• News for Community

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  APPALACHIAN POWER AWARDS $330,000 IN GRANT FUNDS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS  ROANOKE, Va., November 14, 2018 – More than 20 government and nonprofit organizations recently received grant funding from Appalachian Power in support of programs and initiatives that attract industry and encourage business expansion.  The funding is part of the company’s ...read more
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    Monday, November 19, 2018
    KINGSPORT CHAMBER  NEWS RELEASE    Monday, November 19, 2018                                                                                     For Immediate Release                                                                                                CONTACT:                                 Bob FeaginsExecutive Director of Communications & DevelopmentKingsport ChamberOffice: (423) ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Melissa L. Roberts, Executive Director                                           For Immediate ReleaseTelephone: 423.392.8423Fax: 423.392.8428E-Mail: melissa@SymphonyOfTheMountains.org  SYMPHONY OF THE MOUNTAINS HOLIDAY CONCERTS“By the Fireside” Holiday Concerts Are A Family Tradition  Kingsport, TN – As the weather turns colder and shopping becomes a battlefield, it can be hard to remember the ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact:Steve Darden423-283-6303sdarden@hsdlaw.com  Local Law Firm Offers Labor And Employment Law Seminar To EmployersHunter, Smith & Davis will present a half-day seminar inJohnson City on November 29  Johnson City, Tenn.—The employment lawyers at Hunter, Smith & Davis will host their annual labor and employment law seminar November 29 at the Millennium Center in ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdam Thanz423-224-2532adamthanz@kingsporttn.gov  “Planetary Visions” Return to Bays Mountain Planetarium  KINGSPORT, TN – Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium brings a new alternative feature to the dome-screen starting Saturday, November 3. “Planetary Visions” will run through December 31.Revisit this beloved program the planetarium first showed a few years ago on Saturdays ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Engineering News-Record Recognizes T E C Industrial’s Continued SuccessKingsport, TN, October 24, 2018 – T E C Industrial Maintenance & Construction, a leader in a full range of industrial construction, maintenance and project services, today announced that it has again this year been named to Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors listing. This year, T E C Industrial is ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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    Monday, October 22, 2018
    After announcing the Aftermath K9 Grant Competition last week, we learned that they were experiencing technical difficulties with their website which resulted in a temporary suspension of the voting link.  As of October 22, 2018, the voting link appears to be back operational, and we are still asking for your vote.  Click this link https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ to vote now!  Remember that ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEKristie Leonard423-224-2821kristieleonard@kingsporttn.gov  Celebrating the Harvest: Kingsport Farmers Market Holds 1st Annual Fall Festival  KINGSPORT, TN – The Kingsport Farmers Market will hold its 1st Annual Fall Festival on October 20, 2018, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market.  Along with your favorite vendors, we will be celebrating the fall harvest with ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Contact: Devin Cradic                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel. 423-378-2267Email:devincradic@finhc.org Date: 10.17.2018  Friends In Need and Appalachian Miles for Smiles Participates inSMILE ON 60+ Senior Oral Health Initiative Serving Patients Across Tennessee  SMILE ON 60+, a statewide senior oral health initiative led by Interfaith Dental, has officially ...read more
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    Monday, October 15, 2018
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 15, 2018CONTACTTy Johnson 404-433-5205  Kingsport Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Creekside Behavioral HealthState-of-the-art hospital to provide mental health and substance abuse careKINGSPORT, TN – Federal, state and local elected officials today joined leaders from Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) in Kingsport to ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    Kingsport Police Celebrate National Safe Communities America Day by Encouraging Citizens to Register for City’s Emergency Alert SystemOctober 1, 2018The Kingsport Police Department is once again recognizing National Safe Communities America Day and celebrating the esteemed certification held by the City of Kingsport and the surrounding Sullivan County as an Internationally Accredited Safe ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Fall Planetarium Shows And Astronomy Programs At Bays Mountain  KINGSPORT, TN – Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun with Bays Mountain’s new planetarium show for fall! Bays Mountain Planetarium’s main feature, Sunstruck, starts this month.  The main planetarium feature for September – December will be Sunstruck. Discover how the sun came to support life, how ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEChassy Smiley423-343-9760chassysmiley@kingsporttn.gov  Kingsport Aquatic Center is Hiring Fall Staff  KINGSPORT, TN – The Kingsport Aquatic Center is preparing for fall and winter swimming season, bringing opportunities for new careers. The Kingsport Aquatic Center is hiring lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, aquatic attendants and gate workers for the indoor facility, ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        CONTACT:Robin ClearyDirector Keep Kingsport Beautiful392-8814rcleary@kingsportchamber.org         KEEP KINGSPORT BEAUTIFUL AND BOEHM LANDSCAPE, INC.ANNOUNCE AUGUST BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNERS­    Each year from May to September, Keep Kingsport Beautiful and sponsor Boehm Landscape, Inc. strive to ...read more
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    Monday, July 30, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERod Gemayel423-229-9422rodgemaley@kingsporttn.gov  ‘August at Allandale’The free concert series is back!  KINGSPORT, TN - Allandale Mansion is hosting four free concerts in August! Music lovers can get food and beverages starting at 6:00 p.m. and the concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at the Allandale Amphitheater.  Each week will feature different entertainers and food truck ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    ‘Music at the Mansion’ ReturnsJoin the Symphony of the Mountains for a bluegrass-themed concert  KINGSPORT, TN - Join the Symphony of the Mountains at Allandale Mansion for their special ‘Music at the Mansion’ concert on Sunday, July 29th! Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for an evening of colorful music from Big Band to Bluegrass. A special musical guest, ShadowGrass, will join the ...read more
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    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Kingsport Library Gets a New Leader  KINGSPORT, TN – Libraries today have evolved into interactive spaces where imagination still runs wild while adding technology to the experience. Christine “Chris” Markley was recently hired as the new Library Manager, and her goal is to see Kingsport’s Library go to the next level.  Chris Markley has been a librarian for over 12 years and has experience in a ...read more
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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    Registration Open For Kingsport Aquatic Center’s Junior Viperfish  KINGSPORT,TN – The Kingsport Aquatic Center has their own junior summer league swim team – the Junior Viperfish Swim Club!  The Junior Viperfish Swim League is now accepting new swimmers. There are no tryouts – the team welcomes all swimmers ages 6 and up of any ability. The swim team practices Monday, Wednesday & Thursday ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAdam Thanz423-224-2532adamthanz@kingsporttn.gov  Spring Planetarium Shows At Bays Mountain  Kingsport, TN – Take a closer look into the story of sight and vision with Bays Mountain’s new planetarium show for spring! Bays Mountain Planetarium’s main feature, SEEING! - A Photons Journey Across Space, Time and Mind, starts this month.  SEEING! follows a photon’s creation and ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMegan Krager423-224-9490megankrager@kingsporttn.gov    Howl & Hike Second Pursuit In Outdoor Pursuits Series  Kingsport, TN – Combine two of the most popular activities at Bays Mountain Park and you get, Howl & Hike! Outdoor Pursuits is back with the second pursuit in this series, bringing you a naturalist from Bays Mountain Park to lead a hike after hearing the call of the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Johanna Montgomery 423-392-8822 (o) 423-429-7930 (m)jmontgomery@healthykingsport.org City of Kingsport Designated Certified Healthier Tennessee Community—Bronze Status Kingsport, Tennessee - Healthier Tennessee, an initiative born out of the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, and Governor Bill Haslam recognized 14 communities yesterday at a ...read more
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