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  • City of Johnson City: Fireworks ordinance to be strictly enforced

    City of Johnson City: Fireworks ordinance to be strictly enforced

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    A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his father with a hammer.According to police, Robert Collins, 25, attacked the victim, choked him, hit him with a hammer, and then smashed a kitchen window.Collins was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault and one count of vandalism.He's in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
    A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his father with a hammer.According to police, Robert Collins, 25, attacked the victim, choked him, hit him with a hammer, and then smashed a kitchen window.Collins was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault and one count of vandalism.He's in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

You know there will be fireworks, cookouts and lots of Red, White and Blue, but the question is: Where will you be celebrating July 4th?

If you haven’t ironed out your Fourth of July plans yet, here’s a list of some of the events planned for this weekend:

- The 29th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Freedom Hall Civic Center will be held Friday from 5-11 p.m. The celebration includes numerous food venders, craft booths, children’s games, musical entertainment, as well as a tribute to our military – past and present. For more, click here.

- The 44th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival will be held Thursday-Saturday. The festival will include the annual parade, which will be on Friday at 10 a.m. The festival will be from noon-10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more, click here.

- The Downtown Kingsport Fireworks Celebration will be held Friday, with bands this mountain and Folk Soul Revival performing from 6:30-7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

- The Elizabethton community will also celebrate the Fourth this year, with a celebration at Covered Bridge Park from 1-4 p.m.

- Abingdon, Va. will host the Red, White and Beach Party on Saturday at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. The event will start at 6 p.m. with music provided by the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band.

- Bristol VA-TN will hold a "Celebrate Bristol Star-Spangled July 4th Event" Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, residents can enjoy free music and movies in Cumberland Square Park in Historic Downtown Bristol. The movie shown will be "Man of Steel" at 9 p.m. A parade will kick-off Fourth of July festivities Friday at 5 p.m., followed by events in Cumberland Square Park, Bristol's July 4th photo contest winners, free watermelon, a Star-Spangled Car Show, Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race, and a Border Bash Concert with Adam Faucett, Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project. The fireworks show in Bristol will start at 10 p.m. Saturday is also Support Bristol Pirates Night, with a watermelon eating contest at home plate and a home baseball game.

- Blountville residents will also celebrate Independence Day with a parade starting at 2 p.m.

- Unicoi County 4th of July Veterans Parade will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the county to honor all veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. The parade will be led by World War II Veterans with Erwin Nine Survivors George Hatcher and Dick Franklin. The celebration will begin at the Unicoi County Intermediate School parking lot and will travel down Love Street to the Unicoi County Veterans Park.

- The Town of Marion, Va. will hold a “Red, White and Blues” festival this Independence Day, which will feature a morning 5K race, food and entertainment. Downtown Marion will be closed from 4-11 p.m. for the event and it is free and open to the public.

- The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an “Independence Weekend Celebration” on Saturday. Festivities include live music, dancing, adult and children’s activities at Ralph Stout Park, 465 South Shady Street on Highway 421 in Mountain City at 11 a.m. For more, click here.

- Town of Greeneville’s 2nd Annual American Downtown Fourth of July Celebration will be held in the afternoon and evening on July 4th, with activities planned in the Big Spring area behind the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library. A parade will take place at 2 p.m., and entertainment, food and The Funville Kids Zone will kick off at 2:30 p.m. The community will also host a fireworks show later that day. For more, click here.

- The 39th Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade in Gatlinburg will be held at the stroke of midnight on July 4th. The celebration will act as a tribute to U.S. military veterans and heroes. Festivities will resume at noon on Friday with the annual River Raft Regatta, fireworks in Gatlinburg, as well as musical entertainment. For more, visit, www.facebook.com/gatlinburgtn or visit www.gatlinburg.com.

Area pools will also be open this holiday, including the Kingsport Aquatics Center which will be open on Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The outdoor water park will also be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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