KINGSPORT – In conjunction with National Child Passenger Safety Week, which is observed during the week of September 16 through 22, 2012, the Kingsport Police Department and the Kingsport Fire Department will be conducting a joint Child Passenger Safety Seat Checkpoint. This checkpoint will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM at the Kingsport Fire Department Fire Station #2 located at 1804 Crescent Drive in Kingsport.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States.‚  But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age and size appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

In the United States during 2009, 1,314 children ages 14 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and approximately 179,000 were injured.

One CDC study found that, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 0-12 rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat or booster seat or a seat belt at least some of the time.

Leading up to the event, K.P.D. Patrol Officer Terry Christian and K.F.D. Public Education Officer Barry Brickey, who are both certified child passenger safety seat technicians, will be visiting local elementary schools providing child passenger safety seat education and advertising this upcoming checkpoint.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to stop by the checkpoint and have their childs car seat inspected and/or properly installed by certified child passenger safety seat technicians.

A limited number of child passenger safety seats and booster seats will be available for distribution for those who may be in need of one.


KINGSPORT ‚¬ The Netherland Inn Roundabout will close at 9 p.m. on Sunday August 19th and remain closed for the next 45 days to allow for repairs. The closure will require the use of detour routes, allowing no movement in the traffic circle itself from Netherland Inn Road, West Center Street or Industry Drive. However, slip lanes from Center Street to Netherland Inn Road and from Industry Drive to Center Street will remain open. The repair project is being paid for by a performance bonding company at no additional cost to City taxpayers. Detour routes include West Stone Drive to Lynn Garden Drive to Center Street as well as Riverport Road to Wilcox Drive to Center. Motorists are asked to plan ahead and use the utmost caution in the work zone.


KINGSPORT ‚¬ Kingsport water customers will experience no or low pressure on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, in the East Kingsport and Indian Springs areas from 8 a.m. until noon. The service disruption will permit the installation of a new pressure reducer. Residents may consider shutting off their water heater during the work period.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, to all persons interested, and the public at large: The Regular Work Session of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, Board of Mayor and Aldermen previously noticed as taking place on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., in the Council Room located on the second floor of City Hall, 225 West Center Street will now take place in the MeadowView Ballroom at the MeadowView Convention and Conference Center, 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.



12-13 Blueprint Kick Off

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The 12-13 Season Blueprint Kick Off meeting will be held on August 7 at 7PM at the Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street. Kingsport, TN.

If you have a desire to sing and perform. A wish to meet new people and have fun, come on out and see what we are all about. Blueprint meets regularly August through May.
There are no fees or auditions to participate. All ages are welcome.
Fall schedule for Blueprint members:
Tuesdays at 7PM from August 7 – September 15
KTG65 – September 15, 2012 7PM


Kingsport Theatre Guild celebrates 65
years of community theatre at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport, TN
on the evening of September 15. The anniversary bash will begin at 7:00 PM. Roving shows, music, dancing, bard, beer and wine as well as a few surprises are planned to ensure partygoers feel the
magic of live theatre. $65.00 Season Tickets are on sale for this one of a kind event.
2012 – 2013 season ticket holders will enjoy an invitation to the party and admission
to all public performances offered for season 65.




Kingsport Theatre Guild
1200 East Center Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660



KINGSPORT–  Kingsport City Schools is pleased to announce a variety of Back to School events. Each school will hold special events to welcome students and families and provide important information about the start of school. School will begin for KCS students on Monday, August 6, 2012.

  • Jackson Elementary: Friday, Aug. 3rd from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Thursday, Aug. 2nd from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Johnson Elementary: Friday Aug. 3rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Kennedy Elementary:  Friday Aug. 3rd from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Lincoln Elementary: Friday Aug. 3rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Elementary: Friday, Aug. 3rd from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Washington Elementary: Thursday, Aug. 2nd from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Robinson Middle School: Thursday, Aug. 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sevier Middle School:Thursday, Aug. 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Innovation Academy: Friday, Aug. 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
  • Cora Cox Academy: Friday, Aug. 10th at 4:30 p.m.

Dobyns-Bennett New Student Orientation will occur on Friday, August 3rd in the Nancy Pridemore Theater. Students with last names A-J will attend the morning session beginning at 9:00 a.m. Students with last names K-Z will attend the afternoon session which will begin at 12:30 p.m. All new students and their families are encouraged to attend.

A full listing of back to school events and information can be found on the Kingsport City Schools website at For more information, contact KCS Administrative Coordinator Andy True at (423) 378-2130.



KINGSPORT – Water service on Gibson Mill Road from Stone Drive to Reedy Creek will be interrupted on Thursday August 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The outage is required to permit improvements to the water distribution, with those improvements incorporated into the ongoing Gibson Mill Road Improvement project.