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BMA receives plans for the new Aquatic Center

The Board of Mayor and Alderman of the City of Kingsport recently
received detailed plans and blueprints for the phased construction of
the upcoming Aquatic Center.‚  The Aquatic Center, an indoor/outdoor
water park, will be a 46,400 square foot facility that will be located
off of Wilcox Drive, across the road from MeadowView Conference
Center.‚  The center will be paired with a new 33,000 square foot YMCA
building.‚  The YMCA has agreed to operate both facilities.

Kingsport Center for Higher Education Now Open!

The Kingsport Higher Education Center has been created by a strong
relationship between city officials, local educational institutions and
local businesses.‚  The Higher Education Program has received national
recognition and the Higher Education Center will serve as the main
facility of the quickly growing Kingsport Higher Education Academic
Campus.‚  The building boasts administrative offices, state of the art
computer facilities, new congressional offices and a large auditorium,
among an array of various classrooms.

Grand Opening set for new hotel wings at MeadowView Marriott

On Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 10:30am, the Kingsport Area Chamber of
Commerce will be holding a grand opening for two brand new hotel wings
at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center.‚ 
The $15 million expansion and renovation is estimated to generate an
additional $5 million a year in revenue for Kingsport economy.

Kingsport 2009 Trash/Yard Waste Collection Info

The staff of the Public Works Department of the City of Kingsport work
very hard to provide the city with a quality trash and yard waste
collection service.‚  Last year, the city introduced the Pinpoint
GeoTech system which has mapped out the most efficient routes of
collection services for the city.‚  It has been a success and has saved
the city a noticeable amount on fuel and vehicle maintenance expenses.‚ 
The innovation, however, has changed the times of service in some
areas.‚  The following links provide information about 2009/2010
Trash/Yard Waste C

Kingsport Greenbelt featured in August edition of Southern Living

Kingsport ‚¬ The Kingsport Greenbelt is highlighted in an article
in the August edition of Southern Living.‚  This month Southern Living
published a bonus section called ‚¬“Tennessee Living: People &
Places‚, where The Greenbelt is featured in an article called, ‚¬“Hit the
Trail in Kingsport‚.‚  The article highlights the beautiful scenery of
the fitness trail, the many ways it is traveled.

Dobyns-Bennett students taking advantage of AP/College Credits

In 2008, DBHS saw a significant raise in the number of students
graduating with college credit.‚  More than half of the students
graduating in 2008 graduated with at least some level of college
credit.‚  Dobyns-Bennett High School offers 20 Advanced Placement
courses that include topics in English, History, Math, Science, Social
Sciences and the Fine Arts.

College Credits Earned by the Graduation Class of 2008

Meet Your Board of Mayor & Aldermen

The City of Kingsport is governed by a seven member Board of Mayor and
Aldermen, elected at-large and on a non-partisan basis for four-year
staggered terms. The exception to this rule is that the Mayor is
elected at-large for a two year term. Elections are held in May during
odd numbered years. The new Board of Mayor and Alderman are seated on 1
July of each election year.

Kingsport Presents Education Program To Harvard

Kingsport was among 16 finalists to present homegrown initiatives at
the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on
Wednesday, May 27th.‚  Kingsport was
selected as one of the 16 finalists for the Innovations in American
Governance Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and
Innovation, which originally
had more than 600 applicants. For the presentation, the city presented
its achievements in
educational policy since 1999.‚  Presenting for the City of Kingsport
were Mayor Dennis Phillips and Dr.