Carter County News

Carter County Sheriff's Office holds CSI competition

We see them on TV all the time. CSI television shows working to solve murder cases and crimes.

Milligan College will add an engineering degree

Milligan College hopes to expand horizons for prospective students by offering an engineering degree.

New Elizabethton City Council members sworn in

The Elizabethton City Council held a swearing in ceremony for four new members today.


Callers claim to be from government in recent scam

Elizabethton police are warning about a scam making its way around the area.

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Charges dropped for defendant in Roan Mountain double murder case

Charges have been dropped for a Carter County man, accused of murdering two people in Roan Mountain back in 2012.

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Driver resigns after bus hits kindergartner

A school bus driver who was behind the wheel when his bus hit a little girl has decided to resign.


Substitute teacher charged with sexual assault of student

A substitute teacher at Unaka High School in Carter County is charged with sexual assault by an authority figure.

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Andrew Joseph Lacy - Carter County Sheriff's Department

Man in jail on murder charge accused of assaulting officer

A man jailed on first degree murder charges could pick up new attempted murder charges after officers say he assaulted a jailer.

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Kindergartner hit by bus in Carter County

A little girl was struck by a school bus Wednesday morning in Carter County.

College student leads amendment 1 forum

Milligan College junior leading pro-Amendment 1 forum

Carter County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Elizabethton, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 348 square miles
Population: 57,424 (2010)
County seat: Elizabethton
Other cities and towns: Watauga, Johnson City, Roan Mountain, Central, Pine Crest, Hunter, Big Springs, Hampton
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