Limestone, TN

Wise Co. Sheriff’s lieutenant sings for students

WISE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Union Primary School students got a special treat on Thursday in the form of a singing SRO. Union Primary School hosted Lieutenant Riley of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, and before long he was playing piano alongside students and bringing back classics like Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” on a classroom […]

#12. Washington County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 366 (474 new cases, +6% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,713 (42,322 total cases) --- 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (507 total deaths) --- 1.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.7% (78,562 fully vaccinated)

Johnson City Closing City Jail

Thursday evening, Johnson City Commissioners approved a move that will lead to the closure of the Johnson City Jail. The Tennessee Department of Corrections is being notified of the city’s intent to end the contract with the state to house state inmates in the city holding facility. The jail has been in operation since the 1970’s and has a capacity to hold 88 inmates. City staff cited a decrease in inmates, now currently holding 35, a decrease in revenues and rising operational and staffing challenges as reasons for closing the jail. The closure will also impact nine full time and two part time employees at the facility.
Kingsport Times-News

Kathy Storey to retire after more than 40 years at the Jonesborough courthouse

Washington County Clerk Kathy Storey is retiring at the end of this month following a career in that office that has spanned nearly 41 years. As she completes her third four-year term as the elected county clerk, Storey said she has many fond memories of both the people she has worked with and those she has helped during her many years working at the historic Washington County Courthouse.

THP: 3 injured in 11-W crash

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Three people were injured in a crash on Highway 11-W Wednesday night, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). In a preliminary crash report released by THP, investigators say that a Jeep carrying a driver and one passenger was traveling south along 11-W when a Ford Edge traveling along State Route […]

Greeneville PD investigating pedestrian hit-and-run

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash after a pedestrian was hit on Andrew Johnson Highway Tuesday night. According to a crash report from the Greeneville Police Department (GPD), officers were dispatched to the intersection of East Andrew Johnson Highway and Fairground Circle in reference to a crash around 10 p.m. Tuesday. […]

‘They have stolen the election’: Reeves mulls contesting Washington County mayoral election results

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — James Reeves nearly toppled incumbent Republican Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy on Aug. 4, but now the independent is considering contesting the results and is convinced he won. “They have stolen the election,” Reeves told News Channel 11 Wednesday, without referring specifically to who “they” are. “People should go to jail. […]

Today In Johnson City History: Aug. 19

Aug. 19, 1897: One hundred twenty-five years ago today, The Comet reported more news regarding the recent Galloway murder. “It is best that this law be allowed to take its course. A few weeks ago when young Walter Galoway (sic) was so brutally murdered by Sims it was feared by some that respect for law would be made subservient to the thirst for vengeance, and little wonder this feeling of unrest exists in face of the many avenues of escape made possibly by the law’s delay. In the present case the prompt trial and conviction of the guilty wretch has...
Kingsport Times-News

Man killed in early morning traffic accident

JOHNSON CITY — A Johnson City man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 26 near the Carroll Creek Road overpass on Wednesday morning. Johnson City Police say officers responded to the scene shortly after 3:32 a.m. to find a Porsche 911 driven by Elijah Williamson had gone off the right side of the westbound lane of the interstate. According to a news release from the department, the vehicle then “overturned several times and partially ejected the driver.”
Johnson City Press

Photo gallery: West Ridge at Daniel Boone volleyball

The Lady Trailblazers held off West Ridge during a five-set nail-biter at Snyder Gym in Gray Friday. As every set went down to the wire, Kyleigh Bacon paced the Lady ’Blazers with 10 kills and 14 digs.

Tusculum VFD responds to 2nd crash at scene of flipped truck

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – While crews were responding to one crash on Horse Creek Park Road, another crash occurred nearby, Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) officials said. While on the scene of an overturned truck with fuel leaking from the tank, TVFD officials spun around to see another truck on its side with the […]

Pop Duo Air Supply returns for show at Niswonger Performing Arts Center

GREENEVILLE — Air Supply returns to Greeneville to perform their all-time classics including “Love and Other Bruises,” “All Out Of Love,” “The One That You Love” and of course, “Lost In Love.” The Lost In Love Experience comes to Niswonger Performing Arts Center Sunday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. and is a true celebration of an amazing 47-year career which has seen Air Supply achieve success after success (with so much amazing music still to come), for their staunch legion of fans.
Kingsport Times-News

First game: Question marks abound for Hilltoppers, Cyclones

For the first time in quite a while, there seem to be more questions than answers for the annual season opener between Science Hill and Elizabethton. “Our team is different and Elizabethton is going to be different,” Science Hill coach Stacy Carter said. “They have been settling in the last three or four years, but have different people now. And we have to look different because we’re not going to throw the ball 80% of the time.”