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)

Monday, January 26, 2015

  • Johnson City Man Goes to Prison for Cooking and Distributing Meth
  • Former VA Governor McDonnell to Remain Free as He Appeals Corrpution Prison Sentence
  • Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Running "Crack House" in Kingsport
  • Rate Going Way Up for Bristol, Virginia Cable TV Subscribers
  • Man Accused of Stealing Medical Donation Jar Now Faces Car Theft
  • ETSU Group Gets Funding for Sex Week Activities
  • TDH, CDC Report Flu Cases Going Down in Tri-Cities
  • Two Johnson City Men are Arrested for Drug and Weapon Charges
  • A Johnson City Man Arrested for Breaking into His Girlfriend's House
  • Experienced Drunk Driver Caught Again in Johnson City
  • Fire Causes Seven Figure Damages at Bluff City Business
  • Red Cross Assists After Russell County Fire



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