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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Black Friday serves as transition into Small Business Saturday

Malls and big box stores advertised deals for Black Friday, but there are some business owners who hope you won't overlook their bargains.

Family searches for Christmas tree in holiday tradition

Thanksgiving is a time for traditions, turkey, and trees.  A popular thanksgiving tradition for many families includes picking out the year's Christmas tree.

Survey finds more than half of poor Tennesseeans need legal help

According to a new study published by the Tennessee State Supreme Court, 60 percent of people who are poor in the state can't afford a lawyer. That makes them vulnerable when it comes to issues involving family and finances.

Erwin businesses keep watch on development project

A construction project in Erwin is intended to enhance the shopping experience in Erwin, and we wanted to see whether the project is helping to keep and bring in new business.

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Severely malnourished dog found in Greeneville making recovery

The story of a dog found in the Tri-Cities area is breaking animal lovers' hearts across the country. We visited the dog that is struggling to stay alive to hear about his story of rescue and recovery.

Immigration policy will affect immigrants in Tri-Cities

Irma Vazquez illegally came to the United States with her family in 1993, and she's still waiting for approval on the paperwork to become a citizen she filed more than a decade ago.

Marines prepare for Toys for Tots distribution

The United States Marine Corps Reserve created the Toys for Tots program decades ago, making sure every child could have a toy for Christmas.

Cafe operates on "pay what you can" donations

Some people might joke about doing the dishes to pay for a meal, but that's actually in the business plan for one Johnson City restaurant.

Specialty toys bring local stores' success

The Christmas shopping season has started and local stores can barely keep toys on the shelves. All the stores are competing to impress some of the pickiest customers:  children.

Police propose notification system for sex offenders

Kingsport Police say if this law goes into effect it would create a new community notification system. Police will be able to use that system to alert residents, schools, and day cares if a sex offender lives within one-thousand feet.

March of Dimes celebrating Prematurity Awareness Month

Having a premature babies adds extra fear when having a child, but one organization is working to end that.

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Woman charged with hiring hitman to kill her son

Authorities in Southwest Virginia say a 60-year-old woman tried to hire a hitman to kill her own son.


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