Washington County, Tenn. News

Johnson City historic zoning commission: 'murals don't belong on historic buildings'

The historic zoning commission is saying, 'no' to murals in parts of Johnson City.

Commission members met on Thursday night for only a workshop, so they couldn't formally vote. But they did all agree that murals don't belong on historic buildings.

Still time to save Johnson City U-Haul sign

There's still time to save a historic sign in Johnson City.

The Johnson City commission has granted an extension to the group trying to save the Giant/U-Haul sign.

Umoja volunteer organizes water donation for Flint

During the past week, customers at the Wal-Marts on West Market Street, and in Elizabethton, have had the option to pay a little more than three dollars to donate a case of water.

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Businesses looking to start festival after Blue Plum relocation

The Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City will be a little different this year and downtown business owners are not too happy about it.

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Downtown business owners looking to start festival after Blue Plum relocation

Downtown business owners looking to start festival after Blue Plum relocation

Local businessman honored for not missing a meeting in 50 years

It's nice to have perfect attendance. Skip Oldham has not missed a Rotary Club meeting in 50 years.

Mountain States suing over proposed methadone clinic

Mountain States Health Alliance is suing the company that contracted to buy land in Johnson City from it, accusing it of breach of contract.

Moving the Hands On! Regional Museum, maybe to ETSU in Gray

The Hands On! Museum has been trying to move to a bigger, more modern venue. They’ve been in talks with ETSU to use some space at the Natural History Museum and Fossil Site.

Tennessee's tourism commisioner in town to improve local visits

Johnson City got a visit from Tennessee's commissioner of tourism, who wanted to learn more about local attractions, new and old.

Jonesborough woman wins free car through MSHA raffle

A Cadillac was raffled off to one lucky winner with all of the proceeds going to help kids in need.

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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
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