The Tomahawk is an award winning weekly newspaper operating in Mountain City, Tennessee. The small town of 2,500 is also the county seat for Johnson County Tennessee.

Johnson County has 7,000 households and a general population of 18,500 and growing. Johnson County is located between Abingdon, Virginia, Boone, North Carolina, Elizabethton, Tennessee and the tri-cities area of Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport.

Established in 1834, The Tomahawk has entered it’s third century and continues to published every Wednesday with a circulation of approximately 5,000 readers. The Tomahawk is an integral part of Johnson County and continues to be a hometown newspaper with a heart for the community. The staff strives to make it a unique publication that cannot be duplicated by larger papers or the internet.

Geographically, Johnson County is somewhat isolated and and has approximately 300 miles of pristine forest and mountain ranges overlooking rivers, streams and fertile valleys.

Our population is very transit for most of their shopping needs and in doing so we draw from Bristol, Va. & Tennessee; Johnson City, Tennessee; Abingdon, Va.; Damascus, Va.; Boone, N.C.; Ashe County, N.C.; and Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Display and Classified advetising deadline is Monday at 4:30 prior to insertion. The Tomahawk’s website is also an award winning media outlet.

Each month an average of 20,000 visitors log on to for news of our community, sports, obits, entertainment , videos and much more, while generating 54,000 page views. On line deadline is Friday Prior for Wednesday start up.

The Tomahawk
118 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683