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The Weekly Fishin' Report will highlight tips, news, and stories each week to help you do the one thing all fishermen se...
06/29/2021
The Weekly Fishin' Report, Episode 1

The Weekly Fishin' Report will highlight tips, news, and stories each week to help you do the one thing all fishermen seek to do - catch more fish.

The Weekly Fishin' Report will highlight tips, news, and stories each week to help you do the one thing all fishermen seek to do - catch more fish. Join us

Washington County Commissioners approved a $43.9 million new general fund budget Monday that several members called a “q...
06/29/2021
Commissioners vote to approve new Washington County budget

Washington County Commissioners approved a $43.9 million new general fund budget Monday that several members called a “quick fix” and a recipe for a future tax hike.

Washington County Commissioners approved a $43.9 million new general fund budget Monday that several members called a “quick fix” and a recipe for a future tax hike.

ELIZABETHTON — A man who was arrested last week after Carter County deputies discovered the body of a 19-year-old woman ...
06/29/2021
Cadogan waives extradition to North Carolina on murder charge

ELIZABETHTON — A man who was arrested last week after Carter County deputies discovered the body of a 19-year-old woman in his car will soon be returning to North Carolina to face a first-degree murder charge.

ELIZABETHTON — A man who was arrested last week after Carter County deputies discovered the body of a 19-year-old woman in his car will soon be returning to North Carolina

Authorities believe a body found in a crashed vehicle in a remote part of Unicoi County on Monday evening is that of mis...
06/29/2021
Body found in Unicoi County believed to be missing Jonesborough man

Authorities believe a body found in a crashed vehicle in a remote part of Unicoi County on Monday evening is that of missing Jonesborough man Nicholas Todd.

Authorities believe a body found in a crashed vehicle in a remote part of Unicoi County on Monday evening is that of missing Jonesborough man Nicholas Todd.

MOUNTAIN CITY — A Johnson County driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident at the 2600 Block of Old Highway 91 shor...
06/29/2021
Johnson County man dies in Monday crash

MOUNTAIN CITY — A Johnson County driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident at the 2600 Block of Old Highway 91 shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday.

MOUNTAIN CITY — A Johnson County driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident at the 2600 Block of Old Highway 91 shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday.

Evelyn Boswell’s Law is among a number of new laws in Tennessee designed to protect children that are set to go into eff...
06/29/2021
New law goes into effect Thursday in Evelyn Boswell's name

Evelyn Boswell’s Law is among a number of new laws in Tennessee designed to protect children that are set to go into effect on Thursday.

Evelyn Boswell’s Law is among a number of new laws in Tennessee designed to protect children that are set to go into effect on Thursday.

Rubber inventory day, A Boone Lake drowning, A sale at Darden's and more were reported on this day in Johnson city histo...
06/29/2021
Today In Johnson City History: June 29

Rubber inventory day, A Boone Lake drowning, A sale at Darden's and more were reported on this day in Johnson city history.

Rubber inventory day, A Boone Lake drowning, A sale at Darden's and more were reported on this day in Johnson city history.

The Strong BRAIN (Building Resilience through ACEs-Informed Networking) Institute was established in 2020 by Ballad Heal...
06/29/2021
ETSU Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute makes progress in education, research

The Strong BRAIN (Building Resilience through ACEs-Informed Networking) Institute was established in 2020 by Ballad Health and ETSU to promote awareness of and research on ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences.

The Strong BRAIN (Building Resilience through ACEs-Informed Networking) Institute was established in 2020 by Ballad Health and ETSU to promote awareness of and research on ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences.

"Hiking" Bill Fuller's latest column on the best places to hike in our region.
06/29/2021
The top Appalachian Trail vistas

"Hiking" Bill Fuller's latest column on the best places to hike in our region.

The Appalachian Trail stretches over 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. In the Tri-Cities area, volunteers of the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing club maintain 134 miles of trail from

Dr. Kiana Johnson from East Tennessee State University is among the 21 faculty and staff members from colleges and unive...
06/28/2021
ETSU’s Dr. Kiana Johnson named to 2021-22 Maxine Smith Fellows leadership program

Dr. Kiana Johnson from East Tennessee State University is among the 21 faculty and staff members from colleges and universities across Tennessee selected to participate in the 2021-22 Class of the Maxine Smith Fellows program.

Dr. Kiana Johnson from East Tennessee State University is among the 21 faculty and staff members from colleges and universities across Tennessee selected to participate in the 2021-22 Class of

Our new refrigerator has been running for more than two years, and I keep forgetting to clean the dust collection from t...
06/28/2021
Sears had good things going in the '60s and '70s. Some of them still are

Our new refrigerator has been running for more than two years, and I keep forgetting to clean the dust collection from the coils. I forget because it’s something I feel that I should not need to remember.

Our new refrigerator has been running for more than two years, and I keep forgetting to clean the dust collection from the coils. I forget because it’s something I feel

East Tennessee State University is preparing to launch two in-demand programs that will expand its footprint in the reha...
06/28/2021
ETSU expanding rehabilitative sciences footprint with two new programs

East Tennessee State University is preparing to launch two in-demand programs that will expand its footprint in the rehabilitative sciences – a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics.

East Tennessee State University is preparing to launch two in-demand programs that will expand its footprint in the rehabilitative sciences — a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and a Master of

Rescue workers digging for a fifth day into the remnants of a collapsed Florida condo building stressed Monday that they...
06/28/2021
Rescuers: Survivors could still be inside collapsed building

Rescue workers digging for a fifth day into the remnants of a collapsed Florida condo building stressed Monday that they could still find survivors in the rubble.

Rescue workers digging for a fifth day into the remnants of a collapsed Florida condo building stressed Monday that they could still find survivors in the rubble.

As the pageant of our daily lives gets back to pre- “Interesting Times” levels, we need a place to stop, draw an unhurri...
06/28/2021
The Roots: Vietnamese cuisine offered in Zen-like serenity

As the pageant of our daily lives gets back to pre- “Interesting Times” levels, we need a place to stop, draw an unhurried breath, take our feet off the pedals and, well, chill out.

As the pageant of our daily lives gets back to pre-“Interesting Times” levels, we need a place to stop, draw an unhurried breath, take our feet off the pedals and,

Washington County commissioners will face a full slate of issues when they meet Monday, with a continued debate on setti...
06/28/2021
Washington County commissioners to continue debate on new budget

Washington County commissioners will face a full slate of issues when they meet Monday, with a continued debate on setting new county budget, appointing a redistricting committee and reviewing a list of waterline extension projects on their agenda.

Washington County commissioners will face a full slate of issues when they meet Monday, with a continued debate on setting a new county budget, appointing a redistricting committee and reviewing

In his classrooms and in other supervisory settings, Dr. Mickey White prepares his students at East Tennessee State Univ...
06/28/2021
Open and frankness: Researcher studies experiences of gay, trans counselors

In his classrooms and in other supervisory settings, Dr. Mickey White prepares his students at East Tennessee State University to step into the role of a counselor.

In his classrooms and in other supervisory settings, Dr. Mickey White prepares his students at East Tennessee State University to step into the role of a counselor.

Send your answers to mailbag@johnsoncitypress.com. Please include your name, telephone number and address for verificati...
06/28/2021
How should Washington County cover its budget deficit?

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After rejecting a proposal to divert local option sales tax revenue from education to the general fund, Washington County commissioners are in an unenviable position.

A pair of governors draw thousands, A soap box derby win, A business teacher retires and more were reported on this day ...
06/28/2021
Today In Johnson City History: June 28

A pair of governors draw thousands, A soap box derby win, A business teacher retires and more were reported on this day in Johnson City history.

June 28, 1843: The Jonesborough Whig and Independent Journal reported, “As to the crowd in attendance here, on Monday, it is variously estimated – at from two to four thousand.

In these Letters to the Forum, we hear from readers about smoking in public, the benefits of a well-rounded education an...
06/27/2021
Letters: Smoking, teaching and housing

In these Letters to the Forum, we hear from readers about smoking in public, the benefits of a well-rounded education and a proposal for public housing.

In these Letters to the Forum, we hear from readers about smoking in public, the benefits of a well-rounded education and a proposal for public housing.

While new novel coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on pace to hit monthly lows not seen in a year, varia...
06/27/2021
Delta variant fuels concern among officials, even as region's COVID-19 metrics improve

While new novel coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on pace to hit monthly lows not seen in a year, variants are again a top concern for health officials in Northeast Tennessee.

While new novel coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on pace to hit monthly lows not seen in a year, variants are again a top concern for health officials in

There are 22 homeless camps in Johnson City that crews in the public works department check and clear on a weekly basis....
06/27/2021
Johnson City's homeless strategy conflicts with service providers

There are 22 homeless camps in Johnson City that crews in the public works department check and clear on a weekly basis. For the most part, they are concentrated around downtown.

On a weekly basis, crews from Johnson City’s Public Works Department check and clear 22 homeless camps.

Bee hunting, A missing rooster, The state's best editorials and more were reported on this day in Johnson City history.
06/27/2021
Today In Johnson City History: June 27

Bee hunting, A missing rooster, The state's best editorials and more were reported on this day in Johnson City history.

June 27, 1872: Hunting bees was a topic in the Herald and Tribune. According to the newspaper, “Hunting bees … is becoming fashionable. If you should happen to meet a

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experien...
06/27/2021
Tennessee State Parks invite stories from visitors

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experiences online.

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experiences online.

With programs being enhanced this year to account for learning gaps caused by the pandemic, Johnson City Schools is curr...
06/26/2021
North Side teacher reflects on Johnson City's largest summer school ever

With programs being enhanced this year to account for learning gaps caused by the pandemic, Johnson City Schools is currently in the middle of the largest summer school it's ever had.

With its programs enhanced this year to account for learning gaps created by the pandemic, Johnson City Schools is in the middle of the largest summer school it’s ever had.

Two years ago, Gray resident Brooklyn Shannon found out she was losing her vision.
06/26/2021
Gray woman receives guide dog

Two years ago, Gray resident Brooklyn Shannon found out she was losing her vision.

Two years ago, Gray resident Brooklyn Shannon found out she was losing her vision.

The man accused of killing a woman after he crashed into several vehicles while being pursued by Unicoi County deputies ...
06/26/2021
Erwin man charged in fatal crash that killed his passenger

The man accused of killing a woman after he crashed into several vehicles while being pursued by Unicoi County deputies was charged earlier this week in the death.

The man accused in the death of a woman after authorities said he crashed into several vehicles while being pursued by Unicoi County deputies was charged earlier this week.

The telephone arrives, The Watauga claims another victim, Signs of old and new and more were reported on this day in Joh...
06/26/2021
Today In Johnson City History: June 26

The telephone arrives, The Watauga claims another victim, Signs of old and new and more were reported on this day in Johnson City history.

June 26, 1868: The East Tennessee Union Flag reported on a recent marriage that took place in Washington County. On the 16th of May, “at the residence of Mr. Jefferson

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Welcome to Johnson City Press on Facebook. Since 1934, the Johnson City Press has served readers in Northeast Tennessee with daily news, sports and features, and advertisers with multiple avenues to distribute their message.

The newspaper’s longtime motto, “What the people don’t know WILL hurt them,” remains the heart of our mission. Our team is committed to keeping readers informed about local matters that impact their lives most — government, business, education, health care, law enforcement and more. Personal stories and a variety of perspectives characterize each edition.

The Press’ core coverage areas extend beyond Johnson City, Jonesborough and Washington County into the surrounding communities that make our metropolitan region. We also maintain a close eye on state, national and international issues, particularly in how they relate to and affect our local way of life.

As a unit of Six Rivers Media, LLC, the Johnson City Press is a locally owned and managed publication. Alongside the Kingsport Times News, The Herald and Tribune in Jonesborough, The Erwin Record, The Tomahawk in Mountain City and The NET360 digital services agency, the Press is dedicated to community involvement and the success of the Appalachian Highlands region.

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