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Kingsport rezoning, hotdog vendor returns, SCSO on national TV and more stories you may have missed

April 20th, 2014 11:30 am by Staff Report

Kingsport rezoning, hotdog vendor returns, SCSO on national TV and more stories you may have missed

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

* Big Dog is Back: 'T.K.' returns to downtown Kingsport with hot dog cart

Keller, better known at "T.K.," is back where he started, selling hot dogs from a cart at the corner of Center and Broad in front of the Banq building.

* Mayor questions drop in vendors at Kingsport Farmers Market

During a recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Mayor Dennis Phillips raised the issue of how the market has fewer vendors now than in recent years and whether there is a rift among some of the members of the Kingsport Farmers Market Association.

* BMA lines up behind local candidate Jeff Fleming for city manager post

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen plans to ask Kingsport native and longtime city employee Jeff Fleming to be the Model City's next city manager.

* Her quest: Dying husband's remark leads woman onto new life track to fight disorder that killed him

A conversation with her dying husband has led one local woman on a remarkable journey to raise awareness about the disorder that killed him.

* TV show filmed at SCSO premieres Tuesday night

In February, Sheriff Wayne Anderson confirmed filming had been taking place with SCSO personnel since December. He said his agency didn't seek out being a part of the program but was approached by the show's creators last summer after they researched viable agencies in the Southeast to feature.

* Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the rezoning of 15.5 acres of downtown property, a move undertaken to better accommodate a proposed development for the supermarket row portion of the site.

* Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum

Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor, spent an hour Tuesday answering questions about their experiences, perceptions and abilities when it comes to leading county government.

* Board votes to move IA to Holston, possibly putting remaining grant money in jeopardy

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee will move from Bloomingdale to Blountville next school year, becoming a grades 6-8 school within a school at Holston Middle.

* PHOTO GALLERY: Original Kingswood student volunteering at school 70 years later

The foundation of Couch's life was built at Kingswood School, where 70 years ago he became one of the Bean Station campus' original students.

* Cora Cox students remember classmate Logan Rose

Purple balloons could be seen in the skies over Kingsport on Thursday as students and faculty from Cora Cox Academy gathered to honor the memory of a classmate.

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