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Investigation Underway After Kingsport Police Find Toddler Alone

An investigation is underway by officials with the Kingsport Police Department after police found an unidentified child alone Saturday morning. Police say in an Instagram post a boy with red hair thought to be around two years old was found in the 3800 block of Eastline Drive Saturday morning. Authorities say the child was found riding a toy near Miller Village Apartments. The report states the child was later identified and the case is now under active investigation.
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Thompson takes Volunteer win after crazy final lap

BULLS GAP — Philip Thompson weaved his way through a last-lap melee to win Saturday’s Crate Late Model feature at Volunteer Speedway. Running fourth heading into the final lap, Thompson saw race leader Zach Sise spin out after getting tangled up with a lapped car. Right behind him, Sise’s brother Trevor, running in second place, spun out after contact from Rusty Ballenger.
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Kingsport holds largest Independence Day fireworks display in city’s history

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Kingsport held its first “Red, White and Boom” celebration Saturday night. “The City said let’s take it to a new level,” Director of Special Events for Kingsport Emily Thompson said. Thompson said this year’s celebration marks the largest Independence Day fireworks display to-date. First, the night kicked off with some music […]
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Hawkins County students shine in national Skills USA competition

SURGOINSVILLE — A Surgoinsville Middle School student took first place while two other students from Hawkins County placed in the top five in their respective events at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference last month. Dixie Keck, who is entering the eighth grade at SMS this year, won the gold...
HAWKINS COUNTY, TN
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McClung scores nine for Lakers in Summer League

SAN FRANCISCO – Mac McClung was efficient in his offensive production on Sunday, making four of his five shots from the field in scoring nine points for the Los Angeles Lakers in their 100-77 NBA Summer League win over the Golden State Warriors. The Gate City High School graduate...
GATE CITY, VA
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Kingsport lines streets for annual Independence Day Parade

KINGSPORT — Thousands of people gathered on East Center Street and Fort Henry Drive Saturday morning for the annual Independence Day Parade. People cheered as floats, bands and flags marched on the streets of Kingsport. The Mack Riddle Independence Day Parade was organized by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce...
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Johnson City Press

Hikes, crafts and wildlife demonstrations abound during Summer in the Park

KINGSPORT — Summer in the Park offers family-friendly, hands-on outdoor discovery activities each week at Warriors’ Path State Park. During the week of July 3, Warriors’ Path State Park will offer a full week of outdoor discovery and outdoor family fun, including plenty of hikes, crafts, games and wildlife demonstrations — and it’s all free. Highlights are included in Sunday Stories each week:
KINGSPORT, TN
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Norton Police Chief set to receive injured first responders grant

NORTON, Va. — It was nearly one year ago that 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge came to Southwest Virginia. The Florida teen ran a mile in honor of a fallen first responder, and also presented a $10,000 grant to Coeburn Police Officer Robert Potter, who was injured in the line of duty.
NORTON, VA
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Kingsport PD: 2-year-old found unattended, investigation underway

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – An investigation is underway after Kingsport police say they found an unidentified child alone Saturday morning. According to an Instagram post from the Kingsport Police Department (KPD), a boy with red hair estimated to be around 2 years old was found in the 3800 block of Eastline Drive around 8:45 a.m. […]
KINGSPORT, TN
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Daniel Boone and David Crockett football teams excited for new turf fields

The dead period is currently underway for high school football in Tennessee, but before it started two rivals had the chance to break in their new turf fields. For the past several years David Crockett and Daniel Boone have been the last two schools in Class 4A and above playing on grass in Northeast Tennessee.
GRAY, TN
Johnson City Press

This week at Kingsport Public Library (July 3-9)

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week at the Kingsport Public Library (400 Broad St). • The library will be closed on Monday, July 4. • Summer Reading continues for readers of all ages through July 29. Sign up at https://kingsportlibrary.beanstack.com. • The Let’s Get Moving morning...
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Editorial: Model City finally resolving water billing issues

Kingsport is unique for many positive things. For instance, at 3,550 acres, Bays Mountain Park is the largest city-owned park in the state. The city also operates a water rate system that a consulting firm said is unmatched. But in this case that’s not a positive. “This is one...
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Nonprofit gives injured Norton chief $10K, honors slain officers

NORTON — As Norton Police Chief James Lane continues his recuperation, organizations and the public keep remembering what happened to him just over a year ago. Lane received his latest recognition Saturday from the nonprofit organization Running 4 Heroes. Its founder, 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge, presented Lane with a $10,000 check to help with expenses as the chief continues his recovery from his May 2021 line-of-duty shooting.
NORTON, VA
Johnson City Press

Axmen drop second straight against River Riders

KINGSPORT — The slump continues for Kingsport. A five-run sixth inning sealed Elizabethton's 12-6 Appalachian League baseball win over the West Division-leading Axmen on Sunday at Hunter Wright Stadium. The loss was Kingsport’s fourth in its past five games. The Axmen (20-9) remained atop of the Appy League...
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