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Johnson City adjusts recycling program in response to market fluctuations

In recent months, two Northeast Tennessee recycling vendors have closed, triggering a domino effect that forced six local governments to suspend their recycling programs. Known as being one of Tennessee’s first municipalities to start a curbside recycling program in 1989, Johnson City leaders have n


Tennessee Riverkeeper removes one ton of garbage from Decatur tributary

DECATUR, Ala. – On Saturday, more than two dozen volunteers gathered in Decatur, removing over 2,900 pounds of litter from Brush Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River. The 2,900 pounds included about 23 bags of recyclables and 63 bags of trash, along with tires and other large and heavy items.


Remembering Tennessee Baptist Convention’s Brentwood Headquarters

Not too long ago there were several exquisite contemporary stained-glass windows in a minimalist building on the corner of Maryland Way and Franklin Road. That building was the home of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, now known as the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.


Bluetick coonhound signed into law as Tennessee’s official state dog

The bluetick coonhound is Tennessee’s state dog — as if that was a debatable subject. Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill into law on Wednesday officially making the beloved University of Tennessee mascot a state symbol. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Rep. Bill Beck, D-Nashville, in early Fe


TVA Credit Union Ballpark — by any name, a great place to catch a game

It used to be known as the stadium with the hill. These days, it’s just known as the most fun place to watch a rookie-league baseball game in the country. Johnson City’s TVA Credit Union Ballpark, known for years as Cardinal Park, has been voted as the top rookie-league stadium in polls conducted by


NOAA 2019 Spring Oulook not good

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration laid out details of the 2019 Spring Outlook released Thursday, which predicts possible historic flood events for some Southeast states.


Toy and comic show to benefit Shriners

KINGSPORT — Bobby Castle has long appreciated and admired the work Shriners International does for children across the country, helping treat and heal their burns, spinal cord injuries and orthopedic conditions.


Water, sewer line maintenance to impact traffic on Bristol Highway

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Crews from the Johnson City Water and Sewer Services Department will be performing line maintenance at 3519 Bristol Highway beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24 and continuing through 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26.


Rocky Mount: Where the past comes alive

Before there was a Tennessee, there was the Southwest Territory. And before Knoxville became the first capital of Tennessee, there was Rocky Mount. Situated along U.S. 11E near Piney Flats, Rocky Mount was the capital that helped found the state of Tennessee.


BucsWorth Men’s Choir to present ‘Crossing the Bar’ in Johnson City, Knoxville

The award-winning BucsWorth Men’s Choir of East Tennessee State University will present its program, “Crossing the Bar,” in both Johnson City and Knoxville this month. Performances will be held Thursday, March 28, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City and Friday, March 29, at Church Street


Trauma medical director for Pulse Nightclub victims talks to EHS students

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Growing up in a small town can make opportunities seem limited. But EHS alumnus Dr. Joseph Ibrahim visited history and health science students Thursday with a different message.


ETSU baseball beats Western Carolina 5-4

Johnson City, TN - The ETSU baseball team beat Western Carolina 5-4 on Saturday for their second win over the Catamounts. The Bucs took a 5-1 lead into the 9th but a pesky WCU team clawed their way back in the game scoring.


Thomas makes case fro MedicOne to Erwin BMA

In a brief meeting of the Town of Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday, March 11, the town officials heard from Unicoi County Commission Chair Loren Thomas and Unicoi County Commission Vice Chair Jamie Harris in regards to the county ambulance service.


Elizabethton HS students hope to make young child's wish come true

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - A handful of Elizabethton High School School students are hoping to make one local child's wish come true, and you can help. EHS student Alexis Shelton, along with Makensie Puckett, Makayla Coad, Caleb Miller, and Aiden Taylor are currently working together to make a loc


More about 'power over' — fear vs. faith

Ed Wolff, Community Voices Columnist • Today at 8:15 AM. Power. We all want it. It’s part of the human DNA. Unless we have power, we do not believe we can be in control. We cannot control people, places and things that are part of our lives. Referring to a Hebrew scripture story, remember what happe


ETSU Bucs overcome five run deficit to down Catamounts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 22, 2019) - March Madness took on a whole new meaning in Johnson City on Friday, as ETSU Baseball defeated Western Carolina in its Southern Conference opener with a thrilling, come-from-behind 10-9 win at Thomas Stadium.


Hospitality House Launches Food Pantry Challenge, Capital Bank Pledges to Match All Donations up to $10,000

Hospitality House, the regional nonprofit housing and hunger relief agency serving Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Avery, Alleghany, Mitchell and Yancey counties, recently launched an ambitious campaign to more than double the size of its existing food pantry. Having fed nearly 61,000 people from food boxes


Daniel Boone finishes season sweep of Volunteer

GRAY – Daniel Boone’s Cade Elliott held Volunteer to two hits and struck out 12 as Daniel Boone completed a series sweep of Volunteer with a 14-4 victory over Volunteer Tuesday evening at Daniel Boone.


Science Hill rallies to beat Lady Chiefs, 16-7

JOHNSON CITY – Science Hill’s softball team defeated Cherokee, 16-7, Tuesday at Kiwanis Park in Johnson City. Cherokee jumped on Science Hill starter Sejal Neas for three runs in the first inning.