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, May 28, 2015

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  • Women Indicted for Drug Bust Involving Child in Bristol
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  • Latest ETSU Report Shows Minimal Growth in Tri-Cities Job Market
  • Convicted Killer of Wise County Native and Virginia Beach Pharmacist Gets Life Plus 48 Years
  • Washington County BOE Approves Plan to Build New School
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  • Possible Methadone Clinic in Carter County That Sought No Formal License Shut Down
  • Big Stone Gap Named Top Town in Virginia to Raise a Family by National Agency
  • Bluff City's Newly-Elected Aldermen Shift Power from City Manager-Recorder to Mayor
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