Sunday, August 23, 2015
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Friday, August 14, 2015
Dobyns-Bennett High School Graduate Makes 2014-15 NSCAA Girls' High School Scholar All-America Team
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Dobyns-Bennett High School 2015 graduate, Maggie Burkett, has been named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) to the 2015 NSCAA High School Girls' Scholar All-America Team. Official recognition for Maggie and other NSCAA team members took place during the High School Awards Brunch in Orlando, FL, on August 1, 2015. This event was held in conjunction with the NSCAA Summer Soccer Symposium.
"It was an honor to work with a student like Maggie," said Dobyns-Bennett High School Principal Dr. Chris Hampton. "She worked very hard to be excellent in both the classroom and on the athletic field. Her leadership was appreciated and she is certainly deserving of the prestigious honor." During her time at Dobyns-Bennett, Maggie was also named a 2013 All-State Player to the Tennessee Sports Writers Team and a 2013 and 2014 All-State Player to the Tennessee Soccer Coaches Association Team. Maggie will play soccer for the University of Tennessee-Martin this fall.
The NSCAA Girls' High School Scholar All-America Team Award is presented annually to a select group of high school seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of their senior year. In addition, players must have been nominated by their coach, have demonstrated excellence in high school soccer, and have performed community service at the local, regional, or national level. Nominee resumes are then reviewed by the Scholar All-America Committee and team members are selected from available candidates. Thirty-three boys and 46 girls, representing 22 states and 2 countries (USA and Japan) were named to the 2014-15 All-America Team.
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins counties. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.
KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).
For more information on KCS, visit k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We're social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).
Kingsport City Schools
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200 | Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph. (423) 378.2123
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau
The company has more than 150 locations nationwide. The closest locations are in NC, SC, KY, GA and Northern VA.
Freddy's vs Steak N Shake:
"Okay, I know we might be behind the times and all, but we just discovered a steak burger. In my defense, I've seen Steak and Shakes many a time in the past, but because I didn't know they were steakBURGERS, I just wasn't interested. I'm not really a steak person per se, you see. So anyway, we were in Manhattan, KS going to Wally world and there was a Freddy's Frozen Custard across the street and so we decided to try it out. Oh my giddy aunt! Sooooo yummy!. Yeah, I have a new favorite burger joint. Aside from EZ's in San Antonio, this one is pretty great. I love the burgers. I prefer thin patties and they are thin and are very flavorful. I also like their fries. They are shoestring fries and I even like the little containers the fries come in - a cup. Oh, and the frozen custard...oh, yeah...mmmmmmmmmmm!
Now it just so happens that we went to a Steak and Shake the next week to see if it compared. They have the same kind of fries, though not nearly seasoned as well. The burgers were similar, but lacking and the shakes were good, but not near what Freddy's produces. The one thing Steak and Shake has over Freddy's are the little mini burgers. Braden loved them. I like that one of their kids meal has two mini burgers with fries. One for each boy. That's pretty neat. Maybe I can put in a request to Freddy's?:)" Source: http://dyessfamchronicles.blogspot.com/2009/06/freddys-frozen-custard-vs-steak-and.html
Monday, August 10, 2015
Attached please find the July 2015 New Business Listings. Includes monthly and last 12 months. Also included in pdf and xls format.
Report available at http://development.kingsporttn.gov/Demographics
Lynn Tully, AICP
Development Services Director
City of Kingsport
Ph: (423) 229-9319
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Miles Burdine and City Manager Jeff Fleming gave the "Be Loyal Shop Local" presentation.
"We're not against other communities, but we are for Kingsport," Burdine siad.
They pointed out, as does the marketing effort, that half of every local property tax dollar goes directly to Kingsport, Sullivan County and Bristol, Tenn. schools.
The other half goes go to the city general fund.
Burdine said he realized there was a public perception problem when a friend told him he and his family were going to Knoxville to shop for back-to-school items a few years ago, and Burdine said the friend should ask if Knoxville would provide schools, fire protection and other city services to the Kingsport family.
Of about $33.4 million in local sales tax collected in Kingsport, about $16.7 million going to city and county schools.
"We are all in this together," Fleming said, adding that shopping in Sullivan County keeps tax dollars local and that shopping in Tennessee keeps them state or regional.
Of the $16.7 million, the county schools got 48.8 percent or about $8,149 million, 31.5 percent or about $5.26 million for Kingsport and 19.7 percent or about $3.289 million.
In addition to those amounts, about $2.614 million in local sales tax collected is received by Kingsport school for money collected in Sullivan County and Bristol, Tenn.
Since 2000, they said local sales taxes have increased 34 percent for Kingsport.
Read more: Kingsport school board reconigzes students, gets "Be Loyal Buy Local" report | Kingsport Times-News http://fw.to/UaISqIS
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Thursday, August 06, 2015
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Holston Valley, Bristol Regional earn Platinum Award from national organization for heart attack care
KINGSPORT, TN------------- The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is hosting a webinar – Engaging Millennials: Creating Young Arts Advocates – on August 19, 2015, to provide an overview of millennial participation trends, and discuss strategies and programs that have successfully resulted in the inspiration and empowerment of this generation.
Photo gallery: Kingsport Senior Center goes whitewater rafting
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