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, April 21, 2015

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  • Man Sentenced in Johnson City Oxycodone-Selling Conspiracy
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  • DNA Analysis Used by Kingsport Police to Track Down Pharmacy Burglary Suspect
  • New Murder Charge Cause to Push Back Kingsport Man's Already Scheduled Murder Trial
  • Sullivan Commissioners Approve Sheriff''s Vehicle Lease-Purchase Agreement
  • Chilhowie Man Sent to Prison for Distributing Meth
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  • Johnson City Man Charged in Jury Tampering Due in Court Later in the Week
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  • Eight Injured in Three-Car Crash in Russell County, VA
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