Monday, August 05, 2013

JC Methadone Clinic Saga Continues
The company wanting to open a methadone clinic in Johnson City is not giving up without a fight. In April, a lawsuit by Tri-Cities Holdings, LLC against the city was thrown out and in June, the Tennessee Health Services and Development agency denied a certificate of need. Now they’ve reached out to the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. The company claims nearly 1,000 people in our region are in need of their help for opiate addiction and currently have to drive over an hour to get treatment, a drive they say is unnecessary. The company hopes the federal investigation will show an invalid zoning ordinance by the city. If the DOJ determines Johnson City is in violation of federal law, they could withhold $800,000 in grant money aimed to fight crime reduction. The DOJ submitted a list of questions to the city and given attorneys 15 days to respond to in the inquiry.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Rogersville Man Arrested for Selling Pain Meds Obtained Through Medicare
  • Bluff City Woman Among 24 Busted for TennCare Fraud
  • Kingsport Speech Therapist Facing Potential Sentence of More than 20 Years for Fraud
  • Bloomberg: Alpha to File Bankruptcy, Possibly Monday
  • Hawkins County Man Earns Sixth Driving Revoked Charge
  • Auto Thieves Hit Three Kingsport Neighborhoods
  • Suspended Driver in Johnson City Arrested for Drug Charges
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Florida Parole Violation
  • Carter County Teacher Charged in Arson Case Loses Job
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey "Shocked" at TVA Plan to Fix Boone Dam
  • TVA: Hardships to Business, Property Owners But Boone Dam Repair Is Not a "Quick Fix"
  • Boone Lake Property Association: Five to Seven Years to Fix Dam "More Than Devastating"
  • Police: "Secret Service" Terrorist Killer From Hawkins County Demands Cash for Services at Local Bank
  • TVA: Five to Seven Years to Repair Boone Dam, $200 to $300 million Cost
  • Police: Johnson City Walmart Cashier Helps Others Steal
  • Teen Accused in July 2014 Murder Will Have Other Charges Tried First in Carter County
  • Clark Informs Judge He Plans to Seek Death Penalty in Azotea Case
  • Rogersville Man Caught By Police After Posting Pictures Online
  • Two People Arrested for Overnight Triple Stabbing



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