An investigation is currently underway by state agencies into the death last week of an Erwin ResinSolutions employee.
According to officials, Gary Reedy, 51,was killed in an industrial accident the morning of Oct. 14 when he fell into a concrete hole at the plant measuring 25 feet deep. Reedy reportedly died from his injuries sustained in the fall.
Unicoi County Emergency Management Services Director Ed Herndon said that his department received a call from 911 dispatch around 8:57 a.m. that someone had fallen into a hole at the Erwin ResinSolutions plant. EMS and the Southside Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. More...
A trial date has been set in the lawsuit filed in federal court in August by an Erwin resident against Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley, Deputy Jacob Marshall and Unicoi County.
According to a document filed last month, the suit brought by Sherry Adkins and her attorney, Gary M. Prince, will go to trial on Sept. 22, 2015. The trial is expected to last three days.
The Erwin Record previously reported that in the complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Aug. 5, Marshall is named as a defendant in his individual and official capacity, Hensley is named as a defendant in his individual and official capacity and Unicoi County is named as a defendant. According to this complaint, the actions by the defendants during a Feb. 28 incident violated Adkins’ “constitutional rights as guaranteed under the provisions of the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution of the United States as to an unlawful search and excessive force.” More...
Updated October 23, 2014 05:25:48 PMProfessor addresses JEDB
The Joint Economic Development Board held a meeting on Friday, Oct. 17, at Erwin Town Hall.
While there were not enough board members present to establish a formal quorum, those in attendance were greeted with the opportunity to hear a presentation from one of the area’s leading business experts.
Dr. Steb Hipple, Ph.D, is a professor of economics at East Tennessee State University. He is a member of the Department of Economics and Finance and a research associate with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. More...
Updated October 15, 2014 03:35:48 PMEarly voting gets underway
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election is currently underway at the Unicoi County Election Commission office, 106 Nolichucky Ave., Erwin.
Early voting, which runs from Oct. 15 through Oct. 30, will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters may also cast their early ballots on two Saturdays – Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 – from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Nov. 4 ballot will include races in the state and federal general election, Town of Unicoi municipal election and Town of Erwin municipal election. Also on the ballot for Erwin residents will be two referendums – one for on-premises alcohol sales and one for package stores. More...