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)

Monday, September 01, 2014

  • Sullivan County Authorities Make Sullivan Gardens Drug Bust
  • Hammer Assault Lands a Johnson City Son in Jail
  • Man Flown to Hospital After Boone Lake Injury
  • Russell County Fire Under Investigation
  • Three Kingsport Traffic Fatalities in One Week
  • VSP Search for Missing Russell County Man
  • 12-Year Old Boy Dies After Kingsport Crash
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested for DUI, 6th Offense
  • Settlement with Fired Sullivan County Highway Workers Likely to Come Up for Another Vote
  • Newly Renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium Opens to Enthusiasm in Kingsport
  • Jury Deliberations to Start Tuesday in Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial



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