JC COMMISSION-NEW FOOD CITY PROJECT

 

 

 

JOHNSON CITY COMMISSION THURSDAY APPROVED $250-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP WITH DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW GROCERY STORE AND RETAIL PROJECT.  FOOD CITY IS BUILDING A NEW STORE AT STATE OF FRANKLIN ROAD AND SUNSET DRIVE.  IT'S A THREE-WAY DEAL--WITH FOOD CITY BUILDING A ROAD AND SEWER LINE--WHILE THE CITY IMPROVES THE INTERSECTION.   CITY MANAGER PETE PETERSON SAYS "I THINK THIS IS A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYBODY.  THIS IS A REAL GOOD AGREEMENT IN TERMS OF PROVIDING US SOME THINGS WE NEED AND INSURING THERE'S SAFE INGRESS AND EGRESS INTO THE NEW DEVELOPMENT."  IT'S HOPED WORK IS FINISHED BY OCTOBER FIRST--AS THE STORE IS SCHEDULED FOR AN OCTOBER 15TH OPENING.


 

 

 


WASH CO SCHOOLS DIRECTOR SEARCH

 

THE PROCESS TO FIND A NEW SCHOOLS DIRECTOR IN WASHINGTON COUNTY TENNESSEE IS UNDERWAY.  IN MAY, RON DYKES ANNOUNCED HE WOULD RETIRE WHEN HIS CONTRACT IS UP ON JUNE 30, 2016.  A SPECIAL BOARD OF FOUR WILL GUIDE THE SEARCH.

 

 

 

 

CAT DEATH

 

ONE PERSON IS IN JAIL—IN CONNECTION WITH THE BEATING DEATH OF A CAT.  BRISTOL VIRGINIA POLICE SAY 46-YEAR OLD RICHARD GLEN SHEPHERD IS CHARGED---WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY.  POLICE SAY THE INCIDENT ON VERMONT AVENUE INVOLVED A BASEBALL BAT.  SIMILAR CHARGES ARE PENDING AGAINST A JUVENILE.

 

 

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAVEL—TENNESSEE

 

THE LONG INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS HERE—AND MANY PEOPLE WILL BE HITTING THE ROAD.  41.9-MILLION AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL 50 MILES OR MORE FROM HOME—AND 90-PERCENT WILL DRIVE.  ABOUT 844-THOUSAND TENNESSEANS WILL BE TRAVELING—ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A’S STEPHANIE MILANI, "WITH TENNESSEE BEING A LONG STATE, WE CAN EXPECT TO HAVE A LOT OF FELLOW TENNESSEANS ON THE ROAD.  IT'S ALSO A SHORT STATE, SO WE DO EXPECT TO SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER STATES TRAVELING THROUGH TENNESSEE, HAVING THEIR DESITNATION HERE OR TRAVELING THROUGH THE STATE TO GET TO THEIR DESTINATION." WATCH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT—AS THEY’LL BE OUT IN EXTRA NUMBERS..WATCHING FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS…DISTRACTED DRIVERS..AND THOSE NOT WEARING SEATBELTS.


 

 

 

 

MISSING CHILD

 

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN IS NOW INVOLVED IN THE CASE OF A MISSING 14-YEAR OLD HAWKINS COUNTY GIRL AND A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER.  THE AGENCY ADDED PICTURES OF HAYLEIGH WILSON AND BENJAMIN SHOOK TO ITS FACEBOOK PAGE.  THE SMYTH COUNTY VIRGINIA SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTINUES FOLLOWING TIPS—AS THE TWO WERE LAST SEEN JUNE 24TH IN THE SUGAR GROVE AREA OF THE COUNTY.  A REWARD IS BEING OFFERED BY THE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE.  AN AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ACTIVE FOR WILSON SINCE LAST WEEK.


 

 

 

ERWIN BUDGET

 

NOTHING HAS BEEN FINALIZED, BUT ERWIN RESIDENTS COULD BE DIGGING DEEPER IN THEIR POCKETS.  THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN HAS BEEN DEALING WITH A $1-MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL—AND SO FAR, HAS CUT ABOUT $640-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  HOWEVER, THAT’S NOT ENOUGH—AND THERE’S A 33-CENT PROPERTY TAX HIKE THAT’S BEEN PROPOSED.  THE BOARD WILL VOTE JULY 20 ON THE INCREASE.

 

 

WASH CO SCHOOLS BUDGET

 

THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS ADOPTED A BALANCED BUDGET FOR 2016.  THE MOVE CAME—AFTER AN INITIAL PROPOSAL WAS $3.6-MILLION DOLLARS OUT OF BALANCE.  OFFICIALS THEN MADE SOME CUTS, USED SOME RESERVE MONEY, AND ALSO RECEIVED THE PROMISE OF SOME ONE-TIME MONEY FROM THE COUNTY.

 

 

JUVENILES ARRESTED

 

FOUR JUVENILES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED BY JOHNSON CITY POLICE—AFTER THEY ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO A SALVAGE YARD.  IT HAPPENED AT BONEYARD—ON EAST MAIN—AS THE FOUR GOT THROUGH A FENCE..AND BURGLARIZED A VEHICLE.  THEY’RE CHARGED WITH AUTO BURGLARY AND EVADING ARREST..AND WILL BE IN JUVENILE COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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