Thursday, May 03, 2012

Bristol TN Fiscal Budget Ready for June 5th Vote
Now that the Bristol Tennessee City Council has unanimously approved a proposed budget of nearly 110-million dollars they feel they are demonstrating fiscal responsibility as they move forward into the fiscal year. 39-million dollars will go to the city’s school district while 25 million will be saved for the possible project off Exit 74 of Interstate 81. Bristol City Manager Jeff Broughton says this is very important. The future Exit 74 project might qualify for a Tennessee program to boost economic development in border communities. The proposed budget will be officially approved June fifth and goes into affect on July first and does not call for increases in residential property taxes nor city water utility rates but does offer a 2 percent wage increase for the city’s 352 employees. Council members favored a 2-percent raise to their 6-thousand dollar annual salary in order to match the proposed 2 percent raise for city employees. This was a reduction from 3.4 percent that was previously scheduled. (bg)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Bristol Virginia Utilities Officials React to Kick Back Scheme Uncovered by Feds
  • Major Water Line Break in Bristol TN Repaired, But Hours to Power Back Up
  • Update: Suspect in CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery in Kingsport Captured, Taken to Hospital
  • A Woman Sitting in a Parked Car Killed in Lebanon VA
  • Two Former BVU Executives Plead Guilty to Kickback Scheme in Federal Court
  • Elizabethon Man ID'd as Subject in Kingsport Armed Robbery at CVS
  • Woman in Johnson City Booked on 13 Counts of Burglary and Theft
  • Two Arrests Made in Case of Auto Burglaries in Elizabethton
  • Fatal 2014 Motorcycle and Car Collision Investigation Ends
  • Five Mobile Meth Labs Found in Pound, VA
  • Shooting in Big Stone Gap, Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder
  • Bill to Require K-5 Students to Participate in PE Class
  • Senate Panel Advances Haslam's Insure Tennessee Proposal
  • Press Conference Scheduled in Public Corruption Case
  • JC Traffic Stop Yields Drug Bust
  • Bristol Virginia Utilities Board Calls Special Meet Concerning "Former BVU Employees"
  • Drug Bust at Model City Apartments Produces $6K in Pills, Two Arrests
  • Prosecutor Seeks to Up the Bail Bond of Woman Accused of Shooting and Poisoning Her Husband
  • State Police: Official Criminal Investigation into Criminal Acts in Buchanan Co. VA Schools Launched
  • Ramsey Declares Common Core Dead, Senate Bill to do Away With Standards Set for Vote
  • Bill Requiring 48-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion in TN Passes Subcommittee
  • Wine Now Part of the Menu at Kingsport's Racks By The Tracks Event
  • Tadano Mantis to Expand its Manufacturing in Southwest Virginia
  • Million Dollar Grant Awarded for Buchanan County Water Improvements
  • Eastman to Close Acetate Tow Plant in UK
  • Million Dollar Donation Made to ETSU Stadium Fundraising
  • Gun Bill Advances in Tennessee House



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