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As We See It: Washington County Commission wisely moves to reduce its ranks

April 30th, 2015 9:13 am by Johnson City Press

There are now 25 members of the board who get paid a monthly salary of $375 for their public service. That represents an annual cost of $112,500 to county taxpayers

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Unicoi Couty's budget deficit inches downward

Unicoi Couty's budget deficit inches downward

June 30th, 2015 9:43 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A small decline in the cost of Unicoi County's workers' compensation insurance has reduced a projected $406,637 deficit in next year's county budget to $365,219.

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Washington County reorganizes legal team

Washington County reorganizes legal team

June 29th, 2015 10:03 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County is reshaping its legal team to mirror that of Johnson City, setting its two-person lineup with a staff attorney position, as well as a private attorney held on retainer to handle more weighty matters, such as court cases.

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Washington County Schools, Sheriff's Department make pleas for funding

Washington County Schools, Sheriff's Department make pleas for funding

June 26th, 2015 9:15 am by Gary B. Gray

The County Commission raked through the 2016 budget Thursday, finding that its schools and law enforcement are in dire need of money for the coming fiscal year.

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Eldridge: Washington County not planning all-cash end-run around Johnson City schools

Eldridge: Washington County not planning all-cash end-run around Johnson City schools

June 24th, 2015 9:30 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County commissioners will begin finalizing the county's 2016 fiscal budget tonight, and Mayor Dan Eldridge says there's no reason to suspect the 25-member body is looking for a way to withhold future shared school funding from Johnson City.

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Washington County school system cuts requested budget, leaves deficit

Washington County school system cuts requested budget, leaves deficit

June 19th, 2015 10:11 am by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Schools Board of Education approved a $63.5 million budget Thursday, but left an $887,005 deficit in hopes of additional funding from the county.

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Tenants of new animal shelter settle in

June 15th, 2015 8:24 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter is settling in to its new location, and its tenants can now enjoy more space.

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Teacher retirement part of county's budget plan

Teacher retirement part of county's budget plan

June 11th, 2015 8:49 am by Gary B. Gray

Washington County School District's certified teachers with from 25 to 30 years experience might want to start getting in line if they want an early retirement incentive check on July 1, the first day of the 2016 fiscal year.

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County tweaks rules to allow more public input

County tweaks rules to allow more public input

June 2nd, 2015 9:45 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Commissioner Robbie Tester's idea of affording the public more time to speak at County Commission and committee meetings is slowly but surely bearing fruit.

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Property owners not contacted about land for county school site

Property owners not contacted about land for county school site

May 30th, 2015 10:05 pm by Nathan Baker

Days after a close 5-4 vote of the Washington County Board of Education approved a site for a new K-8 school in the Boones Creek zone, two owners of three of the properties rejected by the board said they were never contacted about the prospects of sellin

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County officials seek better vetting process for TIF deals

County officials seek better vetting process for TIF deals

May 26th, 2015 9:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

Mitch Cox Companies pulled its request last week for Washington County to approve nearly $1 million in tax increment financing to build a $3.5 million nationally known restaurant to complement a planned $8.5 million, 90-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in John

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