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GREENEVILLE POLICE RELEASE NAME OF STABBING SUSPECT

Greeneville Police Have Released The Name Of The Suspect They Are Searching In Regards To A Stabbing That Happened On Marshall Lane Last Night Around 11 O’clock. Authorities Said One Person Was Stabbed. An Apparent Altercation Developed Between The Suspect, Nathan Church, And Another Man At The Home After Which Church Reportedly Pulled Out A Knife And Began Stabbing The 25 Year Old Mosheim Man. Church Is Facing A Charge Of Aggravated Assault. Anyone With Any Information On The Incident Is Asked To Contact Greeneville Police.

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ELIZABETHTON MAN FACING CHARGES

An Elizabethton Man Is In Trouble With The Law After Allegedly Pulling His 7-Month Old Baby Out Of Its Walker Too Hard, Causing A Broken Collarbone. 23 Year Old William Cooper Is Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse. He Was Arraigned In Sessions Court. Bond For Cooper Was Set At 25-Thousand Dollars. His Next Court Is Slated For May 5th.

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DRUG TAKEBACK DAY SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Tomorrow Is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. You Will Be Able To Dispose Of Any Unused, Unwanted And Expired Medicine Safely. There Will Be Drop-Off Sites At The Kingsport Police Department, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, The Church Hill Food City And The Gray Community Chest In Washington County, Tennessee.

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EMORY AND HENRY RECEIVE GIFT

Emory & Henry College In Emory Virginia Has Received A One-Million Dollar Gift. The Money Was Given From The Family Of A Late Undergraduate From There. The Money Has Been Used To Establish Two Scholarships For The College That Will Be Awarded To Financially Needy Students.

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CREEPER TRAIL FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY

Abingdon, Virginia Will Hosting An Event This Weekend For The First Time. The Virginia Creeper Trail Fest Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Creation Of The Popular Virginia Creeper Trail. There Will Be A Host Of Hands-On Activities And Demos For All Ages Including Live Music, Food Trucks, And Lots Of Information On How To Enjoy The Creeper Trail. The Festival Will Take Place At The Intersection Of Green Spring Road And A Street Near The Trail Head In Abingdon. Nature Walks And Bike Rides Will Also Take Place During The Event.

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POLICE CHARGE JOHNSON CITY MAN

A Johnson City Man Is Facing Charges In A Stabbing Case. 69 Year Old Carl Dixon Is Charged With Aggravated Assault Following The Alleged Incident At The John Sevier Center On East Market Street. According To Police, Dixon Had Been In A Fight With The Victim When He Reportedly Pulled Out A Knife And Stabbed The Victim In The Abdomen And Arm. The Victim Underwent Surgery At Johnson City Medical Center And Is In Stable Condition. Dixon Is Being Held In The Washington County Detention Center Under A 15-Thousand Dollar Bond.

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RED CROSS TO CELEBRATE

The American Red Cross Of Northeast Tennessee Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Service To The Kingsport Area Tomorrow. The Charter In Kingsport Began In 1917. Volunteers Are Partnering With The Kingsport Fire Department To Go Door-To-Door In Five Neighborhoods To Offer Residents Smoke Free Smoke Alarms. Other Events Will Be Held Throughout The Coming Future To Celebrate The Century Of Service.

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NEW JOHNSON CITY TENANT FOUND

The Johnson City Public Building Authority Has Chosen A New Tenant For Lot 8 At The Millennium Center. Cootie Browns Was Chosen To Purchase The Site. The Plan Is To Build A 1.2 Million Dollar Sitdown Restaurant With 2.2 Million In Projected Sales. Owner Tony Vella Also Announced He Plans To Begin Selling The Eatery’s Famous Key Lime Pie Online For Shipment Across The Country.

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GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW KINGSPORT SENIOR LIVING CENTER

Kingsport Officials Have Broken Ground On A New Senior Assisted Living Facility. Called The Blake, The 21-Million Dollar Project Is Expected To Be A Catalyst For Other Development. It Will Be Located On Fort Henry Drive Near Walmart And Will House 70 Assisted Apartments And 48 Specialized Memory Care Ones.

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MOUNT CARMEL LEADERS AGREE

Mount Carmel Leaders Have Agreed To Purchase Two Pieces Of Properties. City Leaders Agreed To Pay 207-Thousand Dollars For Two Pieces Of Land Totaling 1.7 Acres The Land Is For Future Expansion. Currently, There Are No Plans For The Purchased Property.

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WISE COUNTY VIRGINIA SENTENCED FOR CHILD ABUSE AND OTHER CHARGES

A Wise County, Virginia Man Has Been Ordered To Spend Time Behind Bars After Having A 12 Year Old Girl Serve As His Designated Driver. 50 Year Old Christopher Clark Was Sentenced To Two And A Half Years In Prison For Felony Child Abuse, Possession Of A Schedule Two And Four Drug, Inhaling A Noxious Substance, Public Intoxication, And Violating His Probation. Clark Admitted To Officers That He Had Inhaled Drugs And That Allowed The Child To Drive The Vehicle.

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TWO FOUND DEAD IN CARTER COUNTY

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is Being Blamed In The Death Of Two Carter County Residents. Sheriff Dexter Lunceford Said Officers Were Dispatched To A Residence On Norman Jones Road. Friends And Neighbors Had Found Two Males Who Appeared To Be Dead Inside The Home. An Investigation Revealed That 50 Year Old David Ayers And His Father, 71 Year Old Floyd Ayers, Were Deceased. It Appears They Had Been Operating A Gas Generator For Electricity And Succumbed To The Gas. Their Bodies Have Been Taken To The Quillen Center For Autopsies.

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APPARENT DROWNING IN ERWIN

Plans To Reopen The Exide Facility In Bristol Tennessee Have Been Scrapped. Company Officials Have Instead Decided To Go To Another Plant. A Public Hearing Set For May 4th At The Sullivan County Courthouse Has Been Canceled And The Application Withdrawn. Exide Technologies Had Announced Last Month It Would Resume Operations And Employ 40 Workers As Part Of The Plan.

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EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES PLANS FOR REOPENING SCRAPPED

Plans To Reopen The Exide Facility In Bristol Tennessee Have Been Scrapped. Company Officials Have Instead Decided To Go To Another Plant. A Public Hearing Set For May 4th At The Sullivan County Courthouse Has Been Canceled And The Application Withdrawn. Exide Technologies Had Announced Last Month It Would Resume Operations And Employ 40 Workers As Part Of The Plan.

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MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES IN JONESBOROUGH

Testimony Will Resume Thursday Morning In Jonesborough In The Murder Trial Of A Man Accused Of Killing A Johnson City Woman. During Testimony, A Medical Expert Testified That 59 Year Old Karen Parker Was Smothered To Death And Also Suffered Blunt Force Trauma. 23 Year Old Aaron Garland Is Accused Of Killing The Woman In Her Home In 2015 And Robbing Her Of Her Bank Cards And Jewelry. Meanwhile, Dallas Sarden Is Also Charged In The Murder And Robbery And Faces Trial Later.

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TRAFFIC CITATIONS GOING UP IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

It Will Cost You More Money When You Receive A Traffic Citation In Washington County Tennessee And Johnson City. The County Commission Has Approved An Extra Five Dollar Fee To Traffic Citations. This Goes Into Effect Immediately. A Dollar Of The Fee Will Be Retained By The Circuit Court Clerk For Data Fees And Computer Hardware Purchases. The Other Four Dollars Will Be Transmitted Monthly By The Circuit Court Clerk To The Law Enforcement Agency That Issued The Citation.

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TENNESSEE PASSES SIGN LANGUAGE BILL

The Tennessee Legislature Has Passed A Measure That Allows Students To Take American Sign Language And Get Credit For Their Foreign Language Requirements. Sen. Becky Massey, A Republican From Knoxville Who Sponsored The Senate Bill, Said Tennessee Passed A Law Allowing Kids To Take ASL For Credit Back In The Early ’90s. But Massey Said Lawmakers Never Made Sure It Got Implemented. She Said The New Bill Assures That It Will. Massey Said There Are Approximately 500,000 Tennesseans Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing And Many Use ASL To Communicate. The Bill Still Has To Be Signed By The Governor.

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SULLIVAN COUNTY SHOWS DECLINE IN REVENUE

The Sullivan County Courtroom Is Feeling An Economic Pinch As Revenues Drop. An Estimated 2-Million Dollars In Lost Revenue Has Resulted In Eight Part-Time Courtroom Security Employees Being Without Work, At Least For The Next 10 Weeks, Until The County’s New Budget Begins July 1st. In The Meantime, Those Positions Will Have To Be Covered By Sheriff’s Office Personnel Pulled Form Serving Process Paperwork Or Patrol.

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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR DRIVER IN DEADLY CRASH

The Washington County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office Is Continuing To Search For A Drunk Driver Wanted In A Deadly Crash. Authorities Are Searching For 30 Year Old Alan Mogollan-Anaya, Who Faces Charges Of Vehicular Homicide By Intoxication. The Charges Stem From A March Crash That Claimed The Life Of 37 Year Old Shrirra Branum. The Branum Family Says Their Conducting Their Own Search As Well. Anyone With Any Information On His Whereabouts Should Contact The Sheriff’s Office.