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Join the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club in viewing the transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the Sun! A transit is when a celestial object, like an inferior planet (Mercury and Venus), pass directly in front of the Sun. If you are on the correct side of the Earth to see this event, […]

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Ronnie Hammonds, a dedicated member of Kingsport’s Public Works team, recently announced his plans to retire this December. When Hammonds started with the City of Kingsport in November of 1978, the city limits were generally contained within John B. Dennis and Stone Drive and the city population was about 31,000. Starting in the engineering division, […]

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What’s our place in the universe? Can you “hear” gravity? Two new shows at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium answer these questions and more this November. The new alternate feature, “Under the Milky Way,” begins on November 2 and highlights our very own Milky Way galaxy. Learn about the structure of our galaxy and how […]

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The beloved Christmas Connection is celebrating 40 years of bringing some of the region’s best arts and crafts vendors to Kingsport. Whether you are refreshing your home décor, trying to find that perfect gift, or treating your taste buds, the Christmas Connection is here to connect you just in time for the holiday festivities! You […]

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Fall is here and while not many leaves have hit the ground yet, the City of Kingsport loose leaf pick-up crews are ready. The city has six routes that progress across city limits from west to east and it takes roughly 6-15 working days for crews to get through all routes. The routes are posted […]