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VSP investigating inmate death at regional jail

DUFFIELD, Va. (WYMT) - State authorities are investigating an inmate’s death at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield. The Virginia State Police said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office launched an investigation into the May 20 death of inmate Sherri D. Cook, 43 of Whitesburg, Kentucky.
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Wheelie popping teen accused of fleeing traffic stop faces felony evading arrest charge

When a Mount Carmel officer attempted to stop a Kingsport teen Monday who was popping wheelies on a motorcycle in front of the Hardee’s on Main Street, the teen allegedly popped a wheelie in front of the officer and fled. The ensuing high speed pursuit led police along several Mount Carmel residential streets, into Church Hill, and then back into Mount Carmel where the driver was arrested after parking the bike in a residential garage. ...
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RPD: Man who reported truck stolen actually abandoned it after hit and run

Rogersville police charged a man with filing a false report last week after Officer Justin Smith discovered that a pickup he reported stolen had actually been abandoned after he was involved in a hit-and-run. Smith stated in his report that on June 13 he took a stolen vehicle report from Jerimar William Carmony, 27, 518 Tuggle Hill Road, Rogersville. Carmony stated that on June 13 around 8:46 p.m. he returned...

Hawkins County’s Lauren Ross competes for Miss Tennessee title

This week, Rogersville’s Lauren Ross, daughter of Hawkins County Sessions Court Judge Todd Ross, competed against girls from all across the state for a chance to be named Miss Tennessee. “Competing in the Miss Tennessee competition is new and exciting,” Ross told the Review. “I love being able to meet so many new people and get out of my comfort zone.” Ross found success in the 2021 Miss Kingsport competition,...

Former Church Hill City Attorney Chris Raines resumes post

Attorney Chris Raines is now back in his old stomping grounds, as he was hired Tuesday to fill the Church Hill City Attorney position. This came after Circuit Court Judge William Phillips resigned from the position in March, as state law dictates that he cannot practice law while also serving as a judge. Raines previously served as City Attorney for both Church Hill and Mount Carmel. He served in Church...

Morristown Hamblen Humane Society asking for food donations to help community feed pets

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — The Morristown Hamblen Humane Society said they were asking for donations of pet food on Thursday to help community members feed their pets. In a single hour Thursday morning, they said they received calls from people asking to surrender six different dogs because they could not afford to feed them. However, the Humane Society said they did not have room to take the dogs in.

Watch now: Betty Iverson remembered

KINGSPORT — Betty Iverson will be remembered in Kingsport as a founder and former director of Girls Inc. and longtime service to the First Baptist Church of Kingsport, among a multitude of her activities in Kingsport. Iverson died Sunday at Preston Place after declining health. She was 87 and...

Fun Fest Store officially open, organizers gear up for 41st anniversary

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Fun Fest Store officially opened Friday to kick off preparations for the nine-day event in July. Organizers told News Channel 11 that the store opening means Fun Fest has basically already started. They hope to draw out the festival beyond just the nine days by creating more hype than in […]

Fun Fest Store opens ahead of 2022 festival

The Fun Fest Store, your one-stop shop for all things Fun Fest is open now. Not only can the public snag some of this year’s merch with unique 2022 designs, but tickets to concerts and events can be purchased at the store, as well. The Fun Fest Store is...

Growth? Region has 5,000 fewer employed than three years ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Job and labor force growth since 2019 has been much stronger in the Johnson City metro area than the adjacent Kingsport-Bristol metro, but one local leader said the combined totals are much more important than local comparisons. The Johnson City metro area’s workforce has 451 more people than it did exactly […]
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Recovery Rally to be held in Kingsport

KINGSPORT — Local agencies are ready to offer support for community members who may be struggling with drug recovery. A Recovery Rally will be held on Monday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Preaching Christ Church to assist those in need of housing, healthcare and employment help. The event...

Rogersville's Ham Radio operators hosting annual 24-hour field day June 25-26

Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves incommunicado. Tornadoes, fires, storms, and ice leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio operators, often called “hams”, provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station. ...

Kingsport unveils new skate park

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The city of Kingsport held a grand opening for the new location of the Scott Adams Memorial Skatepark.   The grand opening included professional skateboarder demonstrations, prizes, open skating times, and music. The original skatepark opened up in 2005 and is named after a 13-year old who was strcuk by a vehicle […]
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My First Job: Keith Bruner

Bag boy/shelf stocker at the Super Dollar in Rogersville. Through the Co-op program at Rogersville High School my senior year. Through my senior year until I went to the United States Marine Corps. How much were you paid?. $2.65 an hour. Tell us a bit about the job. Would bag...

TN labor commissioner McCord a finalist for Northeast State presidency

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Jeff McCord is one of four finalists for the president’s job at Northeast State Community College. The former head of Kingsport’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing has been Gov. Bill Lee’s labor commissioner since Lee took office in January 2019. He led the agency […]
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Ballad Health names John Goetz as vice president of community and government relations

Ballad Health has named John Goetz, an experienced healthcare policy leader, to serve as its new vice president of community and government relations. Goetz brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare policy to his new role. He will represent Ballad Health before elected officials at the federal, state and local levels to advocate for patients’ and communities’ health and well-being in the Appalachian Highlands.
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Elizabeth Carpenter Bass

ROGERSVILLE - Elizabeth Carpenter Bass, age 96, of Rogersville passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at Signature Health Care of Rogersville following a brief illness. She was a member of Rogersville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Lee Bass, parents Clarence and Effie Pease Carpenter, sister Ruby Gentry, brothers James Earl Carpenter, Charlie Wade Carpenter, and Thomas Perry Carpenter.
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Wayne Neal

KINGSPORT - Wayne Neal, 71, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at his home following a lengthy illness. Wayne was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He served with the U.S. Army in the 25th infantry in Vietnam and was retired from the US Postal Service. Wayne loved riding motorcycles.