Sunday, May 29, 2016
· Student Journalist of the Year – Finalist – Gowri Tumkur
· Editorial – Honorable Mention – Valerie Fung ("Learning about Islam is an important part of education")
· Feature Writing – Honorable Mention – Molly Turner ("Divorce affects students day to day life")
· Profile – Honorable Mention – Maddi Rimer ("Male Cheerleader is the core and strength of squad")
· Sports News – Honorable Mention – Harrison Barnes ("New athletic grading policy changes the game")
· Sports Opinion – First Place – Aubrey Vincent ("Throw Like A Girl Is Demeaning And Untrue")
· Multimedia Feature – Honorable Mention – Alison Ramirez ("The language barrier at work")
Mardi Growl event to raise money for new SBK consolidated shelter
The Sullivan County, Bluff City and Kingsport Animal Center's second annual Mardi Growl event will be held June 11. This year money raised from the ...
The Fray to Close Fun Fest
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Kingsport City Schools Names Shively as KCS Athletic Director
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport City Schools has named Larry Shively as KCS Athletic Director. Shively will be responsible for the oversight, coordination, and direction of all district athletic programming.
"We are excited that Larry will bring his extensive athletic experience and passion to this leadership role for Kingsport City Schools," said Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. "In selecting an individual to oversee not only Dobyns-Bennett High School athletics, but also guide athletic programming for the entire district, it was critical to find the person with the right combination of knowledge, skill, desire, and innovation. As a D-B graduate with a long history of athletic leadership and a strong desire to take our programs to the next level, we feel that Larry is the right individual for this exciting task and will unify our entire community around the vision of having a world-class athletic program."
Shively is a 1992 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in history from the University of Tennessee in 1997. He earned his Master of Secondary Education degree from Milligan College in 1998. During his 19-year career as a social studies and history teacher, he has also served as an assistant football and baseball coach at Shelbyville Central High School, assistant football and baseball coach at Science Hill High School, and head football coach at Happy Valley High School. Most recently, Shively has taught U.S. History and Government and served as an assistant football coach at Dobyns-Bennett.
"I am honored, blessed, and humbled to lead and serve the student-athletes and coaches of Kingsport City Schools," said Shively. "We have an unrivaled tradition of success in producing championship-level athletes and teams that are recognized nationally. Our goal is to provide a world-class experience for our student athletes as they progress through our school system. Ultimately, we strive to have an educationally-based athletic program that reinforces strong character, competitiveness with class, sportsmanship, and love for our community. Roll Tribe Roll!"
Shively and his wife Misty, have two children, Sara and Trey.
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).
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Kingsport's water gets high marks in yearly report
According to the latest water quality report released by the city of Kingsport, water in the Model City is not only clean and safe to drink, but well below ...
L to R: Robin Cleary, Director of Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Alderman Duncan.
Keep Kingsport Beautiful Clean-Up Recognition
The April Clean Sweep Kingsport event attracted hundreds of volunteers to help clean up Kingsport. Volunteers walked downtown Kingsport, the entire Greenbelt, through parks and neighborhoods such as Riverview, Lynnview, South Central, Highland and others. Kingsport Public Works had crews working alongside volunteers all day as well.
Listed below are some overall stats regarding the productive day:
Not only did dedicated volunteers make this event possible, but there were several local organizations that donated supplies and sponsorships. Businesses included BAE, Eastman, Eastman Credit Union, Indian Path Medical Center and HMG. Nonprofit organizations that volunteered included many Girl Scout troops, New Vision Youth, PEAK and others.
Thank you to everyone involved - Kingsport is fortunate to have citizens that care about their city!
L to R: Jeff Fleming, Ryan McReynolds, Mayor Clark
Celebrating Public Works Week
The week of May 15-21 has been declared Public Works Week. Kingsport Public Works services are vital to the health, safety, and overall well-being of our communities. Public Works services include engineering, sewer, stormwater, streets and sanitation, traffic and drinking water.
You can help celebrate Public Works Week by attending Public Works Day on Tuesday, May 24 at the Farmer's Market! From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Citizens can take a look at equipment displays, talk to Public Works employees, view demonstrations and see several presentations explaining essential daily operations. There will also be children activity stations featuring painting a manhole cover and microscopes set up to look at bacteria.
It's very important for the public to understand the important role the Public Works department plays in our city each and every day. Without the efficiency or dedication of the Public Works staff, our city wouldn't have clean streets, beautification efforts or exceptionally clean drinking water.
Thanks Public Works Department for all you do!
L to R: Jeff Fleming, Chief Quillin, Officer Campbell, Alderman George
Above and Beyond - Officer Mike Campbell
On October 13, 2015 a New York resident and his 83 year old mother were traveling in a motor home southbound on Interstate 81 on their way to California to spend the winter. While inside the City of Kingsport, the engine died leaving them precariously stranded on the side of the interstate with countless vehicles including numerous tractor trailers flying by.
The man wisely called 911, and Kingsport Police Officer Mike Campbell was dispatched to provide assistance. The man later sent a note to Chief Quillin, sharing his experience and complimenting Officer Campbell for his courtesy and professionalism. An excerpt from the note reads as follow:
“I called 9-1-1 and Officer Mike Campbell showed up. He should be commended for how he dealt with the situation. He helped my crippled mother, who was very scared, talked to my insurance company to dispatch a tow truck, and took us to a motel where we stayed for four days until the motor home was repaired. He also gave me his personal contact information in case we needed further assistance. If the rest of your police force is anything like Officer Campbell, you should be proud!”
Officer Campbell truly went above and beyond!
Keep Kingsport Beautiful Awards for May 2016
Beautification Awards are given each year by Keep Kingsport Beautiful. Robin Cleary, recognized above, will attend a BMA each month through September to recognize residents and businesses with superb beautification efforts.
May 2016 winners include:
Greg and Mary Easley
Craig and Letitia Fritz
Mike and Stephanie Warner
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jones
Scott and Karen Schallon
First Broad Street United Methodist Church
Arby's on Fort Henry in Colonial Heights
Redevelopment Award - 5 Points Property, Heath Guinn