Johnson County News

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.

Mother and daughter sentenced for `Facebook murders'

The mother and daughter convicted in the so-called Facebook murders trial in May have learned their fate. Because there were two counts, the judge had to determine if the sentences would be served concurrently or consecutively.

Johnson City's new animal shelter open for business

The new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter held it's grand opening Saturday.

Johnson County considers tax abatement for Parkdale Mills

Johnson County Commissioners are meeting tonight to talk about additional expansion plans to the Parkdale Mills plant in Mountain City.

Lymphedema awareness more important than ever

Organizers of the Thomas Hovatter Lymphedema Awareness Day event in Johnson City Saturday said their message is more important than ever.

Afternoon services for family killed in weekend collision

Services are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon for the young family killed in a collision over the weekend.

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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