Just Over A Week Away, The Food City 500 Race At Bristol Motor Speedway Brings With It About 160-Thousand Fans To The Tri Cities. For Those Who Are Not Planning To Drive To The World’s Fastest Half Mile, Net Trans Will Be Offering Fans An Alternative Way To Get To The Track. Net Trans Will Be Shuttling Race Fans From The Parking Lot At Sullivan Central High School And From Locations In Johnson City And Kingsport.
Wellmont Health System Has Opened A New Urgent Care Facility In Kingsport. The New Facility Is Located At 111 West Stone Drive Near The New Holston Medical Group Building. Physicians Will Treat A Variety Of Illnesses And Injuries From Bumps And Bruises To Sprains And Strains. Patients Can Receive X-Rays And Complete Lab Work At The Location As Well As Additional Imaging Services Next Door At Holston Valley Imaging Center.
Two Elizabethton Men Are Facing Numerous Drug Charges. 22 Year Old Wyatt Penrod And 20 Year Old Jacob Deutschmann Are Charged With Posesssion Of Schedule One And Six Drugs For Resale, Possesson Of A Firearm, And Maintaining A Dwelling For The Distribution Of A Controlled Substance. The Arrest Stems From A Search Of A Jordo Road Residence Owned By Penrod. Officers Confiscated Quantities Of Marijuana Along With Cash And Several Firearms. The Two Men Were Taken To The Carter County Jail And Will Appear In Carter County General Sessions Court O April 1st.
A winter storm that blew through Virginia has left three people dead. State police say 22-year-old James D. Hess of Swords Creek died Thursday when his car ran off Route 632 in southwest Virginia, went over an embankment and landed upside down in a creek. Trooper S.A. Sutherland says road conditions were icy. Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Laura Southard says two other storm-related deaths occurred in the northern part of the state. Virginia State Police responded to more than 650 storm-related traffic accidents.
A proposal to allow student identification issued by state higher education institutions to be used for voting has been delayed in the Tennessee Senate. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro was put off for a week to address concerns brought by another Republican lawmaker about the validity of using a college ID. The proposal does not allow library cards issued by local governments, an issue that’s been debated in court for about a year now.
A Recent Study Has Shown The Economic Impact Northeast State Community College Has Had On Our Region. The Analysis Showed The Value Of Business Volume And Individual Income Generated Amounted To Nearly 451 Million Dollars Between 2007 And 2012. That Averages Out To 90 Million Dollars Annually Over The Past Five Years.
The Town Of Unicoi Will Soon Break Ground On A Project That Will Provide An Added Covered Pavilion At The Trailhead Of The Pinnacle Fire Tower. Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch Said It Will Make It A Little More Convenient For Hikers And Bikers. The Covered Area Will Also Feature Several Picnic Tables.
Kingsport City Leaders Have Finalized The Fee Schedule For The New Aquatic Center. Daily Admission To The Center Will Be $8 For Adults, $6 For Youth 3 To 21 And Seniors Age 55 And Up. The Family Rate Is $30 And Children Under 3 Would Be Free. Summer Passes Are Available As Well As Annual Memberships. You Can Purchase Memberships At City Hall Beginning March 11th.
A State Representative’s Legislation That Would Halt Bluff City’s Two Speed Camera’s Has Advanced In A House Transportation Subcommittee. However, Timothy Hill’s Bill Has An Amendment That Would Allow Bluff City Officials To Complete The Remaining Year And-A-Half Of The Town’s Contract. Bluff City Stands To Lose More Than 260-Thousand Dollars In Annual Revenue If The Cameras No Longer Exist. Hill’s Legislation Now Moves To The House Transportation Committee.