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KFD kicks off fire prevention month with reminder to check smoke alarms

KFD kicks off fire prevention month with reminder to check smoke alarms

October 4th, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Fire Department wants you to test your smoke alarms every month, given that most fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.

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MOMS Club of Kingsport hosting Halloween party to raise awareness

MOMS Club of Kingsport hosting Halloween party to raise awareness

October 4th, 2014 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

During the Halloween event, MOMS Club of Kingsport also hopes to raise funds for Teeny Tears, one of the organization's many service projects. Bishop said Teeny Tears donates handmade diapers and hats to parents who have lost a baby prematurely.

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Former Kingsport city manager leads new startup

Former Kingsport city manager leads new startup

October 4th, 2014 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Campbell is the new executive director of AccelNow, which is tasked to accelerate technical entrepreneurs and their startup companies across eight Northeast Tennessee counties and beyond.

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Ousted Haitian dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dies

Ousted Haitian dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dies

October 4th, 2014 4:10 pm by EVANS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press

Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said.

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Car with heroin stash sold at Tennessee city's auction

Car with heroin stash sold at Tennessee city's auction

October 4th, 2014 4:00 pm by Associated Press

A little extra padding in the seat of a car sold at auction by the city of Knoxville's Fleet Services division turned out to be a stash of heroin.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Big crowd flocks to Clinch Valley's '12 Mile Yard Sale'

PHOTO GALLERY: Big crowd flocks to Clinch Valley's '12 Mile Yard Sale' - VIDEO

October 4th, 2014 3:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

The 15th annual "12 Mile Yard Sale" — which runs the length of Clinch Valley Road the first Saturday in October every year — brings something that is unheard of in the Valley during the other 364 days of the year: traffic jams.

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Kingsport Tomorrow turning into volunteer organization

Kingsport Tomorrow turning into volunteer organization

October 4th, 2014 2:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Though the organization will no longer have any paid staff, officials say Kingsport Tomorrow is not going away and will still be involved in a number of community projects, such as Healthy Kingsport, the Choice Neighborhood Initiative

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Airports, airlines and Ebola: 5 things to know

Airports, airlines and Ebola: 5 things to know

October 4th, 2014 12:13 pm by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer

The news that a man flew from Liberia to the United States after exposure to Ebola, and wound up in a hospital isolation ward, has led to calls for tougher measures to protect Americans.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

October 4th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include a teacher arrested for drugs, a teen fatally shooting his brother, a Kingsport woman being arrested for animal cruelty, and a cashier giving away cigarettes, among other

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Kingsport Bluebird Society trying to increase number of bluebirds in city

Kingsport Bluebird Society trying to increase number of bluebirds in city

October 4th, 2014 10:00 am by Marci Gore

Monitoring boxes and counting the number of fledglings is important to attract the right kind of birds and to repopulate the bluebirds in our region.

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