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Minor parties gain foothold as judge changes state election laws

Minor parties gain foothold as judge changes state election laws premium content

June 26th, 2013 12:01 am by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee’s “minor” political parties gained a legal foothold last week when a federal judge iced efforts by Tre Hargett, secretary of state, and Mark Goins, coordinator of elections, to dismiss a ruling that found several election laws unconstitutional a

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First steps taken to begin installation of carbon detectors

First steps taken to begin installation of carbon detectors

June 25th, 2013 10:05 pm by Becky Campbell

Washington County sheriff’s officials took the first step Tuesday to rectify a problem that led to dozens of inmates being sickened from carbon monoxide poisoning last weekend.

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Update: Tenn. attorney general delays sale of Unicoi Co. hospital

Update: Tenn. attorney general delays sale of Unicoi Co. hospital

June 25th, 2013 5:01 pm by Brad Hicks

Sale is pending to Mountain States Health Alliance after Attorney General reveals three concerns.

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Kingsport denies newspaper's records request in alderman's arrest

Kingsport denies newspaper's records request in alderman's arrest

June 25th, 2013 3:44 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Jantry Shupe, 38, was charged with driving under the influence after reportedly refusing to move over for Kingsport officers responding to another call.

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Update: Federal charges possible after human trafficking complaint

Update: Federal charges possible after human trafficking complaint

June 25th, 2013 12:01 pm by Becky Campbell

A Bristol, Va. woman was arrested over the weekend after Johnson City police responded to a complaint about human trafficking at a local motel.

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Collision claims life of bicyclist in Kingsport

Collision claims life of bicyclist in Kingsport

June 25th, 2013 9:06 am by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A bicyclist was killed in Kingsport on Monday evening after he rode into the path of an oncoming vehicle, Sullivan County authorities said.

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Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories that will get you talking today

Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories that will get you talking today

June 25th, 2013 7:59 am by Staff Report

A wandering bear in Jonesborough. JC Cards' first loss. Child endangerment charges. Bomb warrant. All this and more from Johnson City Press.

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Washington County courthouse renovations on pause

Washington County courthouse renovations on pause

June 24th, 2013 10:49 pm by Gary B. Gray

Work on long-awaited renovations at the Washington County Courthouse was shut down weeks ago when it was found the State Fire Marshal’s Office had not received construction plans from local architect Fred Ward.

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Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train

Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train

June 24th, 2013 10:28 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Lavern Alan Wampler was known to police as a homeless man who lived or slept near the tracks in the area where he was killed.

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Washington County’s $9.2M plan for schools, other projects shot down

Washington County’s $9.2M plan for schools, other projects shot down

June 24th, 2013 10:26 pm by Gary B. Gray

A $9.2 million spending plan based on Washington County’s immediate needs was shot down Monday in a 13-12 vote, sending the matter back to the Budget Committee.

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