FOUR CROCKETT PLAYERS NOW REMANDED TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL


ACCORDING TO JIM MURPHY, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLINE AND ATTENDENCE WITH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS, TWO MORE DAVID CROCKET FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN REMANDED TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF HAZING BY SOME CROCKETT FOOTBALL PLAYERS DURING A FOOTBALL CAMP AT TENNESSEE TECH. A TOTAL OF FOUR PLAYERS HAVE NOW BEEN REMANDED, AND HEARINGS FOR THE FOUR WILL REPORTEDLY TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. AN E MAIL FROM SOMEONE LABELED “CONCERNED PARENTS” ALLEGED THAT A GROUP OF UPPERCLASSMAN, SUBJECTED SEVERAL FRESHMAN TO A FORM OF HAZING AT THE CAMP. AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGED INCIDENT IS ONGOING.



WEDNESDAY ROAD CLOSURE


AS WORK CONTINUES ON INSTALLATION OF A NEW SANITARY SEWER LINE, ROCK SPRINGS ROAD IN KINGSPORT WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, BETWEEN INTERSTATE 26 AND MORELAND DRIVE, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM AND 5:00 PM. THE CLOSURES BEGIN TOMORROW MORNING, AND WILL RUN THROUGH WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5TH.

 

 

BUDGET PASSED ON FIRST READING

 

THE UNICOI COUNTY COMMISSION PASSED THE 2015-2016 BUDGET ON FIRST READING AT A MONDAY MEETING. THE 7.3 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET DOES NOT RAISE PROPERTY TAXES, AND INCLUDES A FUND BALANCE OF 171,000 DOLLARS, MADE POSSIBLE BY CHANGING INSURANCE PREMIUMS, USE OF MONEY FROM THE SALE OF UNICOI COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, AND A NUMBER OF FUNDING CUTS. THE CHANGES HOWEVER INCLUDE AN 873 DOLLAR MONTHLY INCREASE IN FAMILY INSURANCE PREMIUMS, AND 510 DOLLAR INCREASE IN PREMIUMS FOR FAMILIES WITH A HIGH DEDUCTABLE. THAT DECISION REVERSED A COMMISSION VOTE LAST MONTH, TO LEAVE INSURANCE POLICIES UNCHANGED. THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE BUDGET ON SECOND AND FINAL READING AT ITS NEXT REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 11TH.

 


EASTMAN SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS


EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY MONDAY, REPORTED SLIGHTLY HIGHER EARNINGS AND REVENUES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER. EASTMAN ANNOUNCED EARNINGS, EXCLUDING NON CORE ITEMS OF 2.01 PER DILUTED SHARE, UP FROM 1.92 FOR THE SECOND QUARTER LAST YEAR. EARNINGS REPORTED WERE 1.98 PER DILUTED SHARE, COMPARED TO 1.92 LAST YEAR. EASTMAN’S STOCK CLOSED DOWN LESS THAN TWO PERCENT FROM FRIDAY AT 72.12 PER SHARE, AT THE END OF MONDAY TRADING.

 

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES IN CARTER COUNTY COULD INCREASE

 

RESIDENTS OF CARTER COUNTY COULD SEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES DOUBLE AS SOON AS AUGUST. THE CARTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD REQUESTED AN EXTRA 375,000 DOLLARS FROM THE COUNTY, ON TOP OF THE 170,000 DOLALRS IT GETS EACH YEAR. THEY SAY WITHOUT THE EXTRA FUNDING, TWO STATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE CLOSED. CHIEF TERRY ARNOLD SAID THAT COULD CAUSE RESPONSE TIMES IN ROAN MOUNTAIN TO REACH 18 MINUTES OR MORE. THE STATIONS WILL CLOSE AUGUST 1ST, PENDING A DECISION BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION. THE ELIZABETHTON AND SYCAMORE SHOALS STATIONS WOULD BOTH REMAIN OPEN.

 

 

 

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