Entries by adrienne

National Water Safety Month

The month of May is dedicated to education about water safety, and Governor Haslam has supported this initiative with an official proclamation. It helps bring attention to the fact that drowning is the third leading cause of injury-related death among children 19 years and under. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every […]

Upcoming Senior Center Events

The Kingsport Senior Center, 1 of only 7 accredited in the state of Tennessee, is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for area seniors.  Check out some of their upcoming events and trips! Mother’s Day “Breakfast in Bed” Brunch will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in […]

Did you pick up your membership yet?

If you love to swim, a Kingsport Aquatic Center membership is for you. Memberships are available online or on-site. All membership plans entitle the pass holder to member rates on classes, 10% discount on rentals, 10% discount at the Oasis and free admission to the Member’s Appreciation Movie night held in August. Aquatic Center Memberships […]

Ready to Splash?

Summer is the time to swim – and the time for swim lessons! Summer swim lessons start in June with registration for the classes beginning at the end of May. Each session includes eight classes. If you’re unsure which class to choose, a swim test is offered and can help determine the correct class based […]

Outdoor Water Park Opens May 13

The first 100 visitors through the outdoor pool gate get a free swag bag in honor of Kingsport’s centennial. The outdoor water park at the Kingsport Aquatic Center will open its gates on Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. Swimmers can enjoy two waterslides, the Eastman Credit Union 900-foot lazy river, a climbing structure and […]

Cindy Saadeh Centennial Art Winner

Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery was honored to receive eight entries for their Centennial Art Contest. “It was a very tough decision,” said Michael Ripper, gallery manager. The first place winner is Sidney Moore of Kingsport. She painted a beautiful image of Wallace News Stand with acrylic paint in black and white.  Moore describes Wallace […]

You can now Report that Pothole

YourGOV is an innovative citizen request application that allows community members to conveniently report non-emergency issues and service requests using the web or a smartphone. In just three steps, YourGOV users can submit common issues — such as potholes, street light outages, water leaks and more — complete with location, details and photos. Once submitted, […]

Kingsport Police Department Meets Nation’s Highest Law Enforcement Standards

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Kingsport Police Department’s Chief of Police, David Quillin, appeared before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Mobile, Alabama. Chief Quillen accepted the “Meritorious Advanced Gold Standard with Excellence Reaccreditation” on behalf of the Kingsport Police Department. This award is reserved for agencies that have been […]

Hamilton: The Balloon-Loving Giraffe

If you haven’t driven down Main Street recently, you haven’t met Hamilton, the whimsical giraffe creation by Payton Miller. Miller’s giraffe mural in included in the Public Mural Program, part of the OneKingsport initiative. Miller is the famous UT rock painter. She’s painted murals on ‘The Rock’ over 18 times, each featuring a special design […]