Monday, July 02, 2012

Sales Tax Revenue Planned to Replace Lost Grants
Sales tax revenue is planned to replace lost federal grant money in Washington County. 5-million dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and another 600-thousand dollars in other grants end June 30th. Voters will now decide on a sales tax referendum August second and city and county boards of education are hoping for local rates to go up. An increase from 2.5 percent to 2.75 percent would be the maximum allowed by state law to fund local schools. The last sales tax hike in Washington County was approved back in May of 1994. Non-mandated positions and programs could be cut to reduce the schools budget deficit. Transportation, equipment, technology, Health insurance, fuel and utility costs are being reviewed. (bg)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • Jury Convicts Southwest Virginia Retail Store Owners of Selling Synthetic Marijuana
  • Sentence Reduced for Bristol Man Convicted of Child Rape
  • Carter County Gets Stern Warning on Finances From Comptroller
  • Mold Forces Closure of Indian Springs Elementary
  • Dangerous, Possibly Drugged, Suspect Wanted in Sullivan County
  • New Virginia Road Funding Formula in Question for Coalfield's Expressway, Other Projects
  • Bristol, Virginia Working to Get Revenue Bonds to Market for The Falls Project
  • USDA Awards $3 Million to Scott County, Va., for Broadband
  • Hawkins County Man Takes Plea in Federal Pipe Bomb Case
  • Victim Says Two Men Tried to Rob Him at Gunpoint in Downtown Bristol
  • Wanted Johnson City Suspect Caught in Greene Co.
  • New Law Leaves Most VA Highway Projects Competing for Scarce Dollars
  • Kingsport Schools to Equip Students with Laptops
  • Bristol Public Library Sculpture Party
  • Topping Out Ceremony Held for Eastman's $100 Million Corporate Business Center
  • Man Reported Missing in Kingsport Found Safe
  • Hearing Delayed for former Bristol Library Executive Charged with Embezzlement.
  • Funeral Home Fire in Castlewood Under Investigation



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