The Erwin Record office will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.
The saga of the 2014-2015 Unicoi County fiscal year budget continued last week as office holders again appeared before the Unicoi County Budget Committee. Last week’s meetings, which were held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 21, led one office holder to make numerous cuts to his department’s budget.
During a press conference on Friday, Aug. 22, Sheriff Mike Hensley detailed what he described as “unheard of” cuts to the three budgets – sheriff’s department, jail and jail annex – for which he is responsible.
The county, including the sheriff’s department, has been operating on a continuing budget resolution since the 2014-2015 fiscal year began on July 1. Hensley said on Friday he is currently operating on one-twelfth of his proposed budget. However, if his budget is cut by the hundreds of thousands of dollars proposed by some members of the Budget Committee last week, spending money now at the proposed budget levels would cause him to run out of money before the end of this fiscal year. More...
Updated August 27, 2014 12:38:44 PMDonations being accepted for annual Community Day of Action
Unicoi County residents will once again have the opportunity to provide for students in need this school year during the annual Community Day of Action.
According to Regina Harrell, Coordinated School Health Supervisor for Unicoi County Schools, more than 300 students have expressed needs for food, clothing and school supplies, or a combination of the three. During the 2013 Community Day of Action, more than 400 students were served.
“Forms are sent home with all Unicoi County Students the beginning of the school year explaining the event as a community day focused on going back to school and offering services to students who are in need,” Harrell said. “Families are provided with a checklist of items that may be needed which includes clothing, specifically, jeans, shirts, underwear, socks and shoes. There is also a place to indicate if basic school supplies are needed. More...
Updated August 27, 2014 12:10:17 PMErwin man killed in Colo.
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department an Erwin man died in an alleged murder the morning of Sunday, Aug. 24.
CSPD officers responded to the 1000 block of Kelly Johnson Boulevard in response to a reported stabbing, the department reported. When officers arrived at the scene they found a man, later identified as Patrick Hampton, 31, in a parking, who was suffering from several stab wounds.
Hampton was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries, the CSPD said. More...
Updated August 21, 2014 12:59:20 PMHunter Education Class begins Sept. 1
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency endorsed hunter education class is scheduled to be held at Erwin Town Hall beginning Monday, Sept. 1, and continuing until Friday, Sept. 5.
A live firing exercise is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, for those who pass the written exam on Friday.
All registrations for hunter education classes must be completed online at tnwildlife.org prior to the first day of class. Follow the prompts for hunters on the web page. More...