Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sullivan County EMS Not Paid for Help with Hippie Gathering
Sullivan County’s EMS will not be receiving a penny of federal money for their help in covering an event at a national park. Over 10,000 self professed hippies are expected to congregate during the Rainbow Family of Light National Gathering at Cherokee National Park from June 29-July 5. Though the National Park Service asked Sullivan County EMS to respond to all emergency calls that may arise at the Gathering, they said they will not be compensating the EMS for their services. Gary Mayes, Regional Director with the Sullivan County EMS, says that though he will have his staff cover the event, he is upset that they won’t get paid. “We have a need to add additional equipment and manpower because we still have a responsibility to our visitors and we have a responsibility to our citizens. At no time do we want to have a substandard unit availability… so it’s not unreasonable to expect reimbursement for services we didn’t seek and ask for.” Mayes says that the EMS is asking Senators Alexander and Corker as well as Congressman Poe to support them in their request for reimbursement.

Monday, September 01, 2014

  • Wellmont on Agenda for Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Child Run Over in Driveway Near Bristol
  • Tobacco at issue as Sullivan County School Board is set to Meet
  • Labor Day Means More Police Patrols in Johnson City
  • Animal Ordinance Changes will be considered by Bristol, Tennessee City Council
  • Retirement of One of Longest Serving Virginia State Troopers; from the Bristol area
  • Sullivan County Authorities Make Sullivan Gardens Drug Bust
  • Hammer Assault Lands a Johnson City Son in Jail
  • Man Flown to Hospital After Boone Lake Injury
  • Russell County Fire Under Investigation
  • Three Kingsport Traffic Fatalities in One Week
  • VSP Search for Missing Russell County Man
  • 12-Year Old Boy Dies After Kingsport Crash
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested for DUI, 6th Offense
  • Settlement with Fired Sullivan County Highway Workers Likely to Come Up for Another Vote
  • Newly Renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium Opens to Enthusiasm in Kingsport
  • Jury Deliberations to Start Tuesday in Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial



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