Taco Johns Closes

(BRISTOL, VA) — An area eatery shuts its doors…

The Taco John’s in Bristol, Virginia, has closed…roughly two years after the restaurant first opened. Company officials say the place on Euclid Avenue closed because there was not enough sales growth. They add most Bristol employees will be transferred to the Taco John’s in Elizabethton.

BVA Taco Stand Shuts Down

(BRISTOL, VA) — An area eatery shuts its doors.
The Taco John’s in Bristol, Virginia, has closed…roughly two years after the restaurant first opened. Company officials say the place on Euclid Avenue closed because there was not enough sales growth.
They add most Bristol employees will be transferred to the Taco John’s in Elizabethton.

Fundraiser Money Stolen

(HAWKINS COUNTY) — The Hawkins County Humane Society holds a fundraiser to celebrate its 30th birthday…then the bad news…

It’s one of their biggest fundraisers of the year and all the money raised goes to the animal’s medical bills. Then, just hours after the event, volunteers opened up the shelter to find all the money raised was gone…the back door of the shelter was wide open…the security system was tampered with.

HC Shelter Burglarized

(HAWKINS COUNTY) — The Hawkins County Humane Society holds a fundraiser to celebrate its 30th birthday…then the bad news.
It’s one of their biggest fundraisers of the year and all the money raised goes to the animal’s medical bills.
Then, just hours after the event, volunteers opened up the shelter to find all the money raised was gone…the back door of the shelter was wide open…the security system was tampered with.

Boat Lodged In Rocks

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) – Some drama at an area waterway…

Three people make it to safety after their boat becomes stuck on some rocks in the middle of the South Fork of the Holston River, downstream of the Hickory Tree Road bridge in Sullivan County. Officials say the boat hit the rapids. The water was moving fast due to TVA generating from the dam.

No Injuries In River Incident

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) – Some drama at an area waterway.
Three people make it to safety after their boat becomes stuck on some rocks in the middle of the South Fork of the Holston River, downstream of the Hickory Tree Road bridge in Sullivan County. Officials say the boat hit the rapids.
The water was moving fast due to TVA generating from the dam.

GTC Gets A Boost

(GREENEVILLE) — The Greene Technology Center gets a sizeable grant…

GTC received $48,034 from the Perkins Reserve Grant, through the Tennessee Department of Education. The money will go towards helping students in various ways, such as offering state-recognized certification opportunities at no cost. The bulk of the funds will be used to buy equipment for future programs.

Windfall For Area School

(GREENEVILLE) — The Greene Technology Center gets a sizeable grant.
GTC received $48,034 from the Perkins Reserve Grant, through the Tennessee Department of Education. The money will go towards helping students in various ways, such as offering state-recognized certification opportunities at no cost.
The bulk of the funds will be used to buy equipment for future programs.

UPD Begins

(UNICOI) — One place is looking for some law enforcement…

The town of Unicoi is now accepting applications for its new police department. The Board of Mayor and Alderman voted 4 to 1 to create the new force. Officials say the town has already budgeted more than $100,000 to cover the cost of salaries. People interested in applying are asked to contact town hall during regular business hours.

Policemen Wanted In Unicoi

(UNICOI) — One place is looking for some law enforcement.
The town of Unicoi is now accepting applications for its new police department. The Board of Mayor and Alderman voted 4 to 1 to create the new force.
Officials say the town has already budgeted more than $100,000 to cover the cost of salaries. People interested in applying are asked to contact town hall during regular business hours.