HOTEL MOTEL TAX

 

 

 

JOHNSON CITY COMMISSIONERS ON FIRST READING HAVE APPROVED A 2-PERCENT HIKE IN THE HOTEL-MOTEL TAX WITH THE INCREASE EXPECTED TO GENERATE ABOUT $500-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  VICE-MAYOR CLAYTON STOUT TRIES TO CLEAR UP ANY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO. "NOTHING HAS BEEN SET IN STONE AS TO WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING.  IT HAS TO GO TO TOURISM OR AN ACTIVITY RELATED TO TOURISM." UNDER A NEW STATE LAW, THE CAP CAN BE RAISED FROM 5 TO 7-PERCENT.  COMMISSION MUST PASS IT TWO MORE TIMES BEFORE THE HIKE TAKES EFFECT.


 

 

SULLIVAN SCHOOLS

 

UNDER A LONG RANGE PLAN, SULLIVAN COUNTY WOULD HAVE TWO HIGH SCHOOLS INSTEAD OF FOUR—AND ONE OF THE CLOSED SCHOOLS WOULD BE SOLD TO THE CITY OF KINGSPORT.  DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS DR. JUBAL YENNIE’S RECOMMENDATIONS CAME—AFTER A REPORT ON WAYS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES.  THERE’D BE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW $65-MILLION DOLLAR 17-HUNDRED STUDENT FACILTIY TO SERVE STUDENTS FROM SOUTH..NORTH AND CENTRAL..WHILE EAST WOULD UNDERGO $8-MILLION DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS.  NORTH WOULD CLOSE—AND BE SOLD TO KINGSPORT.  A JOINT MEETING WITH THE KINGSPORT SCHOOL BOARD IS SET FOR JUNE 16TH.


 

 

 


ONE DEAD AFTER CRASH


A POLICE CHASE THAT STARTED IN AVERY COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ENDED WITH A DEADLY CAR CRASH THURSDAY NIGHT IN CARTER COUNTY.  A CAR RAN OFF CRABTREE ROAD IN ROAN MOUNTAIN..AND A PASSENGER IN THAT VEHICLE DIED.  THE DRIVER WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL.  THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL IS HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION.

 


JENNINGS NOT GUILTY

 

A GREENE COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY IN THE DEATH OF HIS 8-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER.  A JURY RETURNED THAT VERDICT IN THE TRIAL OF STEPHEN JENNINGS.  THE JURY ALSO CONSIDERED LESSER CHARGES—AND ALSO FOUND HIM NOT GUILTY.  JENNINGS’ WIFE—POOJA—PLEADED GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED CHILD NEGLECT—AND WAS SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON.


 


LEGION POOL-JC


LEGION STREET POOL IN JOHNSON CITY WILL OPEN MONDAY FOR ANOTHER SUMMER OF FUN.  HOWEVER..THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON THE AGING POOL—WHICH ACCORDING TO PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR ROGER BLAKELEY—NEEDS REPLACING.  "THE POOL HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USEFUL LIFE."  THE POOL IS 55 YEARS OLD—WHILE MOST MUNICIPAL POOLS ARE DONE AT 30.  REPLACING IT WOULD COST ABOUT $3-MILLION DOLLARS.


 


OFFICER SUSPENDED

 

A WASHINGTON COUNTY TENNESSEE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER IS SUSPENDED—WITH PAY—PENDING AN INVESTIGATION.  THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS TRYING TO DETERMINE IF SCOTT BAINES FAILED TO ACT IN A D-U-I INVESTIGATION.  VIDEO APPARENTLY SHOWS A WOMAN BECOMING VIOLENT—AFTER ALLEGATIONS SHE WAS INTOXICATED—WHILE PICKING UP HER KIDS AT GRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.


 


SEXUAL BATTERY


A JOHNSON CITY MAN WIL BE ARRAIGNED ON SEX CHARGES—INVOLVING A CHILD.  64-YEAR OLD HUGH CAMPBELL IS FACING THREE COUNTS OF SEXUAL BATTERY AND AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY.  AN INVESTIGATION BEGAN AFTER INFORMATION FROM CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

 


STAGE SUIT

A JUDGE HAS RULED AGAINST AN ELIZABETHTON MAN—WHO SOUGHT AN INJUNCTION AGAINST THE CITY—AND ITS NEW MUSIC STAGE IN THE COVERED BRIDGE PARK.  TOM COWAN CLAIMED THE STAGE VIOLATED THE CITY’S NOISE ORDINANCE—AND PARKING REQUIREMENTS.  THE NEW STAGE IS NEXT TO COWAN’S RESIDENCE.  CHANCELLOR JOHN RAMBO’S DECISION MEANS THE UPCOMING COVERED BRIDGE CELEBRATION WILL BE A GO AT ITS TRADITIONAL LOCATION.  ALSO…A SERIES OF SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE NEW STAGE WILL GO AHEAD.


 

 

EMBEZZLEMENT

 

A WATAUGA MAN IS CHARGED-WITH STEALING FROM THE JOHNSON CITY WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT.  OVER THE PAST YEAR, 59-YEAR OLD DANNY RAY CLARK IS ALLEGED TO HAVE STOLEN OVER 12-HUNDRED POUNDS OF BRASS FITTINGS AND FIXTURES FROM THE DEPARTMENT. ..AND SOLD THEM TO VARIOUS METAL RECYCLING DEALERS. CLARK IS CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT.

 

 

WOMEN CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING

 

THREE JOHNSON CITY WOMEN ARE CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING.  POLICE SAY HANNAH CLAYTON…MEGAN COLLINS..AND HANNAH PARROTT STOLE FROM ATLANTIS—ON EAST MAIN STREET.   A STORE EMPLOYEE QUESTIONED THE TRIO—BUT THEY LEFT THE STORE.  ALL THREE RETURNED A FEW DAYS LATER AND ADMITTED THEIR CRIMES. 

 

 

 

PASTOR CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

 

THE PASTOR OF A KINGSPORT CHURCH HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT AND MONEY LAUNDERING.  BOYD HOLDER IS ALLEGED TO HAVE TAKEN OVER $60-THOUSAND DOLLARS—FROM VICTORY APOSTOLIC CHURCH.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE THEFT HAPPENED OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS DURING HIS TENURE AS PASTOR.  HOLDER WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO THE KINGSPORT JAIL. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aiautocenter
Radio WebVillage!

Getting your business
message to the Tri-Cities


©2015 Cumulus Media |  All Rights Reserved |  Powered by Saratoga| Privacy Policy | Terms of Use| About Cumulus | EEO Report | E-mail Webmaster