Friday, October 05, 2012

Caution Urged In Unicoi Hospital Deal
The Unicoi County Hospital Board of Control will meet again October 18th to continue discussions about the facility being acquired by another hospital corporation. Many Unicoi residents felt that it was going to be a slamdunk for Mountain States Health Alliance. A representative of Wellmont, another large local health care provider, attended the meeting and defended their short five-page proposal saying they had trouble getting information and even felt some hostility from the present hospital board of control. MSHA had apparently been working for months with hospital officials to put together the package they proposed that would provide a cash payoff to Unicoi County and Erwin government's for their financial obligations and 6 million dollar debt. The next meeting is expected to see even greater community involvement and will have to be held in a larger location.(CS)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • '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
  • Former Church Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
  • KPD Investigating a Stabbing
  • Wellmont/MSHA Merger Announcement Expected Thursday
  • Wichita State Assistant Steve Forbes Introduced as New ETSU Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Erwin Pair Arrested for Selling Hallucinogens
  • Colleges Reach Transfer Agreement
  • Woman Reporting She was Robbed Arrested Also for Drugs in Gray
  • Manhunt Continues in Washington County VA for Domestic Assault Suspect
  • Bill to Bring Back Bingo in TN Passes in Committee
  • Woman Killed in Telford Fire March 22 Identified
  • Chuckey Man Indicted on Vehicular Homicide Charges In Connection to 2013 Crash
  • Kingsport Man Gets Almost 13-yr Prison Sentence for Selling Synthethic Drugs
  • Convicted Kingsport Drug Dealer Ordered to Federal Prison When Released from State
  • Firefighters Battle Blaze at Big Stone Gap Apartments



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