Monday, May 07, 2012

Carter County Jail Planning to Open in Early June
The last projects are being completed and the new Carter County Jail as almost ready for prisoners. All of the construction work has been completed with exception to the installation of 32-video cameras that were found to be necessary. Some of those cameras monitor important areas dealing with suicide prevention, holding cells and blind spots. There are workers installing tile in the corridors and the administrative sections of the jail that tend to reflect more light than the old bare concrete floors. Final installations include and tamper proof steel ladders for the bunk beds, dishwashers, laundry equipment, soap dispensers, phones, and curtains. A United Way fundraiser fed more than 200-people jail cuisine and a scheduled lock-in of some youth groups is planned before the jail is fully operational. Every system will be tested before the grand opening in early June. (bg)

Friday, August 01, 2014

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  • Early Voting in Tennessee Ends Saturday
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  • Gate City Woman Facing Abuse Charges After Authorities say Infant Left in Hot Car
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  • More Drug Arrests in Washington County, Virginia
  • Grand Opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol Celebrated
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  • Annual Sales Tax Holiday Underway in TN and VA
  • Man Arrested for Selling Stolen Property
  • Man Makes Meth in Unsuspecting Grandmother's Home
  • Senator Mark Warner Visits Russell County on Sunday
  • Man Admits to Having Sex with 16-Year old Girl
  • Bicyclist Battles For Life After Being Hit by a Car
  • Man Uses Worthless Checks to Buy $20,000 in Gold
  • Police Take Custody of Puppy from Hot Car in Kingsport
  • Sheriff: Insurance Agent Cashed Out Client's Policy
  • Man Arrested for Rape in Elizabethton
  • Kingsport Police Look for Phone Store Thieves
  • Mayor Budget Veto Overridden by Carter County Commission
  • BVU Board Sets Special Meeting on CEO Hiring
  • Accused Bristol Robbers Appear in Court
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