Washington County, Tenn. News

Dozens run in Bunny Hop 5-K

Dozens of people braved the cold Saturday morning temperatures for the 2nd Annual "Bunny Hop 5-K."

Camp Pepsico opens at The Mall at Johnson City

For many parents, it was a much-anticipated grand opening of a new activity for kids at The Mall at Johnson City.

Runners light up VA Campus to raise awareness for autism

The VA Campus in Johnson City lit up Friday night as dozens of runners raised awareness for autism.

ETSU close to naming new basketball coach

East Tennessee State University will reportedly be naming a new head basketball coach as early as Monday. According to several media reports in Kansas, Wichita State assistant coach Steve Forbes will be named to the position.

Boone Lake levels affecting fish and wildlife

About a month ago, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced Boone Lake will remain 30 feet below normal until at least next year. They found a sinkhole in October near the dam and then discovered sediment and water was also leaking from a riverbank close by. 

Low water levels affecting real estate prices at Boone Lake

Record-low water levels at Boone Lake are keeping people from putting lake homes on the market. TVA dropped the lake 30 feet below normal and they’ve told us it will stay that way for a year, or longer, as they work to fix foundation problems near the dam.  

ETSU stadium: Roadrunner, Dunkin' Donuts donation

Big donation to ETSU football stadium fund

Score one for ETSU’s new football stadium! A local convenience store and doughnut chain is making a major donation towards the construction.

Arrested & charged with cashing "missing" check

A man accused of cashing a check that had been reported missing is now charged with theft of property over $1,000. Authorities say the replacement check was then cashed at a Wal-mart.

Parents respond to plans to consolidate football teams

There may be fewer middle school football teams in Washington County, Tennessee in the next few years and parents are concerned that may mean less playing time for athletes.

Library needs volunteers

The Johnson City Public Library is asking for volunteers to help with the many programs they offer, beyond just the books on the shelves.

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Washington County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Jonesborough, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 330 square miles
Population: 124,353 (2011)
County seat: Jonesborough
Other cities and towns: Johnson City, Gray, Limestone, Midway, Oak Grove, Spurgeon, Telford, Watauga
More information: washingtoncountytn.org