Carter County News

Carter Co woman pleads guilty to sex acts with young girls

Today, a Carter County mother pleaded guilty to performing and photographing sex acts with young girls.

Gracie Cross sings with the band Train

Who's that girl? That's what the big J. Fred Johnson Stadium Funfest crowd at the Train concert was wondering.


Man sentenced to 25 years on kidnapping conviction

A man will spend 25 years behind bars after he was found guilty of especially aggravated kidnapping.


Carter County mayor explains decision to veto budget

For the second year in a row, Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey has vetoed the budget passed by the Carter County commission.


Leadership conference at Milligan College

High School students from across the country are learning about leadership this week at Milligan College.

Carter County Commission raises property taxes

Carter County commissioners approved a new fiscal year budget Monday.

Carter County commission approves tax increase for school funds

Construction of a new middle school in Carter County is leading to a tax increase.

Carter County 911 dispatch has a new home

Their new building in Elizabethton will help them serve the community better.

Elizabethton retail gap analysis aimed at addressing sales leakages

Elizabethton city planner Jon Hartman is overseeing an effort to bridge the retail sales gap in his city.

Sunday sundaes benefit Cup of Cold Water fund

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, for a good cause of cours

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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