Greene County News

Tusculum College students have opportunity to graduate in 3 years

Students at Tusculum College could graduate sooner than expected with a new curriculum. The college wants to do this to adapt to the current changes in education.

Old Greeneville school plans to open its doors again in August

New life is coming to an old school in Greene County and students will soon fill the halls for the first time in more than 30 years.

Controversial solar farm approved, neighbors unhappy

Greene County's Board of Zoning Appeals has voted to allow a solar farm in Chuckey. That solar farm isn't sitting well with people who live nearby.

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Man arrested for shooting near school

Police say they got a call about shots being fired near a school on Tuesday. Investigators say the bullets were not fired in the direction of the school. A man living nearby was arrested.

No stopping Greene County wheel tax increase

Car owners in Greene County are going to have to pay a higher wheel tax, after all. The grassroots effort to stop the increase has fallen short in its tracks. The group didn't collect enough valid signatures.

A year later, still no leads in double murder-arson

Monday marks one year since Greeneville police found two people inside a burning home. One was dead and the other died a few days later. Despite dozens of interviews, there are still no leads.

No arrests one year after arson-murder

Monday marks one year since a home in Greeneville burned and police found two people inside. Police say they’ve conducted several dozen interviews, but say nobody has been arrested.

Greene County roads need fixing, no money in budget

Harsh winter weather created road problems throughout Greene County, but the holes in the road aren't the only thing causing issues - it's the money to fix them that isn't there.

More than 7 years on crack cocaine charges

A Johnson City man is sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison with no chance of parole on crack cocaine charges. Prosecutors say he spent about three years participating in a large-scale crack cocaine conspiracy.

Greene County pipeline case under review

The fight between Greene County and a group of citizens who want to stop completion of a US Nitrogen pipeline is in the hands of a judge.

Greene County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Greeneville, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 626 square miles
Population: 68,831 (2010)
County seat: Greeneville
Other cities and towns: Afton, Baileyton, Chuckey, Limestone, Mohawk, Mosheim, Tusculum
More information: greenecountytngovt.com
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