WEATHER ALERT

Johnson County News

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.

Northeast Correctional Complex holds resource fair for inmates

For people locked up in prison - getting out and finding a job, or even getting a driver's license can be difficult.

Funeral plans for Mtn. City family killed in head-on collision

A Mountain City family of three has been killed in a high-speed head-on collision. It happened Saturday night on Route 421 North, at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line. Their pastor is talking about the loss and funeral arrangements have been made.

Escorting the Potter women (Jenelle in yellow, Barbara being wheeled) into court for the verdicts to be read.

Escorting the Potter women (Jenelle in yellow, Barbara being wheeled) into court for the verdicts to be read.

Guilty on all counts in Potter double-murder trial

The jury in the Potter double-murder trial reached guilty verdicts on all counts: both Jenelle & Barbara Potter guilty of 1st-degree murder. Both will serve life in prison. Text & video archive inside.

Jury deliberating in Potter double-murder trial

The jury in the Potter double-murder trial will continue deliberating Tuesday morning. They started just before 4pm Monday after the defense made its case, both sides made closing arguments, and jurors got their instructions. Live reports continue on News 5 WCYB.

Saturday: 5 new witnesses & prosecution rests

Court was back in session on Saturday in the trial of a mother and daughter for first-degree murder. Five new witnesses were called and the prosecution rested. Continuing coverage on News 5 WCYB.

Ex-boyfriend testifies, gets 25 years, prosecution rests

Late Friday, the prosecution in the mother/daughter double-murder trial we’ve been bringing you details about all week rested its case, and it did so with some big news. Live reports continue on News 5 WCYB.

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
More information: johnsoncountytn.org
advertisement