Monday, April 08, 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 28, 2015

  • Elizabethton Board of Education Sets May 9 Interview Date for Superintendent Finalists
  • Local Radio Veteran Reba June Green Dies
  • Job Cuts Announced by Company with Operations in Piney Flats
  • Lead TVA Official to Visit Boone Dam to Get Update on Repairs
  • Steele Creek Park's Lake to be Lowered for Shoreline Stabilization
  • County Leaders Vote to Reduce Commission Size in Washington County, TN
  • Gas Prices Are On the Rise
  • Report of Party Leads to Meth Arrest in Abingdon
  • TBI Data: Kingsport Leads Tri-Cities in Serious Reported Crimes
  • BVU Expecting Restitution by June from Employee/Contractor Theft and Kick-Back Schemes
  • BVU Board Gives Preliminary Approval to 15 Percent Sewer Rate Increase
  • Bristol Chamber Hosting Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday
  • Former NASCAR Truck Series Driver Out of Johnson City Has Sentencing Delayed in Ponzi Scheme Until October
  • Trial in Murder of 78-year-old in Carter County Delayed



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