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)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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  • Marion Man Arrested for Rape
  • Maintenance Work to Disrupt Water Service in Jonesborough
  • 74-year-old Arrested on Kingsport's Dale Street for Crack Cocaine
  • ETSU Hires Emergency Management Specialist
  • Man Accused of Stealing Gun, Credit Cards Arrested in Johnson City
  • Kingsport Mother Arrested for Neglect, Drugs
  • Matthew Hill Says Why He Changed Position on Wine in Grocery Bill
  • Survey says JCMC Is 8th Best Health Facility in Tennessee
  • Man Arraigned After Weekend Attack in Johnson City
  • Three Charged in a 2013 Murder Have a Plea Deadline
  • Bristol, TN Extends Director of School's Contract
  • Wise Co., VA Mine Closes and Hundreds Lose Jobs
  • Work by Bristol Photographer Displayed in Smithsonian
  • New Car Tag Decals Save Paper, Lower Theft in Sullivan County
  • Vapor Business Burglarized in Bristol
  • Carter County Commissioners Vote for Tax Increase
  • Inmate Medical Bills Stress Sullivan County Sheriff's Budget
  • Ballard Bound Over to Grand Jury
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