Tuesday Jul 8
Special gift for homeless pets
The SBK Animal Shelter in Blountville received some special gifts today. A sewing group called Sew Vac and Long Arm Quilting in Kingsport wanted a project to give back to the community.
Tuesday Jul 8
The Jackson Sun
7 file suit over firings from highway department
<![CDATA[BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Seven former workers at an East Tennessee highway department have filed a federal lawsuit over their firings. Media report the lawsuit says the Sullivan County Highway Department employees were wrongfully fired for testifying against their former boss during a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe. Interim Highway Commissioner Bobbie Manning has said the firings were based on individual work histories. The TBI investigated former commissioner, Terry Shaffer, who retired last year. The investigation was turned over to a grand jury, which found "an abuse of office" by Shaffer, who sometimes took five-hour lunch breaks, but no criminal violations. The workers are asking for reinstatement, lost wages, benefits and attorney fees.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office seeks deputy applications
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is hiring deputies for the patrol division and the corrections division.
Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Catch A Concert Or A Flick
Frist Fridays Concert Series - Nashville-based The Long Players will perform The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" 6 p.m. in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' Turner Courtyard.
Local company collaborates with Northeast State Community College
Northeast State Community College and Bell Helicopter Piney Flats have announced an educational collaboration to develop the next generation of aircraft technicians and aviation professionals.