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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. […]

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 […]

A New Way to Celebrate Christmas at Allandale

One of the most popular Kingsport traditions for many residents is to attend the “Christmas at Allandale” tours to view all of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  These trees have been decorated annually by Friends of Allandale for the enjoyment of the community and region. Due to the spread of the pandemic, Allandale has elected […]

Kingsport Holiday Changes: Garbage & Trash/Yardwaste

The City of Kingsport will be adjusting garbage routes due to the Christmas holiday. There will be no changes associated with New Year’s Day.  Please see the changes below: Garbage changes will be as follows: Friday, December 25, there will be no pickup. Saturday, December 26, crews will pick up Friday’s route. Due to icy […]

Kingsport Carousel to Close Temporarily

Starting December 23, the Kingsport Carousel will be closed for the holidays. The carousel is usually closed for certain days in the holiday season, but this year it will be closed for the week of Christmas and New Year’s out of an abundance of caution for both patrons and staff. City staff will reevaluate opening […]

Road Closure – Whipoorwill Lane

City work crews will be making road repairs on Whipoorwill Lane on August 18 and 19 starting around 8:30 a.m. weather permitting. During this time Whipoorwill Lane will be closed to thru traffic at the intersection of Mimosa Drive and closed at the intersection of Fain Avenue. Motorists are urged to slow down, obey all […]

City Hall and Public Facing Departments to Close Locations

Within the public facing departments, important services to the citizens of Kingsport will be altered at noon today, March 23, to take precautions with the current COVID-19 pandemic. These alterations are expected to be in place for at least the next 6-8 weeks, to protect both employees and residents. Kingsport City Hall – Customer Service […]