I recently read “The Great Influenza” by John Berry. Similarly to today, people were encouraged to wear masks while in public. Although we certainly know more about how most diseases are spread today than in the early part of the last century, those in the midst of the Spanish Influenza were often frightened of the unknown, just as we are today.
Organizers are inviting members of their churches to attend and to bring their own chairs as with any event at the park, but volunteers will help ensure families are spread out to satisfy state requirements for social distancing.
Individuals booked into the Sullivan County Jail from May 25 through May 27. All persons shown are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Dr. Robert Strang, a long-time and well-known orthopedic surgeon in Kingsport, celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday in a most unexpected way — with family members on the other side of the glass doors of his Baysmont home.
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“It is prudent for everyone to wear a mask to protect others.” - Sullivan County Regional Health Department Director Gary Mayes.
After sitting through a two-hour Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Thursday evening, Mayor Chris Jones went home and became involved in an argument with his girlfriend, which resulted in his arrest for domestic assault.
The last two months of Nathan Michalik’s junior year at Volunteer High School were a washout due to the COVID-19 shutdown, so he chose to use that time to replace another washout that occurred near his home at Laurel Run Park.
The church, the collective body made up of anyone believing in Christ, has never been closed, and shall never be closed.
Roe pointed out that in 2012, he voted for the Stock Act, which prohibits members of Congress from profiting on non-public information and allows public disclosure of transactions.
The 2019-20 academic year is over for Southwest Virginia school divisions, but those systems are continuing free meal pickups and deliveries for students through much of the summer.
Possible current locations for Tyreese O. Green include, but are not necessarily limited to, Fayetteville, North Carolina, or Kingsport, the KPD said.
If a $90,000 county funding increase is recommended Friday for Hawkins County EMS, Surgoinsville Mayor Merrell Graham is asking that a stipulation be added requiring an ambulance to be stationed 24/7 at Surgoinsville’s fire station.
Known as ‘Evelyn’s Law’ in honor of deceased Sullivan County toddler Evelyn Boswell, House Bill 1309 requires a report of a missing child to law enforcement or the appropriate authority within 48 hours of their disappearance.
Boswell was arraigned Thursday on 11 charges of false reports. She was indicted on those charges last week. Her bond remains at $150,000.
Northeast Tennessee saw two more confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, while far Southwest Virginia’s case total remained level for a seventh straight day.