Merchants rightfully are concerned about the image and atmosphere of downtown Johnson City.
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While campaigning for their merger four years ago, Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance officials assured us they would be “Better Together,” and it seems they have applied that slogan to areas outside the creation of Ballad Health.
If you knew nothing else about UT, you knew “It’s football time in Tennessee!” meant the Vols were ready to play.
Between processed deli meats, frozen pizzas, pre-cut pineapples and bagged salads, we don’t even have to interact much with our food before we bite, much less think about where it comes from.
It may never be as famous as its namesake in Nashville, but you’ll find a grand new “opry” right here in Johnson City. And it’s been nearly 260 years in the making.
Under most circumstances, we would applaud Johnson City leaders for sending an architect back to the drawing board to look for possible savings on a building project.
As difficult as it sounds to keep a cat restrained, the city has good reason to require it.
Legal eagles aside, there’s really no question here. Johnson City’s elected officials should live in Johnson City.
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At this rate, next fall’s kindergartners will be graduating from high school before Jonesborough has better school facilities.
The congressman should hold open, public meetings on this most public issue. If he’s afraid of an open forum and facing his constituents – all of his constituents – maybe he should think again about running for another term because he’s clearly unwilling to listen to those he allegedly represents.
It's hard to resist coming to the aid of what we see as helpless creatures.
Natural beauty always has been Johnson City’s strength. Few communities can boast the mountains, rolling hills and waterways that make our surroundings so enticing.