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, July 03, 2015

  • Report: Joshua Copeland's Mother Witness to Edsel Copeland Stabbing Last Month
  • Johnson City Approves Investments in new Food City and Franklin Square Development
  • Boone, NC Motel Owner Charged in Deaths of Three Guests Due in Court
  • Bristol Motor Speedway Joins Fellow NASCAR Tracks in Asking for Ban on Confederate Flag
  • Abingdon Man Returned from Arkansas to Face Charges of Murdering Father
  • Local Democrat: Jim Webb Will Bring Presidential Campaign to Southwest Virginia
  • SW Virginia Coalbed Methane Royalty Owner Provisions Take Effect This Month
  • Report: New Hospital Coming to Erwin in 2018
  • Extensive Prep Underway for Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Johnson City's Freedom Hall
  • Documents Show Bristol, TN Ready to Use Eminent Domain to Take Property for Flood Mitigation
  • AAA Projects More Holiday Travelers Taking to The Road July 4th Weekend
  • Four Juveniles Arrested for Breaking Into Johnson City Business
  • Bristol, VA Man Arrested After Animal Cruelty Investigation
  • New BVU Chair: "We want to get to the bottom" of Scandal
  • Community Service Deadline Approaches for Free Tennessee College Program
  • Abingdon Arson Suspect Due in Court Next Month in Martinsville
  • Three Injured in Wednesday Crash on Hwy 11E in Telford
  • Tennessee Man Involved in Abduction, Rape Case in Oregon Gets $1 Million Bond
  • Former Eastman Executive Named Chairman of Local Hospital
  • Kingsport Man - "In it for the Money"- Sent to Prison for 10 Years for Drug Dealing
  • False Alarm at Tri-Cities Regional Airport After Security Alert
  • Thief Demands Drugs In Walgreen's Robbery
  • Bristol Chamber Of Commerce Names New CEO
  • Bill to Consider TN Wilderness Act to Expand Cherokee National Forest Up for Fourth Try



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