Johnson County News

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.

Helicopter pilot praised for quick-thinking in emergency

A mid-air emergency forced a medical helicopter to crash, shortly after take off, Friday afternoon.

The pilot was taken to a medical facility, evaluated and released.

Medical helicopter crash in Mountain City

A Wellmont medical helicopter crashed around 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mountain City, Tenn.

Johnson County Sheriff's Office expanding

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will soon be more than 3,000 square feet bigger, thanks to new renovations.

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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