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JCu2014WINTER WEATHER

JOHNSON CITY PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE READY FOR WINTER.u00a0 THE CITY HAS ALLOCATED ABOUT $200-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND ABOUT $175-THOUSAND OF THAT WILL GO FOR SALT.u00a0 ANDY BEST IS THE CITYu2019S ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR AND SAYS CREWS START CHECKING SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT IN OCTOBER.u00a0 u00a0 THE CITY ORDERS ROUGHLY 4-THOUSAND TONS OF SALT EACH YEAR.u00a0 BEST ALSO SAYS THERE ARE 26 VEHICLES FOR SNOW REMOVAL.u00a0 CREWS WORK 12 HOUR SHIFTS DURING A SNOW EVENT AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEARING ALL PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADWAYS, EXCEPT INTERSTATE 26, WHICH IS HANDLED BY THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

MAN WHO SERVED TIME IN DEATH CRASHES INTO POLICE CAR

A MAN WHO SERVED TIME FOR KILLING A PASSENGER DURING A POLICE PURSUIT FACES NEW CHARGES.u00a0 ANTHONY HAMMONDS II IS ALLEGED TO HAVE STRUCK A TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER HEAD-ON.u00a0 THE WRECK HAPPENED SATURDAY IN ELIZABETHTON AS POLICE WERE LOOKING FOR A STOLEN VEHICLE.u00a0 HAMMONDS PREVIOUSLY SERVED 12 MONTHS IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL AFTER A DEADLY 2016 CRASHu00a0 IN JOHNSON CITY.u00a0 HIS NEW CHARGES HAVENu2019T BEEN SPECIFIED.

KINGSPORT PROPERTY TAXES

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO PAY KINGSPORT PROPERTY TAXES WITHOUT PENALTY.u00a0 STARTING TOMORROW, THEREu2019LL BE A 2-PERCENT PENALTY AND 4-PERCENT ON JANUARY 1ST, AND AN ADDITIONAL 1-PERCENT WILL BE ASSESSED AT THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL TAXES ARE PAID IN FULL.u00a0 TAXES CAN BE PAID BY MAIL, IN PERSON AT 415 BROAD STREET OR ONLINE AT KINGSPORT TN DOT G-O-V.

MAN FOUND SAFE

A MAN WITH DEMENTIA WHO WAS REPORTED MISSING IN DICKENSON COUNTY VIRGINIA HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE.u00a0 TUESDAY, THE SHERIFFu2019S OFFICE ISSUED AN ALERT FOR 76-YEAR-OLD RICHARD CARROL MARSHALL, WHO WAS LAST SEEN MONDAY MORNING IN CLINTWOOD.u00a0 AUTHORITIES ENTERED HIM INTO A NATIONAL DATABASE AS A MISSING PERSON, BUT HE HAS BEEN LOCATED.

DRUG, WEAPONS CHARGES

ITu2019S COURT DAY FOR TWO PEOPLE WHO FACE NUMEROUS CHARGES AFTER A JOHNSON CITY TRAFFIC STOP.u00a0 OFFICERS PULLED OVER A SPEEDING VEHICLE IN THE AREA OF WEST MARKET AND VETERANS WAY.u00a0 A SEARCH FOUND NUMEROUS ILLEGAL NARCOTICS AND A HANDGUN.u00a0 MELVIN STEVENSON IS CHARGED WITH SEVERAL DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES, AND SCOTTIE BUCK IS CHARGED WITH A DRUG OFFENSE AND THEFT OF A FIREARM.

BITCOINu2014TALKS

WASHINGTON COUNTY MAYOR JOE GRANDY THINKS BOTH SIDES IN THE BITCOIN MINING DISPUTE WILL CONTINUE TALKSu2014EVEN THOUGH IT APPEARS THE ISSUE WILL WIND UP BACK IN COURT.u00a0 GRANDY IS HOPEFUL THAT THERE COULD SOON BE SOME NOISE RELIEF FOR RESIDENTS IN THE LIMESTONE AREA.u00a0 u00a0 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TURNED DOWN A SETTLEMENT THAT CALLED FOR MOVING THE OPERATION TO TELFORD.u00a0 THE COUNTY CONTENDS THAT BRIGHTRIDGE AND RED DOG TECHNOLOGIES ARE VIOLATING ZONING REGULATIONS.

KINGSPORT CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS IN KINGSPORT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF THIS WEEKENDu2014WITH THE ANNUAL PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING EVENT AT CHURCH CIRCLE.u00a0 ON SATURDAY, THE PARADE WILL START AT 6 P.M. AT THE CORNER OF CLINCHFIELD AND WEST CENTER STREET.u00a0 ITu2019LL PROCEED DOWN CENTER TO CHEROKEE AND THEN TO SULLIVAN THROUGH CHURCH CIRCLE AND WILL END AT CLAY STREET. u00a0u00a0THEREu2019LL BE PLENTY OF DECORATED VEHICLES, FLOATS, MARCHING BANDS AND OF COURSEu2026SANTA CLAUS.u00a0 u00a0AT 7:45, THE CHRISTMAS TREE WILL BE LIT AROUND CHURCH CIRCLE.u00a0

FUGITIVE ARRESTED DURING TRAFFIC STOP

A FUGITIVE FROM WISCONSIN HAS BEEN ARRESTED DURING A WASHINGTON COUNTY TRAFFIC STOP.u00a0 OFFICERS STOPPED A VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 36 IN GRAY. u00a0ROBERT BECK OF MADISON WAS A PASSENGER AND WAS WANTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES, INCLUDING BATTERY, STRANGULATION AND PAROLE VIOLATION.u00a0 u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0THE DRIVERu2014RONALD MARTIN JUNIOR OF MORGANTON NORTH CAROLINAu2014WAS DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE.u00a0 OFFICERS SEARCHED THE VEHICLE AND u00a0FOUND MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.u00a0

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