Johnson County News

Johnson County wants better higher education options

Johnson County leaders are hoping to establish a Tennessee College of Applied Technology closer to home. Mayor Larry Potter said people could really benefit since right now, the closest campus is in Elizabethton.

New murals to showcase Mountain City's musical heritage

The Johnson County Arts Council is trying to make people more aware of their area's musical heritage, through art.

Mountain Home VA Medical Center holds suicide prevention expo

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, the Mountain Home VA Medical Center held an expo to help educate veterans and their families about services they can use.

School board vice chairman convicted of child abuse

A Johnson County School Board member is in trouble with the law. He was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of child abuse.

Tennessee's Thunder Road Wine Trail will run through our area

Tennessee is known for its trails. Soon, there will be a new one running through our area for adults over 21.

Resolution opposes privatization of area prison

A resolution passes unanimously Thursday to oppose privatization of an area jail.

Johnson City Police find pipe bomb Friday morning

Johnson City Police discover a pipe bomb near the intersection of Rambling Road and Judith Drive.


Lockdown lifted at Northeast Correction Complex, but not back to normal

The lockdown at the Northeast Correction Complex in Mountain City has been lifted after a week, but prisoners are still restricted.


Six assaults reported at Northeast Correction Complex in past month

The state prison in Mountain City in Johnson County remains on lockdown.

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State prison in Johnson County on lockdown

A Tennessee state prison is on lockdown after a weekend incident that left an officer hurt.

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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