I got a close parking spot, and didn’t have to fight much of a crowd. But I walked half a mile to step aboard SAM 26000, “Air Force One” to JFK, LBJ and several more U.S. presidents.
To avoid interest and potential penalties, property owners must pay Sullivan County property taxes (which cover the period of Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018) by Feb. 28, 2019.
Most members of the public who spoke during a work session last week told county commissioners they don’t want the county to again partner with the Kingsport-based group.
In his first visit to a Scott County Board of Supervisors meeting since February, Marty Williams repeated his previous message loud and clear: Businesses in Weber City need help. Williams was referring to the ongoing bridge construction on Route 23 in Weber City and the burden it has placed on the nearby small businesses, including his own.
More than 100 city and county officials, business and community leaders turned out for the 90-minute event to hear more about the current state of Kingsport, what’s been accomplished this past year and how things look for the future of the Model City.
Residents are reminded to follow a few simple rules when collecting their leaves - don’t rake them into the roadway, any catch basins or into the storm sewer. Keep all leaf piles clean and free of trash. Bagged leaves are acceptable.
Kennedy Elementary School Principal Janice Irvin said parents have told her much of the playground equipment at the school dates back to its days as a Sullivan County school and that some is likely from the 1950s.
Two different perspectives were pitched to voters in the 1st Congressional District Thursday night as two doctors, Democrat Marty Olsen and Republican incumbent Phil Roe, debated at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
The lawsuit was filed over a 2016 accident at the Greene County Fair when one of the gondolas of the Ferris wheel overturned, sending three young girls tumbling out and falling more than 30 feet to the ground.
Because fundraising efforts have reached the 90 percent thresh hold, the iconic 1990 “castle” playground — which got its name from the obvious castle design and has been used by generations of area children as well as students at Johnson — be replaced in a community build in March 5-10, 2019.
VDOT representatives addressed the Scott County Board of Supervisors recently to provide the board with updates on several of its construction projects. Two of those projects – ongoing bridge construction on U.S. 23 North and new construction on Wadlow Gap Road – could impact motorists in the Weber City area until the summer of next year.
Phase 3 will connect six homes at Johnson Estates that weren't covered by Phase 2, as well as another dozen homes in locations yet to be determined. In order to be eligible for the grant funding at least 60 percent of the homes must fall with the LMI (Low to Moderate Income) guidelines.
City leaders held a joint meeting this week to recap and discuss the future of the One Kingsport initiative, with two new ideas coming to the forefront: the renovation of the State Theater and the construction of a new minor league baseball stadium downtown.
Hawkins County Mayor Jim Lee's county commission committee appointments were released Wednesday with the Oct. 22 commission meeting agenda, with one commissioner from each of the seven districts represented on nearly every committee.
The county commissions of Sullivan County and Washington County will meet jointly next week to talk about how to work together — and planners hope the effort will grow to include surrounding counties to “make things better for the whole region.”