Former NFL Coach and Fellowship of Christian Athletes President and CEO Les Steckel told the story of his life to a packed-house audience at Friday’s Souper Bowl for the Hungry luncheon at Holiday Inn.
A significant decline in contributions is impacting food supplies at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and putting the food bank's direct delivery nutrition programs and ability to assist community-based pantries across the region at risk.
A new virtual volunteer reading program launched by the United Way of Washing County to help local second graders improve their reading has received statewide recognition.
Erwin’s Great Outdoors Festival is moving off Main Avenue to Union Street and Nolichucky Avenue and adding a Friday night kickoff to its traditional roster of Saturday activities.
The establishment of Johnson City’s first school for African American children is attributed to one of the most revered figures in the city’s early history.
The Hands-On Discovery Center at the Gray Fossil Site was a beehive of activity on Saturday as kids, parents and grandparents from around the region dropped in for the Darwin Day celebration hosted annually by site’s East Tennessee State University General Shale Natural History Museum.
Planning for Johnson City’s 150th anniversary celebration moved forward on several fronts Saturday as the Sesquicentennial Commission met for a three-hour work session to firm up plans and rein in the budget.
Local American Heart Association volunteers kicked off American Heart Month on Friday with a donation of 560 handmade red caps for babies born at Ballad hospitals during in February. AHA Regional Director Joette Street said the caps are a reminder for new mothers to take care of their hearts and those of their little ones.
The Unicoi County Commission’s Monday decision not to reconsider its December award of county’s ambulance service contract to MedicOne Medical Response has landed the commission and county mayor in court.
With regular mentoring kids at risk of falling off track are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college, 130 percent more likely to hold a leadership position and 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities.