Archives for November 2016

With winter approaching the homeless in the tri cities are turning to a Johnson City charity

(JOHNSON CITY) — With winter approaching the homeless in the tri cities are turning to a Johnson City charity. Livewire’s Darrell Moody highlights the services they provide…

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THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS HELPS BY PROVIDING TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. ANNE COOPER IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR…
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TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, GO TO APPALACHIAN HOMELESS DOT COM.

A Johnson City charity is working to get the tri cities’ homeless off the streets

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City charity is working to get the tri cities’ homeless off the streets. Livewire’s Darrell Moody highlights the services they provide…

Transcript:

THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS HELPS BY PROVIDING TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. ANNE COOPER IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR…
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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SERVICES AVAILABLE, GO TO APPALACHIAN HOMELESS DOT ORG.

No recommendation to Sullivan Co. commission on school facilities

BLOUNTVILLE — The administrative committee for the Sullivan County Commission last night did not make a recommendation on a resolution to fund a school facilities plan.

After hearing a presentation, the committee felt it didn’t have enough information on bond costs to offer anything to the full commission.

The plan’s first phase costs $140 million.

The resolution still goes to the entire commission Dec. 12.

Hawkins Co. EMA head: “Gatlinburg is no longer Gatlinburg”

ROGERSVILLE — The director of the Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency says Gatlinburg has “changed forever.”

Gary Murrell tells the Times-News that “Gatlinburg is no longer Gatlinburg.”

Eight Hawkins County fire departments sent 26 firefighters and nine trucks to Gatlinburg in two groups.

Among other things, these firefighters helped rescue two people trapped in an elevator at a burning condo building.

Elizabethton murder suspect waives extradition in Ohio

ELIZABETHTON — A man accused of murder has waived extradition in Ohio.

This puts Demetrius Covington on the path to return to Elizabethton.

Authorities have accused him of killing three-year-old Ja’Kari Phillips.

They took Covington into custody in Dayton on Thanksgiving Day.

Officials believe Covington escaped as Phillips’ mother rushed her son to the hospital.

WCYB-TV has identified him as a member of the Bloods street gang.

Arkansas man receives 20 years for distributing cocaine in region

KINGSPORT — A man from Arkansas has received 20 years in prison for bringing drugs to Kingsport.

Court has sentenced 42-year-old Billy Ray Allen for also distributing them throughout the region.

Authorities say Allen led a drug trafficking organization that involved 10 other people.

This group brought cocaine into Kingsport, and then people cooked it and sold it.

Allen has admitted to distributing at least six pounds of it here.

ETSU professor receives nomination to lead Airport Authority

BLOUNTVILLE — A professor at East Tennessee State University has received a nomination as the next chairman of the Airport Authority.

Jon Smith would have the opportunity to help with Tri-Cities Airport’s Aerospace Park project.

The board can confirm the nomination when it meets this coming month.

Smith directs ETSU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

He would succeed former Bristol, Va. mayor Jim Rector as chairman.

Johnson City company strikes deal with show on HGTV

JOHNSON CITY — A Johnson City company has entered into a partnership for a show on HGTV.

Mullican Flooring now serves as the exclusive hardwood flooring provider for “Brothers Take New Orleans.”

This series features twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, who have previously appeared on similar television shows.

The series’ next episode airs tonight at 10 o’clock on HGTV.

Drug Possession Charges for Memphis Man

Drug Possession Charges for Memphis Man

JOHNSON CITY — A man parked on a dead end street got a quick trip to jail.

Johnson City police found a car parked illegally on Monday and the driver is now in trouble for more than a traffic violation.

Roderik Johnson lied about his identity before consenting to a vehicle search.

In the car police allegedly found a bag of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Once his true identity was revealed an existing Mississippi warrant was found on him for sales/distribution of hydrocodone and oxycodone.

Johnson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and held on $13,000 bond.

Missing Teen’s Whereabouts Sought

Missing Teen’s Whereabouts Sought

GREENE COUNTY — The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is trying to locate a missing teenager.
Nicholas ‘Adont’e’ Lawson may be a runaway.

Lawson was last seen November 2 at his home in Greene County.

The 17-year-old was missing the next morning and the door was unlocked.

Anyone with information on Adont’e Lawson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Department at 423-798-1800.