Then and Now: ETSU has “changed significantly”

When East Tennessee State Normal School was founded in 1911 under former President Sidney Gilbreath to educate the region’s teachers, it might’ve been difficult to imagine what the institution would become more than a century later in 2019. 

Then and Now: Science Hill’s field of dreams built on success

If James Earl Jones did a voice over about the history of athletics at Science Hill, he might want to reach into his Field of Dreams vault and change a few words.

Then and now: Johnson City managers reflect on decades of changes

City Manager Pete Peterson has worked for Johnson City for about 29 years — more than one-sixth of the city’s 150 year lifespan.

Johnson City Then and Now: Medical

For much of its early life, Johnson City was like many rural mountain towns — full of family practitioners and a few community hospitals.

Then and Now: Tennessee history endures at Tipton-Haynes site

The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the early history of Northeast Tennessee and to telling the story of the two prominent families who called the site home.

Chamber of Commerce has offered key support in Johnson City’s growth

As we reflect on the Sesquicentennial celebration for Johnson City, we look back on the impact that the Chamber of Commerce has played in the development of our community. The Johnson City Chamber has been the advocate and voice of our business community since 1915.

A letter to the future: Dear Johnson City Mayor of 2069

Serving as mayor during Johnson City’s Sesquicentennial Celebration has been a great honor. I have learned so much about our beloved city, mostly from you.

Downtown Johnson City changes with the times

Over the last 150 years, downtown Johnson City has gone through several transformations, from a small railroad outpost to a bustling center of commerce to a ghost town to a historic small business district.

Rails to highways and trails: Keeping Johnson City moving

From the first rail spike in 1857 to the improvement of Exit 17 on Interstate 26 in 2019, roads have forged the way for Johnson City’s development.