Kingsport Times-News

  • A flurry of activity: Calling off classes for snow isn't a decision taken lightly, area school officials say
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 12:00 AM

    Some local school systems have gotten early Christmas breaks because of the recent snow. But why does one school system call a snow day, while schools in a neighboring county are in regular session?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Indians grapplers subdue Vikes, Falcons
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — Down 33-18 to seventh-ranked Tennessee High, Dobyns-Bennett knew it had 18 forfeiture points coming in the final three matches of the dual, but still needed a win from Randal Whisman at 220 pounds to earn the victory over the Vikings on Senior Night Thursday at the Buck Van Huss Dome.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Boucher: Simple net neutrality 'win-win' solution available
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher said there is an easy and simple solution to the net neutrality issue if only Congress would set aside the partisan warfare and get to it.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ms. Mary E. Foster
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    Ms. Mary E. Foster departed this life Monday December 11, 2017.
    Funeral services will be conducted Saturday December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm from Central Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until the hour of service.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Margaret Larkin
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    CHURCH HILL - Margaret Larkin, age 78, of Church Hill, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her home .
    The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Johnson – Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill.

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  • Shoplifting suspect's self-inflicted wound spurs felony charge
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — A woman's misdemeanor thefts at a pair of Fort Henry Mall stores quickly bled into felony charges, according to police, after she sliced her hand trying to cut off security devices and smeared blood on $1,600 in clothing.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Russell Edward Hudson
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    BRENTWOOD - Russell Edward Hudson, 28, of Brentwood, TN, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Jackson Madison County Hospital in Jackson, TN, after complications from asthma.
    Born in Charlotte, NC, Russell graduated from Ravenwood High School in 2007 in Brentwood.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jessie Herman Begley
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    GRAY - Jessie Herman Begley, age 91 of Gray, TN passed away early Thursday morning, December 14, 2017 at Wexford House, Kingsport TN after a period of declining health.
    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Colonial Funeral Home.

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  • Brenda Jannow Bellamy
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    GATE CITY, VA - Brenda Jannow Bellamy, 74 of Gate City, VA passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 12, 2017 at Wellmont Health System in Kingsport, TN. after a brief illness.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Regina Ann Burke
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Regina Ann Rhoton Burke, 75, of Kingsport,TN, passed away December 12, 2017 at the home of her daughter Tammy, surrounded by her family.

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  • Burton boys, girls cruise past Northwood
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 12:00 AM

    NORTON — The J.I. Burton boys and girls basketball teams dominated every aspect of their games Thursday on the way to big wins over Northwood.
    The Raiders (4-1) broke an early 4-4 tie with a 36-4 scoring run to cruise to a 69-31 over the visiting Panthers at Stan Wilson Gymnasium.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Charges pending against man suspected of fleeing horrific 11-W crash
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man under investigation for allegedly causing a horrendous crash Tuesday afternoon in Rogersville that resulted in a tractor-trailer nearly hitting a nursing home was released from jail Thursday.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Union's James Mitchell and Jeb Stidham earn VHSL Class 2 first team All-State football honors
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - JaVon Scruggs from Appomattox was named the Virginia High School League Class 2 defensive player of the year on Thursday. Scruggs led the Raiders to their third-straight state football title last weekend.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Joseph Dale "J. D." Hobbs
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KEOKEE, VA - Joseph Dale "J. D." Hobbs, 33, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
    J.D. was born on December 17, 1983 the son of Jimmy and Sandra Hobbs.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Matthew Thomas Bowman
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    WISE, VA - Matthew Thomas Bowman, 27, was received into glory by our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, December 11, 2017 after a short illness.
    Matthew was a talented musician whose musical abilities were truly a gift from God.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mr. Marvin Harris
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    PINEY FLATS - Mr. Marvin Harris, age 74, of Piney Flats, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
    Mr. Harris was the son of the late Lowell and Mary Ellen Stump Harris and was born in Kingsport, TN.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Lelbert (Leb) Lee Thornburg
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    GRAY - Lelbert (Leb) Lee Thornburg, of Gray, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. What Leb preached about for over 55 years, he is now viewing and walking the streets of Heaven with no more sickness or pain.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Phyllis Ann Thompson
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    CLARKSVILLE, TN/BIG STONE GAP, VA - Phyllis Ann Thompson, 71, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 10, 2017) at Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville in Clarksville, Tenn.
    She was born and raised in Wise County, Va.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Steven Kinkead Johnson
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Steven Kinkead Johnson, age 63, of Kingsport, has passed away at his home in Kingsport.
    He was the owner of UFO Video in Weber City, VA, and sound engineer at clubs in Bristol, VA, and Asheville, NC.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Will the flu shot help you?
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    Though reports suggest this year’s flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective against a mutated strain of the virus, health care professionals in Tennessee are still urging people to get their shots.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 405 new jobs coming to Bristol
    Friday - 12/15/2017 - 12:00 AM

    BRISTOL – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that American Merchant, Inc., a subsidiary of Merchant House International Ltd, a Hong Kong-based designer and manufacturer of home textiles, seasonal décor products, and leather shoes, will invest $19.9 million to establish its first U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kingsport thoroughfare to be closed this weekend
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — Fair warning. A portion of West Center Street will be closed beginning this evening and remain so until early Monday morning.
    Where is the closure? From Fulton Avenue to Sullivan Street, near the Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park on West Center.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bethlehem is coming to Kingsport
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    Bethlehem is coming to Kingsport, according to Cookie Greer of First Baptist Church.
    First Presbyterian, First Broad Street United Methodist and First Baptist churches plan to host a Live Nativity and Bethlehem scene surrounding Church Circle in Kingsport this Christmas season to celebrate Jesus’ birth and to add to Kingsport’s year of centennial celebrations.

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  • Frank Herbert Addington
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    COEBURN, VA - Frank Herbert Addington, 82, joined his beloved wife Madylon in heaven on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, after a brief illness.
    Frank was born February 21, 1935 in Wise, Va.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Friday marks final day for enrollment
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    Despite losing more than 90 percent of its advertising budget, enrollment through the federal government’s health insurance marketplace is actually up over last year heading into Friday, the final day for consumers to sign up.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Gay Nell (Keller) Turner
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    Gay Nell (Keller) Turner, 74, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
    Gay was born and raised in eastern Tennessee. She married the love of her life William Phillip Turner on July 28th, 1963.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Drunk driver gets stuck in D-B tennis courts
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies.
    Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
    Dec. 10
    In response to a crash in Blountville, police found a motorist had struck a parked car.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Zella C. Peters
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    GATE CITY, VA - Zella C. Peters, 90, Gate City, VA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Addolorata "Dora" Misciagna
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Addolorata “Dora” Misciagna, 79, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her home.
    Dora was born in Italy on May 24, 1938 to the late Raffaele Marinelli and the late Maria Panza Marinelli.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • It's time for Tennessee to legalize marijuana
    Thursday - 12/14/2017 - 12:00 AM

    A committee of the Tennessee General Assembly is prepared to recommend that next year, lawmakers should legalize medical marijuana, which would make Tennessee the 30th state to do so. But the legislature shouldn’t stop there.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share