The referendum would have asked voters to approve increasing the local option sales tax rate to 2.75% across the county (for a total sales tax of 9.75%, including the state’s 7% sales tax).
All 11 true bills returned by a Sullivan County grand jury on Wednesday are on charges Megan Boswell gave false reports to police regarding her then-missing daughter, Evelyn Mae Boswell.
The event will be streamed on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15.
Piney Flats businessman Chris Laisure was approved on two bids on the property: one by the Sullivan County school board and the other by the Sullivan County Commission. A half-acre school system parcel also is to be transferred over to him after a deed restriction is addressed.
The Sullivan County Board of Education approved the budget 7-0 Thurdsay. On Wednesday, May 13, it is to be presented to the commission’s budget Committee.
Decision comes after a survey of seniors found 56 percent of participants favored the later dates for a traditional graduation over an earlier but more limited ceremony. A separate ceremony at Bristol Motor Speedway also is to be scheduled in May or early June. Of 625 seniors in four county high schools, 387 participated in the survey.
Under Tennessee state law, the deadline to get a sales tax referendum on the August ballot is May 23.
BLOUNTVILLE — Megan Boswell, the mother of deceased toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell, had a brief virtual court appearance Friday morning for what was scheduled as an arraignment on false report charges.
The Sullivan County Commission could consider a resolution tonight that would put a sales tax increase to a countywide vote in August.
The other top five choices were residential electricity, automation and programming, business management and machine tool.
Sullivan County school leaders outline efforts to continue serving students while schools are closed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
County health officials look to Gov. Lee’s reopening guidelines in development of local directives for businesses, residents.
The Sullivan County school board also got an update on the decision process for high school graduation plans and policy and resolution changes for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Brandon Castle, 26, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Christopher Todd Lane, 39, of Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
Free testing will continue in Blountville all next week. Testing will be available in Kingsport Friday and in Bristol on April 30.