A Church Hill Woman Is Facing Charges After A Beer Purchase Two Days Before Her 21st Birthday Was Denied. Kayla Brooke Johnson Is Charged With Reckless Driving And Driving On A Suspended License. After Being Denied A Beer Purchase, Police Say The Woman Left The Food City On Highway 11-W At A High Rate Of Speed And Hit A Street Sign While Being Chased By Police. Johnson Was Released From The Hawkins County Jail On A 1-Thousand Dollar Bond. She’s Slated To Be Arraigned On Monday.
The Tennessee Department Of Veterans Affairs Will Be Hosting A Community Meeting This Weekend In Johnson City. Washington County Veterans, Dependents, And Surviving Family Members Are Invited To The Session To Discuss The Need For A County Veterans Service Officer In Washington County Which It Currently Doesn’t Have. The Meeting Will Be Held On Saturday At Three P.M. At The VFW Post 2108 On Buffalo Road In Johnson City.
Mountain States Medical Group Will Open The First Urgent Care Facility In Colonial Heights On Monday. The Facility Is Located On Fort Henry Drive Between Jiffy Lube And Kingsport Fire Department Number Six. The Colonial Heights Location Will Offer Treatment Of Minor Illnesses And Injuries To The Area. It Is Also An Official Medworks Site Offering Dot Physicals, Sports Physicals With Lab And X-Ray Services Available On-Site. The New Office Will Be Open From 8 A.M. To 8 P.M. Weekdays, And From8 A.M. To 6 P.M. On Saturday And Sunday.
A Bristol Tennessee Institution Of Higher Learning Has Been Honored For Its Community Service Efforts. King University Has Been Named To The 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Designation Is The Highest Honor A College Or University Can Receive For Its Commitment To Volunteering, Service Learning, And Civic Engagement.
A Johnson City Man Is Facing A Felony Charge Following An Altercation With His Girlfriend. 28 Year Old Brandon Rice Is Charged With Aggravated Domestic Assault. The Charge Stems From An Incident On Delaware Drive In Which Officers Were Dispatched To A Report Of A Domestic Dispute. Upon Arrival, Officers Were Advised That Rice Has Assaulted His 27 Year Old Girlfriend. He Was Located At The Residence Asleep On The Coach. Rice Is Currently Being Held In The Washington County Detention Center Under A 20-Thousand Dollar Bond. He Will Appear In Washington County General Sessions Court Later This Week.
Effective Monday, March 18th, Parking Will No Longer Be Allowed Along Jefferson Drive In Bristol, Virginia. According To Assistant City Manager Tabitha Crowder, Jefferson Drive Has Become A Popular Overflow Parking Area For Those Attending Special Events At Virginia High School. She Explained That Parking Along The Thoroughfare Presented Safety Issues By Impeding Accessibility To The Area By Police, Fire, And Rescue Vehicles.
The Elizabethton City Council Will Interview Two City Manager Finalists. The Two Remaining Candidates For The City Manager’s Job Will Be Interviewed On Friday. Melissa Peagler, A Senior Planner With The City Of Morristown Since 2004, And Jerome Kitchens Who Is Elizabethton’s Financial Director And Who Has Served As Interim City Manager Since January Will Be Interviewed For The Post. Meanwhile, The Final Two Candidates Will Be Interviewed On March 21st.
A federal appeals court has refused to hear the appeal of one of the six people serving life in prison for the 1997 roadside murders of a 6-year-old girl and her parents in Greene County. Karen Howell was 17 years old when she and five other young people from eastern Kentucky abducted the Lillelid family at a rest stop. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear Howell’s appeal, which had argued that she had received ineffective counsel. The Lillelid family had just returned from a Jehovah’s witness conference when they were taken hostage, shot and left for dead. The couple’s 2-year-old son was shot twice but survived. The killers ranged in age from 14 to 20.