Archives for December 2016

Arrest Made In Double Johnson City Car Theft

JOHNSON CITY — Charges are filed against a Jonesborough man from suspected auto thefts that took place earlier this year.

Police say they discovered that Paul Andrew Miller was in possession of a car reported stolen in February from a Johnson City address and another car that was reported taken in August from a separate location.

Miller was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Washington County Detention Center under a total $38,000 bond on charges related to both cases.

His first court appearance was set for today.

New Year’s Operations Changes For Carter County And Elizabethton

ELIZABETHTON — The upcoming New Year’s holiday means some changes to operating hours for government and school facilities.

Carter County government offices, including the Courthouse and the Justice Center along with the Carter County Landfill, Recycling Center and Convenience Centers located in Roan Mountain and Elk Mills will be closed on Monday.

All City of Elizabethton offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2

Carter County students are back to school Monday while the winter break for Elizabethton City Schools ends Wednesday.

Area Housing Prices Up

GRAY — An area real estate association says home sales in the Tri-Cities area were up in November over the same time in 2015.

In a news release the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors says home closings last month were nearly 19% higher than November 2013, and that’s the first time that’s happened in three years.

The average home listing price also grew in the 11-county region tracked by the association to $181,000 compared to $157,000 13 months ago.

Man Shoots At Group, Is Arrested

KINGSPORT — A man from Surgoinsville is in trouble for firing a gun at a gathering outside a home.

Police say they were called to a Brandon Drive residence Wednesday on a shots fired call and those there said someone had been shooting at them.

According to investigators the gunman was identified as Ernesto Mota and he said he opened fire at the group because he believed they were harrassing his brother who lived nearby.

Mota was arrested on aggravated assault charges.

New Years Day is Sunday and it’s time to start thinking about your New Years resolution

(JOHNSON CITY) — New Years Day is Sunday and it’s time to start thinking about your New Years resolution. Livewire’s Darrell Moody has advice from a local dietitian…

Transcript:

MONIQUE RICHARD IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND NUTRITIONIST IN JOHNSON CITY…
(Resolution-2)
RICHARD SAYS IF YOU WANT TO GET HEALTHY, THE KEY TO STAYING COMMITTED IS BY BEING SUCCESSFUL…SO START WITH ATTAINABLE GOALS.

With New Years Day on Sunday, it might be time to start thinking of New Years resolutions

(GRAY) — With New Years Day on Sunday, it might be time to start thinking of New Years resolutions. Livewire’s Darrell Moody talks to a local gym owner…

Transcript:

ADAM CORNET OWNS CORE 24 COMMUNITY FITNESS IN GRAY HE SAYS A LOT OF PEOPLE RESOLVE TO HIT THE GYM…
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CORNET SAYS YOU SHOULD EASE YOUR WAY INTO A WORKOUT ROUTINE TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

Elizabethton Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

ELIZABETHTON — An Elizabethton man is charged with animal cruelty after two dogs were found on his property dead of apparent starvation.

58 year-old Ricky Wayne Oliver is identified as the man arrested from a home on Stoney Creek after a citizen reported that thw two dogs were laying dead in the front yard, still chained to a tree.

Deputies reported that they asked Oliver if he had any dogs. He responded yes, but they had died. When the deputy asked him how long ago the animals had died, Carter reportedly responded that he didn’t know.

Oliver is now free from jail after posting a $2,000 bond. A court appearance was scheduled for February 14.

Elizabethton Man Charged With Att. Arson

ELIZABETHTON — An Elizabethton man is facing an attempted arson charge after he reportedly tried to start a brush fire on Roan Mountain.

20 year-old Dylan Davis was arrested last week and appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday. Judge Keith Bowers set the man’s bond at $500 and scheduled a prliniary hearing for February 14.

A criminal complaint filed against Davis says a Carter County deputy responded to Old Railroad Grade Road in Roan Mountain after someone reported a man trying to start a fire. The deputy stopped the man’s vehicle a short time later and the witness confirmed that was the person he saw.

Davis also admitted to consuming “five or six beers,” so a charge of underage consumption of alcohol is also added.

New Resource Center Opening Near Church Hill

CHURCH HILL — Hawkins County is opening a new Family Resource Center satellite office.

The facility will be housed in the Carters Valley Elementary School and will provide the eastern portion of the county with much-needed services. The first day will be January 11th, according to the Kingsport Times News.

The county already has one resource center located at Rogersville Middle School, but many who need the services in the eastern part of the county could not get there.

The facilities provide emergency non-perishable food items, clothing, hygeine and household cleaning products. Options for financial and health assistance are also available.

Funeral Planned For Wise County Crash Victim

WISE — Funeral services are planned tomorrow for Rebecca Williams Starling, the young woman killed in a Wise County crash last Friday.

According to the Bristol Herald Courier, the 32 year-old Starling had recently moved from North Carolina to Missouri. She was in the process of moving back to North Carolina when the crash happened on Route 58.

Authorities say Samantha Dennis was driving the wrong way on the highway and struck Starling’s car head-on. She is now charged with felony murder, felony eluding authorities, and driving with a suspended license. She had reportedly turned around on the roadway to avoid a law enforcement check point.

Starling’s funeral will be held Saturday in her hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina.