Latest Kingsport News

Public facilities at Boone Dam to reopen next spring

Dec. 08, 2021 13:41 PM EST

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to reopen public facilities at the Boone Dam and Reservoir next spring, officials said. The beach, bathhouses and the visitors center, which were closed while crews worked to repair the dam, will reopen in time for...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Dec. 08, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Kingsport Times News. Dec. 2, 2021. Editorial: Innovation Village will be an incredible asset The Inventor Center, the first phase of what’s known as Innovation Village, was created in Kingsport just four years ago with a $540,000 grant from the city. Adjacent to the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Dec. 01, 2021 13:40 PM EST

Kingsport Times News. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Billboard snafu wasn’t done with malice To the third of Americans over age 50, a suggestion to put “KKK” on a billboard south of the Mason-Dixon line would be met with a blank stare of incredulity....

Virginia police officer killed, suspect in custody

Nov. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EST

BIG STONE GAP, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say a 33-year-old man is in custody after a police officer from Big Stone Gap was fatally shot during a welfare check Saturday. State police said Officer Michael Chandler, 29, died Saturday evening of injuries he received...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Oct. 20, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Bays Mountain readies for next 50 years The amphitheater at Bays Mountain Park does not impress, but next year that’s going to change. Built when the park opened 50 years ago, the amphitheater has...