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Vendors Applications Now Open for Christmas Connection 2021

Calling all artists, artisans, creatives and craftspeople of all trades! Applications are now open for those wishing to exhibit at Christmas Connection, a two-day event taking place on November 12 and 13, 2021 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. “The Christmas Connection – Artistic Creations Fair” is sponsored by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural […]

Kingsport Hosts 2021 Iron Pour and Scratch Mold Workshops

You don’t want to miss being a part of this! The 2021 Kingsport Iron Pour will take place on Saturday, May 8, with workshops taking place in the weeks prior. You have a chance to create your own iron artwork! You’re not just invited to watch—you’re invited to make your own art. On Saturday, May […]

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 […]

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 […]