The Virginia Board Of Medicine Has Issued Reprimands Against Three Physicians Accused Of Pre-Signing Multiple Blank Prescriptions For A Nursing Home. The Board Issued The Reprimands In June 2012 Against Dr. Bradley Goad, Dr. Vanessa Fant And Physician Assistant, Lee Thompson. All Three Signed Consent Orders With The Virginia Board Of Medicine, Which Stipulate They Admit To The Board’s Findings Of Fact. Their Licenses Were Not Revoked Or Suspended.
East Tennessee State University Has Announced The Cost Of Funding A Football Program. University Officials Said In 2015, Football Will Cost 3.4 Million Dollars. In 2016, That Cost Is Expected To Climb To Just Over 4.1 Million. The University Is Hoping To Offset The Expense With 2.8 Million Dollars Per Year Generated From Student Fees. The Tennessee Board Of Regents Will Have To Vote On A Student Fee Increase At The End Of This Month.
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has received 14 proposals for how to redraw Tennessee’s judicial districts. The Blountville Republican, who is expected to unveil his proposal for new judicial districts early next week, on praised the involvement of groups like the Tennessee Bar Association and the Public Defenders Association. Ramsey said new districts should reflect demographic changes over the last three decades.
A Plan Has Been Unveiled For A New Hiking And Biking Trail That Will Run Between Johnson City And Elizabethton. The City Of Johnson City Wants To Develop The Old Tweetsie Railroad Line Into The Recreational Trail. The Estimated Cost Would Be Just Over Five-Million Dollars And The Work Would Take Place In Four Phases. It Is Expected To Take Nearly Two Years For Construction To Be Completed.
The Kingsport Board Of Education Has Accepted A Bid To Purchase The Old American Legion Center On Campus. The Purchase Price Totaled Just Over 474-Thousand Dollars. The Building Will Be Used To House The School’s Reserve Officer Training Corps Program.
23 Year Old Army Private First Class Marshall Lane, A Johnson City Native, Is In Need Of A Kidney Transplant. He Was Injured By Gunfire Last Year While Serving On A Mission With An Afhanistan Military Police Unit. Lane And His Family Are Hoping Someone Will Be Tested And Donate If They’re A Match. Lane And His Family Are Living In Military Housing At Walter Reed Army Medical Center So He Can Receive Treatment. Anyone Who Wants To Go Through The Live Donor Screening Should Call 301-319-2841.
Registration Is Being Accepted Now For A Course Being Offered To Help Neighborhoods And Residents Prepare For And Respond After Catastrophic Disasters Such As Winter Storms And Floods. The Washington County-Johnson City Emergency Management Agency Will Be Putting On The Course. Each Participant Must Complete 25 Hours Of Courses That Will Be Held April 12th, 13th, 19th, And 20th At Johnson City Fire Station Number Seven On West Walnut Street. To Sign Up, Call 423-434-6082.
The Town Of Abingdon Virginia Will Conduct An Important Audible Test On Tuesday. The Test Which Begins At 9:45 A.M. Will Make Sure The Town’s Storm Warning Sirens Are Working Properly In Conjunction With the Statewide Tornado Preparedness Drill. The Sirens Are Not Intended To Be Heard In Homes Or Buildings, Although Many Residents May Hear Them Inside Of Their Homes Or While At Work. If You Hear The Sirens, It’s Not Necessary To Call 911 Or Local Police.
A Former Sullivan County Road Commissioner Convicted Of Theft Charges Has Been Denied An Appeal Hearing Before The Tennessee Supreme Court. Allen Pope Was Hoping To Have His Conviction Of Theft Of Services Over Ten Thousand Dollars Overturned. He Was Accused Of Using County Equipment To Do Work For A Private Developer. Convictions Of Official Misconduct And Using Public Equipment For Private Purposes Were Overturned Last Year. The Latest Decision By The State Supreme Court Means The Conviction Stands And He Won’t Be Allowed To Return To His Post.
More Than 800 Coal Jobs In Southwest Virginia May Have Sounded Too Good To Be True. Weeks Ago Professional Contractors Based In Norton Virginia Announced, With The Help Of Private Investor Daniel Bunn, That It Had Planned To Hire 860 Coal Jobs. Since That Announcement, Bunn Has Pulled Out Its Support Of The Project. Now, Professional Contractors President Eddie Estep Said Even Though The Money And The Situation Has Changed, The Focus Remains On Getting People To Work, One Person At A Time.
Virginia’s Attorney General Paid A Visit To Bristol Virginia. Republican Candidate For Governor Ken Cuccinelli Met With Several Small Business Owners At A Downtown Clothing Store. He Said He Believes Small Businesses Provide The Biggest Job Growth Opportunities And He Wants To Help Them Succeed. His Plans Call For Lower Tax Rates. Republican Lt. Governor Bill Bolling Plans To Decide By Next Thursday Whether He Will Be Joining The Race For Governor As An Independent. Democrat Terry Mcauliffe Has No Primary Challenger.
A Single Vehicle Crash Has Claimed The Life Of A Russell County Virginia Man. According To Virginia State Police, 22 Year Old James Hess Of Swords Creek Was Traveling On State Route 632 Near Route 67 Yesterday Morning When His Vehicle Ran Off The Roadway, Went Over An Embankment And Landed Upside Down In A Creek. Investigators Attribute Icy Road Conditions For The Cause And Deemed The Crash Storm-Related.