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Johnson City Press

Jonesborough man charged with assault on former town mayor

A Jonesborough man accused of assaulting a former town mayor was arrested last week after an investigator said he punched his target in a parking lot. Dwayne Cochran, 59, 2454 Tenn. Highway 81 S., was arrested Friday on a simple assault charge. The charge was investigated by the District Attorney General’s office, which also solicited the warrant for his arrest.
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Developer shares progress in filling vacant lots at The Falls

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Two new businesses are being considered to fill vacant space at The Falls, a retail development off I-81 in Bristol, Virginia. “There are several lots at The Falls and we are working on Lot 20, which is across from Aldi at the main entrance right now, and we have a proposed […]
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UPDATE: Two missing teenagers located in Jackson County, Florida

--- The Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office and the Kingsport Police Department are searching for two missing teenagers, believed to be runaways. Officials report 15-year-old Ashlen McGriff ran away from a residence in Gray, and 14-year-old Logan Bright was reported missing in Kingsport. The teens are reportedly traveling in a...
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Johnson City Press

Weigel's aiming to complete Jonesborough store in May

Construction on the Jonesborough Weigel’s convenience store, off Headtown Road, is nearing completion. “I think it will probably be May,” said Weigel’s Chairman Bill Weigel, “but it’s going to be our new get-four store — the latest design — so we’re looking forward to it.”
Kingsport Times-News

Wesley Hilton speaks about Seiver Middle colors in old Sullivan North High building

Wesley Hilton of Bloomingdale speaks about the idea of adding an extra school color to Kingsport Sevier Middle School when it occupies the former Sullivan North High building, expected around 2024. Hilton's father was an art teacher at North when a mural was painted in the library there by students, but that discussion is for another day, board President Jim Welch said.

How much are school COVID case numbers growing in your district?

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Many area school systems have seen confirmed student COVID-19 cases increase by four times or more since students returned from an extended holiday break — and some have yet to see a plateau in their numbers. From Kingsport City Schools announcing a two-day break at the end of this school […]

Jr. Lady Cyclones walk away with a close buzzer-beater

KINGSPORT – The T.A. Dugger Lady Cyclones traveled to John Sevier Middle School to face off against the John Sevier Lady Warriors in the semi-final round of the TMSSA Area 1 tournament. Michelle Shields kicked off the Lady Cyclones scoring with a series of free throws followed by Jamira...

Jr. Lady Highlanders, Little Milligan win Area 1 title

HAMPTON – Hampton High School played host to the Area 1 championships on Tuesday night as the girl’s game featured Cloudland and Hampton while the boy’s match-up pitted University School against Little Milligan. Both contests lived up to the championship billing with incredibly close games. At the...
Kingsport Times-News

Give God a call

Editor’s Note: Local pastors partner with us to bring a message of hope and comfort to readers twice a week. Look for it on Sundays and Wednesdays. A phone call from my daughter! She calls almost every evening, and it is often the highlight of my day. She always begins at the beginning of her day and tells me everything. You might think I’d get bored, hearing about what she had for breakfast and what they talked about during the class lecture, but the truth is that I love every minute of it. The sound of her voice and her enthusiasm for her studies, her amusement and joy in campus activities, even her minor irritations in the day tell me of her life.

Landfill Stench Continues, As Council Awaits Expert Findings

Bristol Virginia City leaders should know more about the findings from a landfill expert concerning the ongoing efforts to eliminate foul odors coming from the dump site. City Manager Randall Eads says a two year plan including scoping for clean out and controlling escaping gas at the landfill is ongoing. Dr. Craig Benson is expected to give a report to city council on his findings in early February.

Bristol, Va. Council expect landfill expert to provide report on Feb. 8

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Landfill expert Dr. Craig Benson is tentatively scheduled to provide Bristol, Virginia city leaders with a report on his findings at the landfill via Zoom on Feb. 8, according to City Manager Randall Eads during a brief landfill update at the monthly City Council meeting Tuesday. “My goal is to correct […]
Johnson City Press

County offices in Johnson City to close this week

The Washington County clerk and trustee offices at 378 Marketplace Blvd., Suite 1, in Johnson City will be closed this week. Trustee Rick Storey said Monday the closure comes as result of COVID-19 protocols following a positive test of an employee in one of the offices. The trustee and county...

Ace Hardware in Johnson City to close, Hobbytown USA moving in

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Benedict’s Ace Hardware closed its doors after 30 years of continuous business in Johnson City, a release said Monday. The establishment’s last day of business took place on Friday, Jan. 21 after an owner retirement. All inventory and equipment is to be sold by RomaBarr Enterprises in a liquidation sale […]

Which shows are coming to Barter Theatre in 2022?

ETSU baseball leaning on 'experience' for success this season. Local developer shares progress in filling vacant lots at The Falls. Bristol, Va. Council expect landfill expert to provide report on Feb. 8. Roundball Roundup: 1-25-22 Tri-Cities runaways located after crash in Florida. Future of Pound discussed at town meeting. Grundy...
Johnson City Press

THP accuses driver of going south in a northbound lane in Hampton head-on collision

HAMPTON — A head-on collision on U.S. Highway 19E in Hampton left both drivers injured Saturday at 8:30 p.m. A preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Brigido Morales, 27, Johnson City, was driving a gray 2012 Nissan Versa southbound in a northbound lane on Highway 19E when his vehicle hit a northbound white 2020 Hyundai Elantra driven by Isaiah Lee McCoury, 17, Elizabethton.