E911 Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the 911 Building, 141 Unicoi Street. For more information contact Craig Dye (229-9444).

The Kingsport Regional Planning Commission Work Session will meet at 12:00 noon in the Jimmy Walker Conference Room, 201 W. Market Street, 2nd Floor. For more information contact Lynn Tully (229-9319).

KINGSPORT – Kingsport Fire Department‚ (KFD) Accreditation Committee and members of the Board of Mayor and Alderman met with a Fire Service Peer Assessment Team this week for review and recommendations toward the KFD‚ Accreditation with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The KFD will receive the final results in August of this year at Fire Rescue International in San Antonio, Texas.

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KINGSPORT – Due to the Racks by the Tracks festival on Saturday, May 14, Clinchfield St, from Center Street to Press Street, will close Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm to prepare for the festival.‚  Both directions of traffic will be closed and will remain closed through the duration of the event Saturday evening.

KINGSPORT ‚¬‚ In honor of National Water Safety month, the Kingsport Aquatic Center will host International Water Safety Day on Sunday, May 15 starting at 10:30 am. The event will take place all day with the first 100 swimmers receiving a special edition Aquatic Center bag full of safety swim items such as sunglasses and sunscreen. Prizes, such as swim lessons and season passes, will be given out throughout the day.

Harvard Kennedy School‚ Ash Institute Recognizes Kingsport Efforts to Revitalize Community through Education