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Slaughterhouse owner pleads guilty to tax evasion after Bean Station ICE raid

Brantley, the owner of the Southeastern Provision meatpacking plant in Bean Station, pleaded guilty this week to federal charges of tax evasion, wire fraud and employing unauthorized aliens. He waived his right to an indictment on the charges, which had been sealed until the filing of his plea agree

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

SILVER ALERT: Morristown police searching for missing woman

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) --Morristown police are searching for a missing woman who may have walked away from her apartment on Friday night.The family of Mary Gerasimou said she is cognitively impaired and may have left her home at Fairway East Apartments at some point last night.Officials said Geras

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-18 06:16:00

Rogersville threatened with lawsuit to recoup legal fees from county precinct dispute

On Tuesday, Elections Administrator Donna Sharp threatened to sue the BMA if it doesn’t reimburse the more than $14,000 in legal fees incurred by the county over the city’s recent precinct lawsuit.


Rogersville ministry asks public to 'Adopt a Senior' for home meal delivery program

For a contribution of $6 per day, $30 per week or $126 per month, you can ensure that one disabled senior in the area receives one hot meal prepared at the ministry’s Shepherd Center and delivered by a volunteer Monday through Friday.


Man Scammed By Woman On Facebook

“After exchanging messages and phone numbers, a sexual recording was made of the victim by the offender,” the report said. “The offender then threatened to send it to everyone if she did not get $1,000 sent to an account in Africa.”


Flash Flood Warning issued as heavy bans of rain push through the region

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -- A Flash Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tennessee until 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning for parts of the Tri-Cities region.

WJHL.COM - 2018-08-19 03:45:05

Kingsport Police investigating possible shooting

The details of the incident, including where the possible shooting took place, remain under investigation, according to Patton. He says no further information can be released at this time.

WJHL.COM - 2018-08-18 06:00:58

Assault suspect flees naked from Kingsport motel

— A man told police that as he traveled on Highway 66, a driver in front him slammed their brakes to try and cause a collision. He then followed the car onto Forest Hills Road. The other motorist allegedly stopped, exited their vehicle and fired a gun toward the complainant, spurring him to flee. A

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-08-17 13:23:08

Arrest made in connection with shots allegedly fired in July

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man who had been sought by police on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment in connection with a July 21 incident in which he allegedly fired shots in the direction of two people who were outside his residence, was arrested last week by a


Report: Women Fail Attempt To Pass Fake Bills At Wendy's

Two women who attempted to pass counterfeit currency about 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Wendy’s restaurant on Asheville Highway apparently went hungry.Employees told police two “heavy-set white females” entered the drive-thru lane and attempted to pass counterfeit $20 and $10 bills when they paid for foo

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 14:30:00

Arson suspected in Greene County vacant house fire

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - Investigators believe a fire at a vacant house may be the result of arson.The Greene County Sheriff’s Department responded to a structure fire at 3475 Gap Mountain Road around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.A witness told deputies he saw a small fire at a house across the street and

WJHL.COM - 2018-08-18 00:12:25

Rogersville City School Board recognizes Track athletes

During its Aug. 14 meeting, the Rogersville City BOE honored RCS track athletes who competed in the state middle school track meet last spring. Present were Aaron Coffey, Landry Russell, Neyla Price and Amelia Metz.Photo by Bill Jones


Business owner pleads guilty to charges from April ICE raid in Grainger County

James Brantley, owner of the Southeastern Provisions meat-packing plant in Bean Station, pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to collect taxes, one count of employing illegal aliens and one count of wire fraud.

WATE - 2018-08-17 10:50:48

Mystery Diner: Pardner’s Bar-B-Que. Back to Stay?

The March 2018 re-opening under Kingsport’s Tyler Burgess’ management was something anticipated with interest by Pardner’s long-suffering fan base, myself among them. After giving Burgess and staff some time to get the business running smoothly, I decided to take my appetite and that of my dine-arou


KPD looking for man wanted for attempted murder

KINGSPORT — On Aug. 15 at approximately 5 p.m., Kingsport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a residence, located at 1015 Oak Drive Circle in Kingsport, in reference to a stabbing incident.Responding Officers located an adult male victim with multiple severe lacerations to his head and torso.


Law Enforcement Made Young Man's Birthday Special

Law Enforcement Made Young Man’s Birthday SpecialI want to thank the Greene County Sheriff Department, Tusculum Police Department and State Trooper Paul Kilday for making a birthday wish come true for my 7-year-old nephew. He told me he wanted see inside a “cop car” for his birthday, so I made some

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2018-08-17 14:30:00

Rogersville man wanted on probation warrant now facing meth, other drug charges

Shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Allen and Rogersville Police Department Officer Andy Banks went to a Tuggle Hill Road residence to serve an arrest warrant on Zachary Wayne Jones, 23.


Greeneville Awakening into third month, still attracting record numbers

CHUCKEY — Preaching under a new banner last Friday night, “Until Victory”, D.R. Harrison said -- beginning its 86th night this past Monday — there is simply no end in sight to the Tent Revival in Chuckey that has become the talk of East Tennessee.“Friday marked another benchmark of over 500 people c


Rogersville BMA refuses to pay Election Commission's legal costs

County Administrator of Elections Donna Sharp, standing at left, reads a statement during the Aug. 14 meeting of the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Alderman in which she formally asked the BMA to reimburse the Election Commission for recently incurred legal fees. The BMA, in a split vote, said "no."


$10K in sound equipment reported stolen at Hawkins Co. church

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (WJHL) - About $10,000 worth of sound equipment was recently stolen at a local church, according to a police report.