Monday, April 30, 2012
Sensabaugh goes to Titans Looking to shore up defense, Tennessee selects former D-B, Clemson standout CB in 4th round of NFL draft
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"This breakfast is a time where our city can be strengthened and refreshed as we face the challenges that present us in today's world," said Mayor Dennis Phillips.
The breakfast buffet serving line will begin at 6:45 am with music beginning at 7:00 am and the program starting at 7:20 am. Paul Williams and the Victory Trio will then perform after the prayer program until 9 a.m.
Tickets are $11.00 each in advance and may be picked up at City Hall (225 West Center Street), the Parks and Recreation office at the Civic Auditorium (1550 Fort Henry Drive), or the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the event.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Astronomy and Space Sciences
Astronomy and Space Sciences
Astronomy Day Activities Announced
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, from noon until 10:00 p.m., Bays Mountain Park and the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club will celebrate the International Day of Astronomy with free presentations, displays and activities for the entire public. Rain or shine, visitors can spend an exciting and informative day at Bays Mountain Park where they can learn about the science and hobby of astronomy. All non-planetarium astronomy-related activities are free and are perfect fun for the entire family! Weather permitting, the club will also be hosting daytime viewing of the sun and nighttime viewing of Mars, Venus, and much more!
In the afternoon, from noon until 4:30 p.m., there will be displays and presentations in the Nature Center’s Discovery Theater. Talks will feature ways to safely observe the upcoming transit of the planet Venus and how to explore the night sky using the Big Dipper. An extended session of our SunWatch program will occur from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Bays Mountain Observatories. Visitors will be able to safely observe sunspots and other features of the Sun through our telescopes (weather permitting.)
The evening’s activities will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an exciting program about the Sun-Earth relationship that we call "space weather." Paul Lewis, Director of UT Knoxville’s Space Science Outreach and Solar System Ambassador for NASA, is our featured speaker and will present an entertaining program entitled "The Sun, The Earth And The Space Between". Following his presentation, spectacular views of celestial delights await you at our StarWatch program starting at dusk. Savor a wonderful view of crescent-shaped Venus, be awe-struck by the distance to galaxies, and feel like you’re flying low over the moon. These views and more will be seen with the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club’s telescopes at our Observatory. A live presentation about what is up in the night sky will take place in the Planetarium if the weather does not cooperate.
Schedule of Events
Afternoon Events: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Displays (free!): 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Discovery Theater.
See many displays featuring all sorts of astronomical topics.
“Build a Super Sun Viewer” with Brad Dunn (free!): 1:00 p.m., Discovery Theater.
The Transit of Venus is happening on June 5th. Learn how to make a Solar Viewer to safely observe this celestial event.
Solar Viewing (free!): 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Observatory.
Thrill at viewing different layers of the sun up close and in great detail. Safely see sunspots and prominences. Weather dependent.
“Ways to View the Sun Safely” with Bob Smith (free!): 2:30 p.m.,
Observatory Grounds (Discovery Theater if raining).
The Sun is the closest star to Earth. Learn how to safely observe this extremely bright and fascinating wonder of the daytime sky.
“Explore the Night Sky Using the Big Dipper” with John Hay (free!): 3:30 p.m., Discovery Theater.
The Big Dipper is something most of us can locate in the night sky. Learn to use this familiar asterism to find other stars and constellations.
Evening Events: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
"The Sun, The Earth And The Space Between" with Paul Lewis (free!):
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Amphitheater (Planetarium if raining).
The recent increase in solar activity has brought much attention to the Sun-Earth relationship that we call "space weather". We will explore the solar cycle and the impending peak in solar activity over the coming months.
Nighttime Viewing (free!): 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Observatory.
Spectacular views of celestial delights await you with the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club’s telescopes. Savor a wonderful view of crescent-shaped Venus, be awe-struck by the distance to galaxies, and feel like you’re flying low over the moon. These views and more will be seen at our Observatory. A live presentation about what is up in the night sky will take place in the Planetarium if the weather does not cooperate.
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37660
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Did you know the City of Kingsport has a special hotline for code enforcement? It’s 224-CODE or 224-2633. You can call that number anytime and report a situation you suspect might be a code violation. Whether it’s an unmowed yard, a longstanding pile of trash, a zoning issue, or you feel a house in your neighborhood is getting rundown beyond repair, feel free to let us know.
If you prefer to use the internet, go to the city’s website www.KingsportTN.gov and look for “I want to”, then “report”, then “a code violation”.
Many times you just don’t know who to call. This centralized number allows a staff member to determine the appropriate department so you don’t have experience the frustration of trying to find out yourself.
We can’t be everywhere all the time, so we need the eyes and ears of the entire community to help make Kingsport a great community to live, work and play.
Hope this helps!
Tilden J. Fleming, AICP
Assistant City Manager for Development
Monday, April 23, 2012
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Lately I’ve had a lot of questions about redistricting. Go to www.capitol.tn.gov/districtmaps/redist.html and explore for yourself.
· Most areas in the City of Kingsport, Preston Forest, Preston Woods, Colonial Heights, Sullivan Gardens, Fall Creek, Indian Springs and Crown Colony fall within House District 2.
· Some of the northern and northwestern parts of Kingsport are included in House District 1, which is predominantly in the City of Bristol (including Rivermont, Hiara Heights, West View, Lynn Garden, Bloomingdale, and Orebank).
· House District 3 includes the Airport, Boone Lake, Bluff City, Blountville, and Piney Flats in Sullivan County along with all of Johnson County (Mountain City) and parts of Carter County (Hampton, Roan Mountain).
· The Hawkins County portion of Kingsport is included in House District 9 (including Hawkins & Hancock Counties).
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Sunday, April 22, 2012
Such an improvement results from the combined efforts of local industry and the City of Kingsport.
The Academy, founded in 1812, is a world-renowned, nonprofit institution dedicated to increasing knowledge of the natural world through environmental research and natural history education.
Report: South Fork Holston River quality continues to improve- Kingsport Times-News
Saturday, April 21, 2012
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100, Kingsport, TN 37660
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From: True, Andy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM
Subject: KCS RELEASE: Deadline Approaching for Kingsport City Schools Zoning And Tuition Applications for 2012-2013 School year
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For Immediate Release – Kingsport City Schools
Contact: Andy True, Kingsport City Schools Administrative Coordinator (423) 378-2130
April 19, 2012
Deadline Approaching for Kingsport City Schools Zoning And Tuition Applications for 2012-2013 School year
KINGSPORT – Kingsport City Schools will accept zoning and tuition applications for students in grades K-12 for the 2012-2013 school year through April 29, 2012.
Parents who would like to request their child attend a different city school outside the school zone their student is expected to attend must apply for a zoning exception. Parents of students who are not legal residents of the city of Kingsport must submit a tuition application to attend a Kingsport City school. Parents or legal guardians must apply annually for their child's tuition and zoning status, even if they attended a Kingsport City school in 2011-2012.
Applications are available online at the Kingsport City Schools' website at www.k12k.com. Paper copies are also available at Kingsport City School's administrative office at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200.
The following are excerpts from the Kingsport Board of Education's policies and procedures for zoning and tuition:
- Parents or legal guardians must apply annually for their child's tuition and zoning status.
- Students who are not legal residents of the city of Kingsport shall pay tuition charges as approved annually by the Board of Education. Failure to pay tuition will disqualify a student's application for the next year.
- Tuition students are accepted and zoning exceptions are granted only if current enrollment permits.
- The system does not provide bus transportation to either tuition or zoning-exemption students, except in specific circumstances.
Criteria for zoning exceptions are as follows:
- Documented medical reasons;
- Child care availability;
- An expected move to a different zone;
- Specialized school programs;
- A fifth- or an eighth- grade student with a previous zoning exception;
- A student whose family has moved to a different zone after November 1;
- Documented justifications related to the child's specific educational experience.
The school system utilizes the following order when placing students:
- Zoning exception reapplications;
- Tuition reapplications for school employees working at the requested school;
- New zoning exceptions applications;
- Tuition reapplications;
- New tuition applications for school employees working at the requested school;
- New tuition applications for system and city employees;
- New tuition applications for out-of-district residents.
For more information, call Peggy Everhart, Student Services Office Assistant, at (423) 378-2142.
Administrative Coordinator - RTTT Implementation/Communication
Kingsport City Schools
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
Kingsport Chamber Wins Five Awards at PRSA Awards Banquet
Bob Feagins honored with Rod Irvin Excellence in Public Relations Award
Please note: Photo of Bob Feagins attached. Pictured from left to right, Robbie Phillips, The Corporate Image and Tri-Cities TN/VA PRSA President; Gary Tucker, Eastman Credit Union, Bob Feagins, Kingsport Chamber and Betty Payne, Eastman Chemical Company.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Your Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce brought home four Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Awards and one Rod Irvin Excellence in Public Relations Award at the 2012 Tri-Cities PRSA Awards of Excellence Banquet held Tuesday night at Eastman Lodge near Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport.
Celebrating the chapter's tenth anniversary year, the chapter recognized the four founding fathers with a surprise birthday celebration and Happy Birthday sing a-long. The founders include, Representative Jon Lundberg, president and CEO, The Corporate Image; Bob Feagins, executive director of communications and development, Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce; Mary Ellen Miller, president and CEO, MarketingMel and Dr. John King, public relations professor at East Tennessee State University.
The banquet recognized excellence in public relations work in our region. The chapter divides the entries into two categories, Honoring the Product and Honoring the Program; paralleling PRSA's Silver and Bronze Anvil competitions.
A panel of judges made up of PRSA members from the California Inland Empire PRSA Chapter evaluated the entries. There are three awards, Award of Excellence, Award of Quality and the Award of Merit.
Your Kingsport Chamber received the five following awards: Award of Excellence in the Non-profit website category for KOSBE.org; Award of Excellence in the Public Service category for the 69th Annual Santa Train; Award of Excellence in the Special Events and Observances (Seven Days or Less) for the Kingsport Chamber 64th Annual Dinner and an Award of Quality in the Special Events and Observances (Seven Days or Less) for the 17th Annual KOSBE Awards.
The 2012 recipient of the Rod Irvin Excellence in Public Relations Award was awarded to Bob Feagins, the fifth and final award of the night.
This award is designed to honor an individual who exemplifies integrity, creativity, leadership, community involvement and whose work has upheld the finest standards of the PRSA. Feagins was nominated by Gary Tucker, senior vice president of government and business relations, Eastman Credit Union and Betty Payne, director of corporate communications, Eastman Chemical Company.
"I had the privilege of working with Rod Irvin, the public relations professional for whom this award is named. I have neither doubt nor hesitation in putting Bob Feagins in that same category," said Payne. "Bob knows the importance of striking a good solid balance in public relations. Each day, he works to promote business and commerce throughout the Kingsport area. Whether he's working with a small family-operated start-up business or a Fortune 500 global corporation, Bob applies the same principles and attention to detail that shows either company that he is their champion."
One of Feagins' most notable accomplishments is the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner. What was once a dinner meeting with a couple of speeches and the obligatory 'passing of the gavel,' under his direction has become what many call the 'Tri-Cities' social event of the year.
Kingsport Chamber President and CEO, Miles Burdine said, "It is a pleasure to work with Bob Feagins. Bob continues to grow in his responsibilities and value to our community. He is an outstanding individual contributor. Bob is caring and supportive and has the skills to coach, develop and manage the work of others, overseeing staff members who are responsible for Member Relations, Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Move to Kingsport."
Feagins is a servant-leader. He takes great pride in his work as a community volunteer. He has a 'big heart' and a huge capacity for serving in the community through church, universities and technology centers, the arts, young professional organizations and through a host of non-profit organizations.
"I personally admire the outstanding career and personal accomplishments of Bob Feagins." said Olan Jones, president and CEO of Eastman Credit Union and recent Kingsport Chamber Board of Directors Chair. "He is effective and efficient at managing the business community's resources entrusted to the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce."
"Bob is a relationship-builder. He is a likeable person. Feagins is someone who is genuine in his dealings with others. He is humble and exhibits unquestionable integrity. He enhances the reputation of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce," continued Jones.
A native of Kingsport, Feagins graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and holds a B.A. in communications from Emory & Henry College, Emory, Va., and a master's in communications from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Prior to his work with the Kingsport Chamber, he served as client services director for The Corporate Image.
Feagins is the recipient of the 2012 Milligan College Leaders in Christian Service Honor Award; winner of numerous Public Relations Society of America Awards of Excellence and Quality; winner of Tri-Cities Addy Awards; winner of American Chamber of Commerce Executives Awards of Communications Excellence for Total Communications Program and other communications initiatives; recipient of The Business Journal's Tri-Cities TN/VA "Forty Under 40" Rising Young Business Stars Award; recipient of a Charter Media Broadcast Award for "Kingsport ChamberZone"; a Leadership Kingsport graduate; graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management (IOM); and selected to attend the inaugural session of the Generation Tennessee Young Business Leaders Conference.
Feagins also teaches an annual class on communications, public relations and development to Chamber of Commerce Executives from across the State of Tennessee at Middle Tennessee State University. Speaks to classes at Emory & Henry College, ETSU, Carson-Newman College and Northeast State on communications as well as a number of civic clubs and organizations in the Tri-Cities TN/VA region.
Feagins and his wife, Laura are both active members of Mafair United Methodist Church and reside in Kingsport.
In total, there were 54 entries submitted to the chapter for 2012 with 47 winners and one recipient of the Rod Irvin Excellence in Public Relations Award.
In the next few days, you can find the complete listing of award winners along with photos on our Facebook page, PRSA of Tri-Cities TN/VA.
All program and product award categories are open to members and non-members who reside in the greater Tri-Cities area. This year, all work entered must have been released, published or performed, at least, in substantial part between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2011.
The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization comprised of nearly 1,000 members. The Kingsport Chamber's mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area.
For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392.8800. We're social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, and on our Twitter account, @kptchamber.
We've moved! Our new address is 400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Small Business Services Marketing Manager, KOSBE
Administrative Coordinator, TSBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce
Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100, Kingsport, TN 37660
WE'VE MOVED!! Our new address is: 400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100, Kingsport TN, 37660 - Phone numbers and e-mails are the same.