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Kingsport Police Department Meets Nation’s Highest Law Enforcement Standards

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Kingsport Police Department’s Chief of Police, David Quillin, appeared before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Mobile, Alabama. Chief Quillen accepted the “Meritorious Advanced Gold Standard with Excellence Reaccreditation” on behalf of the Kingsport Police Department. This award is reserved for agencies that have been […]

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Hamilton: The Balloon-Loving Giraffe

If you haven’t driven down Main Street recently, you haven’t met Hamilton, the whimsical giraffe creation by Payton Miller. Miller’s giraffe mural in included in the Public Mural Program, part of the OneKingsport initiative. Miller is the famous UT rock painter. She’s painted murals on ‘The Rock’ over 18 times, each featuring a special design […]

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Highlighting Heroes: Communications Supervisor for Kingsport Dispatch

Nancy Fender – First Responder in Kingsport Her job is to get help to the citizens of Kingsport when they need it most. Nancy Fender is the communications supervisor for the City of Kingsport. She leads the team of 18 dispatchers that respond to all 911 calls. Nancy makes sure emergency responders and residents get […]

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SwimKingsport Launches Website Redesign

With the summer swim season upon us, the Kingsport Aquatic Center has launched its newly redesigned website. Along with being more user friendly, the site contains more of the information residents and visitors want to know, such as pool hours, swim lesson schedules and when swim meets are held. The homepage provides an interactive calendar, […]

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Renovations to Borden Park

Located on the west side of Kingsport, Borden Park is going through a transformation. Securing funding through the Project Diabetes grant and with contributions from the city, the park will receive $1 million dollars in improvements over the next three years. The Project Diabetes is funded through a community grant from Tennessee Department of Health. […]

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2017 National Carousel Craft Show

The National Carousel Fine Craft Show honors the handcrafted legacy of the exquisite Kingsport Carousel. Fine Craft Exhibitors from Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana will show and sell works of heirloom quality in a wide variety of media including photography, pottery, quilts and fibers, glass and jewelry. Talks and demonstrations will happen throughout […]