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January 25th, 2007 12:03 am by Staff Report









Gray women injured in head-on crash


Two charged in Roadrunner robbery


Child porn case continued in court


Teen to be tried as adult in gun case


Suspect accused in construction site thefts


Scott County history books on sale


Gray women injured in head-on crash

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JOHNSON CITY - A head-on collision in Washington County sent one person to the hospital Monday night. According to authorities, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash on Old Gray Station Road near Buckingham Road. Reports indicate Teena Day, 37, 172 Lakeview St., Gray, was negotiating a curve while driving a Dodge Ram when she lost control of the vehicle and slid into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a Blazer head on. The driver of the Blazer, Deanna Kaywood, 50, 170 Village Lane, Gray, had to be extricated from her vehicle. Kaywood then was flown by Wings Air Rescue to Johnson City Medical Center, where she was listed in serious condition. Day was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending.


Two charged in Roadrunner robbery

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JOHNSON CITY - Two women have been arrested in connection with a Monday morning robbery of a convenience store. According to reports, the arrests came after the same women attempted to rob another location later that night. Sherita R. Riddick, 28, and Jessica Jupin, 24, both of 624 E. Maple St., Johnson City, were charged with one count of robbery, three counts of assault, one count of criminal attempt, and one count of criminal conspiracy. Police say the pair robbed the Roadrunner Market, 2607 S. Roan St., a little before 4:30 a.m. Monday, assaulting a clerk in the process. Around 9 p.m. the same night the pair reportedly were caught attempting to rob Schlotzsky's Deli on Sunset Drive. Riddick and Jupin were being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $73,000 bond each.


Child porn case continued in court

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JOHNSON CITY - The case of an Erwin man facing aggravated child exploitation charges in both Unicoi and Washington counties was continued Wednesday. Woodrow D. MacGeorge, 43, 1019 Gouge Road, Unicoi, appeared briefly in front of Sessions Judge Jim Nidiffer. Authorities allege MacGeorge was posting notes on a public bulletin board at a Jonesborough business, directing individuals to a Web site featuring girls between the ages of 10 and 16. The Erwin Police Department also charged MacGeorge in connection with similar incidents there. MacGeorge remained in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to next appear in sessions court Jan. 31. If MacGeorge makes bond in the meantime, he will extradited to the Unicoi County Jail to face those charges. His bond there is $100,000.


Teen to be tried as adult in gun case

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JONESBOROUGH - A 17-year-old charged with aggravated assault after allegedly taking .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol to school and pointing the gun at a school employee is scheduled to enter a plea in March. Tim Ivey, a former sophomore at David Crockett High School, is also facing a theft charge for allegedly taking the weapon from his home. Ivey, who will be tried as an adult on the charges, is represented by Roger Day of Elizabethton. Judge Lynn Brown scheduled the plea deadline and motions hearing for March 9.


Suspect accused in construction site thefts

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JOHNSON CITY - A Unicoi man was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by Johnson City police into the recent thefts of heavy equipment from construction sites. According to police, Charles Fitzgerald Mosier, 43, 128 Old Mill Creek Road, Unicoi, stole heavy equipment from two separate construction sites on West Market Street earlier this month. Mosier was charged with two counts of theft over $10,000 and was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.


Scott County history books on sale

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GATE CITY - The Scott County Retired Teachers Association has available for sale two books reflecting the history and culture of Scott County. "Scott County and Its History" is available for $70 at Scott County Drugs, Weber City Drugs, the Gate City treasurer's office and Scott Jewelers. The association also has available the "Scott County Teachers Cookbook" for $15 or two for $25 at Scott County Drugs, Weber City Drugs, Home Sweet Home on Broad Street in Kingsport, and Unique Family Hair Design on Bloomingdale Parkway. Proceeds from the sale of both books will go toward scholarships the teachers association awards each year.


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