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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Sullivan County commissioners send tax increase proposal back

A new August deadline is adding an extra sense of urgency for counties that haven't passed their budgets.

Coal industry taking toll on southwest Virginia counties

Alpha Natural Resources becomes the fourth big coal company to file bankruptcy to restructure debts. This comes after the company's leader says several factors have created a period of distress for coal companies.

Tractor trailer overturns, slows traffic on I-81

Traffic is down to one lane on Interstate 81 southbound in Washington County, Virginia.

Some mental health patients in Virginia struggle to find transportation home from treatment

Once patients are transported, there is then a problem on getting some of them back home.

Kingsport Ollie's set to open in September

Ollie's Bargain Outlet will soon be the newest tenant in the Green Acres Shopping Center.

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Health Department issues advisory about Hepatitis C increase

The Tennessee Department of Health wants residents to become more aware of Hepatitis C.

Major explains how contraband makes it into jails

A West Virginia corrections officer pleaded guilty to federal charges in Abingdon after he admitted to sneaking contraband to inmates inside the prison. We talked to several local jails around the area where we found out many of the prohibited items found inside often get there without the help of officers.

Abingdon sends off All-Star Little League Team

The Abingdon 11-12 All-Star Team is headed to compete in the state tournament after winning the District 1 title. Some of their biggest fans sent them a congratulatory good-bye from the streets on Thursday.

Retirees planning next step after being told they'll lose healthcare

Retirees from Consol Energy who were told they’re going to lose their company health insurance benefits met in a standing-room-only session to discuss their options.

Johnson City Commissioner recommends county school consolidation task force

Johnson City/Washington County Commissioner David Tomita is making the recommendation for a task force appointed by the two legislative bodies to look into the pros and cons of consolidating. It could potentially affect 17,000 students in the school systems.

Johnson City hires consultant to audit hotel tax records

Johnson City officials are working to collect taxes that might not have been paid by city businesses.

(img1)J.C. hotel-motel tax increase likely

Johnson City agenda packed with revenue boosting projects

Johnson City commissioners are hopeful that a variety of resources will bring more money into the city, but some of those projects are going to take an investment.


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Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB. She is a native of Chilhowie, Va., and graduate of Emory & Henry College.


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