BRISTOL VIRGINIA POLICE SEARCHING FOR MAN

Bristol Virginia Police Continue To Search For A Local Man Who Failed To Register As A Sex Offender And Got Into An Altercation That Left Two Police Officers Injured. 33 Year Old Stevenson Harrison, Jr. Began Fighting The Officers At A Local Probation Office When They Attempted To Arrest Him On Outstanding Warrants Of Felony Shoplifting And Not Reporting His Address. The Trio Fell Down A Flight Of Stairs. The Officers, Sgt. Patricia Eller And Detective Robin Mccoy, Took Themselves To The Hospital For Treatment Of Minor Injuries. Harrison Is Five Feet Six Inches Tall, And Was Last Seen Wearing A White T-Shirt, Khaki Shorts, And No Shoes.

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FORMER SHERIFF’S EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH STATUTORY RAPE

A Former Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Employee Is Facing Sexual Assault Charges. Paul Thomas Morrison Is Charged With Three Counts Of Statutory Rape. The Charge Stems From An Investigation Conducted By The Hawkins County District Attorney’s Office. Morrison Was Previously Employed By The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office As A Court Security Officer And He Had Been Employed For Nearly Two Years. Morrison Resigned From His Position With The Sheriff’s Office In July Of This Year. He Has Posted A Bond Of 20-Thousand Dollars.

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JONESBOROUGH MAYOR HAS A CHALLENGER

Former Jonesborough Alderman Jerome Fitzgerald Will Be Challenging Incumbent Mayor Kelly Wolfe In The November 4th Election. Fitzgerald Said It Doesn’t Matter Who His Opponent Is Because He’s Had His Eye On The Position Of Mayor For Sometime. Fitzgerald Served As An Alderman For The Town For 16 Years.

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NEW SOCIAL MEDIA APP BEING USED FOR BULLYING

A New Social Media App For Smartphones Is Helping To Aid Bullying In Our Area. The App Is Called Streetchat. It Allows The Smartphone User To Go And Anonymously Post Positive Or Negative Things Online In The App About Other Children Without Having It Traced Back To Them. When You Download The App, It Asks You To Choose From More Than 50 High Schools In Northeast Tennessee And Southwest Virginia. Johnson City School Leaders Are Working To Keep Students Off Streetchat. Any Student Caught Using It Will Have Their Phone Confiscated.

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NORTHEAST STATE JOHNSON CITY CAMPUS FACELIFT

Renovations On The Johnson City Campus Of Northeast State Community College Is Underway. A Pre-Construction Meeting Has Granted The Rainey Construction Company A Notice To Proceed With Phase 3 Building Renovations. This Phase Involves The Downtown Facility’s Renovation, Classrooms Space, Science Laboratories, Computer Labs, A Learning Resource Center And Administrative Office Space. The Contracted Construction Period Ends March 20th.

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KROGER PHARMACY RECOGNIZED FOR PATIENT CARE

A Local Grocery Store Chain Has Been Recognized For Its Pharmacy Patient Care. Kroger’s Received The 2014 Pinnacle Award From The American Pharmacists Association. The Award Reflects The Grocer’s Contributions To Patient Care And Outcomes. Every Pharmacists In All 113 Pharmacies Provide Medication Therapy Management, Helping 35-Hundred Patient So Far This Year. Kroger Operates 118 Stores In Virginia, West Virginia, And Several Other States In The It’s Mid-Atlantic Division.

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UNICOI PINNACLE TRAIL CHALLENGE SET FOR OCTOBER

The Town Of Unicoi Business Alliance Is Gearing Up For One Of The Most Popular Hiking And Biking Challenges Ever. The Second Annual Pinnacle Trail Challenge And Family Fun Hike Event Will Be Held October 11th. Those Competing In The Timed Race Will Compete To See Who Can Reach The Tower At The Top Of The Nearly 5-Mile Pinnacle Fire Tower Trail The Fastest. The Man And Woman Who Finish First Will Each Receive $75, While Second Place Will Receive $50 And Third Place Will Win $25. Registration Will Take Place At 7:30am October 11th At The Town Of Unicoi Visitors Information Center Directly Off Exit 32.

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ETSU FOOTBALL LEANS AGAINST PLAYING CLUB TEAMS

The Football Staff At East Tennessee State University Has Decided Against Playing Other Division One Club Teams This Season. Playing Other Division One Schools That Field Club Teams Had Been Previously Considered By The Staff. The Football Staff Is Trying To Arrange Several Blue Versus Gold Scrimmages For Its Freshman Players.

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KINGSPORT WOMAN ACCUSED OF STABBING HUSBAND

A Kingsport Woman Is Behind Bars Following An Apparent Domestic Altercation That Resulted In Her Stabbing Her Husband’s Pickup Truck Tires And Then Stabbing Him Multiple Times. 41 Year Old Kristy Lee Hundley Is Charged With Aggravated Domestic Assault And Vandalism. The Charges Stem From Hundley Allegedly Stabbing 39 Year Old Jeffrey Hundley At Their Home On Fort Henry Drive. The Victim Had Visible Stab Wounds To His Left Arm And Shoulder. Jeffrey Hundley Was Taken To Holston Valley Medical Center And Then To The Sullivan County Jail On Two Outstanding Warrants For Violation Of Probation And Felony Failure To Appear. Court Dates Are Pending For The Couple.

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TELFORD MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

A Telford Man Has Been Arrested In Connection With An Alleged Assault Against A Minor. 36 Year Old Charles Whitson Is Charged With Aggravated Assault. The Charge Comes After A School Resource Officer At David Crockett High School Came In Contact With The Alleged Victim. The Juvenile Had Signs Of Bruising Around The Neck And On The Face. The Alleged Incident Had Occurred At A Residence In Telford. Whitson Is Being Held In The Washington County Detention Center Under A 50-Thousand Dollar Bond. Arraignment Is Set For September Second.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY COULD SEE TAX INCREASE

Washington County Tennessee Residents May End Up Paying More In Property Taxes In The Future. Mayor Dan Eldridge Told The County’s Budget Committee The Financial Standing For The County Is Solid But The Revenue Growth Outlook In The Coming Years May Call For Some Careful Planning. The Proposed 36.4 Million Dollar Spending Plan For The Fiscal 2015 Includes A 2-Percent Decline In Revenue From Last Year. County Leaders Are Now Considering A 6-Cent Increase In The Tax Rate, Bringing It To $1.97 Per $100 Of Assessed Value. The Idea Of The Tax Increase Will Be Looked At Further Before Anything Is Passed.

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DOBYNS BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL NAMED AMONG THE BEST

Dobyns Bennett High School Has Been Named As One Of America’s Top High Schools For The Second Year In A Row. Only 735 Public High Schools Were Included On The Daily Beast 2014 Top High Schools Out Of More Than 24-Thousand In The Nation. Dobyns Bennett High School Came In 561st On The List. Andy True With The Kingsport School System Says A Lot Of Effort Is Put Into Ensuring Students Received The The Best Educational Experience Possible. Dobyns Bennett High School Is Ranked In The Top Two And A Half Percent Of All U.S. High Schools.

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WOMAN AND TWO SONS REMAIN IN KNOXVILLE HOSPITAL

A Mother And Her Two Sons Remain In A Knoxville Hospital Following A Four Vehicle Crash In Kingsport. 46 Year Old Tracey Noe And Her Ten Year Old Son Remain In Stable Condition At Ut Medical Center, While Her 12 Year Old Son Remains In Critical Condition With Life-Threatening Injuries. The Driver Of The Other Vehicle, 63 Year Old Catherine Arnold Received Non-Life Threatening Injuries. Kingsport Police Are Continuing To Investigate As To Why Arnold’s Vehicle Never Slowed Down And Struck Noe’s Car In The Rear, Sending It Into The Other Traffic Lanes.

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DB TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW STADIUM ADDITION

When You Attend The Dobyns-Bennett High School Football Game Tonight In Kingsport, You’re Going To Notice A Difference At J. Fred Johnson Stadium. Fans Will Get A Look At The 4.7 Million Dollars In Renovations Which Include A Thousand More Seats, An Elevator, Which Isn’t Quite Ready. The Renovations Also Call For A New Two Story Press Box, New Restrooms And Areas For Concessions. A Ribbon Cutting Will Be Held At Seven O’clock This Evening Just Prior To Kickoff, With The Indians Facing East Hamilton.

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SPECIAL HAWKINS COUNTY COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS EMS PROBLEM

The Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency Public Safety Committee Discussed Rules And Regulations For The Two Ambulance Services For The County. Emergency Officials Claim There Is An Invisible Boundary Line That Divides The County. The Committee Offered A Solution Yesterday To Create Quicker Response Times During An Emergency. The Boundary Line Right Now Between Hawkins County And Church Hill Ems Is East Of Surgoinsville City And Just Before You Get Into Church Hill City Limits. The Public Safety Committee Will Meet Again On September 12th To Discuss Some Of The Regulations In More Details.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY TENNESSEE RESIDENTS COULD SEE TAX HIKE

Washington County Tennessee Residents May End Up Paying More In Property Taxes In The Future. Mayor Dan Eldridge Told The County’s Budget Committee The Financial Standing For The County Is Solid But The Revenue Growth Outlook In The Coming Years May Call For Some Careful Planning. The Proposed 36.4 Million Dollar Spending Plan For The Fiscal 2015 Includes A 2-Percent Decline In Revenue From Last Year. County Leaders Are Now Considering A 6-Cent Increase In The Tax Rate, Bringing It To $1.97 Per $100 Of Assessed Value. The Idea Of The Tax Increase Will Be Looked At Further Before Anything Is Passed.

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WOMAN DIES FROM INJURIES IN WRECK

A Johnson City Woman Involved In A Motorcycle Crash In June, Has Died At A Local Hospital From Complications Related To Her Injuries. 50 Year Old Pamela Denise Ferguson Was A Passenger On A Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Driven By Her Partner, Danny Fultz. The Couple Was Riding In An Organized Ride With Other Bikers, When A Motorcycle In Front Of Them Fishtailed, Causing Fultz To Hit His Brakes. This Caused The Bike To Slide Out, Throwing Him And Ferguson Off. No Charges Have Been Filed At This Time.

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TRIAL DATE RESET FOR ABINGDON MAN

Trial For An Abingdon, Virginia Man Accused Of Killing His Former Girlfriend’s Two Year Old Daughhter Has Been Delayed Until Later This Year. Gregory Marlow Is Charged With Second Degree Murder In The Death Of Leah Dye. He Brought The Girl To A Rescue Squad Building In May 2012 Because She Was Unresponsive. She Died A Short Time Later At A Local Hospital. The Cause Of Death Was Reportedly Injuries To Her Stomach And A Torn Aorta. Marlow Is Set To Go On Trial For The Killing On November 18th.

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COMMISSIONERS SHOOT DOWN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Sullivan County Commissioners Failed To Make An Agreement With Several Fired County Highway Department Workers. A Proposed Accord To A Lawsuit By Seven Former Employees Failed To Gain Approval From The Commission At A Called Meeting Yesterday. The Proposal Fell Two Votes Short Of The 12 Needed For Approval. The Former Workers Are Suing To Get Their Jobs Back. Six Of The Seven Are Reportedly Being Offered Cash Payments In Addition To Consideration Of Being Rehired. The Suit Alleges Interim Highway Commissioner Bobbie Manning Fired The Seven Workers Who Had No History Of Disciplinary Issues.

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MORE VIRGINIANS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND

More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year. The majority of Virginians are expected to travel by car and gas prices have brought a welcome relief to motorists. Prices in Virginia are down about 4 percent per gallon compared with the same time last year. Motorists are being reminded to buckle up and drive sober and distraction-free while traveling for the upcoming holiday.

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