March 25, 1885: Johnson City was granted a new charter. Col. Seth H. Yokum was elected mayor.
BRISTOL — It was only fitting that famed filmmaker Ken Burns and PBS chose the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Sunday for their first stop of a 30-city national tour to promote “COUNTRY MUSIC,” a new eight-part, 16-hour film detailing the
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Commissioners will also be asked to approve funding to replace the roof on both sections of Jonesborough Elementary School. County Director of Schools Bill Flanary said the re-roofing project is needed regardless of what happens to the Scheme 6 plan for a new K-8 school in Jonesborough, which is now being considered by county budget officials.
If East Tennessee State University alumni from the class of 2009 were to return to the campus the first time since graduating, they would notice quite a few changes — most notably in terms of capital projects.
When it comes to the growth of both the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and the Gatton College of Pharmacy, one word comes to mind – “teamwork.”
Ballad Health experienced a fair of ups and downs during its first full year of operations, as it continues charting its own course in a volatile health care landscape.
According to the Johnson City Schools Annual Report, the system serves over 7,700 students in 11 different schools. Johnson City Schools employs over 1200 people.
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March 24, 1887: The Comet reported that Mayor W.A. Dickinson had eaten hash for dinner the previous night.
In these emergency, high-energy response jobs, prevention and preparation are key in keeping citizens of Washington County safe.
Director Greg Matherly said Washington County 911 dispatchers handled a total of 264,410 emergency and administrative calls in 2018. Of that number, 180,627 were recorded as computer aided dispatch or CAD calls.
Uniquely positioned to serve as a hub of health and human services for veterans and at risk residents of several surrounding Northeast Tennessee counties, Johnson City’s network of charitable organizations expanded in several key areas in 2018 and are posed to continue that growth in the coming year.
Up for consideration for a place on the National Register of Historic Places, Johnson City’s Gump Addition is believed to be the first planned residential subdivision in the Tri-Cities area.
In recent months, two Northeast Tennessee recycling vendors have closed, triggering a domino effect that forced six local governments to suspend their recycling programs.
Brady Potter, a 17-year-old senior at Science Hill, has a lot of passion for both science and the arts, but she also has some unique perspectives on some of the biggest challenges facing public school students today.