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)

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Jury Convicts 70-year-old Johnson City Woman of Vehicular Homicide
  • "Trammel Property" Bill Chances Slim, According to Carrico
  • As Virginia General Assembly Formulates Budget, Highway Funding Up So Far for Bristol District
  • Hubbard Gives Perspective on Need for City Council Executive Sessions
  • Carrico Bill on Domestic Assault in Trouble Due to Cost
  • Wise County Dentist Gets Two Months in Jail for Fraud
  • Water Service in Portions of Elizabethton to be Interrupted Saturday
  • Washington County, VA Deputies Looking for Two Men Involved in Farm Machine Burglary
  • JCPD Prepares for Super Bowl Weekend, DUI Patrols with Additional Officers
  • Kingsport Police Search for Suspects who Stole Nearly $2,000 Worth of Items
  • Hubbard Says Certain Business of Bristol, Virgnia City Council Must Be Secret
  • Washington County Commissioner David Tomita Talks in Support of Project X
  • Eastman Chemical Earnings Up
  • Month Long Investigation Nets Four Theft Arrests
  • Bristol, Virginia: Northeast Weather is Cause to Postpone Planned Ribbon Cutting For Nulife Glass
  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • District Attorney Will Seek Death Penalty Against Carter County Teen Murder Suspect



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