Kingsport Times-News

  • India's bat comes to life as Greeneville fends off K-Mets 5-4
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — The Reds’ No. 1 draft pick lived up to his billing Thursday.
    Jonathan India was hitless in his first 16 at-bats with Greeneville. However, the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball draft made some noise with his bat against the Kingsport Mets in the Reds’ 5-4 win at Hunter Wright Stadium.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Find your fur-ever friend at Hawkins shelter's Summer Fun Bash
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE — There will be a carnival-like atmosphere at the Hawkins County Humane Society on July 21, but stuffed animals won’t be given away as prizes.
    These animals are real, they’re free, they’re looking for somebody to love, and there’s plenty to go around for everybody.

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  • Charles "Pete" Dishner
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Charles Patton “Pete” Dishner, 83, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Wednesday July 11th, 2018 at home after a lengthy illness.
    He retired from AFG, Kingsport, after several years of service.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jerry Claude "Buddy" Wells
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    BIG STONE GAP, VA - Jerry Claude “Buddy” Wells, 75, went to be home with the Lord on Tuesday morning of July 10, 2018.
    Buddy was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and resided the majority of his life there.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Carl Gene Marion
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Carl Gene Marion, 85, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday morning, July 12, 2018 at 10:00 am.
    His passing was peaceful.
    Arrangements will be announced by Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • Tell Me a Story: How I became a beekeeper (and discovered I'm allergic to bees)
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    Tell Me A Story is a new series by the Kingsport Times News, where local people are asked to tell their stories. What types of story should we ask for?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Julia "Judy" Aldeen
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    The daughter of Lebanese immigrants, Alexander “Al” and Emily Aldeen, Julia “Judy” Aldeen passed from this earth on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Vero Beach, Florida.
    Born on August 25, 1929, Judy spent most of her childhood in Pennsylvania and Michigan.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Billie Wolford
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    Billie Wolford, 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
    Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
    Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to be serving the family of Billie Wolford.

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  • Quinton Darrell Bennett
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    Quinton Darrell Bennett, age 83, of the Indian Springs Community went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
    The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Gravelly Baptist Church located at 647 Gravely Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Clyde Edward Gillenwater
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    MIDWAY, VA - Born October 18, 1937 to the late Emmett Lee Gillenwater, SR. and Lucy McKinley Davidson Gillenwater in Midway, VA passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lung cancer.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Craving Ham 'N Goodys? You don't have to drive to Knoxville
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — If you’ve ever had an iced lemon cookie from Ham ’N Goodys in Knoxville, you know why there were about 40 people waiting in line Wednesday morning when Brycen Ritchie and Wendy Setlich Burgireno set up a tent to sell the bakery’s sweets in the parking lot of Berry’s Pharmacy at the corner of Center and Clinchfield.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 19th annual RAM coming to Wise Fairgrounds
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    WISE — The nation’s largest health care outreach event returns to the Wise County Fairgrounds next weekend offering all comers a broad array of free dental, medical and vision services.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kingsport ATM snaps shot of hospital theft suspect
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — City police are seeking tips about the theft of a wallet from a Holston Valley Medical Center break room and have released images of a suspect using a debit card it contained.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Emma Lou "Jean" Beverly
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT – Emma Lou “Jean” Beverly, 97 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Wexford House following a lengthy illness.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Beverly; daughter, Teresa Beverly.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Science Hill's Feathers, Elizabethton's Shoun earn All-State baseball honors
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    Science Hill’s Brandon Feathers and Elizabethton’s Tre Shoun were among the players honored Wednesday on the Tennessee Sports Writers All-State baseball team.
    Feathers, who helped Science Hill reach the state tournament, was a pick for the Class AAA squad as a pitcher.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Elsie Bass Ward
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    SURGOINSVILLE - Elsie Bass Ward, age 82, of Surgoinsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior for her reward on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    She was a life-long resident of Surgoinsville and a member of First Baptist Church of Surgoinsville, where she kept the nursery and taught the little children about Jesus for 49 years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Monica D. Smith
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    ST. PAUL, VA - Monica D. Smith, 37, of St. Paul, VA, passed away on July 8, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
    Born in Norton, VA, she was a lifelong resident of the area.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Lack of training blamed for Hawkins factory death
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    SURGOINSVILLE — A state investigator concluded that lack of LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) training on the part of team leaders led to the death of a Hawkins County factory worker who was crushed by machinery that engaged unexpectedly earlier this year.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jerry Wayne Scott
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Jerry Wayne Scott, age 75, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center.
    Arrangements will be announced on Sunday, July 15, 2018.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • John Harold Hyatt Sr
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    PINEY FLATS - John Harold Hyatt Sr., 56, of Piney Flats, TN, passed away on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.
    Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced shortly.
    Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the family.

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  • Is West Ridge High in limbo? BOE tables vote on bids
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Board of Education Chairman Michael Hughes had planned to sign a more than $60 million contract with Blountville-based J.A. Street & Associates to build the new West Ridge High School after Thursday night’s called board meeting.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Foundation celebrates student orientation flight No. 10,000
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM


    When he was 16 years old, Bill Powley was asked a very poignant question about military academies by his father. “He came into the bedroom I shared with my brother one evening and asked me if I had my choice, which military academy I would choose, the Air Force Academy, West Point or Annapolis?” Bill said.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bettie L. (Grogg) Wallen
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Bettie L. (Grogg) Wallen, 75, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center unexpectedly. and London.
    The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p .m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Hawkins County early voting begins Friday in Rogersville and Church Hill
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE — Early voting for the Aug. 2 Hawkins County general elections and state primaries begins Friday in both Rogersville and Church Hill locations and continues through July 28.
    Elections Administrator Donna Sharp is encouraging all Hawkins County voters to take advantage of early voting and avoid potential long lines on Election Day.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Fred W. Mullins
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    It is with great sadness that the family of Fred W. Mullins announces his passing after an extended illness on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the age of 85 years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Samuel Glen Collins
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    CHURCH HILL - Samuel Glen Collins, 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center.
    Samuel was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County. He was a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church & a devoted, loving husband, brother-in-law, uncle, & great uncle.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 'Sunbathing' man Tasered on Kingsport Greenbelt
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies.
    Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
    July 9
    — A resident of Light Hollow Road called police about someone on his property firing a gun.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Carolyn Prewitt
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    Carolyn Prewitt, 79, a former resident of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Landrum, SC.
    The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 5:00-6:45 pm at Indian Springs Baptist Church, Hill Road Campus.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • William "Larry" Beverly
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, LA - William “Larry” Beverly, 76, of Bossier City, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 following a brief illness.
    Born in Tacoma Park, Maryland he had lived in Kingsport, Tennessee most of his life, spending the past several years in Bossier City, Louisiana near grandchildren.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Timothy Lee Ward
    Thursday - 07/12/2018 - 12:00 AM

    Timothy Lee Ward, 58, passed away at his home in Hampton, TN on June 8, 2018. He was the son of the late Paul and Anna Lee Ward.
    A service date and time will be announced at a later date.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share