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Kingsport Public Library to Return to Curbside Service Only

Due to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases in the Kingsport community, the Kingsport Public Library building will be closed to the public, effective Monday, December 14. The status of the building closure will be evaluated again at the end of the month. Curbside pickup for materials, including hotspots, will be available by appointment Monday […]

Public Input Meeting #2 for New Skate Park and Bike Park

Many community members have a continued interest in the Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park Complex & Bike Park. So far, the community has provided fantastic opinions for the project! After the first workshop on November 19, over 120 responses were received and those responses have directly helped the skate park design. The second public input […]

Kingsport Hires New Economic Development Director

The City of Kingsport has a new Economic Development Director: John Rose. As Economic Development Director, Rose supports City Manager Chris McCartt and works closely with the city’s Development Coordinator, Elizabeth Rowe, to advance Kingsport’s economic development efforts. “I’m very excited to start this position with the City of Kingsport,” Rose said. “There are many […]

Virtual Workshop to Discuss Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

As part of the ongoing bicycle and pedestrian plan for the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO), a virtual workshop is being held to collect feedback from the community. Building on the region’s strong commitment to planning and transportation options, the purpose of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is to guide the development of bicycle […]

Kingsport Senior Center to Close Temporarily

Starting December 7, the Kingsport Senior Center, including all branch sites, will be closed. The sites will be closed in order to deep clean the facilities and evaluate the virus spread in the Kingsport community. City staff will reevaluate opening the facilities after the end of next week. For those who take part in the […]

Lane Shift: Signal Crew Intersection Upgrades

City work crews will be making traffic signal repairs at the Fort Henry Drive/Colonial Walk intersection starting on Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11. During this time there may be some lane shifts and bucket trucks in the roadway. Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all traffic signs and use extreme caution when […]

Making the Stars Brighter

Right now, the instrument that takes you to the stars at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is on a journey of its own—all the way to Germany. The planetarium theater’s Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 Star Projector is headed overseas for updates and improvements, officially kicking off several planned renovations to one of the park’s most beloved […]

Miracle Field Wins Project of the Year Award

The Kingsport Miracle Field was recently honored with the Mark Miller Tennessee Public Works Project of the Year Award. The Miracle Field Complex features a rubberized baseball field, along with an adaptive playground, pavilion and concessions. It was built to accommodate special needs children, wounded warriors and others. The support for the project was overwhelming […]

Learn Lifesaving Skills at the Kingsport Aquatic Center

This December, the Kingsport Aquatic Center has multiple opportunities for you to learn a new skill—including learning how to teach others! Register now for a Lifeguard Training Course, Lifeguard Instructor Training or Water Safety Instructor Training. “Water safety is a priority at our facility,” Director Kari Matheney said. “We always value the chance to pass […]