Shoppers Are Heading To The Stores To Enjoy Black Friday. This Is Traditionally The Busiest Shopping Days Of The Year. Some Stores Opened At Midnight To Allow Customers A Chance At Some Early Bargains. Its Called Black Friday Because That’s When Retailers Traditionally Turned A Profit For The Year.
The Tennessee Supreme Court Has Disbarred An Elizabethton Attorney. Thomas E. Cowan Jr’s Law License Were Suspended On March 1st Based Upon His Plea Of Guilty To The Willful Attempt To Defeat Or Evade The Payment Of Taxes. He Was Sentenced To A Year In Federal Prison And Ordered To Pay Restitution. The State Supreme Court Affirmed A Decision By The Chancery Court Of Carter County Finding That Cowan Should Be Disbarred From Practice Of Law For This Misconduct. He Must Pay The Board’s Costs And Expenses Prior To Reinstatement Of His Law License.
Greene County’s Unemployment Rate Is Seeing An Increase. According To The Tennessee Department Of Labor And Workforce Development, Greene County’s Rate Was 10.4 Percent In October Compared To 10 Percent In September. However, The Unemployment Rate For Last Month Decreased In 14 Tennessee Counties. The State Rate Was 8.2 Percent, Down From 8.3 Percent In September.
Tennessee health officials will start contacting hundreds of people who received steroid injections for back pain from a pharmacy linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak to warn them about another infection. Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, said Wednesday the new round of calls will start next week to about 900 patients who have not developed fungal meningitis but who may be at risk for a localized infection or abscess near the injection site. In Tennessee, 84 patients have developed fungal meningitis and 13 people have died after receiving injections from Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy New England Compounding Center. Nationally, 490 patients have been sickened and 34 have died. Reagan said symptoms of the infections include back pain or loss of bowel or bladder control.
Lee County Virginia Sheriff Gary Parsons Is Now Temporarily In Control Of The Pennington Gap Police Department. In Light Of The Arrest Of Pennington Gap’s Police Chief, William Young, The Town Council Voted To Give Parsons Control Of The Department Beginning Today. Young Is Facing Drug Distribution, Weapons And Burglary Charges. He Was Let Go From His Position As Chief October 22nd.
The Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board Of Control Has Set A Date When It Will Decide Who Will Acquire The Healthcare Facility. Mountain States Health Alliance And Wellmont Health System Are Both Trying To Acquire The Hospital And Have Submitted Proposals For The Acquisition. The Meeting Is Open To The Public And Will Take Place At 4pm November 28th At Erwin Town Hall.