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1st Thursday Event in Downtown Kingsport, Thursday December 3rd from 5-8 PM: Santa at the Kingsport Carousel

KINGSPORT – Let the Holidays begin!‚  The Kingsport Carousel is always a happy place and will be especially so on Thursday, December 3rd from 5‚¬8 PM as ‚¬“Santa Milt‚ greets children of all ages for this special late hour session.‚ ‚ ‚  ‚¬“Santa Milt‚ is also known as Milton Nelson, one of the original horse carvers and creator of Nellie the horse and Adahy the Wolf on the Kingsport Carousel.‚  All rides are $1.‚  Bring your family and bring your camera.‚  The band organ and sound system will be stocked with Holi

Kingsport City Schools Reducing Energy Use and Costs

KINGSPORT ‚¬ Kingsport City Schools has been placed among the top
ten school systems in the state with the lowest rate of energy use per
student, according to a report released by the Tennessee Department of
Education‚ Energy Efficient Schools Initiative.

The report noted that Kingsport City Schools has reduced energy costs
by an estimated 22% from 2003 to 2008. In 2003, Kingsport ranked 21st
of 136 systems in the state for lowest energy use per student. The
school system improved its ranking to 8th in the state in 2008.

Higher Education

This is an exerpt of a documentary to be released soon on the Kingsport Higher Education Initiative. ‚ A lot of time and effort went into the Harvard award winning project and this video sampling hits on the reasoning of the initiative and why the project has been such a huge success.

Water line upgrades to impact traffic, service in Ridgefields area

KINGSPORT — Residents in the direct vicinity of Pendragon Road
and Forestdale Road should expect traffic delays next week as Kingsport
Water Department crews cut the asphalt at the intersection of Pendragon
and Forestdale to being installing 2000 feet of water line in the area.
Once complete, the current 4 inch line will be replaced with an 8 inch
line to provide fire protection water flow. Traffic will be interupted
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tell Everyone! Vote for Lucy in the Cutest Dog Competition! You Can Help! Vote Now!

The Cutest Dog Competition is here and the Sullivan County Animal
Shelter has entered a heart-breaker named Lucy.‚  Lucy resides at the
Sullivan County Animal Shelter and is a four month old Beagle mix
Mascot. The competition is a national competition presented by All
American Pet Brands and Dog.com.‚  The competition is a twelve week
contest that began on August first and final judging will end on
Thanksgiving Day.