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Washington County Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report: 40 Incidents and 18 Crime Stories
Washington County Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report: 40 Incidents and 18 Crime Stories. During the last week, Washington County reported a total of 40 crime cases. The most common crime was theft, with 16 incidents accounting for 40% of the total crimes. Assault cases were the second most frequent, with 11 instances making up 27.5% of the total. Arrests and vandalism each accounted for 10% of the crime total with 4 cases each. Trespassing constituted 7.5% with 3 reported incidents, and other types of crimes made up the remaining 5% with 2 cases. The data shows a concerning prevalence of theft and assault in the place, indicating a need for increased security measures and public awareness. The relatively high frequency of these serious crimes suggests a heightened level of criminal activity that requires urgent attention from local authorities.
Indicted juvenile judge agrees to forgo salary six months after suspension
Suspended Hawkins County Juvenile judge Daniel Boyd informed the County Mayor’s office last week that he would be foregoing any further payment while his suspension is pending. Boyd was served a sealed indictment warrant on Aug. 15 of last year on bribery and forgery charges. On Aug. 16 Boyd was officially suspended from his Juvenile Judge position by the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct. Hawkins County budget director Eric Buchanan...
World renowned Mezzo-Soprano Andrea Baker to perform at Kingsport Black History Month event
Andrea Baker and Howard Moody are Co-Creators of “Tales of Transatlantic Freedom”, which they will perform at a Black History Month program at John Sevier Middle School in Kingsport this Sunday afternoon! Please watch the video to learn more about this Sunday’s Black History Month event and “Tales of Transatlantic Freedom”.
Sullivan County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 18 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories
Sullivan County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 18 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories. During the last week, Sullivan County reported a total of 18 crimes. The most common crime was theft, accounting for 6 cases, followed by other crimes, which included drug and narcotic violations, with 5 cases. Assaults were reported 4 times, while arrests were made in 2 instances. There was a single case of burglary. The data indicates a concerning prevalence of theft and drug-related crimes in the place, requiring increased vigilance and proactive measures from the law enforcement agencies. The severity of these crimes necessitates immediate attention and action to ensure public safety and maintain law and order in Sullivan County.
Church Hill approves nearly $900k bid to start Holliston Mills Park construction
After eight years of waiting, the Church Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman accepted a $897,019 bid for Phase 1 construction of Holliston Mills Park during a special called meeting on Feb. 13. GRC Construction from Kingsport was the lone bidder on the project originally estimated at $1.47 million. Phase 1 includes a roadway, a small parking lot, a picnic pavilion, and site preparation for future phases of the park development. ...
Introducing Rogue Aesthetics Academy
Amy takes us for a visit and tour of Rogue Aesthetics Academy in Kingsport! To find out more about Rogue Aesthetics Academy, please click on and watch the video!. For more information call 423-726-2003 or go to the Rogue Aesthetics Academy website.
Committees recommend $1.357 million bid for Justice Center roof replacement
The Hawkins County Commission’s Budget Committee voted Tuesday to recommend approval of a $1.357 million bid for replacing the Justice Center roof, which includes accepting an option for skylights. The skylights increased the cost of the project by $99,995, and will help cut down on power use by utilizing natural light in the jail. The committee voted to reject an option for a thicker roof membrane that would have increased...
Church Hill BMA approves $39K Christmas lights bid
The Church Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman voted 6-0 Tuesday in favor of accepting a $39,200 bid for new Christmas lights. The town went without lights due to a discrepancy with the power boxes on the light poles last December. In late December, Mayor Dennis Deal said that following meetings with Holston Electric, Church Hill would be able to display lights again in 2024. ...
The Blake at Kingsport offers Memory Care Neighborhood
Theresa Redmond with The Blake at Kingsport, shares with us all the details of The Blake’s Memory Care Neighborhood, where folks with memory care needs receive personal centered care. To find out more about the Memory Care Neighborhood at The Blake at Kingsport, please click on and watch the video.
These Rogersville, TN based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around rogersville.
2 arrested after deputy bit by dog in Washington County, TN, authorities say
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB) — Two people were arrested after a deputy was bitten in the leg by a dog on Tuesday evening, according to the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to an incident in the 400 block of Mayberry Road. According to authorities, 46-year-old Christina Chess...
Committee recommends $95K allocation to Vet Center after emotional debate
Local veterans made their case for funding Tuesday after one Hawkins County Commissioner expressed doubts to the Budget Committee about a proposed $95,000 allocation to the Veterans Center of East Tennessee. Following a lengthy, and at times emotional discussion, the Budget Committee voted 6-0 to recommend the VCET funding, which will be drawn from the county’s opioid lawsuit settlement. VCET is located at 105 W. McKinney Ave., Rogersville. Founders Michael...
These East Tennessee cities scored big on list of in-demand spots for homebuyers, analysis shows
It's no secret that Tennessee home prices have risen steadily since the pandemic, and 2023 continued to be a disheartening market for many aspiring homebuyers. But with mortgage rates steadily declining, 2024 might finally be the year to purchase a home. The market is still extremely competitive, however, and low housing stock means that...
Region 1-3A boys tournament starts Saturday
Cherokee, the No. 4 seed from District 2, will be on the road when the Region 1-3A boys basketball tournament gets underway with quarterfinal action at four satellite sites on Saturday, Feb. 24. Postseason play has reached the point where every matchup is an elimination game. Win and advance, or your season is over. In the top half of the Region 1 boys bracket, District 1 champion and state-ranked David...
DOF: 500-acre wildfire in Lee Co. burned 6 structures so far
LEE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A wildfire in Lee County has grown to 500 acres and burned six structures since starting in a farm area Wednesday afternoon. The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) wildfire map places the fire off Hickory Hill Road near the Blackwater community. DOF Assistant Director for Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Prevention Michael […]
BBQ Fundraiser, music performances and more | Weekend events in the Tri-Cities
TRI-CITIES, Tenn./Va. (WJHL) — A BBQ fundraiser supporting Jonesborough K9s, a Spaghetti Supper fundrasier, a State of Franklin Battle reenactment, musical performances at ETSU and more are set to happen this weekend in the Tri-Cities. Below are events happening in the area on Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 25. Paws in Blue BBQ Fundraiser […]
The total snowfall Scott County got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Scott County, Virginia received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs made a pit stop in Kingsport for a good cause
NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs made a pit stop in Kingsport for a good cause.
Kingsport Farmers Market soon to welcome public following $300,000 renovations
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — The new and improved Kingsport Farmers Market will soon be open to the public. Renovations began at the end of 2023 and include painting the walls and the ceiling, installing new industrial fans, refinishing the floor, and fixing cracks and leaks in the ceiling. The...
Boy Scouts of America Sequoyah Council hosts annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – On Thursday at the Meadowview Convention Center, The Boy Scouts of America Sequoyah Council held their annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner. During the dinner, the organization honors scouts, scouting staff, volunteers and community members for their service. The Sequoyah Council is made up of troops from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Awards […]