Thursday, May 17, 2012

Carter Budget Work Continues This Week
It is been a bumpy road this week for the Carter County budget. The Carter County School Board is asking for a budget increase of close to $840,000 for next year. The education funding bucket has big leaks as pointed out by Carter County Finance Director Ingrid DeLoach. She said average daily attendance declined by 100 students this year and that means a loss of $204,000 in state basic education program funds. DeLoach said another $470,000 is being lost at the local level because the County schools share of local revenue slipped by 1% to the Elizabethton City Schools. She told commissioners to expect another 1% loss in the coming budget year. The biggest cost for education is been a state mandated $714,000, 2 1/2% pay increase for teachers. The school systems medical insurance provider is estimated to have a $400,000 premium increase for the County to pay. More budget meetings are planned.(CS)

Friday, March 06, 2015

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  • Man Wanted in February Murder at Convenience Store in Johnson City Arrested in Massachusetts
  • Kingsport Woman Tries to Walk Out of Kmart With Jewelry Display Case, Charged with Shoplifting
  • Sheriff: Sister Was Driving Car Swept Away Killing Man
  • Brazen Burglars Take Snack Food from Kingsport Market
  • Police: KATS Rider Caught on Video Rummaging Through Woman's Purse Wanted
  • Alpha Taking Request for Professor's Research on Health Risks to West Virginia Supreme Court
  • Judge Finds Former Cumberland Plateau Housing Executive Not Guilty
  • Services Announced for Pamela Roe
  • Former School Secretary Found Guilty of Embezzlement
  • Flood Victim Found Dead
  • Tim Tebow Foundation Opens First "Timmy's Playroom" Area in TN at Niswonger
  • ETSU College of Education Receives $1.2 Million Endowment
  • Rare Portrait of Davy Crockett's Widow to be Auctioned Off in Damascus
  • Car Found but Man Still Missing after Being Swept Away By Flood
  • Last of Meth Distributor Charged in Operation "Salt Vegas" Pleads Guilty
  • Kingsport Police Continue Search for Man Missing for One Year
  • Wellmont Merger Search "Nearing Conclusion"
  • Bill Stripping Localities of Power to Ban Guns in Parks Passes TN Subcommittee
  • VDOT Reporting More Than 70 Routes Flooded, Closed in SW Virginia



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