A Kingsport man has been arrested for allegedly firing a pistol toward a house multiple times while nine people — including six children — were inside the residence.
On Wednesday, Ballad Health — the result of a merger of what were Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance — announced Johnson City Medical Center would be the only hospital to retain level one trauma center status for its emergency room.
Regional business and government leaders from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia kicked off their push Thursday to convince the federal government to bring 620 jobs to the former Alpha Natural Resources headquarters.
Ballad Health announced a major realignment of its resources on Wednesday with much of the impact to be felt in Kingsport. A regional trauma and emergency care system was rolled out with new pediatric emergency services scheduled to happen in Kingsport.
By the fifth week of the year (Jan.29 through Feb. 4) sentinel physicians in Sullivan County reported 5.72 percent of patients with influenza-like illness — compared to 8.6 percent in Knoxville, 9.9 percent in Shelby County (Memphis), and 24 percent in Madison County (Jackson).