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Santa’s Special Railroad Car pulled into town on November 26, 1943, marking the first Santa Train excursion. The night before, a delegation of Kingsport merchants, staff writers and photographers from the Kingsport Times News joined Mr. Phetteplace, general manager of the Clinchfield Railroad Company, in Kingsport to journey to Elkhorn City, Kentucky. It was from […]

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On November 28, our friends and neighbors in Gatlinburg, TN sent out the call for help containing a wildfire that had spread throughout their community. Kingsport is blessed with a great group of firefighters who were willing to answer that call. The first call went out at 7:17 p.m. on Monday evening and only 13 […]

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Tennessee’s best higher education opportunities are all in one location – The Academic Village in downtown Kingsport. Through the collaboration efforts of the City of Kingsport, Northeast State, Milligan College, Lincoln Memorial University, East Tennessee State University and King University, individuals can take classes and earn their degrees from these participating colleges. The best and […]

steve hightower

Mechanic to Manager: A Lesson in Change Loyalty is what Steve Hightower knows. Leadership is what he does. From his roots as a mechanic to his past twenty years as a manager, Steve knows that change is a must. For Kingsport, Steve creates positive change that yields efficiencies, time and time again. Steve is the […]

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Housing – 46% Expand housing development cost reduction options Improve code enforcement Study creation of neighborhood leadership panel Guidelines for creation of Neighborhood Councilsv Market nearer to career benefits (M2K* budget)   Forgivable home improvements loans (in current CDBG** budget for low income families) Market retiree and military friendly locale to movers (M2K budget) Redevelopment […]

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The 2016-2017 budget includes $57 million of current city projects. The $57 million implements the start of the sustainable paving program, maintains the long-term downward trend of full-time employees per capita, and provides targeted funding for facilities maintenance and technology infrastructure. Top 15 – New Capital Projects (excluding water & sewer) MeadowView Renovations (20th anniversary) […]