New Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee isn’t interested in a perception that not a lot will get done in his first year because he has never governed.
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe called the partial government shutdown on Thursday a political game that needs to stop and could be solved in five minutes. Roe also disclosed he has signed a letter refusing his Congressional paycheck as long as the shutdown goes on.
Cossey will join the airport as executive director starting mid to late February. The Airport Authority will hold a called meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. to consider for approval the terms of Cossey’s contract.
The Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors noted the total sales volume for residential resales was also a record high of $1.42 billion – a 28 percent increase from last year and the third straight year it has exceeded a billion dollars.
Most of the local effect is a delay of U.S. Department of Agriculture loans. USDA is a leading mortgage lender in the 11-county region monitored by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors.
BLOUNTVILLE – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority announced on Monday it has been awarded a $1.69 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Economic Development Fund to further the development of Aerospace Park, the airport’s aviation-related economic development project.
Jeff McCord, Governor-elect Bill Lee’s pick to be the next commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, suggested Lee was “purposeful” about going outside the Nashville bubble of leaders to fill his Cabinet.
That was the main message from a 2019 Regional Legislative Breakfast held Friday morning at the MeadowView Marriott and hosted by Tri-Cities chambers of commerce and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has assessed a civil penalty of more than $492,000 on the owner of a tire dumping operation. The state wants the money in about 30 days.
“That’s the benefit of Ballad. We’re no longer three independently operating trauma programs. We’re a trauma system … Holston Valley (Medical Center) is going to need Johnson City. It’s going to need Bristol.”