Saturday, April 06, 2013

JC marker for music
Johnson City placed a new historical marker in the downtown area to celebrate its place in the history of music. The marker was placed on the corner of East Main and Colonial Street. It starts the beginning of a month long celebration of the Johnson City sessions, recorded over a four day period eighty-five years ago. This followed the 1927 Bristol Sessions, which is credited with the birth of country music. Frank Walker of Colombia records held the auditions and made the recordings in the building that now houses WJHL television. Some of these recordings sold more than 75-thousand copies…a huge hit in those days. The celebration will culminate October 18-20 during what is dubbed Johnson City Sessions weekend. (CC)

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

  • More Charges Filed Against Abingdon Murder Suspect
  • U.S. Marshals Plan to Be Cautious When Questioning Hawkins County Teen
  • Former John Battle High Teacher, Coach Pleads to Having Sex with Students
  • VSP: 5-Yr-Old Not Properly Restrained During Fatal July 4 Crash in Washington County
  • Bombing Suspect's Home Search in Kingsport Turns Up Guns, Other Property
  • UT Extension: Fungus, Blue Mold Being Reported
  • U.S. Marshals: Ben Shook "Didn't Have A Plan" While on The Run With Teen
  • Johnson City Fire Rating Improves
  • Amber Alert Cancelled, Sex Offender and Teen Found in Smyth County
  • Items Taken From Bombing Suspect's Home
  • Marlow Given 30 Years to Serve in Prison for Baby Killing in Abingdon
  • New City Leaders Named In Elizabethton
  • Two Charged In Church Hill Vehicle Thefts
  • Confederate Flag Parade Underway in Kingsport
  • Old Theft Case Results in New Arrest of Abingdon Man
  • Additional Conduct Under Investigation at BVU
  • Abingdon Man Charged with Killing Father Arraigned in Court This Afternoon
  • Involuntary Manslaughter Case of Boone NC Motel Owner Delayed Until October
  • UPDATE: Suspected Pipe Bomber of Johnson City Prothetics Biz Owns Similar Business in Kingsport



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