Carter, who served on the Johnson City Commission from 1993-95 and as mayor until 1997, first got heavily involved in politics as an activist for environmental justice before entering the arena of city government.
Two ordinances that will loosen Erwin’s laws on alcohol passed their second reading at the town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting amidst pushback from members of the community who came to speak against passing the ordinances.
The funds are part of $14.2 million award of State Revolving Fund loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in Tennessee communities announced on Wednesday by Gov. Bill Haslam and TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau.
UNICOI — After several months of standing-room-only crowds and sometimes heated discussions at meetings of the town of Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen, there were seats available and apparent harmony at Monday night’s meeting of the board.
Unicoi County commissioners have begun a search for property suitable for construction of a county-owned ambulance station.
ERWIN - The Unicoi County Commission Monday tabled pending action on a long-running series of violations of its ambulance service contract with MedicOne Medical Response Services in light of a series of actions taken over the past two weeks to meet the terms of the contract.
It’s been nearly 50 years since the town of Erwin adopted its Major Thoroughfare Plan, a state-mandated map of of the town’s street designations that predates the construction of Interstate 26. A revision of the plan as well as an update of the Erwin zoning regulations could come as early as April.
UNICOI - The Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday authorized a more than $900,000 in capital outlay note for town projects after a long and sometimes contentious debate of a financing resolution Alderwoman Kathy Bullen said opens the door for a town property tax.
The Unicoi County Ambulance Task Force met Tuesday for what was expected to be an update from MedicOne Medical Repsonse owner Jim Reeves on progress being made toward fulfillment of the company’s contract obligations to the county. Instead they received news that Reeves was unable to attend and MedicOne’s ability to fulfill its contract is more limited now than it was when he last addressed the task force in November.
ERWIN - Restoration of the town of Erwin’s 95-year-old Elm Street School building has cleared another hurdle.
Longtime Erwin Alderwoman Sue Jean Wilson died unexpectedly Monday from what appeared to be massive heart attack.
ERWIN - Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch on Monday gave the County Commission notice that emergency repairs to the jail’s sewer and water lines may exceed the $10,000 threshold that may require bidding for contracts.
ERWIN — Work is progressing to replace the crumbling sewer line that cleared out the Unicoi County Jail earlier this week.
ERWIN — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley will not sue Unicoi County for funding to run his department in the coming fiscal year.
UNICOI — The Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved a $684,935 bid submitted by Armstrong Construction of Kingsport for final-phase construction of the town’s Mountain Harvest community kitchen and agri-business
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