A bill that would make it a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee to wear a mask or hood on public or private property without permission from the property owner has been temporarily withdrawn to clarify how it applies.
Washington County Chancery Court will review a complaint against Johnson City early next month that argues the City Commission did not follow the correct procedure when it approved the boundaries of an incentive district in Boones Creek.
After his mother’s death two years ago, Johnson City resident Ted Bowers said he felt lost.
For $500,000, Johnson City could be the owner of the Chamber of Commerce’s building on East Market Street, which sits next to the city’s municipal headquarters on East Main Street.
The boundaries of a controversial incentive district in Boones Creek have received the final go-ahead from the Johnson City Commission.
Even before the Johnson City Commission casts its final vote on the boundaries of the zone, local developers and property owners are considering at least two projects in the yet-to-be certified Boones Creek incentive district.
Johnson City, a government that a city official said builders have found “difficult to deal with,” is reorganizing its Development Services department to improve customer service and streamline the development process.
Arguing that the district could apply to other interstate exits in Johnson City, four businessmen and lawyers are urging Johnson City commissioners to delay their final vote on the boundaries of an incentive district in Boones Creek.
An area retail developer hired a lobbyist to push for state legislation that would prevent existing businesses at his Bristol development from moving to the Boones Creek incentive district.
About one thousand dollars.