Fish fry to benefit New Vision Youth
Huckabee to speak at Sullivan GOP dinner
Woman faces drugs, weapon charges
JC man arrested on felony warrants
Roan Mountain woman killed in crash
Man charged with animal cruelty
Principal investigated for paddling
KINGSPORT - A fish fry will be held May 12 beginning at noon at Riverview Community Building (beside the Carver Library). All proceeds will go to the New Vision Youth Scholarship Fund. New Vision Youth is a nonprofit organization designed to educate and help youth. The group also does many community volunteer projects. In addition to fish dinners there will be baked goods and hot dogs for sale. The fish dinner is $6. The group will deliver orders $15 and up. For more information call Johnnie Mae Swagerty, New Vision Youth director, at 246-6623.
KINGSPORT - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 presidential hopeful, will be the keynote speaker at the Sullivan County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on May 18 at 7 p.m. at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center. Other special guests at the event include U.S. Rep. David Davis, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, House GOP Leader Jason Mumpower and state Rep. Jon Lundberg. Tickets to the event cost $50. For more information call 323-8700 or go to www.sullivancountygop.org.
JOHNSON CITY - A woman allegedly in possession of Schedule II, III and IV prescription drugs was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday. Johnson City police also charged Cynthia H. Bailey, 46, of 308 Oak Road, Bristol, Tenn., with possession of a firearm where alcohol is sold or served. Bailey is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center under a $36,500 bond. Bailey is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Monday afternoon.
JOHNSON CITY - A 19-year-old Johnson City man was arrested Saturday morning. Travis Edwards of 107 Hopper Road #4 was charged with possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation and felony warrants from Washington County. He was arrested by Johnson City police at 11 a.m. and is being held at Washington County Detention Center with no bond. An arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday morning.
A 25-year-old woman was killed when she lost control of her 2000 Honda Accord on a curve of Old State Route 34 Saturday. Kristie Julie Gibbs's vehicle left the road and struck a tree. Gibbs, of 273 Shell Creek Road, was declared dead at the scene by Washington County Medical Examiner Dr. Vince Pinyard. The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the crash. The wet roadway and speed contributed to the crash, police said.
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - A man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting a stray dog with a bow and arrow at least three times, authorities say. Morristown and Hamblen County Animal Control officers say David Thomas, 43, first notified authorities about the dog's injuries and initially denied hurting the young terrier named Archer. Archer was found on April 24 behind Thomas' house with an arrow piercing his right leg and left hip. Thomas called control officers at least 12 hours after the incident took place, officials say. Control officers went to Thomas' home on Thursday to question him again. This time, officers say Thomas signed a written statement confessing to the incident. In the statement, Thomas said he had two female dogs in season on his property. Archer came to his home and instead of notifying animal control, he shot the dog. Thomas was charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and arraigned in Hamblen County General Sessions court. Archer's injuries were not life threatening.
ALGOOD, Tenn. - An elementary school principal has been temporarily assigned to administrative duties after a paddling she gave to a student allegedly left bruises. The Department of Children's Services launched an investigation into the disciplinary action at the K-8 Algood School after the boy's parents reported the spanking to authorities. Algood School Principal Leann Taylor told the Herald-Citizen that she is on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation into the incident, which happened last week.
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