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Johnson City police identify store clerk killed in robbery
UPDATE: Johnson City police have identified the victim of Friday morning’s robbery and homicide as Tava Woodard, 23 of Johnson City. Previous: JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) is searching for two suspects who allegedly killed a gas station clerk during a reported robbery on Friday. According to the JCPD, […]
Sons charged with first-degree murder of Carter County man plead not guilty
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Three people previously charged in the death of a Carter County man pleaded not guilty in court on Friday. Bill Hitchcock was found deceased on April 1 by a group of fishermen on the Watauga River, who reported seeing his body in a driveway on Old Stoney Creek Road. Court documents […]
Bridge dedication for Vietnam vet scheduled June 24 in Hampton
A bridge dedication is scheduled June 24 at 11 a.m. for Michael P. Oliver, 1965 Hampton High School graduate killed in Vietnam. The bridge to be dedicated to Oliver is located on Highway 19E crossing the Doe River across the road from Hampton High School. Oliver, of Butler, was killed in combat action in Vietnam […] The post Bridge dedication for Vietnam vet scheduled June 24 in Hampton appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Viewer video showing bear and two cubs in Johnson City
Viewer video: Check out these videos showing a bear and two cubs in Johnson City near ETSU. Video credit: Brittany Seybert.
Red light cameras removed in Johnson City
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — City Manager Cathy Ball told News Channel 11 on Thursday the city’s contract with red light camera management company Redflex ended in November 2021. A few months later in January 2022, the city reportedly conducted a survey to determine if the cameras were effective. “We have not had a contract […]
Police alert public about street closures in downtown area Saturday
The Carter County Tourism series of bicycle races will be this weekend, resulting in street closures in the downtown area. The Roan Groan Bicycle Race will begin this Saturday morning from Cat Island Park in staggered start times beginning at 9 AM. Elizabethton Police officers will temporally block traffic for the groups of bicycle racers […] The post Police alert public about street closures in downtown area Saturday appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Planning Commission approves site plans for 7 Brew Coffee
BY ROBERT SORRELL Star Correspondent The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission reluctantly approved site plans for a new 7 Brew Coffee set to be built on West Elk Avenue. Board members approved the new drive-thru coffee chain location during its June meeting on Thursday. The chain has recently expanded into Northeast Tennessee and plans to open […] The post Planning Commission approves site plans for 7 Brew Coffee appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
JCPD: Assailant cut man’s throat during fight at Johnson City restaurant
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Greeneville man turned himself in after he allegedly cut a man’s throat during a fight at a Johnson City restaurant in May. According to a release from the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD), officers responded to a fight at Tulips American Pub and Grub on May 9 just before […]
What’s happening this weekend in the Tri-Cities?
TRI-CITIES, Tenn./Va. (WJHL) — From the Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City to National Trail Day activities planned in Kingsport, News Channel 11 has completed a list of events happening in and around the Tri-Cities from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4. Blue Plum Festival The 2023 Blue Plum Festival will take place in […]
Carter County non-profit funding back in budget plans
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — After it appeared that funding for non-profits would be left out of next year’s budget, the Carter County Budget Committee has decided to put the funding back in. During a Budget Committee meeting Thursday night, county commissioners unanimously decided to restore the funding. However, county leaders are considering phasing out funding […]
First Friday in Elizabethton
The First Friday in Elizabethton kicks off on June 2. The event will feature music, shopping, dining and fun.
Johnson City Police Beats
On May 30, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Phillip Coffman, Kingsport, and charged him with burglary, theft of property, and criminal trespassing. At approximately 8:36 p.m. on May 30, officers were called to Walmart, 3111 W. Browns Mill Road, in reference to a theft. Walmart’s loss prevention officer observed a white male, […] The post Johnson City Police Beats appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Carter County Hopes To Continue Providing Raises For Sheriff’s Employees, Property Tax Hike Likely
The Carter County Budget Committee continues to work on its 2023-2024 budget that includes a possible property tax increase and cuts to local non profit organizations. A 27 cent property tax hike is being discussed. The county’s current rate is two dollars and three cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value. And while the committee plans on cutting funding for non profits, they hope to generate about three million dollars from the rate hike. The money will fund raises for the sheriff’s office and county employees.
Carter County budget could include 13% property tax hike
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Carter County Budget Committee members meet Thursday night to continue discussing the terms of next fiscal year’s budget, which includes a possible property tax increase and cuts for non-profit organizations. The current county property tax rate is $2.03 per $100 of assessed value. The potential rate increase has dropped to […]
Baker sworn in as newest member of Elizabethton Police Department
BY IVAN SANDERS CITY OF ELIZABETHTON PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER Officer Jordan Baker was sworn in on Thursday morning after recently moving to Elizabethton from the Middle Tennessee area. Officer Baker has previous law enforcement experience beginning at the White House Tennessee Police Department in 2017 and most recently working for the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department […] The post Baker sworn in as newest member of Elizabethton Police Department appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Active shooter drill scheduled for Saturday in Bristol, Virginia
The City of Bristol, Virginia issued a reminder to residents to alert them to an active shooter drill that will be taking place Saturday at one of the city schools. That drill will include simulated gunshots and patients being stretchered out of buildings. The exercise will also cause congestion on city streets with police and emergency agencies going to and from the location.
Johnson City woman picks up introduction of contraband charge at WCDC
JONESBOROUGH – While booking in Cheyenne Stout, 27, of Johnson City, on multiple charges including failure to appear, Washington County Detention Center Deputies discovered she was in possession of a dark, crystal-like substance believed to be heroin along with suboxone. Stout arrived at the Detention Center via another law enforcement agency, and attempted to conceal […] The post Johnson City woman picks up introduction of contraband charge at WCDC appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Kingsport native, ETSU alumna to sing national anthem before MLB game
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — An East Tennessee State University alumna will sing the national anthem before a Major League Baseball game this weekend. According to ETSU, Hannah Lawson Blanton will sing ahead of Saturday’s Minnesota-Cleveland game in Minneapolis. Blanton is a 2020 ETSU graduate with a degree in vocal music education. “I definitely miss […]
Blue Plum Festival 2023
(WJHL) Cooper Reaves and Meagan Day tell us about this year’s Blue Plum Festival June 2 & 3 in downtown Johnson City featuring live music, food and family fun. For more information visit www.BluePlum.org.
Vols dominate 49ers in regional opener; setup Saturday meeting with Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. (WJHL) – Tennessee baseball opened their Clemson Regional run with an emphatic win over third-seeded Charlotte on Friday night, 8-1. The Big Orange scored early and often, building an 8-0 advantage after just four innings of play. Christian Moore put the first runs on the board in the first inning with a 2-RBI […]
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