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 30, 2015

  • Carter County Teacher Charged in Arson Case Loses Job
  • Police: Johnson City Walmart Cashier Helps Others Steal
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey "Shocked" at TVA Plan to Fix Boone Dam
  • TVA: Hardships to Business, Property Owners But Boone Dam Repair Is Not a "Quick Fix"
  • Boone Lake Property Association: Five to Seven Years to Fix Dam "More Than Devastating"
  • Police: "Secret Service" Terrorist Killer From Hawkins County Demands Cash for Services at Local Bank
  • TVA: Five to Seven Years to Repair Boone Dam, $200 to $300 million Cost
  • Wanted Hawkins County Teen Arrested After Police Alerted to His Facebook Updates
  • Teen Accused in July 2014 Murder Will Have Other Charges Tried First in Carter County
  • Clark Informs Judge He Plans to Seek Death Penalty in Azotea Case
  • Jeep Rollover In Lebanon Takes Woman's Life
  • Rogersville Man Caught By Police After Posting Pictures Online
  • Two People Arrested for Overnight Triple Stabbing
  • Call for Cleaning House at BVU Falls on Deaf Ears
  • Ball Corporation Closing Bristol, VA Packaging Plant, 230 Jobs Lost
  • Beer, Wine Sales to Begin in Luxury Seating at Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech
  • Indicted Kingsport Pharmacy Robber Due in Federal Court Aug. 12
  • BVU Opposes Shyster's Payment Plan
  • Joint "Branding" Study Tabled for Second Time in Bristol, Virginia
  • Bristol, Virginia School Board to Discuss Vacancy for Elected Position
  • Hawkins County Motorcycle Rider Hits Triple-Digit Speed in Chase
  • Retired Ohio Teacher Charged in SW Virginia For Soliciting a Child Over the Internet
  • New Licensing Law Will Have Bristol Motor Speedway, Dragway Getting Operating License in Blountville
  • Blountville Man Indicted for Sexually Abusing a Dog
  • Hawkins County Man Arrested For Attempted Bank Robbery



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