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)

Friday, May 22, 2015

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  • Sullivan County Board to Hire Interim Director of Schools June 1
  • Bristol Teen Dies Following May 9 Crash in Washington County VA
  • Accused Carter County Killer Picks Up New Charge: Coercion of Witness
  • UPDATE: Avery Co NC Sheriff Said Car Involved in Fatal Police Pursuit in Carter County Was Stolen
  • Police Chase Ends with Fatal Car Crash in Roan Mountain
  • Young Trio Admits to Shoplifting from Johnson City Business
  • Watauga Man Charged With Embezzeling From Johnson City Water and Sewer Department
  • Authorities Say Speed Was a Factor in Bluff City Crash
  • Kingsport and Sullivan County School Leaders Will Meet to Discuss Long Term Plans
  • Elizabethton Covered Bridge Lawsuit Thrown Out
  • Kingsport Pastor Arrested on Money Laundering Charges
  • Jennings Found Not Guilty by Jury in Baby Killing
  • Arraignment Set for Johnson City Man Charged with Rape of a Child
  • Bristol Man Arrested for Raping 3-Year-Old
  • Gray Elementary Resource Officer Suspended, Under Investigation
  • TWRA Issues Preliminary Data on Fatal Boone Lake Crash
  • Police: Church Hill Scam Turns Dangerous
  • Jury Deliberating in Child Killing Trial in Greeneville
  • Eastman's Costa to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials Conference
  • Funeral Services Scheduled for Toddler That Drowned in Scott County, VA
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  • Hawkins Sheriff: Sliger Murder Not Random
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