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KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport City Schools has announced school administrative appointments for the 2014-15 school year.

Mrs. Heather Wolf has been named principal of George Washington Elementary School. A 20-year employee of KCS, Mrs. Wolf has held teaching positions at Lincoln and Washington Elementary Schools and has served as the Washington Early Childhood Learning Center Director and the systems 504 Coordinator. Since 2012, she has held the position of Associate Principal at John Adams Elementary School. Mrs. Wolf holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.

Mrs. Christy Free has been named principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School, where she has served as interim principal since January, 2014.  Mrs. Free has previously been a math teacher and Tennessee Common Core Coach at Ross N. Robinson Middle School. Her experience also includes secondary math instruction at Volunteer High School in Hawkins County. Mrs. Free holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Milligan College, and an Ed.S. in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University.

Dr. Kyle Loudermilk has been named associate principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.  Mr. Loudermilk has most recently served as a data analysis for the Tennessee Department of Education, assisting school districts across Northeast Tennessee on the use and interpretation of student data to increase student achievement. Previously, he has taught elementary school in Sullivan County, served as a district-wide elementary Common Core Implementation Specialist, and was selected as a Reward School Ambassador. Loudermilk holds a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University, a Masters degree in Administration from Union College, an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and an Ed.D. in School Leadership from ETSU.

Ms. Kelli Seymour has been named associate principal at Ross N. Robinson Middle School.  Ms. Seymour has most recently served as a Reward School Ambassador for the Tennessee Department of Education, assisting schools throughout Northeast Tennessee in the development of programs and processes that support administrator, teacher, and student achievement. Previously, she has taught in Johnson City and Hamblen County Schools. Seymour holds Bachelors and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from CarsonNewman College, an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, and an Ed.D. in Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement from Middle Tennessee State University.

Mr. Philip Wright has been named associate principal at John Adams Elementary School. Mr. Wright has been employed with KCS since 2003, serving as the music teacher at Lincoln Elementary School for eleven years  Mr. Wright holds a Bachelors degree in Music from King College, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Milligan College, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University (with an expected graduation date in 2015).

Other changes to existing school leadership for the 2014-15 school year include:

Mr. Randy Watts has been named assistant principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School. Mr. Watts has previously served as assistant principal at John Sevier Middle School.

Mr. Nick Roebke has been named assistant principal at John Sevier Middle School. Mr. Roebke has previously served as assistant principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

KCS has also made changes to existing associate principal placements for 2014-15. The associate principal position is part of the KCS Leadership Development Program, providing opportunities for aspiring administrators to serve in school leadership roles in the district.

Dr. Kelli Welborn has been named associate principal at Andrew Jackson Elementary School.Dr. Welborn has previously served as associate principal at Lincoln Elementary School.

Mrs. Nikki Skeen has been named associate principal at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Mrs. Skeen has previously served as associate principal at Jackson Elementary School.

Mrs. Vickie Treadway has been named associate principal at Andrew Johnson Elementary School. Mrs. Treadway has previously served as associate principal at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Mrs. Krissy Turner has been named associate principal at John F. Kennedy Elementary School  Mrs. Turner has previously served as associate principal at Ross N. Robinson Middle School.

KingsportCity Schools (KCS) is a public school district located inKingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,000 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be,Student Focused -¦ World Class.

For more information onKCS, visitk12k.com, listen live onWCSK 90.3 FM,The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, watch KCS Today on CharterChannel 16 or call (423) 378.2100. Were social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KptSchools) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).

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KINGSPORT – Effective immediately, Kingsport Police Department crash reports will be available for download online. ‚ K.P.D. has recently partnered with PoliceReports.US to provide this service at no cost to the City of Kingsport.‚  This service will offer citizens the convenient option of obtaining a copy of their crash report from home or work, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PoliceReports.US distributes crash reports online for nearly 1000 law enforcement agencies nationwide.‚  PoliceReports.US has estimated that K.P.D. will save over $36,000 per year in labor costs alone by utilizing this online distribution system, not to mention the savings of the additional costs associated with photocopying, printing, mailing, and/or faxing reports.

When a Kingsport Police Patrol Officer responds to a motor vehicle collision, he or she will issue a business card containing the incident number to those individuals involved in the crash.‚  The card will also contain instructions on how to access a report.‚  An individual can search PoliceReports.US for their report by utilizing the provided incident number or the date of their crash and their last name.‚  There is a $5 fee to download each report.

The Kingsport Police Departments page on PoliceReports.US can be reached via the K.P.D. Website at http://police.kingsporttn.gov/node/125 or directly at http://kingsportpdtn.policereports.us.‚  Anyone having difficulty accessing their crash report may contact the K.P.D. Records Division at 423-229-9427, Monday through Friday, 7:00AM until 6:30PM, for assistance.

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On July 8th, 2014, children from Washington Elementary visited Fire Station 1 on Island Street. The kids were given a tour of the fire station, enjoyed a puppet show, and Sparky the Fire Dog even made an appearance to teach the children about fire safety.

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On Friday, July 4th, 2014, members of the Kingsport Fire Department Honor Guard led Ladder 1 through the streets of Kingsport during the July 4th Parade. The Kingsport Fire Department Honor Guard presents the colors at a number of events throughout the region during the year.

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Con Artists Bilk Kingsport Restaurant in Incorrect Change Scam
DATE: July 8, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 9, 2014 at approximately 2:30 PM, two white male con artists swindled a Kingsport Restaurant using an incorrect change scam. The suspects targeted Subway, located at 1233 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. One of the suspects purchased two cookies for $1.10, paying with a 50 dollar bill and $.10 in change. The cashier gave him the correct $49 in change. The suspect turned away and pocketed $40 of the change. He then returned to the cashier claiming he was only given $9 in change. Being caught off guard, the cashier gave him the $40 he claimed he was shorted. While all of this was transpiring, the other suspect had asked for an application for employment, thus distracting the remaining employees.

A photo of the suspects taken from surveillance video is included in this release. The actual video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

http://youtu.be/TajBnjhsmtY

This same duo has committed multiple similar scams in the neighboring Mount Carmel area. Following is a link to a Kingsport Times News story reporting those incidents:

http://www.timesnews.net/article/9078617/video-report-grifters-pulling-incorrect-change-scam-on-mount-carmel-cashiers

Anyone who recognizes either of these individuals is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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KINGSPORT – Two men were arrested for drag racing at more than 100 mph early Friday morning on East Stone Drive near Arbutus Avenue, according to a Kingsport Police Department incident report.

Wuilmer Benavente, age 19, was driving a 2013 Dodge Challenger clocked at 107 mph with Vincent Perez, age 30, clocked at 104 mph in a Ford Mustang in close proximity to the Dodge. The incident occurred near midnight Friday, the report stated.

Both vehicles were tagged with Florida license plates, and neither Benavente nor Perez carried a United States driver’s license. Both men said they were from Venezuela and are acquainted with each other, according to the report.

Only one of the vehicles immediately complied with the officer’s lights and siren, although the second vehicle was stopped a short distance later by other Kingsport police units, the report stated. Both men were charged with drag racing, a Class B misdemeanor offense.

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Crash Reports Now Available Online
DATE: July 7, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Effective immediately, Kingsport Police Department crash reports will be available for download online. K.P.D. has recently partnered with PoliceReports.US to provide this service at no cost to the City of Kingsport. This service will offer citizens the convenient option of obtaining a copy of their crash report from home or work, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PoliceReports.US distributes crash reports online for nearly 1000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. PoliceReports.US has estimated that K.P.D. will save over $36,000 per year in labor costs alone by utilizing this online distribution system, not to mention the savings of the additional costs associated with photocopying, printing, mailing, and/or faxing reports.

When a Kingsport Police Patrol Officer responds to a motor vehicle collision, he or she will issue a business card containing the incident number to those individuals involved in the crash. The card will also contain instructions on how to access a report. An individual can search PoliceReports.US for their report by utilizing the provided incident number or the date of their crash and their last name. There is a $5 fee to download each report.

The Kingsport Police Department’s page on PoliceReports.US can be reached via the K.P.D. Website at http://police.kingsporttn.gov/node/125 or directly at http://kingsportpdtn.policereports.us. Anyone having difficulty accessing their crash report may contact the K.P.D. Records Division at 423-229-9427, Monday through Friday, 7:00AM until 6:30PM, for assistance.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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Around 11AM on Friday, Kingsport Firefighters (C-Shift) were notified of a possible structure fire on the 1600 block of C Street. C-3, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Fire-Rescue 12 responded to the scene. Upon arrival, fire units had smoke and fire visible from the attic area of the residence on the D side. Firefighters entered the structure to find light smoke conditions in the residence, but were able to quickly locate the fire in the attic area. The crew made access to the attic, and began a quick extinguishment of the fire. A ventilation crew made their way to the roof, where they cut a ventilation hole to help expel the smoke. Crews remained on-scene while they finished extinguishing the fire and cleaned up.

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Conduct Homicide Investigation
DATE: July 4, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 4, 2014 at approximately 1:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to Allen Creek Apartments, 411 Allen Drive, Apartment #108, in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers located Stephen P. Chastain (22 year old white/male) deceased from apparent stab wounds inflicted by his older brother, David L. Chastain (26 year old white/male).

Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division were summoned to the scene. Based upon evidence collected, facts uncovered, and witness statements taken during the on-scene investigation, detectives have determined that this case will be presented to the Sullivan County Grand Jury on a date to be determined to ultimately decide what, if any, charges would be appropriate in this incident.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit