JOHNSON CITY - The administration for the city of Johnson City is back to full strength with the hiring of a second assistant city manager. Robert L. Wilson Jr., deputy city manager of administration for the city of Bristol, Tenn., officially accepted the position Friday, City Manager Pete Peterson said. Wilson will begin work for Johnson City on May 14. "Bob will oversee internal services - finance, human resources, budget, purchasing and information technology. We are fortunate to have a person of his caliber joining our city team," Peterson said. Peterson had put off hiring a second assistant - Charlie Stahl, formerly city manager in Elizabethton, has been serving as assistant city manager since last June - until he could find the right person for the job and until he could find the time to devote to the search. "Bob had a number of things going on in Bristol that prevented us from getting together earlier," Peterson said. "To his credit, he didn't want to put them in a bind." Both assistant city manager positions have a $90,000 annual salary and benefits package.
GED testing offered weekends, evenings
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WEBER CITY - The Regional Adult Education Program is offering evening and weekend GED tests this month in Weber City. The exam is being given at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information call (276)386-2433.
Scott Park and Rec seeks volunteers
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GATE CITY - Scott County Park and Recreation staff are looking for volunteers to clean picnic shelters and clear paths that will be a walking trail. "The benefits of this trail could be broken down into two categories, educational and recreational," said Skip Sheets, recreation department director. "Recreationally, it would enhance the community's health and fitness as a walking trail. It would also be used as a practice facility for three area high schools' cross-country teams. Currently, no trail exists for the local cross-country programs. Educationally, it could be used as an outdoor resource for area students and as outdoor classrooms to be used by all 13 county schools." Plants along the trail will be labeled for identification. The educational and health benefits provided by the nature trail will help the well-being of all students involved and enhance the quality of life for everyone in Scott County, Sheets said. For more information or to volunteer call (276)452-2442 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.