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)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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  • Carter County Leaders Call for Special Budget Session
  • Virginia Tuition Goes Up for Upcoming School Year
  • Johnson City Woman Accused of Stealing Doctor's Pad to get Prescriptions
  • Wellmont Narrows Potential Merger Partners to Three
  • Court Records Reveal Criminal Past of Man Wanted for Kingsport Shootings
  • New Charge Delays Preliminary Hearing for Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband for "Worshipping" NASCAR
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade Campaigns in Sullivan County
  • Smyth County Drug Bust
  • Second Country Boy Robber Arrested



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