A true sense of community was on display this weekend in downtown Johnson City. Hundreds came out for the ceremonial tree lighting Friday night in King Commons, and thousands lined West Walnut, Buffalo and East Main streets for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday.
Johnson City came within a hair of witnessing a new milestone on Thanksgiving Day when Abbey Cooper entered the final stretch ahead of the pack in the Turkey Trot 5K.
The next time you visit downtown Johnson City, stroll down to 236 E. Main St. Take a good look. It’s a nondescript structure as old downtown buildings go — a typical two-story storefront with a bit of decorative brickwork.
Today most Americans will gather with family and friends to eat far too many calories and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. Way too many of us will spend the rest of the day staring at our smartphones, watching football and playing
Nov 28, 2019 at 12:15 AM
Today and Thursday many of you will join millions across the country on the highways in what traditionally is the busiest and most dangerous travel period of the year.
What will it take to impress on young people that threats of school violence are no laughing matter?
We give the local track record on preserving historically significant buildings a grade of C-, and that’s only because of such recent efforts as the train depot restorations along State of Franklin Road.
If joy could be captured in a bottle, Johnson City would have needed a beverage truck to haul it out of the Langston Centre on Sunday.
Every person who calls Johnson City home should commit these names to memory: Eugene Caruthers, George Nichols, Luellen Wagner, Elizabeth Crawford and Clarence McKinney.
Washington County residents should be fed up with their nasty neighbors, especially when cleanup costs eat into the taxes they pay the county each year.
Ashley Academy has again approached Johnson City about buying its school campus at the corner of Knob Creek Road and Lacy Street.
President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”
Trust seems to be the operative word between Washington County and Johnson City these days.
If ever there were a problem child in downtown Johnson City’s rebirth, it would have to the “1888 building.”