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, September 04, 2015

  • Fire Damages Johnson City Restaurant
  • Yelton Appears on Charges He Raped His Granddaughter
  • Man Charged with Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty
  • Carter County Teen to Stand Trial For Attack Jailer Next April
  • Hawkins Co Man Tries To Smuggle Someone Else's Urine to a Drug Screening
  • Suspect Brawls with Police at Kingsport Seat Belt Checkpoint
  • Man Accused of Robbing Jonesborough Bank in July Indicted by Grand Jury
  • Parents Protest Extended Study of Islam Outside a Bristol, TN Middle School
  • Johnson City Man Who Admitted to Having Sex With Teen in Library Bathroom Indicted
  • Greene County Woman Has Charge Increased to First-Degree Murder in Oct. 2014 Shooting
  • Johnson City Man Arrested After Crashing into a Motorcycle and Leaving the Scene
  • Bristol, VA Pair Face Felony Charges After Children Were Found Living in Deplorable Conditions
  • Johnson City Crash Leads to Multiple Charges for Kingsport Man
  • Man Indicted for Killing Babies in Greeneville
  • Bullet Holes at Church Hill Apartment Leads to Arrest and SUV Full of Stolen Goods
  • Police: Bristol Man was Filming Teenage Girls' Buttocks at DB Football Game in Kingsport
  • Home Invasion at Kingsport Subdivision Leads to Aggravated Robbery Charges
  • Rogersville Man Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Painkillers Obtained Through Medicare
  • The Pinnacle Adding Chipolte, Yankee Candle, Other Retail in $30 Million Expansion
  • Half Million Dollar Marijuana Crop Found and Confiscated Near Abingdon
  • Sullivan County Robber Escapes Transport in Illinois, Major Manhunt Underway
  • Parents Prepare for Protest of Extended Study of Islam at Vance Middle School
  • Issue of Competency Delays Hearing for Abingdon Murder Suspect
  • Hearing on Grave Plot Disputes for Troubled Hawkins County Cemetery Scheduled Today



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