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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Cherokee Wilderness Bill
Tennesseeís Senators are introducing a bill that would confer Wilderness status on 20,000 more acres in the Cherokee National Forest. Senator Lamar Alexander's and Senator Bob Corkerís Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011 will expand the boundaries of five existing Wilderness Areas and create a 9,038 acre tract in Monroe County to be known as the Upper Bald River Wilderness. Sampson Mountain Wilderness in Washington and Unicoi Counties will grow with the addition of 2,922 acres. Big Laurel Branch Wilderness in Carter and Johnson Counties will encompass 4,446 more acres. Three Wilderness Areas in Polk and Monroe Counties will expand by a total of 3,150 acres. All of the areas targeted by the bill were recommended for Wilderness status in the U. S. Forest Serviceís 2004 comprehensive forest plan and have been managed as Wilderness Study Areas since that time. The Act will not affect privately owned lands and causes no change in access for the public.

Tri-Cities Retail Sales
Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City turned in mixed retail sales results in the first quarter according to a report from the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Dollar sales were up in Johnson City and Kingsport 2.9% and 2.7% respectively. Bristolís dollar sales declined by 1.6%. Adjusting the numbers for inflation only accentuates the contrast. Sales volumes rose 0.7% in Johnson City, 0.5% in Kingsport and fell 3.7% in Bristol. The report noted that the Bristol figures reflect lower attendance and less visitor spending at the March NASCAR race. In comparison, real sales increased 2.5% in the metro area, 3.1% in Tennessee and 5.9% in the nation as a whole. Sales volume increased for the fourth quarter in a row in Tennessee following ten consecutive quarters of decline during the recession. (GG)

Southwest Virginia Redistricting
Southwest Virginia has lost a House of Delegates seat through population shifts and redistricting, but State Senator Phil Puckett of Lebanon says the region fared pretty well on the Senate side with he Senator William Wampler of Bristol both getting districts expanded to the east. The House Districts of Democrats Joe Johnson of Abingdon and Bud Phillips of Sandy Ridge were combined, netting a one seat loss. Phillips says that he retiring from the state house. Lawmakers go back to Richmond next week to work on new lines for Congressional districts. (JM)

Another Battle Front in the Methamphetamine War
Drug deputies and Carter and Johnson counties have taken a different approach trying to control manufacture of methamphetamine. A very successful drug roundup recently used the purchase of pseudoephedrine and other math building blocks as reasons for arrest.Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes says high bonds and tough sentences are hoped for for those in custody. Knocking out supply of raw material is critical to stop meth manfacture according to the Sheriff. He says this is a good way to get to drug dealers other than arrest for sales, possession, and distribution. Mathes says as many as 300 individual incidents may result in the arrest of close to 70 people between the two counties.(CS)

Gas Prices Continue To Drop
Gas prices in the Tri-Cities are continuing to fall. Triple A reports that the largest decline came in Kingsport this week. Regular unleaded dropped an average of 17 cents to 3.42. Johnson City's price decline was only 8.1 cents to 3.52. Bristol drivers paid 5.7 cents less per gallon. Prices there were an average of 3.52. (JB)

Man Rescued After Jumping From Butler Bridge
Carter County Rescue Squad recovered a man who jumped from the Butler Bridge on Tuesday. They tell us that the man who is in his 30s admitted to jumping for recreational purposes. The man received a back injury. He was taken by boat to a local marina and then flown by Wings Air Rescue to the Johnson City Medical Center. The unidentified man is listed in critical condition at the hospital. The victim admitted to having jumped from the 80 foot bridge in the past. (JB)

Blue Plum Festival
Johnson City's Blue Plum Festival is set to kick off this weekend. The outdoor art and music festival will run for three days. It will cover seven city blocks. Over 80 thousand people attended the event last year. Festival organizers invite you to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the food, arts, crafts and music Friday through Sunday in downtown Johnson City. (JB)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Miller Back in Court
Lawyers for accused mother killer Cody Miller are trying to get his apparent confession to police kept out of court when the 18 year old goes to trial for strangling Sherri Cooper, and sexually abusing the body before putting it in a city garbage can. At a hearing in Jonesborough the defense offered witnesses that Miller was not capable of understanding his right to an attorney before speaking to police. Christopher Johnson is also charged in the murder. (JM)

New Twist in Drug Charges
Seventeen persons are already jailed in a joint Carter/Johnson County drug investigation. Sheriff Chris Mathes says they went at cases a little differently in this instance. Those arrested were charged in most cases with purchasing chemicals needed in making methamphetamine. Many purchases made in Carter County drug stores waved a red flag to investigators and prosecutors. Mathes confirms that there could eventually be as many as 70 arrests in the indictments that have been returned. While being arrested a Butler man, Theodore Michael Hoover was allegedly caught in the act of cooking a batch of methamphetamine. Totals in the investigation are more than 3 hundred counts of Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture.(CS)

Johnson City Fireworks plans announced
There was a kick off press conference at Freedom Hall for 26th Annual Pepsi Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks presented by IGA. The event has become an East Tennessee tradition. Pepsi spokesman Tim Swecker says they have planned a great event.Details are still being worked out for the grand prize to be announced. Gatlinburg Vacation Trips and Bristol Motor Speedway prize packages are part of huge give away list.(CS)

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