What happened this week? | Here are the top 5 stories you may have missed
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It was an eventful week in East Tennessee. Here's what you missed. "TN House passes bill requiring lessons on gun safety in schools, amendments allowing parents to opt out fails" A bill that requires schools across the state to teach students about how to safely store...
Poacher threatens to kill landowner, gets jail and lifetime hunting ban
A 22-year-old man pointed a gun at and threatened to kill a landowner who confronted him about illegally hunting at night with a spotlight from a vehicle during a closed season. William Franklin Stamey Jr., who had a previous poaching conviction and obviously did not learn from his poor choice,...
Poacher who pointed shotgun at property owner sentenced to four years
ROGERSVILLE — A man who was spotlighting deer, and threatened a property owner near Rogersville with a gun, was sentenced in Hawkins County Criminal Court to four years. William Franklin “Willie” Stamey Jr., 22, of Whitesburg, appeared in Hawkins County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, spotlighting deer, hunting from a motor vehicle, and a second and third offense of hunting big game in closed season. Stamey was ordered to serve six months of a four-year sentence for the aggravated assault charge, and...
The best steakhouse in Kingsport right now, according to diners—plus, see the rest of the top 4
Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated steakhouses in Kingsport, according to diners' reviews on Yelp as of January 2024.
Plan for new federal prison in Eastern Ky. is moving ahead. Here’s your chance to weigh in.
More than 1,400 inmates would be housed in minimum- and medium-security facilities on the site of a former coal mine.
Grant awarded to Lee County, Va.
LEE COUNTY, Va. (WYMT) - On Thursday, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a $700,000 grant to a Southwest Virginia county. The money will go to Lee County and be used for the St. Charles Monarch Waterline Replacement Project. Officials said the project will replace nearly 10,000 linear feet of...
Hawkins County motorcycle club hosts benefit ride for Hunger First food pantry
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — A local chapter of a motorcycle club named Enforcers MC hosted a benefit ride on Saturday to support Hunger First, a non-profit pantry that provides cost-free food items to area residents. Hunger First provides free grocery items with no questions asked to residents of Kingsport and surrounding communities, according to a […]
Kingsport Speedway Mall Show kicks off local racing season
JOHNSON CITY — The local racing season kicked off Saturday with the Kingsport Speedway Mall Show at The Mall at Johnson City. The event served as a preview before the track’s season-opening races scheduled for Saturday, March 30. Thousands of mall patrons were able to meet different drivers who compete at the 3/8-mile concrete oval. Fans mingled with the drivers and got an up-close and personal look at the racing machines that compete at the only NASCAR Advance Auto Weekly Series track in Tennessee. Several...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.09 and $3.17 in Pennington Gap as of 2024-03-02. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
These Church Hill, TN based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to church hill..
Letcher drug suspect arrested on more charges
NEON, Ky. — A Letcher County man currently under indictment in a pair of drug cases is back in trouble once again, after police raided his home following an undercover operation to buy drugs from him. Coy Lee Johnson, 55, of Neon, was arrested last Friday evening, after officers...
Harlan County Courthouse Reports
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. Marriage Licenses Autumn Brown, 18, of Harlan, to Jace Howard, 21, of Harlan. Holly Baker, 40, of Cumberland, to Gary Ray Colegrove, 33, of Cumberland. Morgan Leann Napier, 23, of Harlan, to David Ralph Turner, 25, of Bledsoe. Tonia Renie Wynn Parsons, 50, Evarts, to Simon Peter Blevins, 52, of Evarts. […] The post Harlan County Courthouse Reports appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Governor Beshear Visits East Kentucky as 2022 Flood Recovery Efforts Continue
The recovery efforts from the floods of 2022 continue. On Wednesday during his visits to Eastern Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear announced an effort to restore the trees lost to the floods. There are 1,500 trees that will be planted in Letcher, Perry, and Breathitt counties. The Governor said the trees will be offered at no cost to the homes, schools, businesses, and other local organizations that are eligible. The trees will be available in one- to three-gallon containers and will be four to seven feet tall. This Saturday is the first of three days the trees will be available at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. The other two dates are March 16 in Hazard and 23rd in Breathitt County. The trees were made available through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program and State Farm.
STATE BOUND: 5 Upper Cumberland Clinch State Tournament Berths Via Substate Victories
Five Upper Cumberland girls basketball teams are set to compete on the state’s biggest state this week as Clay County, Pickett County, York Institute, Smith County and Upperman each clinched state tournament berths via sectional victories Saturday night. A look at each team’s sectional win and what’s next at...
UVA Wise Names Gary C. Johnson as Next Provost
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) is pleased to announce that Gary C. Johnson, Ph.D., has been named the College’s next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Johnson has a decade of experience as a provost and a passion for helping students and families appreciate the value of a liberal arts education. He will begin his post at UVA Wise on June 24.
Man arrested after hiding in attic
A Cranks man is facing multiple charges including wanton endangerment and fleeing or evading police after allegedly hiding in the attic of a residence to avoid capture. Johnathan Mitchell, 30, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy C.J. Reed on Feb. 27. The citation states at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Harlan County […] The post Man arrested after hiding in attic appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Tennessee couple sentenced to prison for trafficking drugs in Virginia
A Tennessee couple was sentenced Friday to lengthy prison terms for trafficking heroin and methamphetamine into Lee County. Billy Justin King, 30, and his wife, Billie Jo McGuire, 30, both of Knoxville, Tenn., pled guilty in October 2022 to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and one count of possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.
The coldest February in Letcher County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Heads Up, Lynn Garden Residents: KPD Announces Sobriety Checkpoint on March 15
The Kingsport Police Department (KPD) plans to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on March 15, 2024. This is part of their ongoing efforts to address Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the Lynn Garden Community of Kingsport. The checkpoint's goal is to decrease crashes, injuries, and deaths from impaired driving. The exact time of the checkpoint is yet to be disclosed.
Arlie Boggs bus incident: two in less than two months
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Less than eight weeks after an Arlie Boggs Elementary School bus crashed in Letcher County, another incident happened on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the school hosted a reception, attended by Governor Andy Beshear, to show appreciation for the first responders that helped students get to safety.