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East Tennessee State University Joins Kingsport Center Higher Education

The Higher Education Commission and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen met to approve East Tennessee State University officially joining the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE). ETSU has a long history of success in Kingsport with both the Allandale campus and Press Building campus in downtown Kingsport. Success in both locations has led to […]

Highlighting Heroes: Archivist Saves Kingsport’s Past for The Future

Brianne Wright leads the way in preserving our city’s history The lower level of the Kingsport Public Library contains Kingsport’s heritage and the woman who holds the key is Brianne Wright, the archivist for the City of Kingsport. Her department has been important over the years, but never as important as during our city’s centennial […]

Utility Improvements Continue in Colonial Heights

The City of Kingsport will continue water, sewer, stormwater, and road improvements in the Colonial Heights area for the next 10 months. Sanitary sewer installation work will begin on Monday, March 13, and continue through December. The current focus area of this work will be the area bordered by Meadow Lane, Lebanon Road, Chesterfield Drive, Fort […]

Keeping The City Environment Cleaner

Kingsport is working to end illegal dumping within the city All single or family residences are allowed curbside recycling and garbage pickup. Because the city operates curbside pickup, there are no public garbage dumpsters. The city has several ordinances in place that relate to dumping, trash placement and dumpster receptacle usage. Individuals who illegally dump […]

Kingsport Beautification Efforts Showing Success

Through Code Enforcement, we’re improving our city. Kingsport is striving every day to enhance and increase appeal to current residents and visitors. Through departments like code enforcement, the city is working to keep our city looking good. In essence, code enforcement is a form of beautification because codes work to keep our city attractive. Code […]

A Birthday Party 100 Years in the Making!

Kingsport is turning 100, and you’re invited to the big birthday celebration! On March 2 at 3:30 p.m., join us for a special birthday party at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market. We’ll celebrate how much Kingsport has flourished since our date of incorporation in 1917, exactly 100 years ago on March 2! From industry to innovation, […]

Recycling Update: What Can I Recycle?

Recycling is a free city service with over 13,000 current residents. In the past seven months, over 340 cans were delivered to new participating residents. By using the recycling service, it create a positive impact on the city by providing jobs and reducing waste at the landfill. It also helps the environment and saves energy. […]

Highlighting Heroes: City Information Queen Anne Adamson

Anne Adamson understands the importance of a first impression for our city. She’s our city’s ‘Information Queen’ and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Anne uses her experience and wealth of knowledge to provide residents a correct answer to any question they might have. With the city for over 11 years, she gained familiarity […]

100 Years of Experience

The Kingsport Stormwater Engineers are celebrating a combined total of 100 years of experience on the job in 2017. Stephen Robbins has 41 years, Dan Wankel has 36 years and David Edwards has 23 years. We’re proud to have such experienced individuals in our city staff! L to R: David Edwards, Stephen Robbins and Dan […]

Beth Snapp: Album Release Concert

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, in partnership with Engage Kingsport, presents Beth Snapp – Album Release Concert on Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for reserved seating and can be purchased in advance at www.engagekingsport.com. Singer-songwriter Beth Snapp might be considered pop infused roots, but her appeal has little to do […]