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BODY RECOVERED

 

THE BODY RECOVERED FROM WATAUGA LAKE IN CARTER COUNTY THURSDAY IS THAT OF A JOHNSON CITY MAN.  46-YEAR OLD JOHN WRESTLER OWNS THE SCRATCH BRICK OVEN—AND HIS EMPTY SAILBOAT DRIFTED ASHORE WEDNESDAY—NEAR LAKESHORE MARINA. HE WAS LAST SEEN AT THE LAKESHORE DOCK TUESDAY EVENING.

 

 




 

MAN ARRESTED FOR TAKING PICTURES

 

A ROGERSVILLE MAN IS CHARGED—AFTER ALLEGEDLY TAKING PICTURES OF A 16-YEAR OLD FEMALE—AT A KINGSPORT STORE.  JULY 31, THE VICTIM SAID SHE WAS TRYING ON CLOTHES AT OLD NAVY—AND A MAN WITH A CAMERA ON HIS BOOT STUCK HIS FOOT UNDER THE DOOR. BRADLEY WALLEN LEFT, BUT WAS IDENTIFIED AS A SUSPECT AND WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY.  HE’S CHARGED WITH OBSERVATION WITHOUT CONSENT.



NEW SPEED LIMIT

 

THERE’LL BE A NEW SPEED LIMIT ON OLD JONESBOROUGH ROAD IN BRISTOL TENNESSEE.  STARTING SEPTEMBER 25…THE POSTED SPEED BETWEEN KING COLLEGE AND PAPERVILLE WILL BE 30—DOWN FROM 35 MILES PER HOUR.  CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE REDUCTION IS TO HELP IMPROVE SAFETY—BECAUSE OF INCREASED DEVELOPMENT AND TRAFFIC VOLUMES.




CITIZEN SURVEY

 

2-THOUSAND JOHNSON CITY HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN A CITY SURVEY.  THE CITY IS PARTNERING WITH THE NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER—IN THE SURVEY—WHICH’LL GAUGE HOW TO BEST SERVE CITIZENS.  THE RESIDENCES THAT RECEIVE THE SURVEYS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AT RANDOM.  THE CITY IS ASKING THAT ALL SURVEYS BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 24TH. POSTCARDS WILL BE MAILED TODAY.

 

JC COMMISSION-SCHOOL BUDGET

 

JOHNSON CITY COMMISSIONERS THURSDAY DEFERRED ACTION ON AMENDING THE CITY SCHOOL BUDGET—AFTER $600-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GUARANTEED CITY MONEY WAS ALREADY IN THE SCHOOL BUDGET. CITY MANAGER PETE PETERSON SAYS THE MONEY WAS INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY IF REVENUES CAME UP SHORT. BOTH THE CITY AND SCHOOL BUDGET WILL HAVE TO BE AMENDED.

 

 

 

JUVENILE PLOT

 

WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT A BIT LONGER TO SEE IF TWO HAWKINS COUNTY TEENS WHO’D PLANNED A MASS SHOOTING AT VOLUNTEER HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE TRIED AS ADULTS.  A TRANSFER HEARING WAS SET FOR THURSDAY—BUT IT’S BEEN DELAYED UNTIL NOVEMBER 6TH.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE TWO HAD DETAILED PLANS OF THE SCHOOL—AND A PLOT TO KILL AS MANY FACULTY AND STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE.  POLICE ALSO FOUND GUNS AND GUNPOWDER.  BOTH FACE SEVERAL CHARGES—INCLUDING CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

 

 

DRIVER HITS DEPUTY

 

A DRIVER IS ACCUSED OF RUNNING OVER A DEPUTY’S FOOD—THEN FLEEING A TRAFFIC CHECKPOINT.  IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING IN SCOTT COUNTY VIRGINIA..AS A RED CORVETTE PULLED UP TO THE CHECKPOINT.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE DRIVER SPED OFF WHEN ASKED FOR A DRIVER’S LICENSE.  DEPUTIES CHASED THE CORVETTE, BUT STOPPED AT THE TENNESSEE STATE LINE BECAUSE OF HIGH SPEEDS.  THE OFFICER WASN’T SERIOUSLY HURT.  THERE’S NO DESCRIPTION OF A SUSPECT.


 

 

 

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