Carter County Authorities Are Searching For A 12 Year Old Elizabethton Girl. Annabel Sigman Was Reported Missing To The Sheriff’s Office On Friday. Her Stepmother, Amy Sigman Said They Discovered Her Missing Early Friday Morning When She Wasn’t In Her Bed. The Last Time Anyone Saw Her Was When Her Aunt Dropped Her Off Along With Her Sister. Sheriff Chris Mathis Said His Officers Have Been Searching For The Young Girl. Anyone With Information About Annabel Sigman’s Whereabouts Should Call The Carter County Sheriff’s Office.
Alpha Natural Resources says its losses narrowed and it posted better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter as the coal industry struggles with anemic demand. The Bristol, Va.-based company said it lost $46.1 million, or 21 cents per share. That compares with a year-earlier profit of $62.6 million, or 28 cents per share. Revenue fell 29 percent to $1.63 billion.
A Man Accused Of Holding Up A Washington County Business Over The Weekend Is Behind Bars. Jerry Porter Is Charged With Aggravated Robbery And Evading Arrest. The Incident Happened Saturday Night At Intimate Treasures On Kingsport Highway. Police Said A Man Walked Into The Store, Took An Item To The Checkout Counter, And Handed The Clerk A Note Demanding Money. Deputies Said The Man Left With The Item But No Cash. Porter Was Arrested A Short Time Later.
A Bristol Tennessee Company Has Announced Plans To Cut Jobs Next Month. Exide Technologies Has Announced Plans To Layoff 167 Workers From It’s Plant On Exide Drive. The Job Losses Are Not Unexpected. Employees Were Told A Year Ago The Company Would Eliminate More Than 200 Jobs Over The Coming 12 To 18 Months And Consolidate Manufacturing Operations Elsewhere. Exide Has Operated In Bristol Since 1994. The Company’s Spiral Wound Product Line At The Bristol Plant Is Not Expected To Be Impacted.
A Greeneville Man Accused Of Holding Up A City Pharmacy Is Set To Appear In General Sessions Court Today. 26 Year Old Timothy Lowery Is Charged With Aggravated Robbery, Evading Arrest By A Motor Vehicle And Driving On A Suspended License. It Happened At Atchley Drug Store Friday Night. Lowery Allegedly Walked To The Pharmacy And Handed An Employee A Note Demanding All The Xanex And Oxycodone They Had. No One Was Hurt. The Bandit Fled On A Red Motorcycle Which Later Crashed On Asheville Highway. Lowery Was Tased And Taken Into Custody. His Bond Is Set At 81-Thousand Dollars.
Johnson City Police Are Investigating A Shooting Incident At A City Business. It Happened Saturday Night At Sahib Restaurant And Bar Which Is A Part Of Days Inn On Browns Mill Road. Officers Heard Shots Fired Upon Arrival And Found A 22 Year Old Murfreesboro Resident, Suffering From A Gunshot Wound To The Arm. It Was Not Life Threatening, But The Uncooperative Victim Was Transported To A Local Hospital. Meanwhile, Officers Encountered Rashid Moore From Sevierville Who Attempted To Flee. He Was Charged With Possession Of Drugs And A Handgun. He’s Not Believed To Have Been Directly Involved In The Shooting. Anyone With Information Should Call Police.
A ninth distillery has opened in Tennessee since liquor laws changed in 2009 and began allowing the production of whiskey and other distilled spirits. The East Tennessee Distillery, located in Piney Flats, is producing and selling Mellowmoon, a 100-proof white whiskey. Gary Melvin, one of the owners, said he and friends Byron Reece and Neil Roberson decided to try their hand at making moonshine because East Tennessee is so well known for producing a high-quality product. Of the nine distilleries that have opened since the law changed, about half produce moonshine.
A Pedestrian Accident Over The Weekend In Greene County Has Claimed The Life Of An Unnamed Male. According To The Tennessee Highway Patrol, 21 Year Old Kaitlyn Shelton Was Traveling South On Chuckey Pike When The Pedestrian Was Struck And Killed. The Victim Did Not Have Identification On His Person. The THP Is Waiting On Fingerprints And An Autopsy To Be Completed Today. No Charges Have Been Filed At This Time.
Officials at Washington County Tennessee’s animal shelter say two dogs stolen from the facility have been recovered and adopted. Maisie, a Chihuahua mix, and Mabis, a Yorkie, were found by officials and both have been adopted. Police said 54-year-old Cathy Poole admitted to taking the dogs “because she could not afford to pay the (adoption) fees.” She and her daughter, 24-year-old Sara Poole, both of Jonesborough, were each cited on one theft charge. One of the dogs was adopted out hours after returning to the shelter. The other was adopted the next morning.