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Community Announcements 10-21-2020

Special Notices

Public Library – Curbside Service
Johnson County Public Library’s curbside service is available at the front door from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Call 727-6544 if you wish to return or checkout items, or have small documents to copy or fax. You must wait outside while we take care of these things for you. The outside book drop will still be available for returning BOOKS ONLY. No fines will be charged during this time.

Pregnancy Support Center of Johnson County
The Pregnancy Support Center of Johnson County has changed our hours of business due to the Covid-19 virus. We will be serving our clients on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 to 2:00 and by appointment only. We no longer do ultra sounds. We will meet our clients at their cars and bring their supplies out to them. No one but our volunteers will be allowed in the building. All supplies, clothes and equipment are being cleaned and sterilized as best we can. Our phone is 727-6800. We are located at 916 Crossroads Dr. Please call ahead for an appointment. Donations are always welcomed.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the summer! Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423) 460-3330.

Sobriety Checkpoint – the week of Oct. 11
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Hwy 67 during the week of October 11, 2020 within Johnson County

For Your Information

UT-TSU Johnson County Extension Office – Upcoming Events
•UT/TSU Extension is offering a Master Beef Producer Program, starting in October. Registration is $75.00 per participant. Classes will be streamed in the county, or available for virtual viewing from your home. For more information, or to register, please contact us at 727-8161.

St. Anthony Catholic Church Food Pantry – OPEN
St. Anthony Catholic Church Food Pantry is open regular hours. Groceries will be placed into cars. For more information please call (423) 440-4159.

Jo Co/Mountain City Community Center – CLOSED
The Johnson County/Mountain City Community Center will remain closed to the public until further notice. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.

2020 Grayson Highlands Fall Festival – CANCELED
Rugby Volunteer Fire Rescue along with Grayson Highlands State Park have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Grayson Highlands Fall Festival. The safety and health of our communities, Rugby Volunteer Fire Rescue members, Auxiliary members and Park staff must be our number one priority.

Donations can be sent to:
Rugby Vol. Fire Rescue – 53 Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 or at our GoFundMe page. Any vendors with questions can send me a message, give me a call, or email me.

Santa’s Helping Hands- Oct. 27
Positive Thinkers is getting ready to do our annual Santa’s Helping Hands for children in Johnson County up to the age of 12.Applicants wishing to participate in the Positive Thinkers Santa’s Helping Hands program will be able to do so at the Johnson County Crewette Building at 203 Vandilla St. on Tuesday, October 27th & Thursday October 29th between 5 to 7 p.m. In addition they can come on Tuesday November 3rd between either 10:00 and 12:00 noon or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Everyone wishing to apply MUST bring with them both proof of residency (utility bill etc.) and proof of income (check stub or bank’s direct deposit record etc.). EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING. No exceptions will be made on these requirements. Social distancing measures will be taken in our efforts to keep all those present safe and healthy.

Trade Community Center Trunk Or Treat – Oct. 31
The annual Trade Community Center Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday October 31, 2020 at the Trade School, 228 Modock Road, Trade. Hours will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Children in costume ac- companied by an adult will be given free candy. Hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows and refreshments will also be available. Anyone wish- ing to help participate are welcome. Proper protocols of masks, gloves and distance will be observed. For more info call Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Raising Funds

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buried at Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field. Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025.

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
Mowing season is upon us once again. If you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Johnson Cemetery of Cold Springs, Inc
Friend and families of Johnson Cemetery of Cold Springs, Inc we are seeking donations for the maintenance and mowing of the cemetery. If you have a family member or loved one buried there, we would appreciate your help. Many of our major contributors are no longer with us and we need your help to maintain the cemetery. Please mail donations to : Brenda Johnson Roark 317 Huggins Road Mountain City, TN 37683, Thank you for your help.

Stateline Cemetery
Friends & Families of Stateline Cemetery the 2020 mowing season is fast approaching. Our cemetery has grown in recent years and with this the cost of maintaining it has grown. If you would like to make a donation to help with the mowing and upkeep, it would be greatly appreciated. Please make all donations payable to: Stateline Cemetery Attn: Clay Wilson 3800 Sugar Creek Rd. Laurel Bloomery, Tn.37680 423-727-6880

Mast Cemetery Big Dry Run Rd
The trustees of the Mast Cemetery on Big Dry Run Road in Mountain City would like to remind everyone who have loved ones buried in the cemetery that it is the time of year when your donations are of great importance. We need your contributions to help with the cost of keeping the grass cut, trimmed and any upkeep that may occur. You may send your donation to Bill W. Ward, II at 597 Avery Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Johnson County Humane Society Seeks Donations
The Johnson County Humane Society, Inc. (JCHSI) is pleased to announce its newest animal friendly campaign. MCSNAP or Mountain City Spay Neuter Assistance Program is entirely donor funded and has been established to help Mountain City Animal Control (MCAC) get animals taken in from Johnson County vetted and ready for relocation to a rescue or for adoption. The program pays directly to a vet the cost of the spay/neuter, vaccinations and tests for cats and dogs. Donations made to this wonderful program are tax deductible and 100% of the monies donated goes to this program. For more information please call 423-727-9286. If you wish to donate by check, be sure to put “for MCSNAP” on the note line of your check. Otherwise the donation will go into the JCHSI general fund. Make checks payable to JCHSI and mail to P.O. Box 307, Mountain City, TN, 37683.

Trade Community Center Turkey Shoot – Oct. 23
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Friday, October 23, 2020
at 6:00 p.m. at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting stock guns (no modified chokes) 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Alcoholics Anonymous
AA meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information, call Chuck at 423- 957-0171.

American Legion & Auxiliary Meetings Canceled
Due to the coronavirus outbreak American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary meetings are cancelled until further notice. Our Post Home remains closed to all other activities. The Auxiliary yard sale will be held at a later date to be determined. For more information call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Mountain City Planning Commission meeting- Oct. 22
The Mountain City Planning Commission will meet in regular session on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. There will not be a physical location for this meeting in order to protect public health, safety and welfare and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This meeting will be held electronically and can be accessed by going online to and using the following meeting ID#941 2009 6881 and passcode 805547. If you need any additional information, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting- Nov. 3
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. There will not be a physical location for this meeting in order to protect public health, safety and welfare and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This meeting will be held electronically and can be accessed by going online to and using the following meeting ID#928 2395 4822 and passcode 593592. There will be a public hearing and second and final reading of the following ordinances: Ordinance #1695, an ordinance amending Ordinance #1630, the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance of the Town of Mountain City, to allow the change in the amount of inspection fees from 8% to 6%. Ordinance #1693, an ordinance to rezone property located at 103 Shoun Street, from R-2, Medium Density Residential, to B-3, Arterial Business.
Ordinance #1694, an ordinance to rezone property located on Rainbow Road, from R-1, Low Density Residential, to B-1, Local Business District.If you need any additional information, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005

Things to Do 

Johnson County Center for the Arts
Johnson County Center for the Arts gallery in downtown Mountain City is available to visit by appointment only. Leave your visit date request at 423-460-3313 or message us on Facebook.

Johnson County Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is held Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City, TN. The Farmers Market offers locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, canned jams and jellies, and Artisan created crafts.

Heritage Hall Theatre News — COVID-19 Changes
Based on the changing dynamics and heightened levels of risk of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Heritage Hall executives have made the difficult decision to suspend ALL Heritage Hall Theatre related shows, practices, and operations until February 2021, and all ticket sales have been suspended. Ultimately, our decision is grounded in our responsibility for the well-being of Johnson County citizens.For more specific information regarding cancellations and rescheduling of Heritage Hall events, please see or call 423 727 7444 and leave a message.

Holiday Market at the Johnson County Farmers Market – Oct. 31
The Johnson County Farmers Market will hold a Holiday Market on Saturday Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City, TN. Find holiday crafts, gifts and more.

48th Annual Great South- west “More For Your Money “Angus Sale – Oct. 24
The Southwest Virginia Angus Association the 48th Annual Great Southwest “More For Your Money “Angus Sale on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12 noon at the Bottomley Farm- Southwest Bull Test Station Sale Barn in Wytheville, Va., located off of 1-81, Exit 77 turn onto Kenton Run. There will be 52 lots consisting of cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, open heifers and bull calves offered for sale. Twelve consignors will be participating in this year’s event. For your free reference catalog contact the Sale Coordinator George T. Johnstone Jr. at 276-620-4901. For more information at the association’s web site

Danny Herman Trucking Community Thanksgiving Meal – Nov. 26
The Lord has blessed Danny Herman Trucking again this year and as a way of sharing our blessings to the community and to help those in need, we would like to offer a FREE Thanksgiving meal to anyone in our community. Nov. 26, 2020 JOHNSON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER DRIVE THRU – DELIVERY -While it lasts-Drive Thru 11 – 12:30. RSVP By November 13, 2020 Gabrielle Phipps 727-9061 ext. 3123 Danny Herman Trucking. Due to Covid-19 we will not be offering dine in.


Community Calendar information must be received by Monday at noon. Submit your information to [email protected]