Monday, February 04, 2013

No Welfare Drug Testing
One vote made all the difference for the Virginia Legislature on a hot button constitutional issue. All twenty of the democrat senators voted no to allowing the state to be able to drug test welfare recipients. The senate is split down the middle with an equal number from each party representing the state, but one senator from Virginia Beach, Harry Blevins decided not to vote. A tie would have left the deciding vote to Lt. Governor Bill Bolling who only votes in the event of a tie. Supporters say the bill would have ensured taxpayer money wasn’t supporting drug use…opponent of the bill called it singling out poor people as a way to cut needed benefits. (CC)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Charges Dropped Against Citizen Arrested at Greene County Public Meeting
  • Police Arrest a Joneborough Man for Stealing $10,000 of Merchandise from Employer
  • Food City Family Race Night Street Closures
  • City Expects Huge Returns from Pinnacle Development
  • Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Bristol
  • Staff Heartbroken as Bright's Zoo Baby Giraffe Dies
  • Intoxicated Man Arrested at Elementary School
  • Same Sex Marriage On Hold in VA
  • Former Bristol Executive Charged With Embezzlement
  • Huge Crowd Turns Out for Opening of The Pinnacle in Bristol
  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools



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