By Jonathan Pleasant
With Mayor Lawrence Keeble out of town, the regular monthly meeting of the Mountain City town council was postponed by a week but was back in action Tuesday night. There was much holiday well wishing from across the board, but overall it was a relatively light agenda. There was only one presentation from the audience as Bill McGuire with Iron Mountain Rders came up to ask support for the group’s most recent project.
Hoping to set up two times a year on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, the riders already received permission from the county commission to utilize the courthouse lawn to display flags and crosses bearing the names of all the Killed in Action and Missing in Action veterans from Johnson County. Similar projects have been met with success in nearby Marion, Virginia, and the group has received more than 120 names for veterans in Johnson County. More...
This year’s Tour of Homes is an enjoyable experience for all
By Rebecca Herman
On Saturday, December 14 Johnson County’s Magic of Christmas Tour of Homes was held from 1:00pm-4:00pm. This year’s tour included seven homes and one church. The event began at 12:30 pm at the Welcome Center where tickets were sold for $10 on the day of the event and $8 in advance. Light snacks were served at the Welcome Center as well as at each location on the tour.
Participants in the tour received directions to seven locations and were also given a map of Johnson County. They were given a suggested order to visit the homes, however this was not a strict guideline. More...