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MTPO Hosting Virtual Workshop to Review Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Recommendations

As part of the ongoing bicycle and pedestrian plan for the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO), a virtual public hearing is being held to provide an update on development and to collect feedback from the community. “We are looking for our local citizens for valuable feedback and ideas,” stated MTPO Administrator Bill Albright. “We […]

Road Closure: Linville Street

City work crews will be making needed wastewater system repairs along Linville Street beginning Thursday, April 1 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and lasting 5-7 days. During this time, Linville Street will be closed between Springfield Avenue and Longview Street. Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings, Road Closures and exercise caution […]

Kingsport Public Library Celebrates National Library Week

Next week, the Kingsport Public Library encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs in celebration of National Library Week. Kingsport Public Library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including Libby, hoopla, Tumblebooks, and Creativebug. The week of […]

Kingsport Publishes 2021 Progress Edition

Want to stay in the loop about what’s happening in the City of Kingsport? In today’s Kingsport Times-News, you can view the 2021 Progress Edition for an overview of city projects both current and upcoming. You’ll also find updates from city partners and Kingsport City Schools on what the future holds. Here’s just some of […]

Bays Mountain Park Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is celebrating 50 years of family fun and adventure in 2021, and you’re invited to a party that will last all year long. On May 24, 1971, Bays Mountain Park opened the doors to the Nature Center, and has welcomed generations of Kingsport families into the park ever since. With […]

Phipps Named Kingsport’s New Police Chief

Effective immediately, Dale Phipps has been officially appointed as the fifteenth Chief of Police of the City of Kingsport Police Department. Phipps has served as Interim Chief of Police during the transition phase while the formal hiring process took place to replace former Police Chief David Quillin, who retired late last year after 35 years […]

Lane Closure: Fort Henry Drive

City work crews will be making sidewalk repairs along Fort Henry Drive starting on Monday, March 15 and lasting several weeks. For ease of school traffic, work will last from 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m., and the work zone will be taken down each evening. During this time, the right lane will be closed on […]


Highlighting Heroes: Sean Surgener

It’s a weekly tradition for most Kingsport residents to take garbage carts to the curb the night before their garbage pickup. But for some residents, the garbage crew comes right to their door with the city’s back door pickup service. Chances are, if you participate in the back door service, you’ve met this month’s Highlighted […]

Kingsport Offering Extra Garbage Collection This Month

During the week of March 22 through March 26, the Public Works Department will be picking up extra household garbage. During this week only, residents may place extra items that are bagged or boxed two feet away from their garbage cans for crews to pick up at no extra charge. This service is similar to […]

Kingsport to Begin Rolling Reopening of Leisure Services Facilities

After much consideration, the City of Kingsport has made the decision to begin a rolling reopening of its leisure services facilities beginning on Monday, March 1. Many of Kingsport’s facilities have been open throughout the last year, providing programs and recreation to citizens in safe ways. As more facilities reopen or expand programming at a […]