For many of Jonesborough’s downtown merchants, Shop Small Saturday is not just a way for them to compete with big big-box stores — it’s “vital for (their) existence.”
Step back into the 1940s with Jonesborough Repertory Theatre’s radio station, WJRT, as the theatre presents the annual 1940s USO Christmas Show.
Jonesborough is expanding.
Representatives from Washington County, Jonesborough and the county‘s Board of Education will soon be appointed to serve on a design committee for the $32.75 million project. Their work will outline the construction perimeters of the school and athletic facilities.
The vote came after several hours of back and forth negotiations among commissioners and the county’s attorneys, as well as discussion with Jonesborough Mayor Chuck Vest. Commissioners voted 11-3 (with Commissioners Carriger, Mike Ford and Steve Light voting “no”) to adopt amendments to the lease approved by the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen earlier Monday.
If you like dogs, then downtown Jonesborough was the place to be Friday night. As part of the town's 40th annual "Halloween Haunts and Happenings," Jonesborough also held its 3rd annual "Spooky Pooch Palooza" featuring a bevy of pups in their
Tennessee Hills Distillery is eyeing expansion, but whether that happens in Jonesborough or somewhere else depends on the town, says owner Stephen Callahan.
Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no shortage of events for residents to enjoy over the next week.
Business is booming in Jonesborough, and the town's mayor thinks it’s “only the tip” of the iceberg.
Though there’s a few “little pieces” still being discussed, Jonesborough appears confident they’re in the final stages of finalizing the town’s K-8 school plan.
Ask any storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival what they feel their stories are doing, and most will give you the same answer: They’re peacebuilding.
On a positive note, local government finally has an attorney who appears to appreciate the state’s Sunshine Law.
With the 2019 National Storytelling Festival just hours away, the International Storytelling Center is “all hands on deck” in preparation for an event that brings thousands to downtown Jonesborough every year.
Jonesborough has partnered with BrightRidge and Washington County to bring free Wi-Fi to the town’s downtown area. BrightRidge is also providing a charging station for electric vehicles in Jonesborough.
Jonesborough’s National Storytelling Festival is more than just a celebration of the spoken word, it is -- for International Storytelling Center Kiran Singh Sirah -- a bridge for peace and understanding.