Washington County, Tenn. News

Mountain States Health Alliance CEO discusses financial future

It's been a challenging first eight months on the job for Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Alan Levine.

Johnson City Medical Center

JCMC ranked in top ten Tennessee hospitals

The Johnson City Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in Tennessee according to a recent report.

Jonesborough turns purple

Jonesborough is turning purple to help raise awareness in the fight against cancer.

State leaders met with Johnson City agencies about plan to reduce drug abuse

Prescription For Success is a plan to fight the drug abuse epidemic in Tennessee. There are more than 32,000 adults addicted to drugs in the Tri-Cities, according to the Department of Mental Health.

Former school bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 crash

Former Washington County school bus driver Brenda Gray addressed Judge Robert Cupp and repeated the same word several times on Friday: "guilty."


Former bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 accident case

A former Washington County, Tennessee bus driver could spend time in jail after pleading guilty Friday morning to eight counts of reckless aggravated assault and one count of felony reckless endangerment.

Early voting begins Friday in Washington County, Tenn.

Another election day rolls around in three weeks.

Congressman Roe says over-prescribing is part of drug addiction problem in TN

More than 220,000 adults in Tennessee have used prescription pain killers for non-medical use over the last year. It's a number that continues to rise, according to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Chilhowie, Virginia man charged with vehicular homicide in deadly crash

A Chilhowie, Virginia is under arrest following a deadly crash in Johnson City.

Johnson City addiction treatment center seeks to distribute methadone to patients

A Johnson City center is applying for a certificate of need through the state of Tennessee to allow them to treat addiction patients with methadone.

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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