Olivia Bailey

Multi-Media Journalist

POSTED: 11:24 AM Aug 21 2014   UPDATED: 1:38 PM Apr 22 2015

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Olivia Bailey

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

She is a native of Chilhowie, Va., and graduate of Emory & Henry College. After working for CNN and the CBS Evening News, she is back telling stories in the mountains. 

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Olivia's Most Recent Stories

Children and meth: A story of an innocent victim

Sometimes the manufacture of meth endangers the lives of the innocent, of children like the one found at the scene of a meth arrest in Bristol, Virginia Wednesday night.

Police work to resolve mental health transportation issues

Mental health improvements have created an unanticipated financial burden on agencies outside the system.

Bluff City replaces city manager, adjusts leadership

It's a week after elections in Bluff City and new city officials are already making leadership adjustments.

Children's Advocacy Center uses facility pet to calm clients

The Children's Advocacy Center in Sullivan County added a brand new position this year. That addition has become popular with the center's clients.

Johnson City Police demonstrate crime scene investigation techniques

One thing that often helps solve crimes are fingerprints, and Johnson City detectives say it is the best form of identification.

Marion families participate in Memorial Day events

Every year for Memorial Day, the V.F.W. Post in Marion, Virginia places flags in front of the court house and family lay wreaths to remember fallen service members.

Principal Dr. Josh Wandell steps down amidst battle with ALS

The last day of school is usually a celebration for students and teachers. However, at East Side Elementary School in Elizabethton, the last day was a little hard to do. The school is saying good-bye to their Principal Dr. Josh Wandell, who is stepping down from the position as he continues to battle ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

(img1)ETSU & United Way find out area needs & concerns

Bristol community needs assessment revealed

A research study reveals community needs and concerns throughout our area. The study was done by ETSU and sponsored by United Way of Bristol.

Kingsport school officials lay out facility study findings

The school system is considering their options for expansion and consolidation after receiving the final report from consultant DeJong Richter working on their facilities study.

Resolution to decrease Sullivan Co. commission pay

A Sullivan County Commissioner has made a move to lower his rate of pay to help solve county budget issues.

Sullivan Middle School debuts free little library

Sullivan County officials hope little libraries help with a big literacy problem in the county.

Sullivan County Commission approves school rezoning for bed and breakfast

Plans are moving forward to turn an old Sullivan County school into a bed and breakfast.


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