Saturday, February 15, 2014

King University President Resigns
King University's longtime president, Dr. Greg Jordan, has resigned, on the heels of a majority of faculty giving him a vote of no confidence. More than 60 faculty and staff members voted against Jordan, 30 for him and 10 abstained. The group that was working for Jordan's resignation also said they had raised more than $200,000 in donations contingent upon Jordan's resignation. King recently announced record enrollment of more than 2,500 students. But the anti Jordan group insisted the Bristol campus has been neglected and too much emphasis was placed on pre-professional and professional programs. During Jordan's 17-year tenure, King gained university status and advanced in athletics from NAIA to NCAA Division II, among many accomplishments. The college Board of Trustees vice chair, Dr. Richard Ray, was named interim president. (SH)

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Two Charged in Johnson City Home Robbery
  • ETSU Goes Public with Student Report of Rape
  • Kingsport Earns Highest Bond Ratings in History
  • House Fire in Bristol Contained to Kitchen
  • Sullivan County Commissoners Consent to Support of Wellmont staying local, State Constitution Amendment 1
  • Fire Department Promotion in Johnson City
  • Sullivan County Woman Booked Again For Child Abuse After Children Found Wondering the Streets
  • Deer Versus Vehicle Crashes on the Rise, THP Reports
  • Church Hill Man Arrested After Physical Fight With Father Ends With Gunfire
  • Piney Flats Village is Given Historical Marker
  • Bristol YMCA Offers Free Self Defense Training for Women
  • Man Gets Pulled over for His License Plate, Gets Arrested for Drugs
  • Two Russell County Men Die in Head on Collision
  • Johnson City Man's Victim Found Unconscious in the Middle of the Road
  • Federal Judge Denies Appeal of Hawkins County Woman Who Cashed Dead Family Members' Checks
  • Bristol TN Police receive Tennessee Top Honor
  • Wellmont allows doctors involved in final stages of merger pursuit
  • Congressmen Roe, Griffith Urge Travel Ban due to Ebola
  • Johnson City Approves Floodplain Buyout Program



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