Tennessee’s elected constables have the same authority under the state’s judicial system as other law enforcement officers, including the ability to make arrests. But of late, local constables are making news not for conducting arrests but for being the subject of one:
Sullivan County commissioners mulling “update” to local rules on how county meetings are conducted, and some commissioners have voiced a lack of interest in Robert’s Rules of Order.
Last year the city’s streets and sanitation department collected nearly 2,200 tons of leaves. The service will be provided beginning Monday and continue to January 15.
City Manager Chris McCartt said the summer of 2020 would best case scenario on when the paving would begin. Since it’s state and federal money, Kingsport would have to follow the state requirements for design and construction, which typically takes longer than just city-funded road projects.
“The crown jewel of High Knob is the recreation area. We’re trying to save it.” — Enhancement Corporation member Chris Jones
William Leonard claims he is experiencing a great deal of anxiety as a result of the incident, such as experiencing reoccurring memories of the event along with fear and insecurity at times when he’s out as a pedestrian.
Installation of a metal roof has at the Church Hill Health Department been estimated to cost $43,000, but the county will also have to hire an engineer to determine of the structure can handle the weight of the addition of a gabled roof.
A potential compromise was suggested as commissioners discussed the issue Thursday: hold their work session in the evening and return monthly business meeting to a morning start time. Proponents said that would offer public participation to both those who work during the day and those who find it a challenge to attend at night.
KINGSPORT — This Saturday will be an excellent opportunity for you to give back to your community, to enjoy the cool fall season and to help make a difference in the appearance of several key parts of town.
Hawkins County buildings manager Sarah Davis received permission Wednesday to remove the Courthouse Annex sign which has been an eyesore on Main Street in Rogersville for too long.
“Code enforcement is an issue every city in America is constantly looking at, what are the best practices and where improvements need to be made. Kingsport no different.” - City Manager Chris McCartt
On Wednesday Rogersville building inspector Steve Nelson told the county commission's Public Buildings Committee that the estimate cost to repair the library’s reading room is $38,650.
A resolution requests judicial officials to “work together and develop a plan or plans recommending methods and identifying their expected effectiveness to reduce the inmate population .... in the short term."
Joey Mullins and Jackie Christian of VDOT gave an update on that project and several others during last week’s Scott County Board of Supervisors meeting. The bridge construction began in late fall of 2016 and has experienced several weather-related setbacks since then.
The power purchase agreement with Ameresco would have no up-front cost to the system and would save it almost $3 million over 20 years, but the next engineering phase would cost the system $40,000 for engineering costs if the system doesn’t move forward with the plan.