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MURDER CHARGES ON HOLD

 

A WASHINGTON COUNTY MAN IS OUT OF JAIL—AFTER A GRAND JURY CHOSE NOT TO INDICT HIM ON MURDER CHARGES.  COTY BISHOP IS FREE—BUT PROSECUTORS WILL AGAIN MEET WITH POLICE—AND THE CASE COULD BE PRESENTED AGAIN.  BISHOP IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING CASEY JONES IN THE PARKING LOT OF A JOHNSON CITY MOTEL IN MAY.  JONES WAS REPORTEDLY ACTING AS A GO-BETWEEN IN A DRUG DEAL.  BISHOP IS SET TO APPEAR IN COURT AGAIN DECEMBER 5TH.



MAN THREATENS DISPATCHER

 

A KINGSORT MAN IS CHARGED AFTER THREATNING AN EMERGENCY DISPATCHER.  JOSHUA MAUK MADE SEVERAL CALLS TO SULLIVAN COUNTY 9-1-1—AND SAID IF HIS PROBLEM WASN’T FIXED, HE WOULD KILL THE DISPATCHER.  MAUK WAS ARRESTED—AND TRIED TO GET OUT OF HIS HANDCUFFS.  HE ALSO SPIT ON AN OFFICER.  MAUK IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT…RESISTING ARREST….HARRASSMENT AND PUBLIC INTOXICATION.



LOCAL CONTROL

 

AS SPECULATION CONTINUES OVER THE FUTURE OF WELLMONT HEALTH SYSTEM, ALAN LEVINE,THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF MOUNTAIN STATES HEALTH ALLIANCE, SAYS LOCAL CONTROL OF HOSPITALS IS KEY.  WELLMONT HAS SAID IT PLANS TO MAKE A DECISION ON A MERGER OR SALE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.  IT HAS NARROWED ITS CHOICES TO THREE—INCLUDING TWO FROM OUTSIDE THE AREA. 



RAMSEY-COMMON CORE

 

COMMON CORE IN TENNESSEE WILL GET A FULL REVIEW—FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF OUTCRY ABOUT THE NEW STANDARDS—AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RON RAMSEY OF BLOUNTVILLE GOES ONE STEP FURTHER AND SAYS TENNESSEE WILL ADOPT ITS OWN STANDARDS.  A RECENT SURVEY FOUND SUPPORT IS WAVERING.  GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM SAYS THE REVIEW WILL OFFER A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY LIKE AND DON’T LIKE.



HOUSING VOUCHERS

 

MORE HELP FOR HOMELESS VETERANS.  FIRST DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE PHIL ROE SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HAS AWARDED THE JOHNSON CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY OVER $93-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR HOUSING VOUCHERS.  THIS WILL ENABLE HOMELESS VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ACCESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING.  IT’LL ALSO GIVE VETERANS ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES FROM THE V-A.



GOLF CART THEFTS

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY THREE GOLF CARTS HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM WARRIORS PATH STATE PARK GOLF COURSE.  THE THEFTS HAPPENED BETWEEN AUGUST 19TH AND SEPTEMBER 9TH AND VIDEO SHOWED A WHITE S-U-V ON PARK RIDGE COURT—WITH A GOLF CART ON A UTILITY TRAILER.  IF YOU CAN HELP, CALL THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.




NEW LIFE FOR LIFEPATH

 

THERE’S NEW LIFE FOR THE TENNESSEE PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING CENTER.  LIFEPATH IS OPERATED BY EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH—AND TWO FEDERAL GRANTS WILL HELP KEEP THE CENTER OPEN.  PAULA MASTERS IS DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER AND SAYS WITHOUT THE GRANTS, LIFEPATH WOULD HAVE CLOSED. ORIGINALLY THERE WAS A FIVE-YEAR GRANT FOR THE CENTER, BUT FUNDING FOR ALL PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING CENTERS ENDED EARLY BECAUSE OF FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS.  LIFEPATH BEGAN IN 2011. LIFEPATH OFFERS CONTINUNING EDUCATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND RECRUITS AND TRAINS STUDENTS.


 

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