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UETHDA Offering Low Income Assistance For Delinquent Utility Bills
The City of Kingsport is announcing, qualifying low income households will be able to receive assistance to pay for delinquent utility bills. The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency is using federal COVID grant money to help low income families pay utility bills through the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program. The agency will offer two opportunities to participate on Thursday, March 30 and Monday April 3. For more information you can call 423-246-6180.
The two locations of the legends of Lovers Leap in Virginia
Native Americans from different tribes in Scott County. You may have heard of Lovers Leaps where young lovers allegedly jump to their deaths but were you aware there are two legends in Virginia? The first Lovers Leap legend is one of 9 often told tales in the state. This location is at the highest peak above the Natural Tunnel, State Park in Scott County.
Century-old Kingsport building set to reopen as new business
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – A new business is taking shape in downtown Kingsport, and residents of the city might recognize some familiar features from throughout local history. Hudson’s General Store at 147 Broad Street is set for a soft opening in April before a later opening to the public and has been in the works […]
Man Helps Neighbors Escape Flames
No vote Tuesday night on alderwoman’s resignation …. The Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen has again failed to accept an alderwoman’s resignation. Kingsport BMA moves ahead on Shipp Springs project. The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve zoning for single...
Suspect identified in late night shooting in Blountville
Sullivan County investigators have secured an arrest warrant for a Johnson City man accused in a late-night shooting in Blountville. Mitchell Runnings, 40, is accused of wounding a woman in the hand as she tried to leave the residence in the 300 block of Cave Hill Road. Deputies said the victim also had other multiple injuries from a fight with the suspect.
OD victims’ families on murder charges: Justice needs to be served
SULLIVAN CO. Tenn. (WJHL) — Shianne Shelton’s fiance never pulled a trigger or committed physical violence against her, but with Shelton’s life lost to a fentanyl overdose, Jason Easter could spend up to 15 years of his life behind bars for allegedly providing her the drug that killed her. “It was huge when they called […]
Kingsport to host program helping low-income households pay overdue bills
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The City of Kingsport will host a program to help low-income families pay overdue utility bills. On Wednesday, the City of Kingsport announced the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency (UETHDA) will be at City Hall in Kingsport on March 30 and April 3 to help low-income households apply for assistance […]
Breakfast with Daytime at Betty’s Stockyard Cafe
For this March edition of Breakfast with Daytime, Chris takes us for a fun-filled visit to Betty’s Stockyard Cafe in Kingsport!. For more information call 423-378-3227 or check them out on Facebook.
Roundup: Bays leads Gate City in softball shutout over Cherokee
GATE CITY — Makayla Bays was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored as Gate City defeated Cherokee 10-0 in five innings. Ada Gillenwater had a double and triple and drove in two runs. Savannah Monroe also had two RBIs and Lauren Monroe finished with two hits. Kady Davidson scored three times and KK Baker finished with a three-hit shutout.
Mount Carmel BMA discusses rescinding Public Safety Department ordinance
Mount Carmel City Manager Emily Wood recently recommended rescinding the ordinance that establishes a Public Safety Department as a way of streamlining the budget process. At the March 9 Board of Mayor and Aldermen workshop Wood suggested making firefighters and police the responsibility of the Mount Carmel Police Department. Wood said that having a position that falls under both the police and fire departments has made it hard to get...
Gate City Police Department encourages safer driving with campaign
GATE CITY, Virginia -- The Gate City Police Department recently shared on social media the results of a recently conducted high visibility speed enforcement campaign to increase awareness of safety on the roads. This campaign was carried out using grants funds from the Department of Motor Vehicles after many complaints...
Kingsport BMA moves ahead on Shipp Springs project
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)–The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve zoning for single and multifamily areas within the Shipp Springs Annexation. “When you look at annexation from a cost standpoint, it’s very affordable for us to go and get this,” said City Manager Chris McCarrt. “We’re already providing utilities in […]
State audit finds Carter County finances in ‘disarray’
State audit finds Carter County finances in ‘disarray’. State audit finds Carter County finances in ‘disarray’. No vote Tuesday night on alderwoman’s resignation …. The Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen has again failed to accept an alderwoman’s resignation. Kingsport BMA moves ahead on Shipp...
Kingsport BMA asks that regional economic development talks continue
The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to ask that talks continue between NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership and the Northeast Tennessee Regional Hub continue after the Sullivan County Commission withdrew support last month. “We’re simply asking and hoping that these conversations renew,” Kingsport City Manager Chris McCartt...
Kingsport man charged, VSP trooper injured in crash
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — A Virginia State Police (VSP) trooper was injured after a Monday morning crash in Washington County. On March 20 around 9:30 a.m., a 2008 Impala was traveling ‘too fast to brake for the slowed traffic’ south on I-81 in an active highway work zone near mile marker 6, according to […]
UH scores 17 unanswered, stuns Gate City
GATE CITY, Va. — The old adage of never giving up was in full effect in Monday’s interstate baseball game at the Scott County Sports Complex. University High rallied from 17 runs down to stun Gate City 19-17 and chalk up its first win.
Time for spring cleaning in Kingsport
The city of Kingsport will be conducting its annual spring clean-up service for city residents from March 27 to March 31, according to a city press release. During this week, residents can place extra items on the curb for garbage crews to haul away at no extra charge. The city is encouraging residents to clean up and clean out their garages, basements, attics and outbuildings.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office mourns the loss of K-9 Drako
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announced on Tuesday the loss of retired K-9 Drako. A post from the SCSO on social media stated Drako, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois born in the Czech Republic, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. Drako reportedly used his tracking skills in several […]
Sheriff asks for additional funds not to 'thrive' but to 'survive'
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is asking the Sullivan County Commission to provide more than $900,000 to help fund the jail due to rising costs and greater numbers of inmates. “We’re not asking for operating costs to thrive. We’re asking for them to survive,” he said. “This is...
Wise County pair sentenced for fentanyl plot
ABINGDON, Va. — Two Wise County men have been sentenced for selling fentanyl pills that resulted in two overdoses. Paul Mason Perkins, 21, of Big Stone Gap, and Austin Jeremiah Lane, 23, of Norton, each pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. A third person charged in the case, 20-year-old Cheyenne Cassie Carico, also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month.
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