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Local motorcycle club chapter rides for a good cause

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Hundreds of motorcyclists took to the road in Johnson City Saturday for a good cause. The local chapter of Southern Cruisers Riding Club hosted their annual rally and benefit ride. The ride started off in Johnson City around 10 a.m., and bikers rode through some of the Tri-Cities most beautiful […]
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BrightRidge: Over 1,000 temporarily lost power around Gray

Update: According to BridgtRidge’s outage map, power was restored as of 2:10 p.m. Sunday. GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Over half of BrightRidge’s customers in the Sulphur Springs area were without electricity Sunday afternoon, according to the company’s outage map. Around 1:50 p.m., the BrightRidge outage information system showed a 50.75% outage rate in the area. […]

Hard Rock Casino Bristol holds final hiring event before opening

Hard Rock International hosted its final hiring event at the temporary casino in Bristol before it opens to the public. The hiring event was held Saturday at the casino property on Gate City Highway. News 5 was told there was a line to get in the door to apply. Bristol...
Kingsport Times-News

Johnson City Celebrates Pride with Rainbow Festival

The Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities hosted the Rainbow Festival in downtown Johnson City on Saturday in honor of Pride Month. Organizers hope that this festival will become an annual tradition for Johnson City. The Founders Park pavilion was filled with community members, vendors, food trucks and more as...

Jonesborough man arrested after allegedly assaulting officer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn--A Jonesborough man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer on Friday. According to the Johnson City police department, at 1:22p.m., officers responded to 1503 E Unaka Ave. in reference to an unknown disturbance. After arriving on scene, officers located Gary Williams, and said he was...

Bristol Gardens and Grill wins People's Choice Award in 2022 Wing Walk

The yearly "Discover Bristol" Wing Walk returned to Bristol on Saturday. Those participating checked in at Cascade Draft House and were given a punch card prior to beginning. They then sampled wings from six restaurants in Bristol and voted on which ones they thought are the best. Organizers say it's...
Kingsport Times-News

Jonesborough Days brings good times, MoonPies to Tennessee's oldest town

Next weekend, downtown Jonesborough will be the place for MoonPies, live music, fireworks and more. The annual Jonesborough Days Festival will take place July 2 and 3 on Main Street, right in front of the historic Washington County Courthouse. Little Miss Jonesborough. The Jonesborough Days Festival will host the Little...

Hard Rock holds final hiring event for Bristol Casino

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Hard Rock held the final hiring event on Saturday before the temporary casino opens in Bristol, Virginia on July 8. The event started at 11 a.m. and ran through 2 p.m. Around 500 people are already employed and about 200 more came out for interviews on Saturday, many of whom were […]
Johnson City Press

Jonesborough High Shool class of 1952 holds 70th reunion

The Jonesborough High Shool class of 1952 recently held its 70th reunion at Bob Evans restaurant in Johnson City. Pictured above, from left, are Dr. C. A. Pete Renfro, Regina Eisenhower Davis, Lois Simmerman, Eva Nell Palmer Daniels, Jane Young Matthews and Judy Haws Hash. On the back row, from left, are Harold Baskett, Fletcher Mongold, Clark Hartford, Margaret Butler Gerkins and Becky Poteat Sims.
Kingsport Times-News

Axmen enjoy record-breaking night against State Liners

BRISTOL, Va. — A record-breaking night carried the Kingsport Axmen baseball team to a shellacking of the Bristol State Liners on Saturday at Boyce Cox Field. Kingsport (17-5) racked up a club record for runs and hits in a 17-5 Appalachian League victory that snapped a two-game skid. The...
Johnson City Press

Airport, Ballad set to host employment events

KINGSPORT — Two local employers are looking to recruit employees this week. Ballad Health and Tri-Cities Airport Authority will host two separate employment events in Kingsport and Blountville this week. Ballad will host a hiring event on Tuesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holston Valley...

Appalachian State Has Made Football Program History

Appalachian State is one of the fastest growing football programs in the nation. According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, the Mountaineers set a program record by selling more than 10,000 season tickets ahead of their 2022 campaign. Appalachian State's Kidd Brewer Stadium has a capacity of 30,000. The venue...

Woman arrested on arson charge in Johnson City

Police in Johnson City, Tennessee arrested a woman on a charge of arson in connection with an apartment fire. Aimee Phillips, 33, of Johnson City is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Police say the fire occurred on April 26 at an apartment in...
Johnson City Press

A week of stories and songs in "Perfect" Jonesborough Theater

Sam Payne comes from a line of traveling musicians with a story to tell. Guitar in hand, Payne will be the next performer in residence at the International Storytelling Center from June 28–July 2. He’s working in a tradition established by his dad, a door-to-door salesman who peddled his own folk music albums in the 1970s.
Kingsport Times-News

Improvements to Diversity and Equity in Johnson City Schools

Johnson City Schools’ Committee for Equity recently reported to the Board of Education on their work to increase diversity and equity in the school system. When the committee first met several years ago, they identified four major areas where Johnson City Schools needed to focus their efforts toward increasing diversity and equity. These categories, as presented to the board by the schools’ Director of Human Resources Lee Patterson, included leadership, professional development, relationships and curriculum.
Johnson City Press

O'Sullivan scores TKO over Jordan to capture Showcase title

KINGSPORT — Dylan O’Sullivan scored a dramatic first-round technical knockout against Clarence Jordan to capture the Showcase MMA 185-pound championship Saturday night at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center. O’Sullivan (5-0), a fighter out of Johnson City now training in Florida, was taken to the ground by...