Sullivan County commissioners will have to “start juggling things around” to balance a 2018-2019 budget without property tax increase. Each penny of the property tax rate is projected to generate $372,439 for the current budget cycle. That equals about $239,000 in new money for the county’s general fund under the current tax rate.
The collision occurred at about noon at the intersection of Watauga Street and East Sevier Avenue.
When police were called to a nightclub on Stone Drive, they found a man bleeding from the nose and mouth. Though he couldn't recall what occurred, officers observed "boot prints on the side of his face and back of his head."
A public forum seeking input on Northeast State Community College’s next president is set for next week. A search committee is interested in learning the challenges and opportunities at the school and the characteristics desired of a new president.
Update: Police are reporting that a man killed Thursday in Sullivan County jumped from a moving vehicle after threatening to commit suicide.
Sullivan County’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 will up “Rabies and Animal Control” account from $364,572 to $564,572. Half the $200,000 increase is projected to come from shelter-generated revenue.
The Odd Couple features an 8-person cast, a lot of laughs, and even some tears. The play, which begins the Kingsport Theatre Guild’s 71st season, premieres this weekend.
Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski says no for multiple reasons, but Board of Education member Mark Ireson maintains it is a major looming issue, one that could take available funding from the new county high school.
After the 2016 wildfires in Gatlinburg many communities have worked to achieve Firewise USA status, especially those located in heavily wooded areas with rough terrain that can be easily cut off. Chelaque Estates in far western Hawkins County checks all of those boxes.
"Surgoinsville has been around for over 200 years, but we've lost a lot of our history because when people passed away their belongings were either sent away or destroyed. A lot of their stories were forgotten. That's why we need to preserve what we still have." — Jack Pierce
No one inside the church was injured, and the driver sustained non-life threatening injuries. The driver isn’t a member of that church and there was some speculation whether the crash was the result of a health emergency.
In Lee County, where declining revenues from growing tobacco and mining coal have left little money for school resource officers, all five members of the school board voted for the county to become the first in the state to arm teachers and staff. That decision flies in the face of the state’s ban on guns in schools.
According to court records, Sammy R. Sandidge bludgeoned his girlfriend with an oxygen tank, then stayed with her dead body for several days.
BLOUNTVILLE — A wanted Florida man who slipped private transport guards at a Kingsport Welcome Center now faces charges in Sullivan County, where police say he fought with deputies as he was recaptured Wednesday afternoon.
KINGSPORT — Despite hue blindness and vision in only one eye, Skyler Leaman is bringing art to unexpected places — like the bathrooms at the Zoomerz on Sullivan Gardens Parkway.