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)

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Month Long Investigation Nets Four Theft Arrests
  • Bristol, Virginia: Northeast Weather is Cause to Postpone Planned Ribbon Cutting For Nulife Glass
  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • District Attorney Will Seek Death Penalty Against Carter County Teen Murder Suspect



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