BOONE DAM-FIX IT RIGHT

 

AS MARINA AND RESTAURANT OWNERS ON BOONE LAKE FACE THE REALITY THAT THE LAKE WILL REMAIN ABOUT 30 FEET BELOW ITS NORMAL SUMMER LEVELS, OFFICIALS WITH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY ARE STRESSING THEY WANT TO FIX SEEPAGE AT THE DAM—AND FIX IT RIGHT.    LEVELS HAVE BEEN LOW SINCE LAST FALL—AS ENGINEERS TRY TO REMEDY SEEPAGE AT THE DAM.


 

MAN KILLED BY SALT TRUCK

 

THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES—AFTER A PEDESTRIAN WAS KILLED BY A SALT TRUCK.  IT HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT—ON LEE HIGHWAY IN ABINGDON. 44-YEAR OLD JERRY OTEY OF ABINGDON  WAS WALKING NORTH ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN HE WAS STRUCK.  HE DIED AT THE SCENE.  THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRUCK WAS DRIVEN BY 39-YEAR OLD PHILIP VESTAL OF ABINGDON AND CLEARING SNOW AND ICE FROM THE ROADWAY. 

 

 

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR STEPS DOWN

THE DIRECTOR OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS RESIGNED.  JUDD BARRY HAD BEEN DIRECTOR SINCE 2002…AND WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THROUGH MAY AS A CONSULTANT.    BRENDA DUNN HAS BEEN NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR.  THE LIBRARY BOARD HOPES TO HAVE A NEW DIRECTOR IN 4 TO 6 MONTHS.

PRICE SPIKE EXPECTED

FILLED UP LATELY?  NOTICED IT’S COSTING MORE?  YEP—AND APPARENTLY THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM.  GAS PRICES COULD INCREASE ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 40 CENTS A GALLON—AS REFINERIES SHIFT TO SUMMER BLENDS—WHICH ARE MORE COSTLY.  AVERAGE PRICES IN THE TRI-CITIES ARE IN THE $2.18 RANGE.


 

MINIMAL OUTAGES

DESPITE THE INCLEMENT WEATHER OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THE JOHNSON CITY POWER BOARD SAYS THERE’VE ONLY BEEN MINIMAL OUTAGES.  HEAVY WET SNOW CAN CAUSE LINES TO SNAP OR TREE LIMBS TO FALL ON LINES—BUT THAT’S NOT BEEN A FREQUENT OCCURRENCE.  THE POWER BOARD SAYS PREVENTIVE LINE MAINTENANCE…AND TREE TRIMMING HAS HELPED KEEP THE LIGHTS ON.

 

 

 

SUIT FILED

 


 

A $5-MILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL LAWSUIT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST WASHINGTON COUNTY….SHERIFF ED GRAYBEAL..AND TWO JAILERS.  THE SUIT WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF ANTHONY DOUGLAS WILLIAMS—WHO WAS AN INMATE AT THE JAIL IN FEBRUARY 2014.  THE SUIT CONTENDS TWO JAILERS BEAT WILLIAMS…SPRAYED..AND SHOCKED HIM.  WILLIAMS SAYS HIS RIGHT ORBITAL SOCKET WAS CRUSHED AND HE WAS DELAYED MEDICAL TREATMENT. 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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