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Johnson City Press

A special trip to Smoky Mountain Bakers

Recently, my dining partner stated that the dine-around bunch hadn’t been at full membership since March 2020, and what was I going to do about it?. So I fired off a text to the Dieter who, with her husband the Carnivore, had been one of many who the “Interesting Times” had leaned on most heavily. In it I informed the pair that we would be dining both out of town and al fresco at Roan Mountain’s Smoky Mountain Bakers.
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JCPD say man tried to grab officers’ guns during arrest

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Johnson City man who allegedly told police he had been using methamphetamine all day faces three counts of assault against first responders after police say he attempted to grab officers’ firearms while they arrested him. A Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) news release states that officers responded to the […]

Greeneville man arrested after pointing gun at ex-girlfriend

A Greeneville man was arrested on Saturday after he reportedly pointed a gun at his ex-girlfriend. According to a report from Johnson City Police, Garrett Johnson is charged with aggravated domestic assault after he allegedly became angry that his ex-girlfriend was at a party. The report says the victim told...

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 9/25 – 10/2/22

Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Rachel Lutz, 39 of Goldsboro, NC. Lieutenant Detective A. Beam arrested Lutz for misdemeanor simple possess SCH II controlled substance and possess drug paraphernalia. She was issued $2,500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 10/5/2022. Ronnie Lee Watson, Jr., 40 of...
Kingsport Times-News

Hampton man faces felony drug charges

Jason S. Hartman, 47 of Hampton, was arrested Thursday after Investigators discovered a large amount marijuana during a traffic stop. Hartman was stopped by Investigators for speeding on Greenwood Drive in Jonesborough, according to a press release. Investigators could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from Hartman' vehicle, and after searching found nearly 300 grams of marijuana.

ARM Food Pantry Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday

Applebee’s Restaurant in Elizabethton is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast for ARM (Assistance and Resource Ministries, Inc.) Food Pantry. The breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Elizabethton Applebee’s. You may dine-in or carryouts available. The cost is $5 per person and includes pancakes, sausage and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at Applebee’s on Saturday morning, from ARM Food Pantry on Tuesday or Wednesday, or from any board member.

Winners announced from the 70th annual Music in the Castle

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennesse High School Mighty Viking Band held the 70th annual Music in the Castle event on Saturday, Oct. 1. Elizabethton won the Class AAAA Grand Champion Award and finished 1st place in color guard, percussion and music in their class. The Class A/AA Grand Champion Award went home with North […]

ETSU Bluegrass celebrating 40 years with concert

JOHNSON CITY — Bluegrass, Old-Time and Roots Music Studies at East Tennessee State University will host a concert celebrating the program’s 40th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the ETSU Martin Center for the Arts. This milestone anniversary concert will feature well-known and prominent artists...
Johnson City Press

Good Samaritan, faced with significant increase in need, wrestles with difficult decisions

It’s a brisk September morning, and Good Samaritan Ministries CEO Aaron Murphy is on the phone. Good Samaritan has been open for about an hour, and Murphy has already taken a handful of calls from people desperately seeking help making rent or paying their utility bills. Earlier that morning, somebody came to the door seeking help to get her car out of an impound lot. Murphy said she had housing, but could no longer afford it with her current job, so she moved into her vehicle.
Johnson City Press

Today In Johnson City History: Oct. 3

Oct. 3, 1897: One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, The Chattanooga Sunday Times brought forth news with a dateline from Jonesboro. The date was Oct. 2. Readers learned that “The principal topic of interest here, especially among the Presbyterians, is the approaching meeting of the synod of Tennessee, which will open at the Second Presbyterian church next Tuesday night with a sermon by the retiring moderator, Rev. H. P. Cory, of Tusculum college. This synod is composed of Kingston. In addition to the ministers who are members of the synod, and who will all be in attendance, there will be a number of distinguished visitors from a distance present, among them being Rev. H. L. Agnew, D. D., secretary of the board of ministerial relief of Philadelphia; Rev. D. J. McMillan, D. D., secretary of the board of home missions, of New York; Rev. Arthur J. Brown, D. D., of the foreign mission board of New York; also Miss N. F. Lincoln of the women’s executive committee of New York. There will also be a large number of ladies present representing their different societies in connection with the synod.”

Spruce Pine Boil Water Advisory

The water consumers of the Town of Spruce Pine, in Mitchell County, are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to maintenance to a water pump station. The area affected includes:. Highway 19 E, from Beaver Creek Road to Franklintown Road (including all connecting side...

Traffic Alert: Parts of Knob Creek Road to close for construction

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Drivers in the Knob Creek Road area of Johnson City can expect delays starting Monday, October 3. According to a release, the Med-Tech Parkway entrance from Knob Creek Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. from October 3 to 7 for roadwork. No vehicles, including emergency traffic, […]

Buffs Crush Cloudland, Brown Named Queen

MOSHEIM — It’s been a few years – 2014 to be more precise – since the West Greene Buffaloes were 6-1 on the season, but that’s the record the 2022 squad has composed after running roughshod over visiting Cloudland 42-0 Friday night on homecoming at Jim Sauceman Field. Senior quarterback Jaden Gregg threw four touchdown passes and the West Greene defense played superb against the Cloudland rushing attack, holding the visitors to less than 100 yards of rushing in romping to victory. ...