REVISED SCHOOL PLANS STILL OVER BUDGET


REVISED SCHOOL PLANS TO FIX MAJOR PROBLEMS AND REMODEL OR REBUILD PARTS OF JONESBOROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARE STILL OVER BUDGET. ARCHITECT TONY STREET PRESENTED TWO NEW PLANS MONDAY NIGHT, SAYING BOTH THE REVISED PLANS REDUCED SQUARE FOOTAGE TO REDUCE COST. ONE OPTION IS STILL 3.4 MILLION DOLLARS OVER BUDGET, THE SECOND THAT WOULD ELIMINATE THE ROUND PORTION OF THE SCHOOL AND BUILD NEW, IS 5.5 MILLION OVER BUDGET. COUNTY MAYOR DAN ELDRIDGE SAYS THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS TO MAKE IT WORK WITHIN BUDGET, SAYING THE COUNTY COMMISSION HAS ALREADY RAISED TAXES, AND THEY’RE NOT GOING TO RAISE THEM AGAIN. THE BOARD IS HOPING TO MAKE A DECISION BY THE END OF THE YEAR, TO STAY ON TRACK TO OPEN IN THE FALL OF 2020.

 

 

COMMISSION VOTES TO HIRE CONSULTANT TO ADDRESS JAIL OVER CROWDING

 

THE SULLIVAN COUNTY COMMISSION MONDAY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO PAY 100,000 DOLLARS TO HIRE A CONSULTANT, TO PUT TOGETHER A MASTER PLAN, TO ADDRESS OVER CROWDING ISSUES AT THE COUNTY JAIL. WALLY BOYD, CHAIRMAN OF THE JAIL AD HO COMMITTEE, SAID A COMPANY WILL BE SELECTED TO COME IN AND MEET WITH STAFF, AND DETERMINE THE NEEDS, AND LOOK OVER STUDIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN DONE.

 

SHERIFF WAYNE ANDERSON SAYS THE JAIL OVER CROWDING ISSUE HAS GOTTEN WORSE THIS YEAR, RECENTLY HOUSING MORE THAN 100 INMATES OVER CAPACITY. MAYOR RICHAD VENABLE SAYS THEY EXPECT TO HAVE A CONSULTANT IN PLACE IN THREE MONTHS.


SCHOOL BOARD CALLS FOR CITY COUNCIL TO FUND EXPANSION PROJECT

 

THE ELIZABETHTON SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION MONDAY THAT CALLS ON THE CITY COUNCIL TO FUND EXPANSION AT T.A. DUGGER JR HIGH SCHOOL. THE PROJECT CALLS FOR EIGHT NEW CLASS ROOMS, NEW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LABS, AND ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS, ALONG WITH MAKING THE SCHOOL COMPLIANT WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. THE BOARD IS ASKING THE COUNCIL TO USE PROCEEDS FROM THE HALF CENT OF LOCAL SALES TAX REVENUE, THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR SCHOOL CAPTIAL PROJECTS. THE PROJECT WAS ORIGINALLY PART OF A PACKAGE OF THREE MAJOR PROJECTS TO BE FUNDED WITH THE PROCEEDS OF A BOND ISSUE. BUT THAT BOND ISSUE ONLY PROVIDED ENOUGH MONEY FOR TWO OF THE THREE PROJECTS, A NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM, AND MUSIC ROOM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.


WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MISUE OF FUNDS

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF ED GRAYBEAL SAYS A GRAY WOMAN WAS ARRESTED, AFTER AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MISUSE OF FUNDS BY AN ELDERLY COUPLE’S POWER OF ATTORNEY. THE JOINT INVESTIGATION BETWEEN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AND ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES, FOUND THAT 59 YEAR OLD MARION REEVES, HAD BEEN MISAPPROPRIATING MONEY FROM HER PARENT’S BANK ACCOUNT FOR PERSONAL REASONS. A WASHINGTON COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED REEVES ON TWO COUNTS OF FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF AN ELDERLY PERSON OVER 2,500 DOLLARS. REEVES TURNED HERSELF IN AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER SATURDAY, AND WAS RELEASED ON 20,000 DOLLAR BOND.


GAS PRICES DROP BEFORE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 

TRIPLE A SAYS THAT 50.9 MILLION AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL OVER THE HOLIDAY, A 3.3 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR. MORE THAN 45 MILLION WILL TRAVEL BY CAR BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY. AND THEY’LL SEE SLIGHT LOWER GAS PRICES. AFTER HOLDING STEADY FOR NINE DAYS, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE PRICE OF GAS IS SLOWLY DECLINING AT THE START OF THE THANKSGIVING WEEK. AT 2.54 A GALLON, THE AVERAGE PRICE OF GAS IS TWO CENTS LESS THAN ONE WEEK AGO. HERE IN THE TRI CITIES GAS IS SELLING FOR AN AVERAGE OF 2.27 A GALLON THIS MORNING. THAT’S DOWN ONE CENT FROM LAST WEEK, STILL UP FIVE CENTS FROM A MONTH AGO, AND 33 CENTS HIGHER THAN THE SAME DAY A YEAR AGO.


SCHOOL BOARD CALLS FOR CITY COUNCIL TO FUND EXPANSION PROJECT

 

THE ELIZABETHTON SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION MONDAY THAT CALLS ON THE CITY COUNCIL TO FUND EXPANSION AT T.A. DUGGER JR HIGH SCHOOL. THE PROJECT CALLS FOR EIGHT NEW CLASS ROOMS, NEW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LABS, AND ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS, ALONG WITH MAKING THE SCHOOL COMPLIANT WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. THE BOARD IS ASKING THE COUNCIL TO USE PROCEEDS FROM THE HALF CENT OF LOCAL SALES TAX REVENUE, THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR SCHOOL CAPTIAL PROJECTS. THE PROJECT WAS ORIGINALLY PART OF A PACKAGE OF THREE MAJOR PROJECTS TO BE FUNDED WITH THE PROCEEDS OF A BOND ISSUE. BUT THAT BOND ISSUE ONLY PROVIDED ENOUGH MONEY FOR TWO OF THE THREE PROJECTS, A NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM, AND MUSIC ROOM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.


CARTER CO MAN REQUESTS EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVALUATION

 

A CARTER COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER, HAS ASKED A JUDGE FOR AN EMERGENCY MENTAL EVALUATION. 44 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY STAPP WAS IN COURT MONDAY FOR ARRAIGNMENT, ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER, AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING, AGGRAVATED BURGLARY, USE OF A FIREARM DURING A FELONY, AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON BY A FELON, AFTER AN INCIDENT AT A RESIDENCE ON MILL CREEK ROAD ON MAY 4TH. STAPP REMAINS JAILED ON 70,000 DOLLAR BOND. HE’S SCHEDULED TO APEPAR IN COURT AGAIN FEBRUARY 2ND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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