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Woman goes berserk on BMA, 54-year-old receives high school diploma and more stories you may have missed

May 18th, 2014 11:00 am by Staff Report

Woman goes berserk on BMA, 54-year-old receives high school diploma and more stories you may have missed

A look back at some of the important and interesting stories you may have missed over the past week from the Kingsport Times-News.

* Audio: Woman blasts Rogersville BMA for refusing wedding request

A mother of a bride-to-be gave the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen an earful Tuesday evening after the board refused to let her close a section of Main Street for a wedding later this month.

* Planned shopping complex renamed Tri-Cities Crossing

In March 2013, Taylor announced plans for Heritage Point Towne Center, a prospective shopping complex with one million square feet of retail, entertainment and dining facilities at the Interstate 81/26 interchange.

* Mayor Dennis Phillips: 'This is the worst year ever'

Raising property taxes, establishing a garbage collection fee, laying off city employees and freezing pay for at least one year. Some or all of these actions may be taken by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to balance Kingsport's 2015 budget.

* Woman, 54, set to receive honorary diploma from Sullivan Central High School

More than three decades after last attending Sullivan Central High School, Zenda Carmody will go across the stage and receive her high school diploma Thursday night.

* Alexa finally gets a marker

On Jan. 1, 2012, the 5-year-old girl's parents allegedly forced her to drink about 2.4 liters of grape soda and water over a one-to-two-hour span as punishment.

* Hawkins judge awards diploma to first grad from his Recovery Court program

In an emotional, tear filled room, 250 friends, family and supporters celebrated with Patty Ward as Hawkins County's first graduate of Recovery Court.

* Kingsport schedules paving projects for this summer

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently awarded a $4.2 million contract to W&L Construction and Paving for a major resurfacing project along Stone Drive, Center Street and Lynn Garden Drive.

* Wise County wreck sends five to area hospitals

Two people were airlifted to a local hospital Monday afternoon following a head-on collision in Wise County.

* High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

Sherry Grubb put in the winning bid for the old city hall building in Bluff City, and now she wonders why the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has yet to approve the sale.

* Kingsport BMA facing tough choices on 2015 budget

In order to balance next year's city budget, the members of the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen were presented with a number of options Monday evening. None of them good.

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