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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

Fall Doll & Bear Show in Jonesborough

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - Fall Doll & Bear Show has returned to Jonesborough. After a brief hiatus, the show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured at the show will be antique, vintage, modern and art dolls which will be available for purchase. The show will also include bears

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-18 18:19:00

Hurricane relief group proves power in a community united

Hurricane Irma slammed the southern United States, but locals were ready to help evacuees as they fled from the storm. By MARINA WATERS The news was covered with images of flooded homes, destroyed buildings and a storm that's still making it's way through southern America. That's when two Jonesborou

HERALD AND TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:57:22

Dead 27s are alive and rockin'

No one seeks membership in the 27 Club. Comprised of musicians who died at the age of 27, dozens enrolled permanently in the club. They include blues man Robert Johnson and rock's Jimi Hendrix. Wallace Mullinax hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and a 27 club of another sort. The guitarist leads

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 20:06:00

Sullivan County approves financial agreement for aerospace park

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - Plans for an aerospace industrial park at Tri-Cities Airport took a major step forward today. Sullivan County commissioners voted today to invest more than $2 million in the project. It becomes the first signer of an interlocal financial agreement. The development is expecte

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 17:10:56

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

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

Johnson City Commissioners to vote on purchasing Hands On! Museum building downtown

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - On Thursday, Johnson City Commissioners will consider a request from Hands On! Regional Museum to purchase their building in downtown Johnson City. If approved, the money from the sell would help Hands On! move into its new location at the Gray Fossil Site. That building wo

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 19:35:09

Disc golf tournament bringing tourism to Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn - Johnson City, Tenn., is hosting a unique event this week that is expected to bring in more than $200,000 in tourism revenue. It's the U.S. Women's Disc Golf Championship. The tournament is bringing in more than 150 women to compete on three disc golf courses. Tim Barr is the tou

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 20:31:14

'Anything Can Happen Day' excursion leads to Rocky Fork discovery

The purpose of Anything Can Happen Day is a completely unplanned and spontaneous adventure, and it's on these excursions that we usually make our most amazing discoveries, such as Rocky Fork State Park this past Sunday. We had a very busy day running around town Saturday, and Sunday was going to be

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-20 19:39:00

Betsy Band to perform at Neyland Stadium Saturday with Pride of the Southland Marching Band

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) - The award-winning Elizabethton High School Marching Band is stepping into a bigger spotlight this weekend. They will be performing in front of around 100,000 people this Saturday. The band will perform during the halftime show of the Tennessee-Massachusetts game this Saturd

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 20:59:40

Academic impact from teachers being recognized by state

City of Elizabethton students, from elementary through high school, continue to put the school system in the headlines across the state. Elizabethton City Schools recently earned a composite score of from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), the highest score a school district can r

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-20 23:10:07

Sycamore Shoals brings history to life this weekend

For many years Chad Bogart has enjoyed learning about and bringing history to life, and his favorite part about re-enactments is passing along that joy to a new generation. "I always enjoy talking to the young people and the kids," said Bogart, who serves as the Historic Interpreter at Sycamore Shoa

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-20 23:10:04

Local United Way kicks off campaign with 'Give Me $5' initiative

Over a career in broadcast journalism spanning nearly two decades, Jennifer Hayes has seen first-hand the needs of the community and just how much of an impact local United Ways have in meeting those needs. Hayes shared some of her experiences with those attending a special luncheon on Wednesday to

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-20 23:10:02

UHS Key Club to host 'Harvest Ball' for senior citizens

As part of their efforts to promote community involvement and socialization, members of the Unaka High School Key Club are hosting a special event this weekend to help local senior citizens have an enjoyable night out and make some memories. The Key Club will host "The Harvest Ball," a prom event fo

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-20 23:09:59

Fall Fun: Vendors reap fruits of labor as farmers market nears conclusion

As the seasons change, so does the Downtown Elizabethton Farmers Market (DEFM). With a little over a month left to go, the market is offering the community a variety of fall-based vegetables and items. "We're settling into the fall season," said Donica Krebs, DEFM manager. "We've got lots of pumpk

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-20 23:09:58

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

Greene Co. deputies: This is Halloween decor... not a body

(Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department on Facebook) GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Deputies and dispatch in Greene County would like to relieve their phone lines. They have received several different 911 calls about a "body" at a home in the Chuckey Pike area of Greene County. The Greene County S

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 15:21:11

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