DOWNTOWN JC PARKING

 

MORE DISCUSSION ABOUT PARKING IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSON CITY, AND WHILE CITY OFFICIALS ARE TAKING STEPS TO FREE UP MORE SPACES, THEY ALSO WANT INPUT FROM BUSINESS OWNERS BEFORE MOVING AHEAD WITH PARKING METERS.  MAYOR RALPH VAN BROCKLIN WANTS ACTION NOW.  THERE WERE PARKING METERS DOWNTOWN FROM THE MID 1950’S THROUGH THE 80’S.


 


THREE SENTENCED FOR SYNTHETICS


SEVEN DEFENDANTS..INCLUDING THREE FROM WISE COUNTY VIRGINIA…WILL SERVE FEDERAL SENTENCES…FOR DEALING SYNTHETIC DRUGS.  LINDA PIRTLE AND JAMES PIRTLE…BOTH OF COEBURN…AND DOUGLAS STEPHENS OF POUND…WERE CONVICTED.  LINDA PIRTLE WILL BE ON THREE YEARS PROBATION…JAMES PIRTLE WILL SPEND 18 MONTHS IN PRISON…WHILE STEPHENS WILL SERVE 5 YEARS.  AN INVESTIGATION BEGAN IN 2012 INTO DISTRIBUTION OF K2 OR “SPICE.”

 

 

 

SUSPENSION REDUCED

 

AFTER AN APPEAL BY LAMBDA CHI ALPHA, THE FRATERNITY’S SUSPENSION HAS BEEN REDUCED BY EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS.  THE FRATERNITY WILL BE SUSPENDED FOUR YEARS….DOWN FROM FIVE….FOR HAZING.  ALLEGATIONS INCLUDED BLINDFOLDING NEW MEMBERS…SENSORY AND SLEEP DEPRAVATION…AND COERCED DRINKING.

 

 

 

UPDATE ON N-F-S INCIDENT

 

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AN INCIDENT AT ERWIN’S NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICS.  APRIL 4TH….A TWO LITER BOTTLE WITH CLEANING FLUID…NITRIC ACID..AND URANIUM CAUSED AN UNPLANNED CHEMICAL REACTION…AND FELL OFF A STORAGE SHELF.  NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE IF AN EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN IN THE AREA.  THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION IS INVESTIGATING.

 

 

ELIZ WATER RATE HIKE?

 

ELIZABETHTON OFFICIALS ARE MULLING OVER THE 2016 BUDGET..INCLUDING A POSSIBLE 25-PERCENT HIKE IN WATER RATES FOR SOME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS.  UTILITIES DIRECTOR JOHANN COETZEE SAYS THE HIKE IS NEEDED TO GET THE SYSTEM BACK ON SOLID FINANCIAL FOOTING.  IT’S EXPECTED THE ENTERPRISE FUND WILL SHOW A SHORTFALL OF ABOUT $823-THOUSAND DOLLARS—THANKS TO LESS WATER USAGE—IN PART BECAUSE OF MORE EFFICIENT APPLIANCES.

 

 

DOOR TO DOOR SUSPECT ARRESTED

 

A KINGSPORT MAN IS CHARGED—IN A DOOR-TO-DOOR SCAM.  MARTY CATRON JR IS ALLEGED TO HAVE ASKED FOR MONEY—TO PAY FOR AN OPERATION FOR HIS DAUGHTER AT ST. JUDE’S HOSPITAL WHEN ST JUDE’S PAYS FOR TREATMENT NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE.  CATRON DOESN'T HAVE A DAUGHTER AND ADMITTED THE SCHEME TO SULLIVAN COUNTY AUTHORITIES—SAYING HE NEEDED MONEY FOR DRUGS.  CATRON IS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL THEFT AND SIMULATION.  HE’S IN THE SULLIVAN COUNTY JAIL.

 

 

 

 

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