Washington County, Tenn. News

BREAKING: Suspect in triple-homicide in police custody

The Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office takes Daniel Henry into custody.

Johnson City man arrested for violating sex offender rules

Johnson City Police arrest a man in violation of his rules as a registered sex offender.

Johnson City veteran collects clothes, shoes & blankets for veterans in need

Seven percent of veterans in our country live below the poverty line. According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, that number is on the rise.

Johnson City veteran Steve Blevins saw it firsthand, while visiting the Mountain Home V-A Center. That's why he started the program "Veterans Helping Veterans."

ETSU President Noland's 'State of the University' address

ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland addressed the campus and surrounding community Friday with a look at things are going around the college.

More prison time for assaulting officer while on probation

The Johnson City man who assaulted a Washington County, Tennessee, sheriff’s captain and resisted arrest during a child porn investigation was sentenced to six years in prison on the latest charges.

Johnson City commission passes rezoning ordinance & stricter parking law

On Thursday night, commissioners voted on a building proposal that would be near the ETSU campus. But that would involve rezoning the land from "Heavy Industrial" to "Residential-University."

The commission also passed the third and final reading of a stricter parking ordinance.

Kindergarteners learn about farm life at the Appalachian Fairgrounds

The young students toured through different exhibits where the professionals taught them about farm life from raising cattle and goats to keeping bees.

New at weekend Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough

A local tradition in our area kicks off Friday. It’s the 43rd annual Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, and it could be the most-attended so far.

Woman arrested for avoiding traffic stop, running from police

A woman accused of escaping from a traffic stop, leading police on a chase and crashing into a guardrail is under arrest.

Police arrest suspect believed to be involved in Johnson City armed robbery

Police arrest a Johnson City man after they pull over a vehicle suspected to be involved in an armed robbery call on Seminole Drive.

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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