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)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

  • Jury Finds Bristol Man Guilty as Charged of Malicious Wounding in Random Airsoft Gun Shooting
  • Police: Arsonists Torch Three Campers, Cabin in Hawkins County, Escape by Canoe
  • Lee County VA Federal Inmate Gets 20 Years for Throwing Hot Liquid, Stabbing a Prison Guard
  • Guns In Parks Bill in TN Amended to Allow Firearms at State Capital Grounds
  • Attorney General Announces $29 Million in Natural Gas Royalites to SW Virginia Landowners
  • Wellmont Health System Sets Announcement on "Future"
  • Arson Suspected in Wildfire in Unicoi County
  • Bristol, Virginia Jury Hearing Case of Random Shooting Spree
  • Kingsport Police Seize Almost $30K in Drugs, $60K in Cash, Arrest Three
  • Alpha Natural Resources Refinancing Debt
  • King University to Train Social Workers
  • Open Container Law Rejected Again in TN General Assembly
  • Audit: Prisoners, Dead Among Those Receiving Unemployment
  • Sponsor Withdraws Tennessee Abortion Ultrasound Bill
  • 'Insure Tennessee' Fails in Senate Subcommittee for Second Time
  • Season Ticket Holders Get First Dibs on "Battle at Bristol" Football Tickets
  • Former Kingsport Alderman's Hearing on Sex Charges Delayed
  • Kingsport Mayor "Absolutely In Favor" of Wellmont, Mountain States Merger
  • Elderly Man Missing in Washington Co. VA Found Safe
  • UPDATE: Kingsport Admits to Fatal Stabbing at YMCA, Charged with First-Degree Murder



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