Hawkins County EMA Director Gary Murrell was dispatched to the scene due to the septic dump taking place in close proximity to a designated watershed — Stock Creek, which drains into Cherokee Lake.
Assuming it completes a study and follows through with a subsequent corrective action plan, Rogersville will be excused from paying most of a $7,120 state fine levied last month for exceeding disinfectant byproduct limitations in its water system.
Just as it did in the Mel Gibson movie “The River” that was filmed there 35 years ago, the Holston River is claiming real estate at Laurel Run Park at an alarming rate.
Although the AGC Glass North America plant in Church Hill will be temporarily laying off about 50 workers next month, in the long run the company will grow 85 new jobs, as well as a new $40.6 million plant next door.
When he arrived on the scene on Aug. 2 Surgoinsville police Chief James Hammonds observed black smoke billowing from an open fire that included tires, plastic, used motor oil, and other debris.
Only residential waste may be dropped off for free. Businesses must call ahead to receive an appointment and cost estimate for removal of their waste.
The MIEX system reduces impurities from treated water — specifically reducing levels of TOC (total organic carbon). TOC is caused by rotting leaves and other vegetation in the reservoir and requires additional chlorine to offset.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has filed a notice against the owners of the Kingsport Pavilion shopping center for failing to enhance more than an acre of wetlands on the property and for not relocating an existing stream into a new channel.
A public hearing is today on state’s tentative decision to allow “major modification” at commercial landfill off Highway 394.