BLOUNTVILLE — The 24-member Sullivan County Commission voted Monday, by a narrow margin, to reduce the governing body’s size to 18 members with the 2022 elections. The resolution also reduces the number of commissioner districts in the county from the current 11 to 9 in 2022.
Do you know how many justices serve on the United State Supreme Court? How about how long they get to stay?
“Hawkins County has weathered many storms in the past and the citizens of our county are ready for growth, success and pride of their county again.” — Dennis Deal
“I will try to lower taxes. I will work together with the Industrial Board and our state government including the Governor's office to promote Hawkins County to not only bring in industry but retail and restaurants to our area.” — David Bailey
“Unlike all of the other candidates running for county mayor I know how to eliminate the wheel tax, increase county revenues without increasing taxes and provide more funding for the Firefighters EMS and the Humane Society.” — John Neubert
KINGSPORT — “I just wish the negativity would stop. I hate this part about politics.” That’s what Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd said Friday when asked about the latest round of Republican rival Diane Black’s campaign attacks against him.
KINGSPORT -- Here's how it looked at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium Friday morning as the first day for early voting in the Sullivan County General Election and Tennessee Primary Election got underway.
Elections Administrator Donna Sharp is encouraging all Hawkins County voters to take advantage of early voting and avoid potential long lines on election day.
The commission had hoped to vote on the budget at its July 23 meeting, but in light of the discussion that took place at Friday’s workshop, the vote won’t come earlier than Aug. 27.
“To sell this off for $100,000 doesn't solve our budget problems, but it does close the door to if the town should decide to grow the park." — City Manager Mike Housewright
When first ratified in 1787, the U.S. Constitution did not provide for the right to vote. Several amendments since have established and expanded voting rights far beyond the just 6 percent some historians cite as the number eligible to vote in the nation’s first presidential election.
Almost every major office in county government is on the ballot for the county’s general election.
The new school could be the largest construction project, money wise, ever put out to bid by the county.
The United States Constitution, which famously begins “We the people…” establishing the idea of self-government. That self-government takes the form of elected representatives at the local, state and federal levels.
Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee rejected Republican rival Diane Black’s TV attack ad calling him “too moderate” after he addressed a packed town hall meeting Monday night at Arby’s on Fort Henry Drive. “When your campaign is surging and others are struggling, they attack.”