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LGBTQ group opposes potential Kingsport City Schools gender identity policy

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – After a member of the Kingsport City Schools board proposed a new policy that bars district employees from actions that “create, facilitate or engage in classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity,” a local LGBTQ+ group spoke out against the measure. John Baker, president of Pride Community Center of the […]
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Police: 2 teens charged following vandalism of Sullivan County church

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — Two 14-year-old boys have been charged after a church was vandalized last month, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. The two juveniles were charged with burglary and vandalism, police said Wednesday. Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located on Coley Street in Kingsport, sustained about...
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Bays Mountain to host ‘Park after Dark’ event

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Bays Mountain Park will host its “Park After Dark” event Saturday, August 13. Guests will have the chance to experience Bays Mountain Park at night from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., according to a release from the park. People planning to attend the event can choose from two packages. The first […]

New to Town: Two Dads Downtown Deli and Ice Cream Parlor

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) -It’s the perfect stop on a hot summer day, complete with Blue Bell’s best selections and an array of specialty sandwiches. Two Dads Downtown Deli and Ice Cream Parlor is an expansion for co-owner Randy Slagle, who also owns Two Dads Cafe up the street from Charlemont Avenue. He said he and […]
Kingsport Times-News

Kingsport police hiring for several positions

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Police Department said on Wednesday it is looking for several applicants to fill existing and upcoming vacancies. The department has scheduled the next police applicant testing session for Tuesday, Sept. 27, according to a news release.

Green Dragons met Lake Way Christian in football scrimmage

On Saturday, Harlan traveled to Morristown, Tennessee, to play Lake Way Christian. Both teams scored three touchdowns apiece. According to Harlan coach Eric Perry, he saw some good things from his Dragons. “Defensively, I thought we had good things happen and a lot of things we have to clean up,”...
Kingsport Times-News

Fort Henry Mall selects next pop-up shop

KINGSPORT — You could say the Fort Henry Mall has gifted a regional business owner with a pop-up shop for the upcoming holiday season. Kingsport Gifting Co. will open this October in the Fort Henry Mall in Kingsport, a release from the American Dream Project said. According to the release, the business will open within the mall for a 12-week period ending in December.

School systems across Tri-Cities region in need of bus drivers

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — Schools across the region are facing shortages in all areas, from teachers to school resource officers. One occupation, critical to student success, is running short of qualified workers - bus drivers. "Right now we're running - we're doubled up, I'm driving this afternoon, we have...

Harshbarger joins fellow Republicans in criticizing FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Rep. Diana Harshbarger was among the many Republicans who swiftly took to social media Monday to lash out at the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. On Twitter, the congresswoman accused the FBI of “inconsistent and partisan application of the law” and called the raid “an attack on […]

Needville restaurant steps up to help Kentucky flood victims

NEEDVILLE – Volunteers from the gulf coast continued cleanup and recovery efforts in eastern Kentucky Tuesday, where the death toll stands at 37 after widespread flooding devastated the region. “I’m seeing flooding like I haven’t seen since 2016 when we got founded,” said Rob Gaudet, founder of the Cajun...

Hawkins Co. BOE to vote on $40 school supply allotment per student

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Parents in Hawkins Co. could see some financial help this school year. The Board of Education is set to vote on moving $250,000 from the General Purpose Fund to the Instructional Supply Allotment to help purchase school supplies for students. The amount is based on the 2021-2022 year enrollment numbers and […]

Temporary road repairs are now underway here

Temporary repairs began on county and state roads this week, with crews taking on roads that are impassable first. Sheets of asphalt were lifted up by the velocity of the water, which rose to 10 feet above flood stage at Whitesburg, where a river gauge in downtown measures the height of the water.

Pigskin Previews 2022: Harlan County Black Bears

BAXTER, Ky. (WYMT) - After missing the playoffs for the first time in program history, the Harlan County Black Bears are finding hope in the deep, dark hills. “I think we’re a better football team right now than we were at the end of the season last year,” said senior linebacker Josh Sergent. “We put in a new offense, we’ve changed a lot of things, we got some new players, we got some speed guys that can make some plays for us this year.”
Kingsport Times-News

Fraternal Order of Police shifts location of annual car show

KINGSPORT — Fraternal Order of Police Burgess-Mills Lodge No. 11 will hold its annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Fort Henry Mall. That’s a change to the event’s location after a two-decade run in downtown Kingsport, during which it was dubbed the Broad Street Cruise-in and Car Show.

KSP investigating Tuesday night murder-suicide

HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ) — Kentucky State Police are investigating what they call a murder-suicide that occurred Tuesday night in Harlan. Around 9:09 p.m., Post 10 Harlan received a 911 call that two people were shot on Jonathan Drive, according to a Wednesday morning press release. Detectives say through an...