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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

Three Wise County residents plead guilty to fentanyl distribution

ABINGDON — Three Wise County residents have pleaded guilty in a fentanyl distribution scheme that prosecutors say was connected to overdoses by two teens. According to U.S. Attorney for Western Virginia spokesperson Brian McGinn, Paul Mason Perkins, 20, Big Stone Gap; Austin Jeremiah Lane, 22, Norton; and Cheyenne Cassie Carico, 20, Norton, all recently pleaded guilty to one charge each of conspiracy to distribute and possess 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.
WISE COUNTY, VA
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Abingdon nursing home administrator to face state leaders following ‘drunk at work’ documentation

An Abingdon, Virginia nursing home administrator will go before a state regulatory commission this week after his documented drunkenness and eventual arrest by police. Official documents said Samuel Kermit Justus was aggressive toward officers when they were called to Choice Healthcare after staff members requested help when Justus showed signs of intoxication.
ABINGDON, VA

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
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Mendota triple-murder trial scheduled for January

MENDOTA, Va. (WJHL) — The trial of the man accused of killing three women in Mendota is set to begin early next year. Prosecutors said James Michael Wright’s trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 9. Wright faces several charges, including three counts of aggravated murder, in the 2019 deaths of Elizabeth Vanmeter, Joycelyn Alsup, […]
MENDOTA, VA
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
Kingsport Times-News

The River: A compassionate place for women

Since October 4, 2004, The River has served as a safe haven for women in downtown Johnson City by providing them a safe place to shower, wash clothes and foster community. The River is a non-profit ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City that seeks to provide core services and support to women and children.
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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Downtown Elizabethton will have busy holiday weekend.

ELIZABETHTON — Independence Day won’t be until Monday, but there are plenty of events planned through the weekend in Downtown Elizabethton for the nation’s birthday. The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the weekly Cruise-In, sponsored by the Carter County Car Club will take place on Saturday. On Friday, the monthly First Friday will take place downtown and at Covered Bridge Park, with such events as the Firefly 5K Run/Walk and a live performance by Big Son.
ELIZABETHTON, TN
Johnson City Press

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
Kingsport Times-News

Pilot program offers free tuition at Bristol elementary school

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sullivan County and other Tennessee residents will receive free tuition at Fairmount Elementary School of Bristol Tennessee City Schools (BTCS), the city school board has decided. The Board of Education voted 5-0 on June 20 to make the change as a pilot program of sorts, which...
BRISTOL, TN
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Park will host Jonesborough Days Pool Party July 1

Wetlands Water Park is located within Persimmon Ridge Park in Jonesborough at 1523 Persimmon Ridge Road. The Jonesborough Days Pool Party will offer a live DJ, concessions and giveaways. Admission is $5 per person. Wetlands Water Park offers a wide variety of family friendly fun including three flume water slides,...
Kingsport Times-News

Carter County 4th of July

Downtown Elizabethton will have busy holiday weekend. ELIZABETHTON — Independence Day won’t be until Monday, but there are plenty of events planned through the weekend in Downtown Elizabethton for the nation’s birthday. The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the weekly Cruise-In, sponsored by the Carter County Car Club will take place on Saturday. On Friday, the monthly First Friday will take place downtown and at Covered Bridge Park, with such events as the Firefly 5K Run/Walk and a live performance by Big Son.
CARTER COUNTY, TN
Kingsport Times-News

Gavel made from "Daniel Boone Tree" now a part county's archives

An important part of Northeast Tennessee’s early frontier history can now be seen at the Washington County Department of Records Management and Archives. A gavel made from the beech tree where Daniel Boone famously killed a bear and left his mark to tell the tale is on display in the reading room of the archives, located at 103 W. Main St., Jonesborough.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN
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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

Church Hill 2023 budget includes surplus, employee raise

“We have no tax increase, and we feel like we took care of our employees,” Church Hill Mayor Dennis Deal said of the proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget, which has the town operating in the black . The board unanimously approved the budget on second reading at their June 21 meeting. City Clerk Vicky Turner told the Review that, since the town is still searching for a full-time City Recorder,...
CHURCH HILL, TN
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