Mosheim RV Park Lawsuit Settled Out Of Court

An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a pair of landowners against both the owners of a Mosheim convenience store and the town.

The landowners- Darlene Dixon and Chester Behrens- are attempting to put in a large RV park off I-81 at exit 23, but a deal breaker was that there was no public access road to the property, nor room to create one.

The town agreed to settlement terms at their Thursday night meeting- as part of the settlement agreement, the owners of a nearby convenience store agreed to cede a 50-foot right of way to the town in order to create an access road.

The developers are in charge of constructing the road, the town will be responsible for maintaining it.

Greeneville HS Wins State Baseball, Soccer Titles

On the heels of a state football title earlier this school year, the Greene Devils brought home two more titles on Friday night.

Baseball was in action looking for its first-ever state title against Riverside. The Devils won in a rout, 11-0 in a game called after 5 innings to win the program’s first 2A title in baseball.

In soccer, after waiting out multiple lightning delays, the Devils scored three second half goals to win back to back state soccer titles, 3-nil over Loudon.

Virginia House, Senate to Meet on Budget Next Week

The Virginia House of Delegates plans to reconvene next week with plans to finalize a state budget.

GOP Speaker Kirk Cox announced Thursday that the House would gavel in on May 30.

Cox cancelled a House meeting earlier this week after the Senate delayed a vote Tuesday on the state budget. GOP Senate leaders said they needed another week to study a new budget proposal that includes Medicaid expansion.

The Senate is set meet May 29, and Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said he expects a budget to pass.

The disagreement over Medicaid expansion has led to a lengthy stalemate on the state budget.

State government will shut down July 1 if no budget is passed.

State Elections Panel Throws Out Grandy’s Ethics Claim

A Tennessee elections panel has denied a claim filed by Washington County mayoral candidate Joe Grandy.

He had accused a political action committee called “Taxpayers Fighting Back in Washington County, Tennessee” of violating campaign ethics laws.

Grandy had claimed the PAC coordinated with Mark Ferguson’s campaign in the primary race.

Whatever the PAC did or didn’t do…it didn’t much matter in the long run, as Grandy won the primary and will now face James Reeves in the August general election.

Gov. Haslam Offering Reward in Sevierville Hit and Run Case

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for a July 2017 deadly hit-and-run.

The governor’s office says a vehicle hit and killed 19-year-old Cordell Breighner in Sevierville on July 15, 2017 during the early morning hours.

Sevier County District Attorney General James Dunn requested the reward from Haslam to help generate information in the case. Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Preston Parrish of the Sevierville Police Department at 865-453-5507.

Counterfeit Cash Found at Carter County Businesses

Police in Carter County are hoping to find the person or people who have been passing counterfeit bills in the area.

A release Friday from Dexter Lunceford said at least five different fake $20 and $100 bills were used at gas stations and gun shops.

The bills are blatantly fake, with watermarks in Mandarin or the phrase ‘For Movie Use Only’ in place of ‘In God We Trust.’ Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police.

Sykes Heads To Prison

(DICKENSON COUNTY) – A Dickenson County man goes to prison for 30 years…Jim O’Reilly…

James Sykes entered an Alford plea to malicious wounding charges, meaning Sykes did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him.. Sykes is accused of shooting and wounding his wife and in-laws in 2016 in Rose Ridge. He will be on probation for 10 years after his release from prison.

Sykes Case Comes To A Close

(DICKENSON COUNTY) – A Dickenson County man goes to prison for 30 years.

James Sykes entered an Alford plea to malicious wounding charges, meaning Sykes did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him..

Sykes is accused of shooting and wounding his wife and in-laws in 2016 in Rose Ridge. He will be on probation for 10 years after his release from prison.

Fire Victims Sue Govt

(KNOXVILLE) — Two survivors of the deadly fire in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sue the federal government…Jim O’Reilly…

The claimants say they lost loved ones and a home because of the negligence of park workers. The lawsuit in Knoxville was filed by the two victims of the November 2016 Gatlinburg area fire. Michael Reed, whose wife and two daughters died, and James England, whose home burned down. They seek a combined $14.8 million in damages.

Gatlinburg Fire Suit Filed

(KNOXVILLE) — Two survivors of the deadly fire in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sue the federal government.

The claimants say they lost loved ones and a home because of the negligence of park workers.

The lawsuit in Knoxville was filed by the two victims of the November 2016 Gatlinburg area fire. Michael Reed, whose wife and two daughters died, and James England, whose home burned down. They seek a combined $14.8 million in damages.