City manager Mike Housewright described the proposal as a bare bones, no frills budget that maintains existing services with no extras. The good news is there's no proposed property tax increase, unlike last year’s 29 cent hike.
The center will provide international travelers in the region a Customs and Border Patrol-staffed center to process Global Entry enrollments. Currently, the only center in Tennessee is located in Nashville, more than four hours away.
KINGSPORT — Police say a body found last weekend in the Holston River is that of a Hawkins County man.
The anniversary of D-Day is approaching. But there would have been no invasion of France if the Battle of the Atlantic had not been going in our favor. That was thanks to England’s Capt. Gilbert Roberts and a group of very smart young ladies who made up the Western Approaches Tactical Unit, or WATU.
A trio of Chicago area residents have been arrested after allegedly making nearly 50 fraudulent transactions on cloned debit cards, including some that duplicated Eastman Credit Union accounts.
"We don't get the participation from our elected like we should. This day wasn't given to us to just have something for ourselves to do. It was given to honor the men and women who gave us these rights we've got now." — American Legion Post 21 Commander Dennis Elkins
Matthew Hill made the announcement during a meeting of the Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning. He said he’s been approached by other members asking him to consider running for the role.
The Republican hopefuls for Wise County Sheriff traded criticisms Tuesday before approximately 100 supporters just over a week before the party’s ‘firehouse’ primary to select between the three candidates.
In addition to the mayor’s race, incumbent Tommy Olterman, former Alderman Darrell Duncan and local entrepreneurer James Phillips each won an alderman seat in Tuesday’s municipal election. All of the candidates will assume office in July.
Five candidates sought three seats, with the second- through fifth-place finishers with fewer than a 200-vote margin among them.
Pat Shull won nearly 43 percent of the votes cast in the five-way contest Tuesday.
In December HCSO Chief Deputy Tony Allen told Hawkins County commissioners a proposed Bradley Creek Road speed limit increase would be unsafe, and that Sheriff Ronnie Lawson had recommended against it.
Kingsport has been hosting Public Works Day since 2012 and is being held in conjunction with National Public Works Week, which runs from May 19 through May 25.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.
KINGSPORT — An allegedly drunk motorist was arrested Monday night after driving north on southbound lanes of Interstate 81, then getting boxed in by truck drivers working together to stop him.