Thursday, May 10, 2012

Federal Employees Rally & March in JC
Federal workers who claim their pay and benefits are being unfairly targeted to help balance the federal budget rallied in Johnson City Wednesday. The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1687, based at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home scheduled the rally and marched from the VA gate at the intersection of Lamont Street and Veterans Way down to the Washington County Veterans Memorial near West Market Street. They complain that legislators are trying to cut federal spending and have already decreased federal worker benefits and are planning to do it again. The federal deficit now stands at more than 15-trillion dollars. A news release from the union stated recent budget proposals place a disproportionate burden on retirement benefits for federal workers pointing to a proposal to cut 30-billion from federal retirement benefits over 10 years. U.S. Representative Phil Roe says the VA is excluded from these type budget reductions adding that the VA will get an increase this coming fiscal year as will the FBI. (bg)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • Call for Cleaning House at BVU Falls on Deaf Ears
  • Cozart Warehouse in Abingdon Hit by Copper Thieves, $60,000 in Materials Taken
  • 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
  • A Greenville Man In Custody On Child Rape Charges
  • VA Real Estate Market Improves by 11%
  • City Council Changes Course and Reappoints Fleenor to BVU Board
  • Washington County, VA Grand Jury Indicts Abingdon Man for Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Bristol, TN Officials Confirm Triad Packaging Staying in City, Investing Millions
  • Children's Services Spokesman Says Formal Investigation Underway into David Crockett High Hazing
  • BVU's Faith Esposito Suddenly Resigns Board
  • DMME: Mine Accident in Dickenson County Under Investigation, Victim Recovering After Surgery
  • Bristol, Tennessee Schools Replace Principal in Wake of Attempted Child Abuse and Neglect Case
  • King University Breaks Ground on Oval Restoration
  • Roe Seeks Immediate Lift of Ban on Firearms on Military Grounds
  • Haslam Headed to the Tri-Cities to Push For Hike in Gasoline Tax



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