After adding over 934,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 42.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 670,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
Recent developments suggest the former Greene Valley Developmental Center, which closed in 2017, is no longer a front-runner for consideration for conversion to a regional inpatient drug addiction treatment center. Funds to counties and municipalities from the recently settled Sullivan Baby Doe lawsuit may be used to open a facility in northeast Tennessee. Pictured is a residential cottage on the former GVDC campus in Tusculum.
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That’s the total in one-time relief money the city expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act, a COVID-19 stimulus package passed by the federal government earlier this year. The city received half of that total, $6.7 million, in May and will receive the remaining half next May. City...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After receiving numerous donations of items and money, the Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter hosted a packed house in a shelter that is already full of furry friends. News Channel 11’s Anslee Daniel was on the scene to see just how many arrived to...
Minor injuries reported following school bus crash in Unicoi Co. A bit of progress? Noise mitigation work underway at Bitcoin mine in rural Washington County. Northeast State Community College extends face covering requirement. 'It definitely is more significant' | Local doctor warns pregnant COVID cases becoming more severe. Former Bristol,...
Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Johnson City: 1. 2151 Century Ln 423-439-3829; 2. 302 Wesley St #8 423-328-9066; 3. 4470 N Roan St 423-282-0055; 4. 112 Sunset Dr (423) 283-0522; 5. 1805 W State of Franklin Rd (423) 929-1409; 6. 105 Broyles Dr STE
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – As hospitalizations level off and death rates increase in Northeast Tennessee, National Guard troops have been called on to fill key positions in healthcare systems in the region. According to Lt. Colonel Keith Evans, deputy commander for National Guard Clinical Services, nearly every eligible service member...
The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 671,728 Americans have died from the virus — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Johnson City metropolitan area, located in […]
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Sept. 25, 1780: In her book “Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure,” Jennifer Bauer writes that, “During the American Revolution, the Overmountain Men who mustered at Sycamore Shoals on Sept. 25, 1780, came through Roan Mountain on their march to defeat the British at Kings Mountain, South Carolina.” The Battle of Kings Mountain was not fought until October.
LIMESTONE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Neighbors of a noisy Bitcoin mine in the New Salem community hope what they’ve been seeing the past few weeks will change what they’ve been hearing for several months – a nightly racket caused by fans cooling massive computer servers. Standing in a field a couple...
TRI-CITIES, Tenn. (WJHL) – Fall has officially begun, and with it comes a number of festivals throughout the region. The first weekend of Fall seems particularly jam-packed with festivities happening from Elizabethton to Bristol. While the Fall is a popular time to host events and festivals, the fact that five...
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GATE CITY — A big, bright harvest moon and autumn chill have been in the air this week and Gate City is ready to celebrate the occasion. The Harvest Moon Celebration in historic downtown Gate City will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. The one-day fall event is a first for the town and will offer a chance to stroll the downtown area and shop local businesses and vendors at the event.
GREENEVILLE, Tennessee — The Knox County Board of Education must immediately impose a mask mandate for schoolchildren, a federal judge in Greeneville ruled Friday. Superintendent Bob Thomas confirmed it on Friday, saying that starting Sept. 27 all students, employees and visitors will be required to wear a face mask while indoors or riding a school bus. The ruling overrides the Governors’ Executive Order that parents can opt=out of any school mask mandate.
After a year’s absence, Covered Bridge Days kicked off for the first time in the Fall on Friday as visitors enjoyed taking in all the sights and sounds that the community has come to know the festival for. There is plenty more to enjoy today and Sunday as a full...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop within Ballad Health facilities, according to the health system on Friday. Ballad’s scorecard states there are 23 fewer inpatients than previously reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, Ballad Health stated that part of the decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations was attributed to...
Not satisfied with how Virginia officials are handling the complaints, a Tennessee state senator wants his state agencies to investigate a Bristol, Virginia, landfill linked to air pollution and foul odors plaguing residents on both sides of the border. “In addition to the landfill causing odor nuisance issues, I believe it presents a health and […] The post Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix Bristol landfill’s malodorous emissions appeared first on Tennessee Lookout.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WCYB) — Several road closures in Elizabethton will begin at 6 a.m. Friday as crews begin preparing for Covered Bridge Days. The Elk Avenue Bridge and the adjacent intersections will be closed to through traffic until Sunday evening. Here is the list of closed intersections:. East Elk Avenue...