A look back at some of the past week's important and interesting stories you may have missed.
* Johnson City Schools superintendent issues apology following game at Dobyns-Bennett
The superintendent of Johnson City Schools issued a formal apology to Kingsport City Schools administrators Monday after rumors of inappropriate behavior perpetrated by Science Hill High School students, staff and supporters at a hotly contested football game between the two high school
* Plane veers off runway at TCRA
Shortly before noon emergency personnel were scrambled to Tri-Cities Regional Airport, where a small, twin engine Beechcraft plane reportedly exited a runway near the intersection of Highway 75 and Hamilton Road.
* Today, McMansions; tomorrow, prime rib biscuits; the day after, Hooters
One alderman wants to take Kingsport to the “next level.” Whatever that actually means, you can be sure it will be expensive. I’m thinking a spaceport or a skyscraper since we’ve already subsidized everything else.
* New Traders Village owners/operators to try out other business ideas for the site
New Traders Village owners and operators Steve Ledford and Buddy Williams promise to freshen up the sales plan at the longtime East Stone Drive flea market.
* Couple suing Mount Carmel over police crash
A Mount Carmel couple rear-ended by a Mount Carmel police officer who was responding to an emergency call in Church Hill last year has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against the city seeking compensation for damages.
to state police, the accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. in “The Reserve,” a
privately-owned gated community located in Bristol, Va.
* Kingsport pulling out of Innovation Academy
The city school board Thursday night voted 4-0 with one absent to withdraw from the joint agreement with the county to operate Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a STEM or science, technology, engineering and math school for grades 6-8.
* Former Bean Station police chief hired as MCPD part-timer
Robinette resigned from the BSPD on Dec. 15, 2012, the day after his son Nathaniel Robinette was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer in Rogersville and possessing a BSPD automatic rifle, badge, and SWAT gear.
* Kingsport BMA delays rezoning for gun shop near Jackson Elementary
A new gun store located on West Stone Drive — and right across the street from Andrew Jackson Elementary School — will have to wait a little while longer before legally being able to sell firearms in the Model City.