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Investigation Underway After Kingsport Police Find Toddler Alone

An investigation is underway by officials with the Kingsport Police Department after police found an unidentified child alone Saturday morning. Police say in an Instagram post a boy with red hair thought to be around two years old was found in the 3800 block of Eastline Drive Saturday morning. Authorities say the child was found riding a toy near Miller Village Apartments. The report states the child was later identified and the case is now under active investigation.
KINGSPORT, TN
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Group calls for Johnson City police chief suspension

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Johnson City Police Chief Karl Turner is now facing public backlash following a lawsuit that accuses him of not investigating a series of rape accusations against one man who is not identified in the suit. That lawsuit claims Turner then fired a federal prosecutor who...
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J's Corner is your best burger joint for cruising in Elizabethton

With the weather warming up, it was time for my dining partner and I to avail ourselves of a quick way to forestall a case of the “summertime blues” by spending a comfortable Saturday evening cruising downtown Elizabethton. Cruising, for those of you unfamiliar with this rite of...
ELIZABETHTON, TN

VIDEO: Pepsi Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the night sky was lit up with fireworks in Johnson City. The Pepsi Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks returned Sunday, July 3 with music, food and – of course – an incredible fireworks show. Pyro Shows, the technicians behind the fireworks show, put […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN

The Dog Days of Summer are Back at Jonesborough Days

Kathy Hensley takes her dog to town.John Dabbs/Photographer. The crowds are back at Jonesborough Days, in Tennessee’s historic oldest town. The town was home to new crowds and continued excitement as the annual festival continued. The town is a family friendly atmosphere where even four-legged family members are welcome.
JONESBOROUGH, TN
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Thompson takes Volunteer win after crazy final lap

BULLS GAP — Philip Thompson weaved his way through a last-lap melee to win Saturday’s Crate Late Model feature at Volunteer Speedway. Running fourth heading into the final lap, Thompson saw race leader Zach Sise spin out after getting tangled up with a lapped car. Right behind him, Sise’s brother Trevor, running in second place, spun out after contact from Rusty Ballenger.
KNOXVILLE, TN

Kingsport holds largest Independence Day fireworks display in city’s history

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Kingsport held its first “Red, White and Boom” celebration Saturday night. “The City said let’s take it to a new level,” Director of Special Events for Kingsport Emily Thompson said. Thompson said this year’s celebration marks the largest Independence Day fireworks display to-date. First, the night kicked off with some music […]
KINGSPORT, TN
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Which roads are closed for fireworks tonight?

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – For traffic and safety reasons, Johnson City officials announced several road closures due to firework displays Sunday night. Several areas are closed to traffic: Guaranda Drive Longview Drive North Gilmar Park Lacy Street Sells Street Mullins Street Belmeade Drive Baron Drive Liberty Bell and Guaranda Drive will be closed to […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN

Johnson City Salvation Army to host July 4th cookout

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The new leaders of the Salvation Army in Johnson City want to make sure no one misses out on the Fourth of July celebrations this year. Captains Crystal and Benny Carringer are hosting a Fourth of July cookout at the Salvation Army this Monday for all the veterans staying at […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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Educators elect new TEA president, vice president

The Tennessee Education Association recently elected new association leaders during its 89th Representative Assembly. Veteran Knox County educator Tanya T. Coats was elected TEA President, and Joe Crabtree, who is a middle school teacher at Johnson City’s Liberty Bell, was elected TEA vice president. “The strength of TEA is...
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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Hawkins County students shine in national Skills USA competition

SURGOINSVILLE — A Surgoinsville Middle School student took first place while two other students from Hawkins County placed in the top five in their respective events at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference last month. Dixie Keck, who is entering the eighth grade at SMS this year, won the gold...
HAWKINS COUNTY, TN
Kingsport Times-News

Former ETSU golfer Meronk wins Irish Open title

Former East Tennessee State golfer Adrian Meronk became the first Polish golfer to win on the European tour Sunday when three clutch putts down the stretch gave him the championship at the Horizon Irish Open and the $1 million first prize. Meronk made birdie putts of 25 and 18 feet...
JOHNSON CITY, TN

Madison High School to begin new football stadium construction in November

MARSHALL - While Madison High's football team won't play its home games at O.E. Roberts Stadium this fall after engineers condemned the stadium in April, the team will open the 2023 season in a revamped stadium. The school board contracted LS3P, a Greenville, South Carolina-based multidisciplinary firm offering architecture, interiors and planning services, to...
MADISON COUNTY, NC

Fireworks Come A Day Early For Flyboys

JOHNSON CITY — In a game that featured a combined seven home runs, the Greeneville Flyboys used a three-run eighth inning to put away Johnson City 12-7 on Sunday. The scoring started early for Greeneville as Brock Daniels banged his second home run of the season over the right-field wall, a two-run blast that put the Flyboys ahead 2-0 in the top of the first. In the top of the...
JOHNSON CITY, TN
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