Johnson County News

Mullican Flooring wants to expand and create jobs

The Johnson City Commission is considering an incentive for Mullican Flooring to expand locally.

Highway Department clears roads, homeowners assess property following storms

Roads still covered with debris and homes destroyed by uprooted trees. The clean-up continues following Friday night's deadly storms. Carter County officials are calling it an emergency situation.

Case of man accused of branding wife with hot knife will head to grand jury

According to his wife, Banian Banner had just been released from jail on a previous domestic violence conviction when she said he branded her.

Weekend Drive: Watauga Lake paddleboarding

As the temperature heats up and more and more people look for heat relief, there’s a water sport you may want to check out – paddleboarding.

TWRA Free Fishing Day in Mountain City

Families were able to enjoy Free Fishing Day hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Substance abuse Prevention Day in Mountain City

Overall awareness was the theme at the first Prevention Day in Mountain City.

State inmate enrollment in education programs rising

More and more state inmates in northeast Tennessee are enrolling in education programs. Meaning you, the taxpayers, are saving money.

Victim in helicopter crash is recovering at home

A Wellmont helicopter that went down while transporting a patient on Friday has been taken to Smyrna, Tenn.

Johnson County man accused of branding wife with hot knife

The victim is still recovering from burns on her chest and genitals her husband is accused of branding her with a hot knife.

Motorcyclists ride for cancer patients

The sound of engines filled Johnson City on Saturday as eighth annual hope on wheels fundraiser rolled out.

Johnson County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Mountain City, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry.
General Information
Size: 303 square miles
Population: 17,499 (2000)
County seat: Mountain City
Other cities and towns: Butler, Laurel Bloomery, Shady Valley, Trade
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