ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Johnson City, TN Government

Johnson City installing Smart Poles throughout downtown

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Smart lighting and sensors are being installed in downtown Johnson City as part of a new project. The “Smart Poles,” some of which are already visible in Founders Park, will continue to be installed in the coming weeks, according to BrightRidge spokesperson Tim Whaley. BrightRidge reports the poles use “smart […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
Picture for Johnson City installing Smart Poles throughout downtown
Johnson City Press

Ricky Skaggs, fireworks top today's Covered Bridge Days activities.

ELIZABETHTON — Beautiful sunny and mild weather greeted festival goers to the first day of Covered Bridge Days on Friday. Events got started around the Covered Bridge and Kids Island at 11 a.m. and 13 food venders were serving up a wide variety of food. Children enjoyed themselves with...
ELIZABETHTON, TN
RELATED CHANNELS
RELATED PEOPLE
Johnson City Press

Overmountain Men once again gathering at Sycamore Shoals

ELIZABETHTON — The annual re-enactment of the gathering of the Overmountain Men is taking place this weekend at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. This event has been taking place since before the start of the American Bicentennial. In 1975, three boy scouts were among those who completed the first re-enactment of the Overmountain march (approximately 214 miles in one direction) from Elizabethton to Kings Mountain, S.C. They were met there by then Vice President Nelson Rockefeller at Kings Mountain National Military Park.
ELIZABETHTON, TN

What is there to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities?

(WJHL) — The cooler seasons have arrived, and Storm Team 11 forecasts a mild weekend with showers possible on Sunday. News Channel 11 compiled a list of events throughout the Tri-Cities region from Sept. 24-25 Saturday, Sept. 24 50th Fall Folk Arts FestivalWhat: A celebration of pioneer arts and crafts and the harvest seasonWhen: Sept. […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
RELATED PUBLISHERS
Johnson City Press

Today In Johnson City History: Sept. 25

Sept. 25, 1897: One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, The Weekly Corinthian reported, “A most delightful social meeting was held last week with Ms. Minnie Stanley, in honor of the guest, Mrs. Paul Wofford, of Johnson City, Tenn. We felt that it was a pleasure and benefit to us to have her with us, as she gave us some valuable suggestions and hints concerning literary work. We also gladly welcomed Miss Curlee of Philadelpha (sic) and Miss Mamie Curlee and Mrs. Duncan, as visitors.”
JOHNSON CITY, TN
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Ballad Health says it does not perform gender-affirming procedures

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — With controversy erupting this week over Vanderbilt University Medical Center performing gender-affirming treatments on minors with parental consent, Ballad Health says it does not perform gender confirmation surgeries and has no plans to do so. With Republican state lawmakers threatening to ban gender-related treatments for minors, News Channel 11 asked […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN

JCDA gets good news on John Sevier Center revenue, relocation

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson City Development Authority (JCDA) commissioners got several bits of welcome news Friday, including the fact that rent revenues for the John Sevier Center (JSC) will increase by 70%, retroactive to August. That will bring about $750,000 in additional annual revenue for the 150-unit apartment complex JCDA bought in 2019 […]
JOHNSON CITY, TN
Kingsport Times-News

Thank you Kingsport BMA for supporting the library

I was extremely pleased to read that the majority of the Kingsport BMA would like to use remaining Recovery Act funds for renovations at the Kingsport Public Library. Public libraries have always sought to be the hub of any town — small or large — by providing free services to all. As libraries have changed — particularly in the digital age — their services have expanded dramatically, and our library is no exception. Libraries are not just books anymore, and the staff of our library has done an outstanding job of diversifying library services.
KINGSPORT, TN
elizabethton.com

Wayward Springs celebrates with ribbon-cutting

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Elizabethton celebrated the opening of Wayward Springs Tack and Consignment on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This new business will provide tack, treats and other equine supplies. “We are so excited to welcome a brand new business to our downtown community!...
ELIZABETHTON, TN
Kingsport Times-News

Watch now: Second 2022 Battle of Blountville reenactment Sunday

BLOUNTVILLE — Sunday’s your last chance to smell the black powder and see Union and Confederate forces fight it out 1863 Civil War style. The annual Battle of Blountville is in the middle of its reenactment of the Sept. 22, 1863, battle this weekend, with a student-only education day on Friday followed by reenactment on Saturday and a final battle to come on Sunday afternoon.
BLOUNTVILLE, TN