Saturday, February 15, 2014

Senate Expected to take up Bristol Virginia bill concerning The Falls
Next week, Virginia’s Senate is expected to re-examine legislation to help the City of Bristol Virginia satisfy its bond counsel for borrowing millions of dollars for The Falls project at Exit 5. It’s concerning repaying the bond issue with state sales tax revenue as the project develops in phases and partially outside of the city in the county. While the Senate initially killed the city’s bill, the House passed it, which means the Senate must take it up again. The city has faced opposition from property owners of the competing Pinnacle development in Bristol Tennessee. Bristol Virginia Mayor Guy Odum said, “We have no problem with that Tennessee development; let us alone, let us do our development.” Both sides have had lobbyists at work. (LM)

Thursday, March 05, 2015

  • Flood Victim Found Dead
  • Tim Tebow Foundation Opens First "Timmy's Playroom" Area in TN at Niswonger
  • ETSU College of Education Receives $1.2 Million Endowment
  • Rare Portrait of Davy Crockett's Widow to be Auctioned Off in Damascus
  • Car Found but Man Still Missing after Being Swept Away By Flood
  • Last of Meth Distributor Charged in Operation "Salt Vegas" Pleads Guilty
  • Weather Even Impacts Rail Traffic
  • Kingsport Police Continue Search for Man Missing for One Year
  • Reports: Man Swept Away by Floodwaters in Buchanan County
  • Wellmont Merger Search "Nearing Conclusion"
  • Bill Stripping Localities of Power to Ban Guns in Parks Passes TN Subcommittee
  • VDOT Reporting More Than 70 Routes Flooded, Closed in SW Virginia
  • Sullivan County's Longtime Economic Recruiter Retiring
  • Criminal Complaint Shows Fired Washington County TN Corrections Officer Hit, Kicked, Laughed at Victim
  • Teenager Arrested, Charged for Arson That Destroyed Two Barns in Hawkins County
  • APCO Offering Customer Text and Email Power Outage Alerts
  • TN Dept. of Education Likely to Let Counties, Cities Waive School Days Missed by Snow
  • VDOT: Haysi Main Street to be Closed for a Week Due to Building Collapse
  • Office Depot Cutting Jobs in Bristol, Virginia
  • Rain, Snow Melt Cause Flooding Throughout Southwest Virginia
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Man on Meth Charges After He is Caught Holding the One-Pot Lab
  • TN Bill That Guarantees Veterans Groups Fund-Raising Games Gaines Committee Approval



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