Johnson County News


Men sentenced in Johnson County carjacking, chase

Two men accused in a Johnson County armed carjacking now know how long they'll be behind bars.

World War II Veteran's remains found after 69 years

The remains of a World War II veteran who has been missing in action for 69 years will finally be making the journey back home, bringing closure to his only son.

Northeast Correctional Complex

Name released in weekend prison inmate death

We now know the name of the inmate killed at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City over the weekend.


TBI is investigating a murder at a Mountain City, Tennessee prison

Investigators say the murder happened at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City.

Northeast Correctional Complex

Northeast Correctional Complex under lockdown

The Northeast Correctional Complex remains on lockdown Tuesday.

Gunfire at apartment complex leads to stand-off with deputies

Gunfire at apartment complex leads to stand-off with deputies

Shots fired at a Mountain City apartment complex leads to a stand off with Johnson County Sheriff's deputies.


Two sentenced after meth investigation

Two people are facing several years in prison for their part in bringing meth into Northeast Tennessee.

Multi-year meth investigation leads to 23 arrest warrants

 Federal and local authorities are taking down what they're calling a multi-year investigation into two separate meth organizations.

Johnson County Sheriff's Department

File photo - Johnson County Sheriff's Department

Body found in Watauga Lake

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a body found in Johnson County.


Motions filed in 'Facebook Murder' case

We have new facts in the ‘Facebook Murders’ case in Johnson County.

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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