Washington County, Tenn. News

March for unity in downtown Johnson City

Johnson City community members held a symbolic march through town on Saturday called “United for Change.” It’s part of Black History Month.

TVA announces that Boone Lake water levels will remain below normal

This is a press release from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Children miss meals because of snow days

Schools across our region have been closed because of weather for almost two weeks now, and that affects many families relying on those schools to feed their children.

Family of inmate who died suing Washington County

A federal lawsuit is moving forward against a local sheriff's department after an inmate died in the county jail.

Pancake breakfast raises money for Johnson City parks

At least three new playgrounds are planned for Johnson City in the next year and to help pay for it, the Parks and Recreation Department passed around plates of pancakes on Saturday morning.

Local hospitals ensure medical instrument safety

In light of the recent outbreak of CRE bacteria in California, hospitals in the Tri-Cities are taking steps to ensure the safety of endoscopic procedure instruments.

NFL hall-of-famer speaks in Johnson City

Bruce Smith was the guest speaker at the eighteenth annual "Souper Bowl" for the hungry luncheon.

UPDATE: Johnson City Police investigating deadly shooting

Johnson City Police tell us one person was shot and killed outside the Roadrunner Market on East Unaka Avenue around 10:30 Wednesday night.

New plan taking shape for Johnson City's downtown plaza

A master plan is now taking shape in Johnson City for the development of the downtown plaza.

Johnson City substance abuse treatment centers now have fewer restrictions

Approved substance abuse facilities now have fewer restrictions in Johnson City.

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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