Washington County, TNwvlt.tv

Washington Co. authorities searching for homicide suspect

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are on the search for a man accused of homicide. According to authorities, Elijah Gates, 24, is charged with one count of aggravated assault resulting in death and one count of reckless homicide following an alleged domestic violence incident.
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Elizabethton, TNJohnson City Press

People dumping garbage in recycling bin could lead to end of service for Mill Street Recycling Center

ELIZABETHTON — Continued dumping of garbage into recycling bins could lead to the suspension of the recycling services at one recycling site in Elizabethton. The Landfill Committee of the Carter County Commission has been monitoring the illegal dumping at the recycling center on Mill Street for a few months and has installed cameras. The Recycling Center is operated by the city of Elizabethton’s Street and Sanitation Division, but it is serviced by the Carter County Landfill.
Kingsport, TNJohnson City Press

Watch: Fulkerson named Brand Ambassador for Pal's Sudden Service

John Fulkerson grew up in Kingsport and has frequently shared his love of food from Pal’s Sudden Service. Taking that to the next level, the University of Tennessee basketball star has reached an agreement with the regional restaurant chain to promote Pal’s as a brand ambassador. Fulkerson, a 6-foot-9 forward,...
Piney Flats, TNwjhl.com

Fire Dept: Avoid section of 11E in Piney Flats due to gas leak

PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) — Emergency officials are asking drivers to avoid a section of U.S. Highway 11E in Piney Flats due to traffic delays caused by a gas leak. The Piney Flats Volunteer Fire Department reports heavy traffic in the area of 11E and Industrial Park Road due to a gas main that has been cut.
Knoxville, TNWATE

Pal’s to Knoxville? Executive won’t rule out future expansion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Could Pal’s Sudden Service open one of their famous restaurants in Knoxville? The chief operating officer of the iconic Tennessee chain wouldn’t rule it out in a press conference with new spokesperson John Fulkerson. Pal’s, the popular restaurant chain that has served the Tri-Cities area for...
Johnson City, TNJohnson City Press

Johnson City BOE narrowly votes to recommend masks in school next year

Johnson City Schools will recommend that students wear masks at school next year, but the system will not require it. After hearing several parents speak for and against requiring face coverings, the Johnson City Board of Education voted 4-3 Monday evening to formally recommend that masks be worn in school. The reopening plans the school system announced last week remain unchanged: Masks will be optional, but they will be required on buses.
Sullivan County, TNKingsport Times-News

COVID-19 funding for Sullivan schools almost $35 million

BLOUNTVILLE — When all is said and done with past, current and future COVID-19 funding measures, Sullivan County Schools is to have received and spent almost $35 million in grant money. The Board of Education at its July 29 board meeting received reports on COVID-19 grants and other grants from...
Gray, TNwjhl.com

Ballad Health concerned by child COVID-19 hospitalizations as Delta variant spreads

Ballad Health concerned by child COVID-19 hospitalizations as Delta variant spreads. Ballad Health concerned by child COVID-19 hospitalizations as Delta variant spreads. Vols standout, Kingsport native John Fulkerson officially partners with Pal’s. Nashville Predators, American Red Cross team up for local blood drive. CEO: Ballad Health preparing to reopen COVID-19...