Kingsport Times-News

  • VCEDA awards nearly $800K to small businesses, development projects
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    LEBANON — The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has approved up to $774,000 in grants to 18 startup and existing new businesses and economic development projects across far Southwest Virginia.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Some locations off-limits for prom photoshoots
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    In Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, there are countless locations to choose from when it comes to taking outdoor prom photos.
    But along with the many places that are available for photos, other spots are either unsafe or unavailable due to other events.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Plenty of local venues available for prom photos
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    If you or your child is still looking for a place to take prom photos, it’s not too late to make a decision.
    Several local venues are available for photoshoots in the coming weeks, though some do require advance notice.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Billie Jo (Tinker) Lynch
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    Billie died Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Morristown Hamblen Healthcare Hospital, Morristown, TN.
    The family will receive friends on Monday, April 22 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Gate City Funeral Home
    Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 23 at 10 AM at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Public invited to dedication of Duff Mansion House
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM


    A pre-Civil War home in Lee County, Virginia, will be presented for inclusion in the National Registry in coming months. First, however, the public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the Duff Mansion House at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Who's setting the track and field pace in SW Virginia?
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    Union’s Justin Barnett has set the standard in the shot put and discus throws, while Virginia High’s Kelsey Harrington has dominated the girls’ distance running events so far in this season’s high school track and field competitions in Southwest Virginia.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • I've never thought of where I live as a brand. Maybe that's a problem
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    Where are we?
    I’m just going to say right up-front that I don’t like the word “branding.” Worse yet: “rebranding.” I know they are trendy words on the marketing front.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Madge "Shirrelene" Turner Seaver
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    LENOIR CITY, NC - Madge “Shirrelene" Turner Seaver, 84, of Lenoir, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Lenoir, NC
    Her arrangements may be viewed and condolences shared with the family by visiting www.oakhillfh.com
    Oak Hill Funeral and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements.

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  • Sylvia Jackson
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    Sylvia Jackson, 52, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
    Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
    Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the Jackson family

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  • Jack Ray Giesler
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Jack Ray Giesler, 91, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Preston Place Suites.
    Arrangements will be announced later by Oak Hill Funeral and Cremation Services.

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  • Cherokee NJROTC cadets get lessons in Tennessee history, politics during Nashville trip
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE — A group of Cherokee High School NJROTC cadets who visited Nashville last week studied Tennessee history, then marked their names in the state history books via presentations given in the Capitol.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jack Ray Giesler
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Jack Ray Giesler, 91 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 19, 2019, at Preston Place Suites.
    Jack was born in Clintwood, VA to the late William “Hal” and Mona Clark Giesler.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kenneth Ray Hash
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    WISE, VA - Kenneth Ray Hash, 69, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
    He was a member of IBEW, Local 934 of Kingsport, TN, co-owner and operator of H&H Coal Company.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mable Louise Buckner North
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE - Mable Louise Buckner North, 91, of Rogersville, passed away on April 19, 2019, at the Serenity House in Morristown.
    The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Spires Chapel Baptist Church and also at anytime at the home of Paula Bowman.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Model City marks third straight year with no fire-related deaths
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT — The number of structure fires that occurred within the city dropped in 2018 compared to the previous year, and for the third year in a row, there were no fire-related deaths within the city.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Norton OKs agreement with Forest Service
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    NORTON — The Norton City Council has given its blessing to a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Forest Service on maintenance and trail development in the High Knob area.
    The council voted 4-0 Tuesday, with Councilman Robert Fultz Jr.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Three-county chase earns Jonesborough man nine-count indictment in Hawkins
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE — A Jonesborough man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend last December, stole her car, then led police on a three-county, high speed chase was named in a nine-count Hawkins County grand jury indictment Monday.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Peggi Cook
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    CHURCH HILL - Peggi Cook, age 72, of Church Hill, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter-Trent Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport.

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  • Howard Collins
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    Howard Collins, 91, passed away peacefully into Gods arms, with his loving daughter by his side Friday, April 19, 2019, in Church Hill, Tennessee.
    Howard was born February 24, 1928, in Nickelsville, Virginia to Charlie and Josie (Bellamy Hall) Collins, residing there until 1951, when he married the love of his life and moved to Kingsport.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Michael "Mike" Lovelace
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT - Michael “Mike” Lovelace, 63, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 18, 2019, at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN following a sudden illness.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Author's Corner: Kingsport resident pens books on Biblical topics
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    From local pastor to traveling evangelist, Kingsport native Bob Sanders has been active in Christian ministry for decades.
    While preaching remains his biggest time commitment, Sanders has also written 13 books over the years, each one on a different Biblical subject.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Rosa Lee (Lane) "Granny" Barnette
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    DUFFIELD, VA - Rosa Lee (Lane) “Granny” Barnette, 85, Duffield, VA passed away, Friday, April 19, 2019 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
    Rosa was born in Sullivan County, TN on March4, 1934.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Billie Burke Jeffers
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    KINGSPORT- Billie Jo Vicars Burke Jeffers, 70, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning (April 18, 2019) at Bristol Hospice House.
    A visitation will be held on Monday (April 22, 2019) from 1 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Howard Collins
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    Howard Collins, 91, passed away peacefully into Gods arms, with his loving daughter by his side Friday, April 19, 2019, in Church Hill, Tennessee.
    Howard was born February 24, 1928, in Nickelsville, Virginia to Charlie and Josie (Bellamy Hall) Collins, residing there until 1951, when he married the love of his life and moved to Kingsport.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Economic impact of tourism in Hawkins County continues to grow
    Sunday - 04/21/2019 - 12:00 AM

    ROGERSVILLE — Retail business follows traffic, and tourism creates traffic, which is why many in Hawkins County’s government and business community are calling for an increased investment in county tourism.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Norton OKs agreement with Forest Service
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    NORTON — The Norton City Council has given its blessing to a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Forest Service on maintenance and trail development in the High Knob area.
    The council voted 4-0 Tuesday, with Councilman Robert Fultz Jr.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • TC Boating Club to conduct TWRA Safe Boating Course
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    The TWRA Tennessee Safe Boating Course, a two-night class offered by the Tri-Cities Boating Club, will be held Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-8 p.m. each night, at the Northeast State Humanities Building, Room H-148.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • David Carl Holbrook
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    WISE, VA - David Carl Holbrook, 61, went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Friday, April 19, 2019, two years following his diagnosis of ALS.
    While ALS is a horrific disease, it provided opportunity for many to share their love and respect for David which enriched these years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Former NFL RB, Vols star Cobb dies at 50
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50.
    His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. The Knoxville native scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kingsport Spring Spectacular issues call for photo entries
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 12:00 AM

    The 17th Annual Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest and Exhibition is issuing its yearly “call for entries” and everyone is invited to take part.
    The mission for organizer Ann Fortney is to “To promote interest and fun in the ever-growing art of photography.

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