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Johnson City Police Beats

At 10:20 p.m. officers of the Johnson City Police Department were dispatched to the area of 503 W. Main St., involving a suspicious male in a stolen vehicle that was reported earlier that evening. Officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle and the driver refused to stop. The vehicle was eventually stopped after the operator continued down the dead end road of Garden Drive. The driver was identified as Hector Flores. Flores was arrested and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he was charged with theft of motor vehicle and felony evading arrest. He was awaiting a court appearance in Washington County Sessions Court on Monday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. with a total bond of $8,000.
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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Kingsport Times-News

Local club gives back to Hawkins County Humane Society

ROGERSVILLE — The Baileyton Ruritan Club held a donation drive for the Hawkins County Humane Society and raised over $2,000. The Baileyton Ruritan Club is a social welfare organization that helps people in need. Hawkins County Humane Society Manager Sandy Behnke said the organization informed her it would be...
HAWKINS COUNTY, TN
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Newport 6-year-old raises starts lemonade stand, raising money for bunk bed to share with his brother

NEWPORT, Tenn. — A Newport 6-year-old raised enough money to buy a bunk bed to share with his brother after running a lemonade stand on Monday. Hunter Eilts started the lemonade stand and members of his community flocked to it as a show of support. First responders stopped by for a drink and so did many people from his school. He ended up raising around $500.
NEWPORT, TN
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Erwin resident named Teacher of the Year at Chuckey-Doak High School

An Erwin resident has been honored by Greene County Schools as one of the school system’s Teachers of the Year. The educators were honored during a monthly meeting of the Greene County Board of Education on Thursday, May 26. Tara Hamlin Baker was named Chuckey-Doak High School Teacher of...
ERWIN, TN
Kingsport Times-News

Editorial: Kingsport's remarkable growth continues

The remarkable growth that Kingsport is experiencing continues with yet another housing development that will allow the city to annex just to the north of the county’s new high school, West Ridge. And that, in turn, will attract continued investment into an area just east of the city that,...
KINGSPORT, TN
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Tri-Cities athletic leaders react to SCOTUS prayer ruling

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Another major decision Monday from the Supreme Court, ruling in favor of religious plaintiffs. It centers around a former Washington State high school football coach who sued his school district claiming it violated his constitutional rights when it told him to stop praying with students midfield after games. The majority […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
Kingsport Times-News

Kingsport city officials warn of the dangers, legality of fireworks

Kingsport city officials are warning the public that setting off individual fireworks within city limits is illegal and potentially dangerous. The Kingsport Police Department and Kingsport Fire Department put out joint press releases on Monday about the hazards and legality of fireworks within city limits. Tom Patton, spokesman for the...
KINGSPORT, TN
Johnson City Press

Minding Your Business: The launch of Bristol Now proves the power of local interest

Happy (almost) Fourth of July week! Below are a few tidbits on events and business happenings. Enjoy!. • According to the American Automobile Association, the Tennessee gas price average (as of Monday) is $4.51, down eight cents from last week’s average. Kingsport and Bristol’s Monday average is $4.48. A year ago, the average was $2.82.
BRISTOL, TN
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Johnson City Country Club undergoing major renovations

Johnson City Country Club is going back to its roots. A major capital improvement project is underway at the club and one of the main goals is to bring the course as close to its original design as possible. The club opened in 1913 as a nine-hole course and a few years later, more holes were designed by famed golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast.
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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Speed, Felony Evading Police Land Two In Jail

Johnson City Police were busy over the weekend arresting two individuals in separate incidents involving speed and evading arrest. Sunday night, Isaiah M. Martin of Johnson City was arrested for going 98 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone and then refusing to stop for police on Interstate 26, but was apprehended a short time later. Meanwhile, Robert F. Carnella of Johnson City was arrested for speeding and evading police after eventually being stopped on West State of Franklin Road, near Walnut Street. Both Martin and Carnella are scheduled for court appearances Monday.

Motorcycle driver who crashed during high speed pursuit charged with felony endangerment

A Church Hill man who allegedly fled a traffic stop on a motorcycle while speeding on Carters Valley Road in Mount Carmel was arrested after he crashed into the back of a passenger vehicle during the pursuit. MCPD Detective Hunter Jones stated in his report that on June 17 around 6:20 a.m. he observed a yellow sport bike, later identified as a Honda CBR, traveling East on Carters Valley Road near Big Oak Road 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. ...
CHURCH HILL, TN

Bitcoin mine settlement: Two communities anxious for details

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — Washington County and BrightRidge leaders both approved a settlement in the county’s suit over a Bitcoin mine in rural Limestone more than two weeks ago, but people in two communities remain anxious about the details. That’s particularly true of folks who live near the Washington County Industrial Park (WCIP), which is […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN
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Rogersville Fire Department Weekend Runs

MEMBERSOF THE ROGERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE BUSY THIS WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY CREWS RESPONDED TO JOE WHEELER MARINA SHORTLY AFTER 8 AM TO A REPORT OF A VEHICLE THAT STRUCK A BUILDING. ON SUNDAY, CREWS RESPONDED TO A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE JUST BEFORE 6 AM. THE FIRE WAS IN A KITCHEN AND QUICKLY CONTAINED AND EXTINGUISHED WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF ARRIVAL.
ROGERSVILLE, TN

COVID-19 rates, hospitalizations continue to increase in region

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — COVID-19’s grip on Northeast Tennessee has tightened again since early May, with case rates more than four times their level of late April and regional hospitalizations and admissions also rising. The number of people hospitalized for COVID in Ballad Health hospitals hasn’t grown as fast as the official case rate, […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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