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Phipps Named Interim Police Chief

The city is beginning the formal hiring process to replace Police Chief David Quillin, who retired late last year after 35 years of service. In the meantime, Dale Phipps has been named Interim Police Chief. Phipps has nearly 33 years of service himself with almost half that time as Deputy Chief overseeing administration and operations. […]

Water Outage Notification: Painter Road & Deakins Road

City crews will be making waterline repairs along Painter Road on Monday, January 11 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. During this time, customers at the following locations will experience a temporary disruption in their water service:  967-1120 Painter Road, and 426-438 Deakins Road. During times of water service disruption, the city […]

Lane Closure: West Ravine Road

City crews will be making a new waterline connection along West Ravine Road on Monday, January 11 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. During this time, traffic along a section of West Ravine Road near Holston Valley Medical Center will be restricted to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Motorists should utilize […]

Road Closure: Pendleton Street

City work crews will be making needed wastewater system repairs along Pendleton Street beginning Thursday, January 7 through Tuesday, January 12, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. During this time, Pendleton Street will be closed from Fairview Avenue to Walnut Avenue. Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all Warnings and Road Closed signs […]

Kingsport Public Library Hosts Winter Reading Challenge

From January 1 to 31, Kingsport Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Books Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster (S&S). KPL challenges all of Kingsport to read during the month and keep track of their reading on the library;s Beanstack site at kingsportlibrary.beanstack.org to help win prizes for Kingsport. […]

Now Accepting Art Submissions for New City Hall Gallery

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is looking for regional and local artists to be featured in the new city hall main lobby. Art submissions will be entered into an artist database and future exhibits at the new city hall will draw from this database of submissions. Exhibits will be temporary, lasting one month to […]

Kingsport Public Library to Continue Curbside Service Only

As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kingsport has no higher priority than the health and safety of its citizens and employees. With this in mind, the city has made the decision to extend the closure of the Kingsport Public Library building through January. Materials will be available for curbside […]

Road Closure Notification: Borden Street (at Willow Street)

City work crews will be making needed wastewater system repairs along Borden Street, at the intersection with Willow Street, beginning Monday, December 28 and lasting 3-4 days, if not delayed by weather. During this time, Borden Street will be closed from East Sevier Avenue to Lamont Street with detours in effect and Willow Street will […]