Johnson County News

Concern student performance will change with paper TN Ready

Johnson County and Johnson City schools are two of the areas affected by the program malfunction with the computerized TN Ready assessment test.  Now teachers and administrators are concerned a last minute switch to the paper test will affect the performance of the students.

Clerks to court after sting operation caught them selling alcohol to drunk officer

Six clerks from different Johnson County stores that sell alcohol appeared in court on Monday for selling alcohol to an intoxicated undercover police officer.

Wanted man who escaped police stole 2 vehicles before capture

The wanted man from early Tuesday who may have been in Johnson County and may have been armed was captured after police say he stole two vehicles overnight.

Johnson County Welcome Center hosts birdhouse competition

The Johnson County Welcome Center is kicking off the new year with a friendly competition.

Meth lab and stolen property found, fifth person arrested after shots fired

Authorities in Johnson County revealed a lot more about what happened before and after shots were fired outside a home, Thursday, and they have arrested a fifth person.

4 arrested after shots fired near Johnson County home

The four people questioned after shots were fired near a Johnson County home have been arrested. Only one of the four faces a charge connected to violence.

Winners of Johnson County's first Festival of Trees contest

The winners have been announced in Johnson County’s first annual Festival of Trees.

Nearly 50 dogs saved from euthanasia

Nearly 50 dogs and puppies that would have been euthanized are saved and sent off to their forever homes.

First Festival of Trees contest in Mountain City

If you drive by the Welcome Center in Johnson County, you won't see just one Christmas tree through the window, you'll see 25.

Woman pleads not guilty in animal abuse case

A woman charged with fifteen counts of animal cruelty appears in a Johnson County courtroom Wednesday.

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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