Friday, May 25, 2012

Taxes For Education
Washington County schools are 2.5-million dollars short while Johnson City schools need another 3.6-million. Officials are talking about a new idea to convince taxpayers to pay more for education. Some are calling for all tax increase funding to go to schools. If an increase is passed taxes will go up from 8 and a half to 8 and a quarter which is the maximum allowed by the state. For the next three months Tennessee voters are considering these important state and local issues. Johnson City and Washington County voters will see the August ballot offering a sales tax increase to fund education which School leaders say they need. The next Johnson City Commission meeting comes up June seventh. (bg)

Monday, April 27, 2015

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  • Bristol, Virginia Utilities Expecting Restitution by June from Employee/Contractor Theft and Kick-Back Schemes
  • BVU Board Gives Preliminary Approval to 15 Percent Sewer Rate Increase
  • Bristol Chamber Hosting Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday
  • Former NASCAR Truck Series Driver Out of Johnson City Has Sentencing Delayed in Ponzi Scheme Until October
  • Anniversary of Deadly Tornadoes Reminder of Need for Emergency Preparedness
  • Trial in Murder of 78-year-old in Carter County Delayed
  • New Cars Destroyed in Hauler Fire on I-81
  • Cop Delivers Baby; Mom and Baby Doing Well
  • Rabid Raccoon Found in Russell County, VA
  • Sullivan County Leaders Host Public Budget Meeting
  • Unicoi BOE Interviews Finalists for Director of Schools Position
  • Man Faked Robbery Because He Wanted to Go to Jail
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: Many Feel Allowing Guns in Parks Shouldn't Be Left to City/County to Decide
  • Bond Revoked on Sullivan County Woman Charged with Poisoning and Shooting Husband
  • With Criminal Investigation Ongoing, BVU Cutting General Legal Counsel to Part Time Work



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