Monday, June 18, 2012

Final Reading of Fiscal Budget on Friday in Jonesborough
The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Alderman has scheduled a second and final reading for the next fiscal budget on Friday. The 5-million 607 thousand dollar budget was unanimously approved on first reading and includes a 5 percent pay increase for all town employees with no increase in property taxes or service fees and rates. They will also discuss the addition of another patrol officer. The additional position will offer the opportunity for all patrol officers to participate in a rotation that gets them experience in the investigative division. This plan should help Major Matt Rice who is the departmentís only investigator dealing with the 120 criminal investigations that are underway. They will also consider a request from the Senior Center to promote a part timer to full-time as membership at the center has increased by 40 percent. The town hopes Washington County will begin to support the new senior center which is expected to begin construction later this year. (bg)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
  • Mother Pleads Guilty in Killing of 2 Year Old in Wise County



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