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)

Monday, January 26, 2015

  • Bristol Woman Charged with Illicit Sales of Narcotic Pain Killer
  • Goodson Kinderhook Fire Department Reported in Dire Financial Need
  • Distributing Crack Cocaine in Johnson City Nets a Man 10 Years in Prison
  • Construction Biz Owner Helping Commonwealth in Cumberland Plateau Scandal Case
  • Johnson City Man Goes to Prison for Cooking and Distributing Meth
  • Former VA Governor McDonnell to Remain Free as He Appeals Corrpution Prison Sentence
  • Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Running "Crack House" in Kingsport
  • Rate Going Way Up for Bristol, Virginia Cable TV Subscribers
  • Man Accused of Stealing Medical Donation Jar Now Faces Car Theft
  • ETSU Group Gets Funding for Sex Week Activities
  • TDH, CDC Report Flu Cases Going Down in Tri-Cities
  • Two Johnson City Men are Arrested for Drug and Weapon Charges
  • A Johnson City Man Arrested for Breaking into His Girlfriend's House
  • Experienced Drunk Driver Caught Again in Johnson City
  • Fire Causes Seven Figure Damages at Bluff City Business
  • Red Cross Assists After Russell County Fire



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