Johnson County News

Stolen wallet leads to 4 charges of theft & ID theft

A man accused of stealing a wallet and using the victim’s credit/debit card four times is under arrest. Authorities say he was caught on Wal-mart surveillance video.

One person dies, another injured after car crashes into Watauga Lake

One person has died and another person is injured after a car crashed into Watauga Lake Saturday night, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


Checking on people who need help in Johnson County

We tagged along with Johnson County deputies as they did welfare checks today.

'Facebook murder' defendants back in court for motions hearing

April 13th is the day the trial is scheduled to begin for three more defendants in a 2012 double murder in Johnson County.


Laurel Creek Trail opens in Johnson County

A new trail is now open in our region.

backbone rock

File photo of Backbone Rock from the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.

TBI, Johnson County authorities investigating death at Backbone Rock

One person was killed at Backbone Rock in Johnson County.


Flu vaccine clinic on ETSU campus

ETSU students, faculty, and staff who have not gotten a flu shot yet and want to will have a chance to get one


Johnson County United Way campaign begins

The Johnson County United Way has kicked off its annual campaign for donations and they hope people will support their efforts.


Scarecrows take over Main Street in Mountain City

Scarecrows are taking over in Mountain City for the annual Scarecrows of Main Street display.


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.

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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