TWRA: Greene Co. father and son banned from hunting for life after poaching violations
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) revoked a Greene County father and son’s hunting privileges for life after they reportedly committed several big game hunting violations in recent years. A news release from the TWRA states Shelby Gene Church, 73, and Gene Allen Church, 47, were both banned from hunting for […]
Northeast TN fatal overdose numbers still rising, but not as fast, specialists say
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Drug overdose deaths were up more than 7% in 2022 across Northeast Tennessee, even as they flattened statewide after years of sharp increases, and an area recovery specialist told News Channel 11 the upward trend continued in 2023 in at least one county. “2023 compared to 2022 showed a decrease […]
Local first responders recognized by Greene County mayor
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) – Mayor of Greene County Kevin Morrison recognized a team of Washington County, Tennessee first responders at the Washington County Commission meeting Monday for their first aid work in the neighboring county. The first responders were honored for their immediate attention during an emergency that erupted at a Greene County cheese plant […]
THP: School bus driver dead after Hawkins County crash
One person is dead after a crash involving a school bus on Highway 70 in Hawkins County on Monday.
TikTok’s ‘mystery virus’ is a pandemic side effect
Fear of a “mystery virus” is spreading through social media platforms such as TikTok, with young people saying they’re not testing positive for COVID-19, flu or RSV, but sharing symptoms of nausea, faintness and excess mucus.
North Carolina Man Arrested At Burger King For Drunkenness
A man was arrested with public intoxication Monday after drunkenness was reported at a Burger King on the Andrew Johnson Highway. The Greeneville Police Department responded after 3 PM and found the suspect, Todd Newland Pope of North Carolina, who was reportedly on the floor yelling at himself. Pope had slurred speech and could barely walk, according to the report. He was unable to perform sobriety tests due to almost falling down.
Jonesborough woman charged with felony child neglect following DUI investigation
A Jonesborough woman faces child neglect and driving under the influence charges following an investigation on Saturday, Feb. 24. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michelle Meyer, 33, for driving under the influence, three counts of child neglect and three counts of aggravated child neglect, a press release from the WCSO said.
Early voting concludes in Tennessee ahead of March 5 primaries
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Early voting ended Tuesday for the March 5 Tennessee presidential and county primaries. A total of 5,353 in-person votes were cast early in Washington County. In Sullivan County, 4,518 in-person early votes were cast, including 4,222 in the Republican primary and 296 in the Democratic primary. Virginia will also hold […]
South Greene Stumbles In Region Semifinals
ALCOA — South Greene had its eyes set on making it to the region championship, but had to go through Austin East to get there. However, the Roadrunners proved too much for them as South Greene lost 71-57, in the Region 1-2A Semifinals on Tuesday in Alcoa. “We got outplayed,” Rebels coach Terry Hoese said. “That’s the bottom line. It didn’t feel like we got out-hustled, didn’t feel like we played horribly, but they were better than us tonight. It’s hard to see stuff like...
Washington County, Tennessee approves solar farm rezoning
Washington County, Tennessee approves solar farm rezoning.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in Greeneville, TN
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of greeneville..
EMA Director: Church Hill structure a total loss
CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (WJHL) – A building in Church Hill is considered a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon. A post by the Carter’s Valley Volunteer Fire Department stated while firefighters were in the structure, the building collapsed. Three firefighters were trapped in the building and sustained heat-related symptoms and one had minor radiant […]
Tusculum Band in need of community support
GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tusculum Community Band puts on several performances throughout the year and has continued to grow since its formation a few years ago. However, bands are expensive and the university needs your help supporting its program. Chris Chambers, an adjunct music faculty member and a part of the community band, […]
Region 1-A Championship Game Moved To West Ridge
The Region 1-A Girls’ Championship has a new home. Cloudland’s title game matchup with North Greene has been moved to West Ridge High School in Blountville from Cosby High School. The game is still set for a 7p tipoff on Wednesday night. After the two District 1-A teams...
New CTE equipment teaches students how to run a business
Different schools in Greene County recently received grant money to purchase new Career Technical Education equipment (CTE). North Greene and Greeneville high school is using that equipment to teach students how to start and run their own business.
PHOTO GALLERY: Bulls Gap honors its eighth graders
BULLS GAP — Bulls Gap honored its eighth graders in a ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 22. Seventeen students were recognized, including members of the cheerleading squad, girls basketball team and the state runner-up boys basketball team, which finished with a 29-1 record this season. The evening’s final event was a student-faculty basketball game, featuring the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldog players battling their coaches and teachers. See photos from that event on page B6 of the Midweek Review. All photos by Randy Ball
Birds of a feather: Jonesborough girl receives farm education
When 6-year-old Davona Upshaw wakes up in the morning, the first task on her mind isn’t to brush her teeth or comb her hair. First, she tends to her chicken, Rose — who is often perched on the side of her bed. “She acts like she is part...
Greeneville's Dupill Three-Peats At State
FRANKLIN — Seven Greeneville wrestlers competed at the Class A state tournament in Franklin on Friday and Saturday, but only one brought home a souvenir. Carson Dupill came back with his third straight Class A state championship, being the best wrestler in Tennessee in the 126-pound weight class. “It feels pretty good,” Dupill said on his three years of success in the state tournaments. “Definitely something to be happy about.” ...
Erwin Dollar General robbery suspect arrested
Police say the suspect who reportedly robbed an Erwin Dollar General at gunpoint on Sunday night is now in custody. Unicoi County Sheriff Hensley said that the department initially received a call regarding a burglary and theft in Flag Pond Sunday night, and the suspect was believed to be in an SUV. Shortly after, the armed robbery occurred at the Dollar General on North Main Avenue in Erwin at around 9:30 p.m., with the suspect driving an SUV. The suspect was later identified by the Erwin Police Department as Samuel Curtis Greene of Weaverville, North Carolina. Greene was charged with aggravated robbery, theft over $1000 and tampering with evidence.
Mason Jakob and Carson Dupill take top spots at TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament
(WCYB) — In the Division 1A 126 weight class, Carson Dupill of Greeneville collected his third straight state title with the 16-5 Major Decision over Harpeth's Landon Turner. Two local kids faced off for the top spot on the podium in the Divsion 1AA 120 weight class. Dobyns-Bennett's Mason...