Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Sullivan County Budget Battles
The Sullivan County Commission will be forced to face some hard decisions as they continue to work on their budget for the next fiscal year. The Executive and Administrative committees met to discuss the spending plan with two commissioners going against the budget draft. The Executive Committee recommended approval of the budget in a 5-2 vote but Bill Kilgore and Michael Sturgenor voted no stating that an approved 1.6 percent pay raise was not properly included. The Administrative Committee will hold off on taking action until the sheriff presents his budget. The sheriff is scheduled to meet with the Budget Committee Thursday. Administrative Committee Chairman Bryan Boyd of Bristol went on record saying that department heads could work harder to save money. County Trustee Frances Harrell sees major cash flow problems. County officials say the sheriff’s department is about 600-thousand dollars short on the current budget while the sheriff says it’s more like 200-thousand. The resignation of Budget Director Larry Bailey last month appears to be a set back for the budget process. To save 200-thousand a year the Administrative Committee has recommended approving a resolution that would allow the Highway Department to stop picking up brush and use that money to pave roads instead. (bg)

Friday, July 03, 2015

  • Report: Joshua Copeland's Mother Witness to Edsel Copeland Stabbing Last Month
  • Johnson City Approves Investments in new Food City and Franklin Square Development
  • Boone, NC Motel Owner Charged in Deaths of Three Guests Due in Court
  • Bristol Motor Speedway Joins Fellow NASCAR Tracks in Asking for Ban on Confederate Flag
  • Abingdon Man Returned from Arkansas to Face Charges of Murdering Father
  • Local Democrat: Jim Webb Will Bring Presidential Campaign to Southwest Virginia
  • SW Virginia Coalbed Methane Royalty Owner Provisions Take Effect This Month
  • Report: New Hospital Coming to Erwin in 2018
  • Extensive Prep Underway for Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Johnson City's Freedom Hall
  • Documents Show Bristol, TN Ready to Use Eminent Domain to Take Property for Flood Mitigation
  • AAA Projects More Holiday Travelers Taking to The Road July 4th Weekend
  • Four Juveniles Arrested for Breaking Into Johnson City Business
  • Bristol, VA Man Arrested After Animal Cruelty Investigation
  • New BVU Chair: "We want to get to the bottom" of Scandal
  • Community Service Deadline Approaches for Free Tennessee College Program
  • Abingdon Arson Suspect Due in Court Next Month in Martinsville
  • Three Injured in Wednesday Crash on Hwy 11E in Telford
  • Tennessee Man Involved in Abduction, Rape Case in Oregon Gets $1 Million Bond
  • Former Eastman Executive Named Chairman of Local Hospital
  • Kingsport Man - "In it for the Money"- Sent to Prison for 10 Years for Drug Dealing
  • False Alarm at Tri-Cities Regional Airport After Security Alert
  • Thief Demands Drugs In Walgreen's Robbery
  • Bristol Chamber Of Commerce Names New CEO
  • Bill to Consider TN Wilderness Act to Expand Cherokee National Forest Up for Fourth Try



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