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KATS Unveils New Design for Bus Stop Signs

KATS customers, and the traveling public, will begin to notice new bus stop signs being installed starting this month. The new design will feature the updated blue and green cat logo which also mimics the shapes of green mountains and blue streams, representative of the area’s natural beauty. The sign shape will remain the same […]

Kingsport Senior Center to Re-Open March 1

After much consideration, the City of Kingsport has made the decision to re-open the Kingsport Senior Center on March 1, 2021. “As always, the safety of our Senior Center staff and members is our top priority,” said Senior Center Manager Shirley Buchanan. “Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to […]

Kingsport Public Library Offering Free Job Fair at Home Packets

Are you looking for a job in the area and not sure how to get started? Kingsport Public Library is offering Job Fair at Home packets to interested community members. Packets include resume tips and templates, a list of local job resources, information about local employers, and more. “Due to COVID-19 we have not been […]

Meet Your Lifeguards at the Kingsport Aquatic Center

At the Kingsport Aquatic Center, there’s always a lifeguard on duty whose job is to look out for your safety, whether you’re in the pool or on the deck. As a year-round swimming facility, lifeguards are an integral part of the KAC—so let’s learn more about two of them and why they love what they […]

Kingsport Public Library Hosts Behind the Book Series

Join Kingsport Public Library and the Friends of the Kingsport Public Library for the first in the Behind the Book series on January 28th at 6:00 p.m. Behind the Book will feature discussions with regional authors and illustrators to find out more about their books. The first discussion will be held virtually via Google Meet […]

The 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Holiday Parade

Tennessee/Virginia Fellowship Against Racism and East Tennessee District Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship presents the 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday VIRTUAL Parade. This year’s parade commemorating MLK Jr. Day will be a virtual event beginning at noon on Monday, January 18, 2021. Kickoff with Media: 12 p.m. Video Launches: 12:10 – […]

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 […]