This outage is expected to take place between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Residents are reminded to turn off their water heaters to prevent damage while water service is limited or unavailable.
KNOXVILLE ‚¬ Businesses or persons interested in learning the basics of Solar Installation and Photovoltaic (PV) Technology can now take advantage of a free five-day training course at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE), 300 West Market Street, Kingsport.
The training, offered by The Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI), will begin January 30, 2012 and run through February 3. The training times are 8 am to 5 pm each day, with lunch provided.
The training course focuses on many different aspects of the Solar PV field, including:
• PV history and market developments
• Solar concepts and terminology
• Onsite PV system configurations and components
• PV safety
To register and for more information on this Solar PV course, contact:
UT Center for Industrial Services
At the conclusion of the course, there is an entry-level Certificate of Knowledge exam, endorsed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP, www.nabcep.org). NABCEP is the gold standard for PV and solar thermal installation certification and it offers certification and certificate programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.
Please note: a pre-screening exam is required for all registrants. Interested parties should contact their local TN Career Center, in advance of the Solar PV course, to take the Career Readiness Exam (CRC). Only individuals that earn a gold certificate on the CRC can register for the Solar PV training course. No exceptions!
To schedule the Career Readiness Exam (CRC), contact:‚
Tennessee Career Center at Kingsport
1140 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Hours of Operation: 8 AM ‚¬ 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
This is the seventh Solar PV training course offered by TSI, with previous sessions being held in Memphis, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Spring Hill (twice).
KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Police Department is hosting a Community Forum to discuss the alarming problem of synthetic drugs, more commonly referred to as synthetic marijuana and bath salts.‚ The agenda for this event will include a presentation covering what exactly synthetic drugs are, the problem with synthetic drugs in Kingsport, laws and ordinances concerning synthetic drugs, special guest speakers, a question and answer session with a panel of experts, and a synthetic drug display.‚ Please help us get the word out to everyone in the community. Only by working together can we overcome this epidemic of synthetic drugs.‚ The attached document is a full-color printable flyer advertising the event.‚ This event will also be advertised on Charter Government Access Channel 16 and the Kingsport Police Departments website and FaceBook page.‚ For additional information, contact the Kingsport Police Departments Community Relations and Crime Prevention Unit at 423-229-9433 or ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov. Thank you.
Date: Monday Evening, December 5, 2011
Location: Kingsport Center for Higher Education
In the Auditorium (Room 137)
300 West Market Street, Kingsport, TN
(Directly behind the Justice Center)
What are Synthetic Drugs?
The Problem with Synthetic Drugs in Kingsport
Laws and Ordinances Concerning Synthetic Drugs
Special Guest Speakers
Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts
Synthetic Drug Display
For additional information, contact the Kingsport Police Departments Community Relations and Crime Prevention Unit at 423-229-9433 or ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov
KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association would like everyone to have a safe Thanksgiving Holiday. A cooking fire can quickly turn deadly. We have seen too many homes destroyed and people killed or injured by fires that could have been easily avoided.
We firefighters would like to be in your kitchen, but only when you invite us for dinner!
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment and cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries?
In 2005-2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 155,400 home fires per year involving cooking equipment. These fires caused an annual average of 390 civilian deaths, 4,800 civilian injuries, and $771 million in direct property damage. A cooking fire can quickly turn deadly.
Please heed these simple safety rules.
To reduce the risk of cooking fires this holiday, the KFD and NFPA recommends the following safety tips:
If you have a cooking fire
NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures, and units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the destruction of property. NFPA urges those who prefer fried turkey to seek out professional establishments, such as grocery stores, specialty bard retailers, and restaurants for the preparation of the dish, or consider a new type of “oil-less” turkey fryer.”
NFPA continues to believe that turkey fryers that use oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for acceptably safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer. Consumers may find packaging of turkey fryers displaying independent product safety testing labels. NFPA is familiar with the details of these test standards and does not believe that they are sufficiently comprehensive regarding the different ways in which serious harm can occur, and, in some cases, regarding the different parts of the turkey fryer that need to be tested.
For more information go to www.nfpa.org or call the Kingsport Fire Department at 423-229-9441
KINGSPORT – Residents of the Hunters Crossing Lane Subdivision in the Rock Springs/Blakley Drive area should prepare for a water outage on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 to permit required water boost station maintenance between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents in this area should also be sure to turn off their water heaters to prevent over heating or other damage.
Sanitation collection changes include:
Residents whose garbage, trash and recycling are normally collected on Monday and Tuesday garbage should be prepared to have those items collected on Monday
Households with a Wednesday collection date should have their garbage, trash and recycling at the curb on Tuesday
And, residents with Thursday and Friday garbage, trash and recycling routes will be collected on Wednesday
In addition, the Demolition landfill will be closed Thursday and Friday, reopening on Saturday.
The Kingsport Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, and reopen for regular business hours on Saturday.
KINGSPORT ‚¬ The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Kingsport City Schools superintendent Dr. Richard Kitzmiller has been selected to serve as the grand marshal for the 69th Annual Kingsport Christmas Parade.
This accolade is annually bestowed upon individuals who dedicate themselves to the greater
Dr. Richard Kitzmiller has done an outstanding job providing leadership and direction to
A native of
After graduation, Kitzmiller taught in
He served as a math teacher and coach at Ross N. Robinson Middle School and served as an assistant coach under Buck Van Huss with the
In 1998, he was named
Prior to serving as superintendent, Kitzmiller‚ worked in a variety of system-wide and central office positions, most recently serving as Director of Accountability and Student Services.
Dr. Kitzmiller has spent a lifetime focused on sustaining and improving the quality of education in
Kitzmiller currently serves on the Tennessee BEP Review Committee, the
A deeply deserved thank you is in order for Dr. Richard Kitzmiller for sustaining and improving
He and his wife Rosie reside in
The Kingsport Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on
Santa Claus will once again be the highlight of the parade. Santa will board the last fire engine in the parade upon his return from the Santa Train journey. The Santa Train will arrive at the Kingsport Chamber at 3:08 p.m.
The Santa Train is an annual project of CSX Transportation,
The train delivers more than 15 tons of gifts and toys to thousands along the 110-mile train route between
The Santa Train began as a way to show appreciation to residents of Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky for shopping in
The arrival of the Santa Train,
The performance will be held outside of your Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce at 3:08 p.m. The building is located at
Please visit www.teamsantatrain.org for more information. For updates about the Santa Train, visit www.facebook.com/santatrain and follow @TheSantaTrain on Twitter. If you are interested in a photo of
KINGSPORT – In celebration of America Recycles Day, which is nationally recognized on November 15th, Keep Kingsport Beautiful is sponsoring Bags to Benches for
Collection barrels for the public will be located at
Also, now is a great time to become a part of Keep Kingsport Beautiful by joining The Clean Team and supporting all of the many environmental and beautification endeavors of Keep Kingsport Beautiful.‚ Our Clean Team Fundraising Campaign continues through the end of January 2012.‚ Citizens and businesses can contribute at a various levels to support Keep Kingsport Beautiful and programs like Trashbusters, The Fun Fest Trash Barrel Paint-In, Santa Train Cardboard Recycling, Bags to Benches for