ARMED MAN FATALLY SHOT BY SULLIVAN CO. DEPUTY

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING LEAVES ONE PERSON DEAD WEDNESDAY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY. THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION REPORTS THAT THE SHOOTING OCCURRED AT A HOME IN THE 400 BLOCK OF PINE HILL ROAD IN BLUFF CITY SHORTLY AFTER 9 P.M. WEDNESDAY. DEPUTIES WITH THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WERE RESPONDING TO A REQUEST FOR A WELFARE CHECK AND 54-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM KEVIN GUINN ARMED WITH A GUN. AT SOME POINT, THE DEPUTY FIRED SHOTS, STRIKING AND KILLING GUINN. THE REASONS FOR THE DEPUTY FIRING IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE T-B-I. NO DEPUTIES WERE INJURED. THE T-B-I WILL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTING AND WILL TURN OVER ITS FINDINGS TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR REVIEW.

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER STABBING IN KINGSPORT

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AFTER STABBING ANOTHER MAN WEDNESDAY IN KINGSPORT. THE KINGSPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THAT THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE TRAVEL INN IN LYNN GARDEN AT 6:13 P.M. WEDNESDAY. UPON ARRIVAL, OFFICERS FOUND A MAN WITH SEVERE LACERATIONS CONSISTENT WITH A KNIFE INJURY. THE VICTIM SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN IN AN ARGUMENT WITH PAUL MCDOWELL OVER A WOMAN AND MCDOWELL STABBED HIM IN THE BACK WITH A KNIFE. MCDOWELL WAS FOUND ON DAHILA STREET AND ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND EVADING ARREST. THE VICTIM WAS TREATED FOR HIS INJURIES AT A HOSPITAL.

BALLAD AND ETSU PARTNER TO IMPROVE SPORTS MEDICINE IN REGION.

BALLAD HEALTH AND EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ARE PARTNERING TO IMPROVE SPORTS MEDICINE IN THE REGION. HIGHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE WILL BE A MEMBER OF THE BALLAD HEALTH HOSPITAL SYSTEM’S MEDICAL ASSOCIATES AND WILL BE POWERED BY E-T-S-U HEALTH. THE CURRENT BUCSPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC WILL BE ADDED TO BALLAD’S NETWORK OF SPORTS MEDICINE CARE FACILITIES. THE CLINICIANS AT BUCSPORTS WILL REMAIN IN THEIR POSITIONS AS THE CLINIC JOINS BALLAD’S NETOWRK OF CARE AND THEY WILL STILL BE CONSIDERED E-T-S-U FACULTY. BALLAD CURRENTLY OPERATES SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICES IN JOHNSON CITY AND BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA.

ROGERSVILLE COMPANY FINED BY TOSHA

ROGERSVILLE COMPANY HAS BEEN FINED BY TOSHA FOR TWO SERIOUS CITATIONS. THE TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION HAS FINED H-D-K INDUSTRIES FOR $8,000 AFTER A FATAL INCIDENT ON JANUARY 27TH. A 66-YEAR-OLD FEMALE EMPLOYEE WAS HIT BY A FORKLIFT AFTER SHE STEPPED OUT INTO AN AISLE FROM A BLIND CORNER. THE VICTIM FELL TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR AND HIT HER HEAD. SHE DIED NINE DAYS LATER FROM THE INJURIES.

WASH CO. TN BUDGET ITEMS UP FOR APPROVAL

NEXT WEEK THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE WILL VOTE ON THE UPCOMING 2025 BUDGET. PART OF THE NEW BUDGET INCLUDES A PAY INCREASE OF TWO DOLLARS FOR GENERAL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND $1.50 INCREASE FOR SHERIFF’S OFFICE EMPLOYEES. THE PLAN WOULD ALSO INCLUDE A 30-CENT INCREASE TO THE CERTIFIED PROPERTY TAX RATE, WHICH WILL BRING IT TO $1.71 PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE. THE 102 MILLION DOLLAR PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD TAKE EFFECT ON JULY 1ST, IF PASSED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING NEXT THURSDAY AT THE JUSTICE CENTER IN JONESBOROUGH.

GATE CITY SHOOTING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

GATE CITY, VIRGINIA MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING WEDNESDAY. GATE CITY POLICE ALONG WITH THE SCOTT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDED TO THE RESIDENCE OF 26-YEAR-OLD WESLEY NOAH TACKETT ON WEDNESDAY TO ARREST HIM ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING, SHOOTING A FIREARM FROM A MOVING VEHICLE, SHOOTING A FIREARM FROM A ROADWAY, USE OF A FIREARM IN COMMISSION OF A FELONY, AND VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER. THE CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO TACKETT ALLEGEDLY FIRING A GUN IN THE DIRECTION OF A FEMALE ACQUAINTANCE ON KANE STREET. THE TWO HAD A DOMESTIC ARGUMENT PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE PAL’S DRIVE-THRU, WHERE THE WOMAN GOT OUT OF THE CAR TO WALK DOWN THE STREET, WHICH IS WHEN TACKETT IS ACCUSED OF FIRING A GUN AT HER, BUT MISSING. NO ONE WAS INJURED. HE IS BEING HELD IN LIEU OF BOND AT THE DUFFIELD REGIONAL JAIL.

WARRIORS PATH STABLE FIRE

CREWS RESPOND TO A FIRE AT THE WARRIORS PATH RIDING STABLES THIS MORNING. THE WARRIORS PATH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT CREWS WERE DISPATCHED TO A FIRE AT THE LOWER HORSE STABLES AT AROUND 5:30 A.M. THE FIRE WAS FULLY INVOLVED WITH THE BUILDING MOSTLY BURNT UP BY THE TIME CREWS ARRIVED. THE BUILDING WAS UNOCCUPIED AND NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE FIRE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDETERMINED AT THIS TIME.

TRUCK HIT BY TRAIN IN BLUFF CITY

TRACTOR-TRAILER HIT BY TRAIN IN BLUFF CITY AROUND MIDNIGHT AFTER TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THE BLUFF CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THAT A TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVER MADE A WRONG TURN ONTO BLUFF CITY HIGHWAY AND ATTEMPTED TO TURN AROUND AT JONESBORO ROAD, WHICH IS WHEN THE TRUCK’S TRANSMISSION DIED WHILE ON THE TRACKS. THE DRIVER WAS OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. THE TRAIN INITIATED ITS EMERGENCY BRAKES BEFORE HITTING THE VEHICLE. NORFOLK SOUTHERN POLICE, SULLIVAN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, NORFOLK SOUTHERN TRAIN MASTER, AND NORFOLK SOUTHERN TRACK SUPERVISOR ALSO RESPONDED.