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Johnson City Chamber hosts 35th annual Taste of Johnson City

On Monday night, hundreds gathered at the Johnson City Country Club to get a unique chance to sample food and beverages from over 20 different local establishments at the 35th annual Taste of Johnson City. Greg Saunders, the country club's director of food and beverage, has been cooking for decades

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-19 04:37:00

Police: Johnson City man arrested after nearly striking child with vehicle

A Johnson City man is behind bars after police say he operated his vehicle recklessly in a parking lot and nearly hit a child before allegedly telling the child's mother he was "only playing around." According to authorities, 24-year-old Austin Malone was arrested for reckless endangerment and drivi

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-18 12:29:41

Johnson City police: Man nearly struck child with vehicle in N. Roan parking lot

Police charged a Hamilton Street man with reckless endangerment Saturday after he nearly struck a child with a vehicle in a North Roan Street parking lot, according to a news release. About 6:20 p.m., police went to the business strip mall at 1007 N. Roan St. after the child's mother complained that

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-18 15:23:00

Second grade students place "kindness rocks" around Johnson City in hopes of brightening your day

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- A group of second graders are spreading kindness across the community and even across state lines. "We painted all kinds of pictures on the rocks and words," 2ND grade student Lyla Mitnaul said. "To spread kindness around our community." You might have seen kindness rocks on

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-18 16:05:28

"An open letter to parents" from Teen Town was posted in a June 10, 1957, Johnson City Press-Chronicle

On June 10, 1957, an "Open Letter to Parents" was posted in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle that was aimed at attracting teenagers to Teen Town for some wholesome fun. In it, it noted that the organization was created for teenagers who lived in Johnson City. The letter stated: "Dear parents: just a

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-18 19:00:00

Rogersville man traded Mercedes without disclosing title loans, Johnson City police say

Johnson City police arrested a Hawkins County man Thursday following accusations that he traded his Mercedes while it was still under title loans, a department news release said. Ray Edward Johnson, 36, 107 Old Persia Road, Rogervsille, was charged with motor vehicle theft over $1,000 and hindering

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-19 02:00:00

Gas leak reported in Elizabethton; 15 residents evacuated

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) - Emergency crews are currently responding a gas leak in Elizabethton. Dispatchers say the leak is at Range Street and West L Street in the city. We're told 15 residents have been evacuated in the immediate area surrounding the gas leak. Rusty Barnett, Deputy fire Chief, says

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-19 12:13:52

With new events scheduled, the 2017 Umoja Festival set for Sept. 29-30

What once started as a small picnic in Carver Park more than two decades ago has grown into one of Johnson City's most popular cultural festivals. The Umoja Festival, which will take place in downtown Johnson City on Sept. 29 and 30, will feature a large lineup of entertainment, all with the aim of

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-19 21:09:00

D-B senior Karli Ailshie in running for statewide TSBA award

KINGSPORT - Dobyns-Bennett High School senior Karli Ailshie, ranked the No. 1 academic student at D-B so far this year with a weighted grade point average approaching 4.7, will represent the Northeast District of the Tennessee School Boards Association in the TSBA's state student of the year contest

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:17:00

Lisa Armentrout is this week's Educator of the Week

Johnson City, TN (WJHL-TV) Lisa Armentrout went to school at Sulpher Springs, she's spent 30 of her 35 years teaching there. She says the school feel like home. "My whole family graduated from Sulpher Springs School. My mother, my father, my brother, my aunts, my uncles all attended Sulpher Springs

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 11:43:07

JC Transit offering Free Ride Week

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Johnson City Transit is offering free rides this week. JC Transit officials say it is a part of their Free Ride Week. They say all fixed-route fares will be waived from 6:15 am to 11 pm through Saturday September 23. JC Transit also says they may ask passengers to complete

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 09:12:43

Washington County Judge rules allows warrantless evidence seized in stabbing

A Johnson City man accused of stabbing and trying to rape a woman he met at the nonprofit where he worked lost a bid to squash evidence police obtained without a warrant, a judge ruled Tuesday. David Ray Anderson, 58, formerly of Bell Ridge Road, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street for

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-20 01:59:00

Stop the hate speech and fix our problems

Hate speech doesn't work for any person or group in America. The result is always hurt. The shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise at a baseball practice is further proof. Anger has been displayed in recent days in St. Louis, Mo., after a white policeman was acquitted of the murder of a black man.

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-20 15:57:00

Roaten to represent student body on BOE

Hannah Roaten is ready to tackle the school year alongside the Elizabethton City Schools administration. No stranger to staying busy, the Elizabethton High School senior was welcomed Tuesday evening as the ECS Board of Education's student liaison for the 2017-2018 school year. "I think it was a re

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

State approves COPA for Mountain States, Wellmont merger

Ballad Health is nearing reality. Mountain States and Wellmont health systems' proposed merger took one step forward Tuesday following the announcement by Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner that the Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) request has been granted. "This

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

UES celebrates water quality, conservation

One principal's quest to get a water bottle filling station for her school turned into a learning experience for all the students. This year marks Dr. Diana Bowers' first year as principal at Unaka Elementary School, and one of her first goals for the school was to get a water bottle filling station

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-19 23:34:32

Fifth Annual Race for Wandell goes this Saturday

ELIZABETHTON - The Annual Race for Wandell has become the most popular race in Carter County, with large numbers of runners and walkers in all age groups, but one of the organizers of the race expects the number to be down a little this year because there is just so much going on in Elizabethton on

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-20 04:12:00

Get your barbecue, blues and brews at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday

ELIZABETHTON - Do you like to sample barbecue from several of the best purveyors of barbecue in the region and wash it down with some of the best local beers? To make it even better, how about doing the tasting next to Elizabethton's iconic Covered Bridge? Now, lets bring in a couple of blues bands

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-20 03:14:00

Jonesborough post office undergoing transformation

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn - The old post office in the historic town of Jonesborough, Tenn., is being transformed. The town's mayor, Kelly Wolfe, owns his own construction company. He's combining his knowledge of what the town needs and his building experience to make the best impact on town. He said the r

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-19 21:06:16

Gas leak causes evacuation of residents in Elizabethton

Several residents in Elizabethton are back home Tuesday afternoon after being evacuated due to a gas leak. Crews were working on a water line when they hit a gas line in the area of Range Street and I Street. About 15 people were evacuated for a short time. The line has been repaired and the residen

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-19 17:19:55