Johnson County News

Johnson County seeing high number of rabies cases

Johnson County is currently seeing a high number of reported rabies cases.

Johnson County woman being treated for rabies from cat bite

A woman in Johnson County who was bitten by a cat is undergoing treatment for rabies. This is the eighth case of rabies in Tennessee so far this year, and the second in Johnson County.

Helping students compete for college by making the ACT fun!

Using social media to help students overcome the fear of college testing, that's what one Johnson County school is doing.

Death of elderly woman found outside her home ruled a homicide

The autopsy report is out on the elderly woman whose body was found by a creek, outside her home, three months ago.

Local county bombarded with calls, no animal control

A local sheriff's office is being inundated with hundreds of stray animal and abuse cases, but deputies are not trained or equipped to handle them. News 5's Kristi O'Connor looked deeper into this animal problem.

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"Facebook Murders" prosecutor sharing his story

Assistant District Attorney Dennis Brooks recently released his book based on the so-called "Facebook Murder Trial."

School desks

Student caught with gun in school, charges pending

A Johnson County High School student is accused of taking a pistol to school and charges are pending. The school resource officer took the .9mm semi-automatic pistol without incident.

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, 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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