The issue of whether or not to relocate the power lines along Main Street came back up for consideration this week, about a month after the Board of Mayor and Aldermen had decided the matter.
More than 100 city and county officials, business and community leaders turned out for the 90-minute event to hear more about the current state of Kingsport, what’s been accomplished this past year and how things look for the future of the Model City.
City leaders held a joint meeting this week to recap and discuss the future of the One Kingsport initiative, with two new ideas coming to the forefront: the renovation of the State Theater and the construction of a new minor league baseball stadium downtown.
First Broad Street United Methodist Church is holding a pet blessing this Sunday (Oct. 7) at its downtown location (on Church Circle). The “All God’s Critters” event will begin at 2 p.m. and likely last about an hour.
The sculptures for this year’s program will be installed separately over several months. Two from artist Jim Gallucci are already in place downtown. 'Divine Wind' is located in the Netherland Inn Circle and 'Whisper Bench' can be found on New Street behind the Regions bank building.
When a rainstorm hit downtown Kingsport about a month ago, a portion of the back wall and roof at Pappy’s Custom T’s fell in. Today, Pappy said he plans to repair the damage and reopen his business as soon as possible.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen was expected to approve a funding plan for aspects of several One Kingsport projects. Following a discussion on Monday, everything having to do with the outdoor venue was pulled from the funding plan.
The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen have a choice to make about the future appearance of Main Street and whether the cost is worth it. Should the power lines be placed underground, should they be moved across the street or should they be left alone? A decision is expected within the next 30 days.
KINGSPORT — An outdoor venue at the old General Shale property could be designed starting this fall and be under construction this time next year. Other features of the project will include an off-road bicycle course and a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks.
The DKA’s Summer Window Decorating Contest is simply an effort to encourage local businesses to showcase their creativity and create a more enjoyable and engaging experience downtown. A fall contest will take place in a few months, with the theme being “Pumpkin’ Spice and Everything Nice.”
KINGSPORT — Depending on the time of day, you’ll probably see Ronnie James standing outside Shades of Grace church in downtown Kingsport, strumming a guitar. The self-taught guitarist plays on the sidewalk as a way to deal with the pain in his life.
Thom Throp bought the business from the previous owner – Marty Mullins – back in 2015 and continued the tradition of offering downtown shoppers, business owners and visitors a healthy variety of drinks and snacks, magazines and newspapers not found on your typical corner convenience store.
Kingsport plans to beautify one of the main entrances to downtown with a fresh coat of paint, improved landscaping and the word “Kingsport” emblazoned upon the CSX bridge.
Kingsport held its annual Public Works Day event on Friday at the downtown farmers market. Kids and adults got a first-hand look at some of the heavy equipment used by public works employees every day, including automated garbage collection trucks,
There’s going to be a number of road closures in downtown Kingsport this weekend due to the Racks by the Tracks festival and accompanying road races.