Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lower Interest Rates In Hawkins County Mean Big Savings
Hawkins County hopes to save a lot of money over the next two decades as new lower interest rates were arranged for the 16-million dollar construction bond issuance of 2008. The funds were to pay for high school upgrades, the Clinch School and the Church Hill Intermediate School. Hawkins County had been paying about 4.5 percent interest on the original note but a new loan offers only 4 percent interest and that lower rate will result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest savings. Of course the commission voted unanimously in favor of the new U.S. Bank contract. Other unanimous voting included a $2.65 bond issuance for the county highway department, a resolution requiring all county officials, county employees and county commissioners to carry a photo I.D. card, a resolution requesting the state return all eligible unclaimed funds from county offices back to Hawkins County and the acceptance of a bid from Tele-Optics Inc. of Kingsport for two projectors and two retractable screens to be installed in the new county commission meeting room. (bg)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Special Prosecutor: Police Shooting of Man Near Bristol Justified
  • Regional Jail Agreement for Bristol, Virginia Dies for Lack of Motion from City Council
  • Jailer Fired After Arrested for Shoplifting in Johnson City
  • THP Confirms Fatal Scooter Crash in Bluff City
  • Bristol, Virginia Revenue Bonds Sold, Cabela's Construction to Begin
  • Official: Voting Machines Statewide Could Need Overhaul or Inspections
  • Joining a Regional Jail Set for Discussion by Bristol, Virginia City Council
  • Johnson City Gets Grant to Curb Domestic Violence
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop Across the Tri-Cities
  • Four Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Drug in County Jail
  • Sullivan County Detectives Investigating Shooting at Bluff City Teen Home
  • Downtown Growth in Bristol Attracts Unwanted Crime
  • TVA to Maintain Below-Normal Winter Pool Levels as Seepage Investigation Continues
  • Heaphy Stepping Down from U.S. Attorney's Office in SW Va.
  • GOP Helps Pillion's War Chest Grow for Dec. 9 Special Election
  • NC Women Arrested for Prostitution in Elizabethton
  • Three Injured from Car Accident on South Holston Dam Road, SCSO Investigating
  • Erwin Mayor is Confident Liquor Policies Will be In Place Soon



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