The mayors of Johnson City, Washington County and Jonesborough took turns Thursday underscoring the achievements and obstacles of their respective governments during the past year at the fifth annual State of the City-County-Town Luncheon.
For the last six months, the city of Johnson City had been without an in-house city attorney following the sudden retirement of Jim Epps IV in October.
Johnson City commissioners will consider an offer Thursday to sell four city-owned buildings in downtown Johnson City to two well-known developers, who envision redeveloping the properties for commercial and residential use.
Having this region be known as the “Tri-Cities” is just not cutting it anymore, and regional leaders believe a new name is needed for the collective Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region.
Is a name or “brand identity” worth $48,000?
At 99 years old, Charles Edwin Parker has served during World War II, owned and operated two businesses and raised a family of four children — not to mention his involvement in numerous community clubs and commissions throughout the years.
Appointed in February 2018, the Sesquicentennial Commission was directed to plan, prepare and organize events throughout 2019 to celebrate Johnson City’s 150th anniversary.
Look at any long-range plan created in the past 10 years for Johnson City, and most — if not all — will prioritize the need for more trail and sidewalk connectivity.
In recent months, two Northeast Tennessee recycling vendors have closed, triggering a domino effect that forced six local governments to suspend their recycling programs.
Last month, City of Johnson City Buyer Jolene Combs was named the 2018 Buyer of the Year by the East Tennessee Purchasing Association.
The city of Johnson City is revising plans for stream bank mitigation proposed for the former Buffalo Valley Golf Course in Unicoi based on multiple environment concerns revealed in an Army Corps of Engineers review of the project.
BrightRidge officials said standing water has slowed restoration of electrical service to residences in the Carter Crossing subdivision along Todd Drive and the adjacent Carmel Village mobile home park.
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.
The City of Johnson City has been without an in-house city attorney since Oct. 19, when Jim Epps IV suddenly retired following a 20-year tenure.
Let the year of festivities begin.