Monday, April 22, 2013

Shipley's Cash For CASA Idea Shot Down By Governor
Executive director of the Kingsport based CASA for Kids, Connie Steere, was hoping for a statewide windfall for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program. It recruits and trains volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court cases. She says it costs 88-thousand dollars per year, per child for each juvenile delinquent in state custody. She is pushing for more prevention and intervention. On April 26th the public can learn how a neglected child can become a productive adult. The Friday night presentation starts at 7pm and is free as hosted by the Eastman Employee Center. There was an opportunity through legislation filed by state Representative Tony Shipley to get more than 1-million dollars in new money for the program by increasing fines for the state’s seat belt law and earmarking that revenue for CASA. The idea that was shot down by the Governor says Shipley. (bg)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Flash Floods in Johnson City, other areas
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Bristol's "Pinnacle Development" Opening on I-81
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
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