Archives for February 2019

Edens Faces Charges

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) – A former Sullivan County corrections officer turns himself in on charges of having inappropriate contact with a female inmate…

Timothy Edens is charged with two counts of sexual contact with an inmate. Investigators say on Jan. 17 Edens touched a female inmate at the Kingsport Justice Center. His bond was set $7,500. Edens has another court date approaching.

Former Jail Guard In Trouble

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) – A former Sullivan County corrections officer turns himself in on charges of having inappropriate contact with a female inmate.
Timothy Edens is charged with two counts of sexual contact with an inmate.
Investigators say on Jan. 17 Edens touched a female inmate at the Kingsport Justice Center. His bond was set $7,500. Edens has another court date approaching.

Couple Fights. Both Get Hauled In

(GREENEVILLE) – A domestic incident in Greeneville leads to charges…

Ronald Jones of Knoxville is charged with domestic assault, evading arrest and identity theft. Jones is accused of assaulting a woman in the parking lot of the Gondolier Restaurant on East AJ. The woman, Brittany Allen is charged with identity theft.

A Domestic Case In Greeneville

(GREENEVILLE) – A domestic incident in Greeneville leads to charges.
Ronald Jones of Knoxville is charged with domestic assault, evading arrest and identity theft. Jones is accused of assaulting a woman in the parking lot of the Gondolier Restaurant on East AJ.
The woman, Brittany Allen is charged with identity theft.

GC Settlement Reached

(GREENEVILLE) – A settlement in an area lawsuit…

Greene County Mayor, Kevin Morrison and Clerk and Master, Kay Solomon Armstrong reach an agreement, ending a second lawsuit Armstrong filed against the county to secure more staffing in her office. If a judge presiding over the case signs off on it, the agreement will provide that funding.

Morrison And Armstrong Find Common Ground

(GREENEVILLE) – A settlement in an area lawsuit.
Greene County Mayor, Kevin Morrison and Clerk and Master, Kay Solomon Armstrong reach an agreement, ending a second lawsuit Armstrong filed against the county to secure more staffing in her office.
If a judge presiding over the case signs off on it, the agreement will provide that funding.

Tuition Upped In Greeneville

(GREENEVILLE) – It’s going to cost more to attend school in Greeneville…

The Board of Education approves a $50 increase in the tuition rate for the 2020 school year. It affects students who attend Greeneville City Schools, while residing outside of town limits. For them the rate for one child will be $1,125 for the next school year. The fee will be $2,200 for two children and $3,225 for three.

Cost Rises To Go To School

(GREENEVILLE) – It’s going to cost more to attend school in Greeneville.
The Board of Education approves a $50 increase in the tuition rate for the 2020 school year. It affects students who attend Greeneville City Schools, while residing outside of town limits.
For them the rate for one child will be $1,125 for the next school year. The fee will be $2,200 for two children and $3,225 for three.

Bristol, VA Ends Paper and Plastic Recycling Program

There will no longer be paper or plastic recycling in Bristol, VA.

City officials say as of tomorrow, residents are being urged to cut down on paper and plastic until they can find a new recycling vendor.

A pair of local places -Bristol based ‘Reclaimed Resources’ and Tri-City Waste Paper in Kingsport- both either recently closed or are in the process of shutting down.

The shutdown next month of the Kingsport plant has also affected recycling in Abingdon, Church Hill, and Mount Carmel.

Bristol City officials say as of now, the closest recycling plant is in Knoxville.

Thai Company Officially Purchases Bristol Compressors

A Thai company has officially purchased Bristol Compressors.

A release from Kulthorn Kirby Public Company Limited -or KKC- said this week it has purchased the assets, machines, and equipment along with the Bristol Compressors brand name.

The company says a group of ‘experts’ from the old Bristol location are now overseeing manufacturing at their plant in Thailand.

The announcement comes nearly six months to the day that executives told employees they would be out of a job and the plant was shutting down.