Jessica Fuller, WJHL

Jessica Fuller

WJHL

Johnson City, TN, United States

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  • Johnson City Press

Recent articles by Jessica:

Happy Birthday, Roy! Veteran celebrates 95th birthday with parade

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tuesday was a special day for a Johnson City veteran. Roy Collins, a resident at Brookdale Senior Living, sat among a boquet of balloons as his birthday parade passed him by. Each car brought more tidings, gifts and love than the last. Collins turned 95 on Tuesday, and it was […] → Read More

7 employees at Holston Manor in Kingsport test positive for COVID-19

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Holston Manor nursing home in Kingsport has announced that seven of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility said Thursday that none of those who tested positive are among the nursing direct care staff and that all seven were asymptomatic. Holston Manor said the affected employees are quarantining […] → Read More

Don’t forget your mask: Cities, states and beaches where face-coverings are required

(WJHL) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread into the holiday weekend, more cities, municipalities and states are enacting mask mandates in public spaces. Here, you will find a list of mask mandates in regions around the Tri-Cities, as well as which states have enacted statewide masking mandates. Mask mandates by state Mask mandates […] → Read More

TDH reports record number of new COVID-19 cases, new fatality in Greene County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 39,149 confirmed cases and 295 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, an increase of 1,410 total cases since Thursday. That’s the largest single-day increase in cases in Tennessee since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous record was 1,188 total new cases […] → Read More

Man arrested for lying about Marion cross burning incident

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — Federal investigators say a man has been arrested for allegedly lying about a cross burning incident that happened in Marion, Virginia. Authorities arrested James Brown, 40 of Marion, on Friday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with lying to federal agents and criminal interference with fair housing based upon the […] → Read More

Real to Reel Theater closed after 40 years

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City’s Real to Reel Theater is permanently closed after nearly four decades of business, according to a statement from Peerless Properties. The theater opened in 1982. Peerless Properties will begin efforts to revitalize the building, the press release said, adding that managing partners are looking to recruit a popular […] → Read More

Greeneville PD: Man injured in early morning shooting

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Greeneville Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting. According to a report, officers were called to the 300 block of Locust Street in reference to an aggravated assault about 1 a.m. Friday. Capt. Tim Davis told News Channel 11 that officers found Michael Reece of Greeneville, who said he […] → Read More

VDH: 57,977 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 2 new cases in Washington County

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 57,977 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 60,570. VDH said there have been 1,596 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 104 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Friday, VDH reported […] → Read More

TDH: 37,753 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, 21 new local cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 37,753 confirmed cases and 281 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, an increase of 799 total cases since Wednesday. The department also announced 540 confirmed deaths, 2,431 hospitalizations, and 25,280 recoveries. More than 727,000 coronavirus tests have been administered. On Wednesday, TDH […] → Read More

ETSU in-person, online classes to begin August 24

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – East Tennessee State University officials announced Thursday that fall semester classes will begin on August 24. According to a press release from the university, courses will be taught both in-person and online, but in-person instruction will cease on November 21, with the remainder of the semester (including final exams) moving […] → Read More

VDH: 57,384 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 3 new cases in region

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 57,384 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 59,946. VDH said there have been 1,572 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 103 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Thursday, VDH reported […] → Read More

Dept. of Labor: 47,227 new unemployment claims filed in Tenn. and Va. last week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor reported 47,227 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week. According to a report from the department, 21,155 new claims were filed in Tennessee and 26,072 were filed in Virginia during the week ending on June 20. According to the Tennessee Department of […] → Read More

Free COVID-19 testing available in Tazewell County next week

(LEBANON, Virginia) — Free COVID-19 testing will be available to any Virginia resident 18 and older next week in Tazewell County. Testing will take place on July 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds, 515 Fairground Road. While testing is available to all Virginian residents 18 and older, children may also […] → Read More

Pie Five Pizza in Johnson City now closed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Pie Five Pizza restaurant in Johnson City has permanently closed. That’s according to an email sent out to customers. There is also a Pie Five Pizza location in Kingsport, but according to a map on Pie Five’s website, there are no longer any franchise locations open in the state […] → Read More

‘Ninja gym’ for kids to open in Bristol, Va.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — USA Ninja Challenge, an obstacle course-based training gym for kids, will open a location in Bristol, Virginia. The 6,500 square foot facility will include a variety of equipment, including rock walls, cargo nets, swinging rings, and other obstacles. According to the company, the obstacle training program will be available to kids […] → Read More

Logan’s Roadhouse under new ownership, locations in Johnson City and Bristol reopen

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- A major restaurant chain with locations in the Tri-Cities region is now under new ownership. Nashville based SPB Hospitality is taking over operations and management of Logan’s Roadhouse and several other restaurant brands. A news release read in part, “SPB Hospitality, LLC, (“SPB”) a multi-brand affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, has taken […] → Read More

Judge for Washington County General Sessions Court battling ALS, temporarily stepping down to focus on treatment

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Judge Jim Nidiffer is temporarily stepping down from his position in the Washington County General Sessions Court. According to Brenda Downs, the Washington County Sessions Court Clerk, Judge Nidiffer is battling ALS. Downs said his symptoms have been worse lately. Temporarily stepping away from the position will give him time […] → Read More

US citizens likely to be left out as Europe reopens borders

BRUSSELS (AP) — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s ban on Europeans entering the United States. European nations appear on track to reopen their borders between each other by July […] → Read More

Johnson City police: Intoxicated man breaks into apartment, eats food, passes out

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City Police said a man who broke into someone’s apartment and ate food before passing out has been charged with burglary and public intoxication. According to a press release from the Johnson City Police Department, Zachary Hughes, 120 Luke Winters Road, was staying with a friend at 811 Briarcliff […] → Read More

TDH: 36,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, 10 new local cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 36,048 confirmed cases and 255 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, an increase of 750 total cases since Monday. The department also announced 521 confirmed deaths, 2,336 hospitalizations, and 24,068 recoveries. More than 705,000 coronavirus tests have been administered. On Monday, TDH […] → Read More