZONES

JOHNSON CITY POLICE HAVE BEEN BUSY DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR---ISSUING 134 TICKETS FOR SPEEDING THROUGH SCHOOL ZONES.  FROM AUGUST 4-28, OFFICERS WROTE 72 CITATIONS IN THE NORTH SIDE ELEMENTARY ZONE AND 41 AT MOUNTAINVIEW.  WHILE THOSE WERE THE TWO HIGHEST ZONES, POLICE SAY IT’S HAPPENED CITY WIDE.  REMEMBER—SCHOOL ZONE SPEEDS ARE POSTED—ALONG WITH FLASHING LIGHTS.



SULLIVAN SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT IN THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS DOWN A BIT FROM PROJECTIONS.  AT THE END OF LAST WEEK, THERE WERE 10-THOUSAND 209 STUDENTS ENROLLED---DOWN A BIT FROM THE PROJECTED 10-THOUSAND 370.  SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY IT APPEARS KINDERGARTEN NUMBERS MAY HAVE BEEN OVERPROJECTED A BIT.



I-R-S—PHONE SCAM

 

THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CONTINUES WARNING ABOUT A PHONE SCAM—THAT’S MAKING THE ROUNDS.  SPOKESMAN DAN BOONE SAYS THE CALLERS DEMAND MONEY OR THEY SAY YOU HAVE A REFUND—AND TRY TO GAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION—OFTEN USING ROUGH TACTICS.  THE I-R-S WON’T CALL YOU ABOUT A TAX MATTER—WITHOUT FIRST MAILING YOU A NOTICE—AND THE AGENCY WON’T DEMAND PAYMENT WITHOUT THE CHANCE FOR APPEAL. IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH A CALL, HANG UP.

 

 

VENABLE—LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY MAYOR RICHARD VENABLE IS CONFIDENT THAT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL APPROVE A SETTLEMENT—WITH FORMER HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.  LAST MONTH..THE OUTGOING COMMISSION REJECTED A DEAL—BUT VENABLE SAYS HE'S HOPEFUL THAT THE NEW COMMISSION WILL RE-CONSIDER.  7 EMPLOYEES WERE FIRED BY FORMER HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER BOBBIE MANNING.  PART OF THE SETTLEMENT INCLUDES CASH..AND CONSIDERATION TO BE RE-HIRED.

 

 


 

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