Olivia Bailey

Multi-Media Journalist

POSTED: 11:24 AM Aug 21 2014   UPDATED: 1:21 PM Nov 20 2014
Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.

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School systems look to improve building use

Some changes could be on the way for Kingsport and Sullivan County Schools. Two studies are underway to evaluate how to better use school facilities, using data on enrollment and demographics to propose new options.

Virginia standardized test structure changes

This year, the General Assembly passed a law that allows local school systems to create alternate assessments for 3rd grade science and history, 5th grade history and writing and 6th grade history.

Marinas watch lowering lake levels

As the Tennessee Valley Authority works to find the cause of a sinkhole and the source of seepage at Boone Dam, they continue to lower lake levels.

Soldier surprises family for Christmas

Sgt. Carter thought plane tickets for him and his wife Amanda were going to be too expensive to make it home for the holidays.


Greene County budget proposals discussed

Greene County leaders are trying to figure out how to replenish their general fund to pay the bills, and they think they've found the solution.

Horses rescued from slaughter find home in our region

Thirty-one wild horses scheduled to be slaughtered are now in safe hands. Five of those horses were rescued by a Hawkins County sanctuary for horses.

Couple puts up 70-year-old ornaments from first Christmas

Mention the words Christmas tree, and it will likely evoke a lifetime of memories. Even Charlie Brown's sparsely decorated Christmas tree is an image no one can forget.

Donors helping children in need for Christmas

A project started more than two decades ago to help one family has expanded now to provide for hundreds.

Lawmaker says Virginia wage disparity should be a top priority

Southwest Virginia Delegate Terry Kilgore said this issue has been a problem for years, but trying to work for a balanced state budget has made it hard to fix.

Students take Chinese language classes

Students at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport are taking advantage of new classes being offered in Chinese.

ETSU officials send safety alerts after campus sexual assaults

College officials hope alert system will open up communication about crimes and encourage students to report incidents.

Gun range expansion causes concern among neighbors

The neighbors we talked to said they're not opposed to having a shooting range inside the county. They're just asking for a different location.


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Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.


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