Chuck Mason, the chairman of the industrial board, said landing the company would allow the county to “recoup the investments” it has recently made in the industrial park. He also said bringing the company to Telford could be a catalyst for enticing similar manufacturers to the park.
The payment-in-lieu taxes agreement, or PILOT, calls for the unnamed company to create 179 new jobs and make a $37.1 capital capital investment in Washington County during a five-year period.
Kathy Storey is serving her third term as Washington County clerk. The Lamar High School graduate, who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at East Tennessee State University in 1973, was first elected to the job in 2010.
The assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance told members of the Johnson City Homebuilders Association upcoming changes to state residential building codes will be shaped by feedback from “stakeholders” in home construction and local code enforcement.
Sheriff Ed Graybeal said the Community Service Division collected 428,855 pounds of litter from the roadways of Washington County in 2018.
Alicia Summers, vice president of business development for Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership, recently told Washington County commissioners that a lack of proper site development is one reason many industrial clients “move on” when considering prospective locations.
And what kind of person flosses his teeth in a grocery store parking lot? Have you no shame?
The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a $27,500 grant to the Johnson City Development and BrightRidge to provide free Wi-Fi to a five-block area of the downtown and nearby green spaces. Areas covered by the Wi-Fi project will include Founders Park, the Pavilion at Founders Park and King Commons.
Washington County is competing with a community in Texas and another county in Tennessee to land the global company, which makes heating and cooling components.
A statement released last week by the the Highland Center, which hosted civil rights legends such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in the 1950s, said a “symbol connected to the white power movement” was found spray-painted in the parking lot connected to the main building.