Mays Arrested For Marijuana And More

(BRISTOL, VA) – A Bristol, Va. man is arrested for drugs.

Officers were at Nathanial Mays’ Brynwood Drive apartment for a theft call when they notice the smell of marijuana in the air. They ask Mays about it.

He tells them he just threw a marijuana cigarette down the toilet…this while he has one above his ear. The police search him and find a container with weed, meth and some pills.

Mays faces a list of drug charges. He’s in the lockup in Abingdon, without bond.

Mays Arrested For Marijuana And More

(BRISTOL, VA) – A Bristol, Va. man is arrested for drugs.

Officers were at Nathanial Mays’ Brynwood Drive apartment for a theft call when they notice the smell of marijuana in the air. They ask Mays about it.

He tells them he just threw a marijuana cigarette down the toilet…this while he has one above his ear. The police search him and find a container with weed, meth and some pills.

Mays faces a list of drug charges. He’s in the lockup in Abingdon, without bond.

Accident Snarls Traffic on 11-E

(HAWKINS COUNTY) – A two vehicle crash slows the pace of the Hawkins County commute…Jim O’Reilly…

Officials tell reporters the accident between a dump truck and a car on Highway 11-E in Bulls Gap resulted in injuries. Details were light on the number of injured and their severity. Traffic was slowed for a time, as crews cleaned up the crash scene. The investigation into the accident continues.

Two Vehicle Accident In Bulls Gap

(HAWKINS COUNTY) – A two vehicle crash slows the pace of the Hawkins County commute.

Officials tell reporters the accident between a dump truck and a car on Highway 11-E in Bulls Gap resulted in injuries.

Details were light on the number of injured and their severity. Traffic was slowed for a time, as crews cleaned up the crash scene. The investigation into the accident continues.

Checking For Damage At Great Smokies

(GATLINBURG) — Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin assessing the impact of Tropical Storm Florence…Jim O’Reilly…

Park officials say areas of the park that straddle Tennessee and North Carolina will be opened to the public once they are deemed safe. Facilities and roads that were closed in anticipation of the storm remained so. Officials add other roads and facilities have remained open, including the Sugarland visitor center.

Damage Inspection Underway At Natl Park

(GATLINBURG) — Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin assessing the impact of Tropical Storm Florence.

Park officials say areas of the park that straddle Tennessee and North Carolina will be opened to the public once they are deemed safe.

Facilities and roads that were closed in anticipation of the storm remained so. Officials add other roads and facilities have remained open, including the Sugarland visitor center.

Construction on D-B Science Center Running As Scheduled

Construction on a new building at Dobyns-Bennett High School is running right on time.

The Times-News reported over the weekend that the project is already nearly half-completed.

The project’s architect, Steve Trimble, told the paper that all work should be done by May 31st. That will leave more than three months to get the building set to open for the first day of school next year.

Roof construction is set to be done by early January, weather permitting. So far, the project is also running nearly $1.2M under budget.

TDOT To Roll Out Public Meetings To Get Input on 11E Bypass Improvements

Preliminary design work and public meetings are set for later this fall as the Tennessee Department of Transportation rolls out their plan to improve the 11E Bypass in Greeneville.

TDOT changed the original plan for the project from a new alignment to a widening and intersection improvement project.

Included in the preliminary plans is widening a three-mile section of the highway to six lanes, realigning four intersections, add signals at the Tusculum Boulevard intersection, and add a signal interconnect system from the Greeneville Commons to Rufe Taylor Road.

Bristol Skateway to Reopen Later This Month

After two years and nearly a half-million dollars in renovations, the Bristol Skateway is once again set to reopen its doors later this month.

The family behind the skating rink paid just $1,000 for the building, but have had to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into a new floor, sound system, lighting, and infrastructure.

The Herald-Courier reports a soft opening for city officials will be held Thursday, Sept. 27. The grand opening for everyone else will be Friday, Sept. 28. Skates will be available for rent and sale.

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Sep. 17, 2018 4:10 AM CST
by achappelle

Bristol Skateway to Reopen Later This Mont

After two years and nearly a half-million dollars in renovations, the Bristol Skateway is once again set to reopen its doors later this month.

The family behind the skating rink paid just $1,000 for the building, but have had to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into a new floor, sound system, lighting, and infrastructure.

The Herald-Courier reports a soft opening for city officials will be held Thursday, Sept. 27. The grand opening for everyone else will be Friday, Sept. 28. Skates will be available for rent and sale.