Some Tense Moments After Emergency Personnel Responded To Tri Cities Regional Airport In Blountville. A Small Private Plane Was Doing Training Exercises When It Veered Off The Runway, Striking A Nearby Antenna Array And Closing Down The Runway For Two Hours On Tuesday Afternoon. Airport Spokeswoman Melissa Thomas Said The Two People On Board Were Not Injured In The Mishap. The Aircraft, A Beechcraft Baron, Was Apparently Trying To Simulate Takeoff Or Simulated Failure. The Plane As Well As The Antenna Array Sustained Damage.

Kingsport And Food City Have Reached An Agreement Concerning Road Improvements Near The Store Along Clinchfield Street. This Will Pave The Way To Help Move The Timeline Along Further For The Proposed Carousel Project. The City Plans To Reconfigure Press Street At Clinchfield And Install A Traffic Signal With Crosswalks. A Small City Park Will Be Located Between Two Entrances To The New Food City Shopping Center. The Carousel Round House Will Be Built On This Property.

A Mount Carmel Couple Involved In A Crash With A Police Officer Are Suing The City For 150-Thousand Dollars. The Crash Occurred In November 2012 After Officer Bobby Moffit Was En Route To Assist The Church Hill Police Department With A Home Invasion Call. He Rear-Ended A Vehicle Being Driven By Helen Lawson With Her Husband, Claude Lawson, As The Passenger. According To A Report Completed By Surgoinsville Police Department, Lawson Was Found To Be At Fault Because She Got In The Way Of The Officer. The Rogersville Attorney General's Office Opted Not To Issue Any Citations In The Matter. A Hearing Date Has Not Been Announced.

The Sullivan County Board Of Education Has Approved A Request For Qualification Seeking Planning Consultants To Do A Comprehensive Facilities Plan For The School System. Finalists Are To Be Interviews January 9th And 10th. A Consultant Will Be Chosen And Contract Negotiations Will Begin January 16th. The Project Will Get Started February 3rd With The Master Plan Set To Occur By August 1st 2014.

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