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Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl Rosters

http://www.ky-tn-borderbowl.com/2011_player_rosters

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eastman Chemical announces executive changes

Eastman Chemical announces executive changes
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Kingsport, Tenn.-based company also announced two new executive
appointments. Norris P. Sneed, 55, will retire as senior vice president,
...
<http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/dec/14/eastman-chemical-announces-executive-changes/>
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Everyone has a story to tell: 365 recorded and written ones net Wellmont a national award

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         12/22/10

CONTACT:    Jim Wozniak

                        (423) 230-8237

 

 

EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL: 365 RECORDED AND

WRITTEN ONES NET WELLMONT A NATIONAL AWARD

 

     KINGSPORT– Ask employees of Wellmont Health System what they enjoy about their jobs, and they eagerly share their stories.

     So Wellmont's human resources and marketing communications departments developed a forum for employees to tell those stories – for 365 straight days. The economical way the departments made it happen recently caught the attention of judges and online voters in a nationwide contest.

     Wellmont earned a gold award, the highest available, in the 2010 Best-in-Class Client Awards sponsored by Greystone.net and StayWell Custom Communications. The health system was honored at a ceremony in Las Vegas in the category of "Most Efficient Use of Limited Web Resources" for its "Your story. Our mission." employee branding campaign.

     Working with Wellmont's human resources department, marketing communications department employees devised a strategy for Wellmont employees to spread the word in short but powerful stories about enjoyable aspects of their jobs. Each video, shot on a handheld Flip video camera, lasts about 30 seconds.

     "We were happy to share, through the eyes of our valued employees, the high-quality, compassionate health care Wellmont delivers to the Tri-Cities region," said Pat Kane, senior vice president of marketing communications.

     "These stories show a healing environment is alive and well at Wellmont and should attract many highly skilled professionals to our health system as applicants and future employees. Patients and their families should also be comforted by the pride employees take in their jobs."

     The sky wasn't the limit on the budget the departments had at their disposal to devise and execute the campaign. The health system invested just a few hundred dollars to purchase the inexpensive Flip video cameras.

     Most of the campaign involved sweat equity – marketing department employees interviewed their colleagues at Wellmont, edited the stories to a compact size and presented the finished product on the system's website, www.wellmont.org, and Facebook page. Wellmont.org/myStory was entirely an in-house production.

     The videos and written stories live on today at www.wellmont.org/careers and www.wellmont.org/econnection/mystory/calendar.html.

     "In these challenging economic times, Wellmont has sought groundbreaking and novel ways to tell the story of our regional, state and national leadership in health care," said Hamlin Wilson, Wellmont's senior vice president of human resources. "We accomplished that in spades with these personal stories from employees who make the lives of our patients better every day."

     The eighth annual awards program honored hospitals and healthcare systems in 12 categories in addition to recognizing the best overall websites. There were nearly 140 entries and more than 50 finalists. Other winners included Emory Healthcare and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Kingsport Blog

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Newsbytes

Gov.-elect Haslam to host 5 inauguration parties statewide before official ...
WREG
Haslam kicks off the events in Kingsport on Jan. 10, followed by a
celebration the next evening at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. ...
<http://www.wreg.com/news/sns-bc-tn--haslaminauguration,0,2200879.story>
New street sign rules may hit Kingsport's bottom line
Kingsport Times News
By Matthew Lane KINGSPORT — The city of Kingsport is in the same boat as
every other community across the country — trying to determine how new
Federal ...
<http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9028561>
Eastman completes restart of Texas cracking unit
Knoxville News Sentinel
The restart increases the Kingsport, Tenn.-based company's olefin capacity
by approximately 215000 metric tons. The company has three active cracking
units. ...
<http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/dec/22/eastman-completes-restart-texas-cracking-unit/>

Sullivan County OKs joint animal shelter
Kingsport Times News
By John Osborne BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission on Monday
approved creation of "The Sullivan County/Bluff City/Kingsport Animal
Control Center ...
<http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9028464>

MEDNAX Announces the Acquisition of Tennessee-Based Neonatal Practice
Business Wire (press release)
(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc., (NYSE:MD) today announced the acquisition of
a neonatal physician group based in Kingsport, TN. "As part of Pediatrix
we will ...
<http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101220005221/en/MEDNAX-Announces-Acquisition-Tennessee-Based-Neonatal-Practice>
Kingsport Offers Unique Christmas Tree Recycling - News Story ...
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- This year you can recycle your Christmas tree in a
unique way. Thursday, December 23, 2010.
<http://www.wcyb.com/news/26257892/detail.html>

Kingsport Schools Get Grant For Character Education - News Story ...
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Kingsport has received a $500000 federal grant to help
with at-risk students. Wednesday, December 22, 2010.
<http://www.wcyb.com/news/26250675/detail.html>
Audit Reveals Good Finances For Kingsport - News Story - WCYB Tri ...
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Auditors have issued Kingsport's finances a clean
opinion for the eleventh straight year. Monday, December 20, 2010.
<http://www.wcyb.com/news/26198831/detail.html>
Kingsport Cultural Arts announces 2011 lineup
The City of Kingsport's Cultural Arts Division has announced its schedule
of heritage, arts and entertainment events for next year. ...
<http://www.gotricities.com/article.php?id=8212>

Dobyns-Bennett

Super setters Sloop, Rutledge share Times-News Elite stage
Kingsport Times News
Dobyns-Bennett's Jamie Rutledge and Gate City's Callie Sloop, both seniors,
have been at the center of their respective programs and defined what great
...
<http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9028345>
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FCA SENIOR BOWL: Greene Devils lead NET all-stars to victory
TriCities.com
Story led all rushers with 83 yards and Dobyns-Bennett receiver Maurice
Cannon also had a noteworthy day with seven catches for 67 yards.
<http://www2.tricities.com/sports/2010/dec/18/fca-senior-bowl-greene-devils-lead-net-all-stars-v-ar-724920/>
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FCA SENIOR BOWL: Local NET all-stars looking to end on a high note
American Chronicle
... Seabolt (Dobyns-Bennett), Heath Haden (Sullivan South), Victor Shepherd
(David Crockett), Ethan Good (Daniel Boone) and Kevin Nelson (Science
Hill). ...
<http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/153571177>
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D-B AFJROTC Experience - The Arrowhead
By chatman
Many of our students here at Dobyns-Bennett have honestly considered a
career in service and have taken a step toward the beginning of their
future. A common class at D-B for many of these students is the spectacular
and strengthening ...
<http://www.dbarrowhead.com/opinion/2010/12/14/d-b-afjrotc-experience/>
The Arrowhead
<http://www.dbarrowhead.com/>

Douglass-Riverview News and Current Events: The Rest of the Racial ...
By Douglass Alumni Association
Kingsport Ebony Club Association. Kingsport Ebony Club Association A
network dedicated to building community among members and friends of
Dobyns-Bennett High Schools' Ebony Club (1972-2005). ...
<http://douglassalumni.blogspot.com/2010/12/im-very-sorry-that-people-were-hurt-im.html>
Douglass-Riverview News and Current...
<http://douglassalumni.blogspot.com/>

Dobyns-Bennett Band - For Sale
The Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Indian Band of Kingsport,
Tennessee.
<http://www.dbband.org/?BISKIT=596310517&CONTEXT=cat&cat=10078>

YouTube - 2010 Dobyns Bennett Christmas Concert HD
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gm5hyIQ3wY>

High school All-Stars set to face off at Kermit-Tipton | David ...
As the East Tennessee head coach, he has the chance to coach kids like
Dobyns- Bennett's Sean Seabolt and Daniel Boone's Kevin Connell who have
been on rival ...
<http://www.ihigh.com/davidcrockett/article_47229.html>

Results IC 2010 - Home
Dobyns-Bennett, 88.00. 12. East Literature Magnet, 87.00. 13. Sullivan
South, 78.00 ... Dobyns-Bennett HS 1800 Legion Drive Kingsport TN 37664 ...
<http://www.tribewrestling.com/IC2010/ic10home.htm>

Tennessee Wrestling » Division 1 Rankings for Dec 13, 2010
Others to watch: Damean Sawyer (Harpeth), Trent O'Brien (Dobyns Bennett),
Ernie Overton (Independence), Jacob Belcher (Wilson Central), Matthew
Cilimberg ...
<http://www.tennesseewrestling.com/2010/12/division-1-rankings-for-dec-13-2010/>

NEO Mountaineer Classic st for Saturday | The Mountaineer
... Gibbs 139, R-S Central 135, Tuscola 118.5, North Buncombe 108, North
Henderson 107, Watauga 100, King Mountain 97, Dobyns-Bennett 94.5,
Robbinsville 90, ...
<http://www.themountaineer.com/neo-mountaineer-classic-st-for-saturday-3482>

LeGree, Fletcher Earn All-America Recognition
Dobyns-Bennett), Brett Irvin (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) and Pat Mills
(Charlotte, N.C./Providence), place kicker Jason Vitaris (Seneca,
S.C./Seneca), ...
<http://goblueridge.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10874:legree-fletcher-earn-all-america-recognition&catid=55&Itemid=157>

One of Riverview's First Residents gets one of HOPE VI's First Homes


Greetings, Fellow Douglass Alumni, Riverview Neighbors & Friends:

Keeping the Community and the Alumni Informed! December 27, 2010
One of Riverview's First Residents Gets One of First HOPE VI Homes
Here's hoping you and your family had a wonderful CHRIST-mas! We hope you have a meaningful Kwanzaa celebration, too.

One of the Riverview Apartments' first residents back in 1940, is one of the first residents to move back into one of the new HOPE VI homes.

A talk with Mrs. Mamie Gillenwater is like a trip back to a time when Riverview was nothing but family values.

But she also remembers when the community was as lawless as Dodge City when Marshal Matt Dillion was on vacation. Both descriptions are equally as graphic.

We talked to Miss Mamie extensively for Christmas, and her interview is on the NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS page of the website.

We've been notified of the passing of Lawrence Jones, formerly of Riverview, now of Elizabethton. Arrangements are being finalized, and we'll let you know on the PASSINGS AND OBITUARIES page. A couple of our Bristol neighbors have passed too. Please continue to pray for the families of our loved ones who have been called home.

Be sure to check out the Wall of Fame Banquet story and pictures from Johnson City on the NEWS OF OUR DOUGLASS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS page.

I'm compiling some year-end statistics on readership on your Douglass website. I should have those by the end of the week.

Take care my friends as we move into this new year. We will talk again very soon!


Calvin

If you need to send us mail, the address of your Douglass Alumni Association in the V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex, is at the top of the headline column to the RIGHT.

The link below on the LEFT will take you directly to your Douglass Website. Please access the website pages through the Douglass Website's main page, so we can keep a running tally of visitors.

DO NOT CLICK on the link below to the right.
Address:
The Douglass Alumni Association - Kingsport

Suite 104

301 Louis Street

Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
STORIES STILL TO COME ON THE WEBSITE
A Riverview neighbor has found a document denoting where his mother was sold as a slave, just prior to the Civil War. The document is verified, and we'll examine the historical lessons passed down through generations
Contact Us
Please send information and pictures to be shared on your Douglass Website to: douglassriverview@gmail.com

Your website: www.sonsanddaughtersofdouglass.org




--
Jeff Fleming
Kingsport Blog

Monday, December 27, 2010

Korner-Copia (the old Sobel's building)

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Korner-Copia Newsletter
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December 12, 2010


Welcome to Korner-Copia

Korner-Copia is a true neighborhood corner grocery and deli. We are on the corner of Center St and Commercer St. in the heart of downtown Kingsport. There is easy, accessable, FREE parking on Center St, Commerce St and New St. Not only will you find great quality food wether it be in the form of groceries or a yummy lunch or dinner, you will find a good time and maybe run into a friend or two.

Articles appearing in this newsletter: A little of what you can find at Korner-Copia 
  • A little of what you can find at Korner-Copia

    In our deli you can find: Proccutto Ham, Lebonon Bologna, Pan Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Turkey, Italian Provolone, Amish Smoked Cheddar and more, most with no MSG and low to no preservatives.

    We make deli salads everyday. Some of what you can find on an average day: Italian pasta salad with artichokes, olives, capers and more, Medditerainian Pasta salad with real fetta cheese, Tuna salad made with cabbage, carrots and creamy Italian dressing verses a lot of mayo, Egg salad with dill, crab salad, lemon potato sald and more! These are sold by the pound or can complement your sandwich.

    We have fantastic coffee at the lowest price in town: $0.70 for a small or $0.95 for a large! We even have cinnamon or nutmeg to add that special touch. We always serve coffee, a dark roast and a flavor of the day all day long. Regular roast and deacf available on request.

    For lunch we have the highest quality meats and cheeses, most with no MSG or ch emical preservatives to make a huge sandwich for you. We also have a daily "Gold Plate Special". We have one hot entree and day and one hot side. You can pick the one entree and two sides of your choice from our large salad case that offers many different delicious salads that we make every day. Only $6.89 and it comes with iced tea or coffee. During cold months we serve two soups of the day. Check our facebook page where we post everyday what soups, coffee and iced tea flavor we have that day.


    Groceries are unique and different at Korner-Copia. You may not find a bag of frozen green beans there, but you will find green bean chips along with carrot chips, squash and pea chips that make a fantastic snack! You will find a lot of grain flours, raw sugar and a lot of spices! Chesses from all over the world, burtch beer, sasafrass, Nehi (original recipe!) and Mexican Coke. 

    We carry many local products such as Triggers Salsas, Zige nwald Dairy goat cheeses, Flour Fancies baked goods, Light Fandango candles and more! 

    At Korner-Copia we acknoledge and appreciate those who serve and protect us. All active military, police officers, fire fighters and EMS always recieve 10% off lunch or dinner!

    See you and your friends on the Korner!


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Korner-Copia
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423-578-7778

Friday, December 24, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Calvin Sneed <douglassriverview@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 12:28 AM
Subject: Lights, Camera, Action!
To: Jeff Fleming <kingsportblog@gmail.com>


Greetings, Fellow Douglass Alumni, Riverview Neighbors & Friends:

Keeping the Community and the Alumni Informed! December 20, 2010
Lights, Camera, Action!
There's nothing more dazzling than Christmas displays and yard lights. Imagine what a little child sees, when he or she visits East Tennessee's Christmas backyard, namely Winterfest in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg?

56 New Vision Youth Kids and their chaperones paid Winterfest a visit, and the Christmas lights were a site to behold.

The visit is on the NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS page of the Douglass Website.

Don't forget to check out the other pages of your website, especially News of Our Douglass Friends and Neighbors, and the Opinions-Letters to the Editor. Whenever we learn of something that might be of interest to our community, we post it there.

We approach the end of another year, shedding a tear for those who have left us this past year. We still feel the losses, but the Lord is easing our hearts.

Hopefully, we'll have an update on the 2011 Reunion activities soon. We need to get you news out about May's Cruise Reunion in the Caribbean and July's Land Reunion in Riverview.

We're also compiling some end-of-the-year statistics for you. They'll be ready next week.

Here's hoping your Christmas shopping is over, your plans to come home for the holiday go smoothly if you're traveling to Kingsport or going out of town to see loved ones, and a reminder: JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

Take care my friends.. we will talk again very soon!


Calvin

If you need to send us mail, the address of your Douglass Alumni Association in the V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex, is at the top of the headline column to the RIGHT.

The link below on the LEFT will take you directly to your Douglass Website. Please access the website pages through the Douglass Website's main page, so we can keep a running tally of visitors.

DO NOT CLICK on the link below to the right.
Address:
The Douglass Alumni Association - Kingsport

Suite 104

301 Louis Street

Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
STORIES STILL TO COME ON THE WEBSITE
A Riverview neighbor has found a document denoting where his mother was sold as a slave, just prior to the Civil War. The document is verified, and we'll examine the historical lessons passed down through generations
Contact Us
Please send information and pictures to be shared on your Douglass Website to: douglassriverview@gmail.com




--
Jeff Fleming
Kingsport Blog

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Year in Review

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
I always take this time to reflect on the past and think about future.
 
It's hard for me to believe there have been 69,679 absolute unique visitors, 180,004 visits, and 253,855 page views at Kingsport Blog in the past 2 years.
 
More than 14,212 people have visited the site more than 100 times.
 
Here's what you might have missed.....
 
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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.