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Alderman's death painful for town of Unicoi

November 27th, 2014 1:01 pm by Brad Hicks

Town of Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch said although it does not always appear so, members of town's Board of Mayor and Aldermen can disagree without being disagreeable and are a close-knit group.

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Ambulance committee talks options, defends MedicOne decision

Ambulance committee talks options, defends MedicOne decision

January 28th, 2015 10:23 pm by Brad Hicks

Members of Unicoi County's Ambulance Committee defended the county's decision to not renew MedicOne Medical Response's contract and to seek bids.

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School board expansion effort fails on split vote

School board expansion effort fails on split vote

January 27th, 2015 9:47 pm by Brad Hicks

The consideration of a measure intended to help prevent split votes from the Unicoi County Board of Education received a split vote of its own from the Unicoi County Commission.

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Erwin ambulance vote blasted

Erwin ambulance vote blasted

January 23rd, 2015 9:50 pm by Brad Hicks

Puzzled. Baffled."Frustrated beyond belief."The CEO of Unicoi County's ambulance provider says that's what he's feeling after the Unicoi County Commission's Ambulance Committee's vote Thursday to recommend putting the county's ambulance service contract b

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Mountain States' plans in Unicoi proceeding on schedule

Mountain States' plans in Unicoi proceeding on schedule

January 23rd, 2015 9:44 pm by Brad Hicks

Mountain States Health Alliance's new Unicoi County Memorial Hospital is set to open its doors in early spring of 2018, and according to MSHA officials, the behind-the-scenes strategic planning for the hospital continues to progress.

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Town of Unicoi looks to expand recreational trails with grant

Town of Unicoi looks to expand recreational trails with grant

January 20th, 2015 9:10 am by Brad Hicks

Unicoi Town Recorder Larry Rea said the grant funding would be used to determine what would be necessary to construct a biking/pedestrian trail that would essentially "loop" around the town and eventually connect with other area trails.

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GPS leads searchers to lost dog, missing teen hunter

GPS leads searchers to lost dog, missing teen hunter

January 19th, 2015 10:15 pm by Brad Hicks

In his spare time, Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley enjoys hunting, so he knows the importance of being able to track down a hunting dog in the event one becomes lost.

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Unicoi Co. Joint Economic Development Board to operate under fiscal year beginning in July

Unicoi Co. Joint Economic Development Board to operate under fiscal year beginning in July

January 16th, 2015 9:29 pm by Brad Hicks

The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County has enacted changes with the aim of bolstering membership and streamlining the audit process.

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With deadline approaching, Unicoi reviews ambulance options

With deadline approaching, Unicoi reviews ambulance options

January 15th, 2015 9:31 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County's contract with its current ambulance services provider is set to expire April 1, and members of the Unicoi County Commission will have to decide later this month whether this contract should be extended or the county should begin exploring

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Unicoi commission looks at effects of insurer change

Unicoi commission looks at effects of insurer change

January 14th, 2015 9:09 am by Brad Hicks

This past June, the Unicoi County Commission chose BlueCross BlueShield to serve as the medical insurance provider for county employees for the 2014-15 fiscal year and, according to the county's insurance broker, things are going well under the new provid

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Displaced Erwin business set to open in Jonesborough; regulations under debate

Displaced Erwin business set to open in Jonesborough; regulations under debate

January 12th, 2015 10:30 pm by Brad Hicks

As one food cart that previously occupied Erwin prepares to relocate, town officials are still looking at ways to regulate such enterprises that would set up with Erwin's limits.

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