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Sunday, April 30, 2006

National Day of Prayer - May 4

To the pastors, churches and people of faith in the Greater Kingsport Area:

 

The National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday in each May. - this year May 4.  In order that people of faith in our City can participate in this time of prayer together, the Kingsport Chamber of Prayer will sponsor a city-wide prayer gathering at noon on Thursday, May 4, at the Civic Auditorium

 

The 2006 scripture focus (1 Samuel 2:30) and the mission statement of the National Day of Prayer are both referenced on the flyer.  The vision of the National Day of Prayer is:

 

Foster unity within the Christian Church

  • Protect America's Constitutional Freedoms to gather, worship, pray and speak freely.
  • Publicize and preserve America's Christian heritage
  • Encourage and emphasize prayer, regardless of current issues and positions
  • Respect all people, regardless of denomination or creed
  • Be wise stewards of God's resources and provision

Glorify the Lord in word and deed

  

We hope you, as pastors and servant leaders in our Christian community, will support this purpose with your presence and your encouragement of others to participate.  We also encourage all congregations to consider other methods of prayerful participation.

 

God bless you.  May Christ the King be glorified in Kingsport!

 

Doug Tweed, for the Kingsport Chamber of Prayer

 

Dave Murray - chance to pay your last respects

-----Original Message-----
From: Morgan King
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:07 AM

Hi Jeff,

Morgan King here. There's a line from the movie "Tombstone" where after
a gun battle someone asked Doc Holiday why he took part in the fight.
His reply..."Wyatt Earp is my friend." The man came back with "Hey,
I've got lots of friends." Doc said "I don't!" With my job in the
media as well as with you and your high profile job, we can relate.

I know lots of folks and many more know me...but, Dave Murray was one of
my closest, oldest and dearest friends. He gave me my first job in
broadcasting at a Christian radio station that he and his wife Martha
built and operated in the basement of their home on Colonial Heights Rd.
We've remained good friends for over 20 years.

At his funeral service on Easter Sunday, those in attendance were asked
to come forward and tell their "Dave" stories. Due to time restraints,
there were more people who wanted to speak than time would allow.

My wife Linda had an idea. Would you be willing to use your daily email
to the community, to encourage those who were at the service and didn't
get the chance to speak as well as those who weren't there but would
also like to have a chance ... to tell Dave's family, their fond
memories?

If so, please encourage them to send their thoughts to Dave's email box
at dmurray@wrzk.com.

It is something that his family can cherish and it's a way for us to
give back, perhaps in a small way, to a man who devoted his life to
giving and helping others.

Thanks,
Morgan & Linda King

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dylan / Haggard in Knoxville on May 4

-----Original Message-----
From: Paige Travis [mailto:paige@acentertainment.com]
Sent
:
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:05 AM
To: jeff_fleming@earthlink.net
Subject: Blog this & help support the Bijou Theatre!

 

Hello,

 

I'm writing to you today because Knoxville is about to gain a great performance venue in the renovated and reopened Bijou Theatre. We are extremely excited to announce that the Bijou will open on June 2 and immediately begin hosting world-class entertainment.

 

But the Bijou can't be a success without help from people like you who understand how lucky we are to have a performance space as amazing as the Bijou. You've seen shows there--maybe even performed there yourself--so you know how great the acoustics are, and how even seats in the back of the balcony have a perfect view of the stage. You know there's just something special about the place. Many local performance groups have sorely missed having the Bijou available to rent for their dance shows, plays or fundraisers. And in turn Knoxville has missed out on having those groups perform downtown.

 

We're holding a fundraiser for the Bijou on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre with legendary performers Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard.  Tickets are $250, $125 and $75, available at www.tennesseetheatre.com or by calling 865-684-1200.

 

This show is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see two of America's best songwriters perform hits from their vast catalogs. The icing on the cake is that all but $75 of each ticket is tax deductible, and profits from the show go directly toward outfitting the Bijou with professional sound, lighting and curtaining systems that will put the venue on par with the best theaters in the world. With these systems, the Bijou can proudly host nationally known musicians, local dance groups, theatrical productions, festivals, symphonies, operas, weddings, and performance acts we have yet to imagine.

 

If you've heard about the show, great; if you've already bought tickets, fantastic. If you're on the fence about coming, please consider this your chance to see a show you won't soon forget AND help the Bijou resume its position as the best place to see a show in Knoxville (just don't tell the Tennessee). And if you know you can't attend, please forward this email to friends and family who might be interested. Additionally, please forward this email to your organization's supporters who are anxious to see you perform at the Bijou again, or include a mention of the Dylan/Haggard fundraiser in your next newsletter. Fans of performing arts have the most to gain from the Bijou's health and longevity, and we hope they will pitch in from the beginning to insure the theater's strength.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the fundraiser on May 4, and, of course, at the reopened Bijou Theatre!

 

Sincerely,

Paige M. Travis

A.C. Entertainment

 

Friday, April 21, 2006

Speed Limits Lowered in Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon, Jefferson, Sevier Counties

For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Signs Posted to Lower Truck Speeds to 55 mph in portions of East Tennessee
Speed limit being reduced to 65 for other vehicles

Knoxville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is posting new speed limit signs for motorists traveling on Interstates and state routes in portions of Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. The new signs will display a reduced speed limit for commercial trucks, taking the speed limit to 55 mph from 65 mph. Other vehicles traveling on these sections of interstates and State Route 73 (US Highway 321) must only travel at a maximum speed of 65 mph instead of 70 mph.

The speed reductions are being made after a request by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and county mayors. Eight months ago the TPO made the request with the intent of reducing vehicle emissions, thereby improving air quality, with the goal of bringing Knoxville and the East Tennessee Valley into attainment with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) federal air quality health standard for ozone. Knox County and portions of the East Tennessee Valley are currently categorized by the EPA as a marginal non-attainment area.

“County governments are looking at ways to improve air quality to meet EPA standards,” said TDOT Chief of Environment and Planning Ed Cole. “A study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration shows that reducing truck speed limits by 10 miles per hour can reduce the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission factor by approximately 18% or more per truck. If we get reductions anywhere close to that level it will be worth it.”

“The TPO and the county mayors that make up the non-attainment area endorsed a joint resolution asking TDOT to lower the speed limits for trucks to 55 mph. Also each county passed its own resolution asking for the reductions,” said Knoxville Regional TPO Director, Jeff Welch. “This is one of several tools we are using to reduce harmful emissions and to improve air quality in the Tennessee Valley.”

There are 57 speed limit signs being installed. Several other signs showing “reduced speed ahead” will also be posted. Speed reductions will begin at the following locations:

  • I-40 eastbound in Loudon County beginning at approximately mile marker 364.
  • I-75 northbound in Loudon County beginning at approximately mile marker 67.
  • I-75 southbound in Anderson beginning at approximately mile marker 130.
  • I-81 southbound in Jefferson beginning at approximately mile marker 7.
  • I-40 westbound in Jefferson beginning at approximately mile marker 430.
  • Five-mile section of US 321 in Blount County.

“We are urging motorists to pay close attention to the speed limit changes,” said Captain Charles Laxton, Tennessee Highway Patrol. “There will be a natural period of adjustment as drivers become accustomed to the lower speeds, but travelers will be safer in the long run.”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be issuing warnings rather than citations the first two weeks the new speed limits are in affect in order to allow motorists time to adjust to the reduced speeds.

A Federal Highway Administration analysis of reduced truck speeds can be found in the TDOT media room at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/mediaroom/docs/2005/emission_reductions.pdf.

Interagency Memorandum of Understanding relative to the enforcement of speed limits for heavy duty trucks and other motor vehicles.

 

 

 

Dobyns-Bennett planning "Great Reunion II" -- All Classes, All Years

Thousands of D-B friends & alumni will converge on Kingsport this summer. Don’t miss it!!!


If you are a D-B graduate of any class, or if you ever attended D-B, or if you almost attended D-B, or if you are a friend of D-B, then you are invited to:

GREAT REUNION II – 06

On the campus of

Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport, Tennessee

Friday, June 23, 2006

Frolics

Dobyns-Bennett Dome

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$5.00 donation per person

Has Been Band

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

DJ Express

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

All Classes Get-Together

Dobyns-Bennett Track

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$5.00 donation per person

Food concessions available at both events sponsored

By Dobyns-Bennett Activities Department

All events are non-alcoholic!

GREAT REUNION II – 06

Contact information:

Telephone: 423-378-8517
Fax: 423-378-8530
E-Mail:
alumni@dbalumni.org

COMMEMORATIVE TEE SHIRTS

will be available April 1

Cost $10.00 each

Name ______________________________________________________________________________

Street Address _______________________________________________________________________

City ________________________________ State ____________________ Zip Code ______________

Phone __________________________________ Quantity ___________________________________

Area Code Number

Size(s) ______________________________________________________________________________

Sizes Available: S M L XL XXL




Enclose Check and mail to:

D-B Alumni Association

P. O. Box 3337

Kingsport, TN 37664-0337

If you would like to make a donation to the Great Reunion II – 06,

please enclose with your order and indicate amount.

Thank you for your support





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Thursday, April 20, 2006

The ripple effects of one man's FALSE police report about Kingsport

Thanks to Kingsport Police detectives for their quick follow-up to dispel this false report.  It’s amazing how fast a story is picked-up and dispersed nationwide – all because of one man’s false report.  

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
ABC News - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. Apr 18, 2006 (AP)— A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Pierceland HeraldCanada - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Washington Post, United States - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
CBS News - Apr 18, 2006
(AP) A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager in exchange for a $150 bag of cocaine ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
San Jose Mercury NewsUSA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Boston GlobeUnited States - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. --A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police say carjacking was really drug deal
Southern Standard, TN - Apr 18, 2006
A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager in exchange for a $150 bag of cocaine, police ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
The Conservative Voice, NC - Apr 18, 2006
A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager in exchange for a $150 bag of cocaine, police ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Macon Telegraph, GA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
News Courier, AL - Apr 18, 2006
A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager in exchange for a $150 bag of cocaine, police ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Belleville News-DemocratIL - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Wyoming News, WY - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Munster Times, IN - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
OlberlinKS - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Herald News Daily, ND - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
The Kindred Times, Utah - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Jackson News-Tribune, WY - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Ely Times,  USA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Biloxi Sun Herald,  USA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Bradenton HeraldUnited States - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Examiner.com, CA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Centre Daily Times, PA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderPA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
WTOPD.C. - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
Brocktown NewsUSA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Kansas.com, KS - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Pioneer Press, MN - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
KSL-TVUT - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking a Drug Deal
phillyBurbs.com, PA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
The State, SC - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Charlotte Observer, NC - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
San Luis Obispo TribuneCA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Monterey County HeraldCA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Contra Costa Times, CA - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Kentucky.com, KY - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Miami Herald, FL - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Duluth News Tribune, MN - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported Carjacking A Drug Deal
WRAL.com, NC - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Akron Beacon Journal, OH - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Reported carjacking a drug deal
Kansas City Star, MO - Apr 18, 2006
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted selling his car to a teenager ...

 

Police: Carjacking was ill-advised drug deal
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription), TN - Apr 18, 2006
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A man who reported he was carjacked cooked up his story after he later regretted ...

 

 

Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.