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Inaugural BBQ, Blues & Brews festival in Elizabethton Saturday

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) - The City of Elizabethton is launching its first ever "BBQ, Blues & Brews" festival this weekend. Seven regional restaurants will compete for the title of best of show. Diners will get to vote for their favorite barbeque. There will also be beer vendors on hand. Additional f

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-23 16:54:20

Two senior officers leave Elizabethton Police Department

Maj. Shannon Peters had earlier told Police Chief Jason Shaw that he would be resigning as the second-ranking officer in the department. Peters' last day was Sept. 12. Following his exit, Capt. Joy Shoun, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division has announced her resignation. Shoun said her

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-23 06:26:00

Wandell race raises funds for ALS patient in Elizabethton

Josh Wandell sits at the finish line of the 3 kilometer race to see runners. ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Hundreds of people ran in Elizabethton today, raising thousands of dollars for former elementary school principal Josh Wandell. Five years ago, Wandell was diagnosed with Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-23 22:35:24

Hired for his strong back in 1957, honored for brain in 2017

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HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 15:29:01

5 years later, organizers say Race for Wandell continues to grow

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL)- Saturday morning people from all over the Tri-Cities region gathered at East Side Elementary School in Elizabethton for the 5th annual Race for Wandell. Dr. Josh Wandell, the former principal at East Side Elementary School was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. Josh's brother, Neal

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-24 00:37:30

Local band members, cheerleaders take center stage at Neyland Stadium Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- Saturday afternoon the award-winning Elizabethton High School Marching Band took center stage at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Band members had the opportunity to perform alongside the Pride of the Southland Band at halftime as the Vols took on UMass in Knoxville. The 4-time

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-24 00:27:59

Betsy Band at Neyland Stadium

The bands played a series of patriotic tunes, capped by an Elizabethton-led version of "God Bless the USA" for tens of thousands of UT fans. The Oak Ridge High School Band also performed in the show. Among those in the crowd were Elizabethton's Ryan Wetzel, Matthew Dailey, Ethan Eggleston and Ryan W

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-24 02:01:00

Road closed due to sewer line work

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn - Heads up if you drive through Johnson City. South Roan Street between East Highland Road and East Chestnut Street will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, to 7 a.m. Sunday. This is for a sewer line repair. Detours will be in place.

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-24 12:23:19

Local athletes compete for a cause

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- Local athletes competed in a CrossFit competition Saturday to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. The inaugural Fall Brawl CrossFit Competition was held in Johnson City inside the Cardinal Park. The competition featured teams made up of two persons. Each team visited di

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-24 01:06:47

Sons salute 'fathers of freedom'

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Limestone's Rick Stonecypher looked as if he had stepped through a pane of time. From America circa 1780 to Tennessee 2017, he stood with sweat upon his brow, and looked to the crest of a monument-laden hill. "These men deserve to be remembered," Stonecypher, 62, a member of the Kin

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

Will Sen. Corker call it quits next year?

I offer a few observations this week from a political pundit's notebook. I'll start with U.S. Sen. Sen Bob Corker's political future. Will he or won't he seek a third term next year? Even his closest staffers don't know the answer. Corker told me in June he was leaning toward running again, but was

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

This week's Best Shots: Photos from our readers

You, too, can take your best shot on a digital camera and send it to the Johnson City Press. The best of the best will be published in upcoming editions and in our online photo galleries here on JohnsonCityPress.com. All skill levels are welcome as long as the image is in clear focus. Be sure to inc

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-24 05:48:00

Rabies vaccine distribution begins this week

NORTHEAST TENN - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services will begin distributing oral rabies vaccines to areas in Northeast Tennessee. Starting Sept. 25th until Oct. 25th, residents in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Hawkins, Marion, McMinn Cocke, Grundy and Washington coun

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-24 12:41:24

The right way to talk about history

John Wayne loomed large over my childhood. Even now, when a John Wayne movie is on TV, I stop and watch. As a kid, it never occurred to me that John Wayne somehow represented both sides of the Civil War as an ex-Confederate in "The Searchers" and a Union colonel in "The Horse Soldiers" in a way that

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

East Tennessee family sentenced in largest U.S. steroid conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) - An east Tennessee family has pleaded guilty to their roles in what prosecutors are calling it the largest secret steroid conspiracy in the United States. Over a three-year period, prosecutors say the Pasternak family operated five different illegal steroid labs in the Johnso

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-22 17:34:29

Downtown receives color during inaugural art walk

Downtown businesses extended hours Friday evening as individuals were able to express their artistic sides. Blue River Studio and the Elizabethton Arts and Cultural Alliance hosted the first-ever Downtown Elizabethton Art Walk, which was met with a substantial response from the public. "We've had

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

A Day At The Park: Kiwanis Club hosts picnic for special education students

Laughter filled the air on Friday and smiles of joy could be seen all around as students from local schools attended the annual special education picnic hosted by the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club. Nearly 200 children from special education programs with both the Carter County and Elizabethton City Scho

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 23:12:03

Johnson City police arrest fugitive on Maple Street

In a news release, officers said they noticed Walter Clarence Church, 60, 111 E. Maple St., standing in front of his house as they were on patrol. Police already knew he had a warrant out for his arrest from Whitefield County, Ga., Church was taken into custody without incident and charged with bein

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-22 20:32:00

Witten invests in reading program for local kids

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. - In the midst of his football camp in June, Jason Witten and his wife Michelle, made a $25,000 gift to the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County. This gift will be used to help local youth succeed in school through a year-round literacy program called "Club Lit" at the

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Health care advocates call on Sens. Corker and Alexander to oppose GOP bill

It may be a moot point now that a major player in the U.S. Senate has voiced his opposition, but several Tennessee health care advocates are urging the state's two senators to vote against the GOP's latest Obamacare repeal effort. On Thursday, 16 national organizations and state leaders from six of

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-23 06:27:00