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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MAN BEHIND BARS

A Southwest Virginia Man Hs Facing Felony Charges After Police Said He Stabbed Another Man. The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office Said 54 Year Old Davis Weber Stabbed Richard Hamm At A Home In Marion. Hamm Was Found With A Large Laceration To His Arm. He Was Airlifted To Johnson City Medical Center Where He Was Treated And Released. Weber Is Charged With Malicious Wounding And Is Being Held In The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail In Abingdon Without Bond.

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SEVERAL SCHOOLS CLOSED REST OF WEEK

Students And Teachers In Several School Systems Will Have A Long Weekend. Schools In Elizabethton, Washington County, Tennessee, And Johnson County Will Be Closed Thursday And Friday Due To Sickness. While Johnson County Schools Are Shut Down, Meanwhile, The School Systems Will Also Be Closed Next Monday For President’s Day.

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JUDGE REJECTS PLEA DEAL FOR BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT

A Judge Has Rejected A Plea Deal Offering For A Washington County, Tennessee Bank Robbery Suspect. Judge Ronnie Greer Did Not Accept The Proposed Plea Agreement Offered By Attorneys For Timothy England And Waived The Reading Of His Indictment During The Proceeding. England Will Now Go On Trial Beginning March 14th For The December 2015 Robbery Of The Consumer Credit Union In Mosheim. He Is Also Facing State Charges Related To The August 2016 Escape From The Washington County Detention Center In Jonesborough.

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JC HABITAT RESTORE SET TO OPEN

The New Johnson City Habitat Restore Is Gearing Up For Its Grand Opening. The Public Is Invited To Drop In For Grand Opening Celebration This Weekend. The Store Specializes In New And Used Furniture, Appliances, Home Decorating Items And Building Materials. The Celebration Will Take Place At The New Location On Kimberly Court Saturday And Sunday From 9:30 To 2:30 Both Days.

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GUN FOUND AT MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

Three Teens Have Been Arrested After Morristown Police Found A Gun At A Local School, Forcing The School To Be Placed On Lockdown For About An Hour. Police Received A Report That A Student Brought A Gun To Morristown West High School. Police Determined That A 14-Year Old Brought A 9 Mm Handgun To The School In A Backpack. Two Other Students, Both 15 Years Of Age, Also Handled The Weapon. The Trio Has Been Charged With Carrying Weapons On School Property. The Three Will Have A Hearing In Juvenile Court Soon.

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ETSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES CONFIRMED

East Tennessee State University’s Board Of Trustees Has Been Confirmed. The New Board Has More Say In The Decision-Making Process Than Ever Before, Having Been Freed From The Oversight Of The Tennessee Board Of Regents. Construction, Tuition And Student Fees, The Possible Outsourcing Of Campus Jobs, The Football Program And More Are Expected To Be Issues Handled By The Group. For Now, A Student Representative Will Be Allowed To Participate, But Won’t Be Allowed A Vote. Various Student Groups Are Hopeful This Will Change In The Near Future.

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CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION TO SPEND FUNDS

The Budget Committee Of The Carter County Commission Has Voted To Recommend Up To 25-Hundred Dollars Be Spent To Share In The Cost Of Environmental Assessment Of The Matheson Property On Highway 19e. The Property Is Currently Being Marked As The Only Site In Carter County That Could Quickly Be Developed To Meet The Needs Of A Small Industry Interested In The Region. The Committee Will Make The Recommendation To County Leaders Next Week.

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BRISTOL WOMAN WINS IN VIRGINIA LOTTERY

A Bristol, Virginia Woman Has Reason To Be Happy. Emily Buckles’ Ticket Was Drawn To Win The 100-Thousand Dollar Top Prize In The Virginia Lottery’s Extra Chances Promotion. Buckles, Who Works As An Office Assistant, Said She Has No Immediate Plans For Her Winnings Except To Pay Student Loans.

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AREA LAWMAKER PUSHING FOR BILL

An Area Lawmaker Is Again Pushing To Make It Illegal For Tennessee Drivers To Use Their Cell Phones Unless They Have A Hands-Free Device. Representative John Holsclaw, An Elizabethton Republican, Filed The Legislation That Would Make It A Misdemeanor For Drivers To Use Hand-Held Phones. He Has Also Filed Legislation That Would Increase The Penalty For Drivers Who, While On Their Phones, Cause Crashes That Result In Serious Injury Or Death.

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ABINGDON WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

Abingdon Virginia Leaders Want Your Feedback. Officials Have Compiled A Community Engagement Survey To Allow Citizens, Business Owners And Property Owners. Council Members And Staff Will Use The Response To Improve The Future Quality Of Services In Abingdon. If You’d Like To Take The Survey, Visit Abingdon-Va.Gov

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DOLLYWOOD JOB FAIR COMING UP

With Dollywood’s 2017 Season On The Horizon, The Award-Winning Theme Park Is Looking For Friend Faces To Join The Team. Job Fairs Will Be Held This Saturday And Also Next Saturday For Those Who Have Scheduled Interview Appointments In Advance. The Job Fair This Saturday Will Be Held At Sevier County High School From 9 Am To 3 Pm, While The February 25th Job Fair Is Set For Pathways Church, Sevierville Campus, From 9 Am To 3 Pm.

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SICKNESS CLOSES DOWN JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Students And Teachers In Johnson County Will Have A Long Weekend. The Director Of Schools, Dr. Mischelle Simcox Said Schools Will Be Closed On Thursday And Friday Due To Sicknesses Across The System. During The Time The System Is Shut Down, Dr. Simcox Said Crews Will Be Cleaning And Disinfecting Buildings As Well As Giving Students And Staff Time To Get Well. The School System Is Also Closed Next Monday For President’s Day.

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BRISTOL VIRGINIA MEETING GETS INTENSE

T Was Standing Room Only At The Bristol Virginia City Council Meeting. Folks Are Upset Over Potential Budget Cuts Made To Emergency Services As A Way To Solve A 100 Million Dollar Deficit. Even Though A Proposed Budget Won’t Be Ready Until April, Most People Showed Up Last Night As A Way To Make It Clear To Leaders, They Don’t Want Cuts Made With Safety And Emergency Workers. The Council Will Spend The Next Six Weeks Going Over Each Department’s Budget.

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TWO POUND VIRGINIA POLICE OFFICERS STRUCK BY FLEEING VEHICLE

Two Pound Virginia Police Officers Are Feeling Blessed Today After Not Being Seriously Injured After Being Struck Over The Weekend By A Suspect Who Sped Away From A Traffic Stop. Police Chief Tony Baker Said Officers Pulled Over Dana Howard On U.S. Highway 23 Friday Night. He Tried To Give Them Fake Identification And When Asked To Get Out Of The Car, Sped Away, Running Over One Officers’ Foot And Hitting The Other Officer With The Passenger Side Of The Car. He Was Captured Later In Kentucky. Howard Faces Charged Of Assault On Law Enforcement, Attempt To Forge A Document And DUI.

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BRISTOL VA DETECTIVE FACING DUI CHARGE

An Off Duty Bristol Virginia Police Detective Is Facing DUI Charges In Bristol Tennessee. 35 Year Old Aaron Hankins Was Arrested Last Friday And Remains Suspended Without Pay. Hankins Was Reportedly Driving His Personal Vehicle At The Time Of His Arrest. Officers Responded To A Property Damage Crash On Dartmouth Drive, But When They Arrived, It Was Determined The Vehicle Had Already Left The Scene. Officer Robert Brent Followed A Fluid Trail To A City Residence Where They Found Hankins Car. Hankins Will Appear In Court On June 5th.