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Unicoi County Commission OK budget with no tax hike; increases employee insurance rates

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Unicoi County Commission OK budget with no tax hike; increases employee insurance rates

July 27th, 2015 10:08 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The Unicoi County Commission on Monday approved a final budget resolution for fiscal year 2015-16 without a property tax increase but not without the disappointment of county employees faced with an more than $850 monthly increase in their family insuranc

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Erwin passes first reading of 2015-16 budget, concerned citizens speak out

Erwin passes first reading of 2015-16 budget, concerned citizens speak out

July 27th, 2015 9:44 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen's first reading of an ordinance that would increase property taxes by 33 hits and slash funding for the police department, fire department and welfare and social services brought out a crowd Monday evening - and they

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Unicoi County budget committee nixes proposed 7 cent property tax increase

Unicoi County budget committee nixes proposed 7 cent property tax increase

July 23rd, 2015 10:17 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The failure of the tax increase proposal unleashed a storm of raised voices.

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Unicoi County Budget Committee Recommends Full Funding for Joint Economic Development Board

Unicoi County Budget Committee Recommends Full Funding for Joint Economic Development Board

July 23rd, 2015 4:30 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Gerald O'Connor, owner of Impact Plastics manufacturing, credited the JEDB with winning his company $1.1 million in low-interest Rural Development financing for an expansion to add 87 jobs.

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Unicoi County budget projections move into the black

Unicoi County budget projections move into the black

July 21st, 2015 10:13 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

After weeks of laborious and often contentious work to eliminate a projected $414,000 deficit in Unicoi County's 2015-16 budget, the County Commission's Budget and Finance Committee moved the budget projections out of red ink and $30,000 into the plus col

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Town of Unicoi leaders consider closing Washington Street

Town of Unicoi leaders consider closing Washington Street

July 20th, 2015 10:22 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Town of Unicoi leaders heard community input on closing a popular, but dangerous, shortcut for drivers attempting to avoid the busy intersection of Highway 107 and Unicoi Drive.

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Economic development board to make its case to Unicoi County commissioners

Economic development board to make its case to Unicoi County commissioners

July 17th, 2015 10:25 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

With Unicoi County and the towns of Erwin and Unicoi at risk of losing grants and state assistance for economic development, members of the county Joint Economic Development Board agreed Friday to make an 11th-hour plea for better financial support from t

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Committee vote moves Unicoi County deeper into budget deficit

Committee vote moves Unicoi County deeper into budget deficit

July 14th, 2015 10:31 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Moving backward in the work to trim a projected deficit of more $400,000 from next year's Unicoi County budget, the county's Budget and Finance Committee on Tuesday reinstated $80,000 previously cut from the court clerk's office.

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Update: Highway 81S reopens after rockslide north of Erwin, bridge out in Flag Pond

Update: Highway 81S reopens after rockslide north of Erwin, bridge out in Flag Pond

July 14th, 2015 9:21 am by Staff Report

Unicoi County also was experiencing minor flooding in some areas

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Town of Unicoi breaks ground on regional development project

Town of Unicoi breaks ground on regional development project

July 10th, 2015 10:16 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Construction of the new Mountain Harvest Kitchen at Unicoi is scheduled to begin in earnest on Monday.

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Unicoi County budget session stalls with loss of quorum

Unicoi County budget session stalls with loss of quorum

July 7th, 2015 9:52 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

After a making a solid start on the continuing work to reduce a more than $400,000 shortfall in the coming year's Unicoi County budget, Tuesday's Budget and Finance Committee came to a sudden halt Tuesday after two commissioners left the meeting in frust

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