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Eight vying for Miss Kingsport and Miss Sullivan County crowns  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Miss Kingsport and Miss SullivanCounty Scholarship Competition 2020 will be held as part of Fun Fest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at the ...



Prom 2019: Dobyns-Bennett HS (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom held Saturday, April 27 at MeadowView Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport.



Prom 2019: Dobyns-Bennett HS (Part 2)  Kingsport Times News

Here's a second collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom held Saturday, April 27 at MeadowView Resort & Convention Center in ...



New Dobyns-Bennett 'front door' still set to open in August  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The more than $20 million Science and Technology Center at Dobyns-Bennett High School remains on track to open at the start of the 2019-20 ...



Dobyns-Bennett plant sale kicks off today  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School FFA Spring Plant Sale will kick off today (Saturday) and be at the greenhouse at D-B, 1801 E. Center St., and ...



Dobyns-Bennett Cyber Tribe finishes first in regional robotics competition  Kingsport Times News

MYRTLE BEACH — Dobyns-Bennett High School's robotics team, Cyber Tribe 4020, won first place in a regional competition in South Carolina and thus a slot ...



Dobyns-Bennett student performs in Carnegie Hall  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Few pianists can say they've performed in a famous New York City concert hall. Even fewer can say they've done it twice. But Emily Cai, a ...



D-B competitive marching band headed to Grand Nationals, again  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — As Dobyns-Bennett High School's competitive marching band prepares for its annual appearance on the national stage in Indianapolis, band ...



D-B Alumni Stories: 10th annual Hall of Fame induction honors six  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Folks told stories of athletic prowess, business acumen, childhood fights, pool and poker playing, a famous friend, near-death experiences and ...



Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill, Tennessee High students win National Merit Scholarships  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Three Northeast Tennessee high school graduates, one each from Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport, have won National Merit Scholarships ...



Local CEO,13, shared message of encouragement with Dobyns-Bennett students Friday  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Students at a Tri-Cities High School got a lesson on living today as they get ready for summer break.



DB construction to be finished by May 31  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools officials have double good news about the Regional Science and Technology Center construction project at ...



Marching Indians 'Rise Above' at BOA competition  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School competitive marching band left Wednesday afternoon about 1:30 on six chartered buses headed for Grand ...



A perfect 36: D-B's Glynn aces ACT, going into biomolecular engineering  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Allison Glynn, like her older sister in college, is pursuing a career in biomolecular engineering. Both are seniors graduating this spring — Allison ...



Dobyns-Bennett flute player headed to march, play in Macy's parade  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Although the whole Dobyns-Bennett High School marching band isn't going to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, as it ...



Science Olympiad Kingsport participants win 19 first place awards  Kingsport Times News

I believe that Science Olympiad is the best cross-gender team-based STEM outreach program in the nation.” — Enrica Quartini, geophysicist and Science ...



Kingsport schools mark CTE Month, honor students  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Career technical education is alive, well and growing in Kingsport City Schools, according to Bo Shadden, KCS Director of CTE and ...



Tribe track standout Jeamy Williams runs his way into Ivy League  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A lot of storied track athletes have come through Dobyns-Bennett High School in years past, but senior sprinter Jeamy Williams is among the ...



Region's outstanding young students to be recognized tonight at inaugural event  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Our region has some truly exceptional young students. From an Elizabethton girl who runs a successful hand-lettering business, to a DB Excel ...



Dobyns-Bennett HS band student chosen to march in Macy's Thanksgiving parade  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - A Dobyns-Bennett High School junior has arrived in New York City for a very special musical opportunity.



Kingsport police: Former Dobyns-Bennett student charged after threat to 'shoot up' class  WJHL

Extra police patrols are being conducted at Kingsport schools after a man was charged Tuesday afternoon in a case where a threat to "shoot up" a class at ...



Kingsport BOE honors artist, golfer, runner and custodians  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A winning Christmas card painting, a Tennessee golf champion, a standout cross country runner and certified custodians were honored during ...



Kingsport school board to consider next step toward solar, energy savings contract  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Could Dobyns-Bennett High School have new solar carports to go along with its new Regional Science and Technology Center? It's too early to ...



Dobyns-Bennett has 10 Commended Students in National Merit program  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Ten Dobyns-Bennett High School students have been named as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, ...



Online video of Kingsport student waving knife prompts police investigation  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

An online video showing a Kingsport City Schools student waving a knife and appearing to make threats prompted a police investigation and administrative ...



Longtime Kingsport Police Officer, Dobyns-Bennett High School SRO dies unexpectedly  WJHL

The Kingsport Police Department is in mourning after the death of a longtime student resources officer.



Renderings revealed for expansion at Dobyns-Bennett HS  WJHL

Dobyns-Bennett High School will soon be expanding with a center that will not only be available to high school students, but also to professionals.



D-B band wins Class AAA national title, takes 10th in finals  Kingsport Times News

Dobyns-Bennett High School's competitive band captured 10th place in the Bands of America Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday.



Prom 2018: Dobyns-Bennett HS (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom held Saturday, April 28 at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in ...



Dobyns-Bennett Cyber Tribe finishes second in Knoxville event  Kingsport Times News

KNOXVILLE — Cyber Tribe, the Dobyns-Bennett High School FIRST Robotics team (FRC 4020), finished a strong second in the Smoky Mountains Regional ...



Dobyns-Bennett promotes Christian to head football coach  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School officially named Joey Christian its new head football coach on Monday. An assistant with the Indians since 2003, ...



Prom time at Allandale for special needs students and their BUDS  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Twenty special needs students from Dobyns-Bennett High School and 34 D-B seniors in the BUDS program danced the midday away on ...



Kingsport City Schools music education recognized nationally  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A local school system has been honored as one of the best nationwide for music education. Kingsport City Schools again has received the Best ...



Prom 2017: Dobyns-Bennett High School (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

It's prom season in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom held Saturday, April 8 ...



Student community involvement: Kingsport youth council holding April 25 school board forum  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Who better to organize and choose questions for a local school board candidates forum than 12 students in the local school system? Students ...



Wintry weather leads to postponement of Kingsport City Schools events  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — This week's wintry weather has led to the postponement of a Kingsport City Schools school board meeting and high school musical ...



Hughes doesn't believe Sullivan school board would heed call to delay West Ridge  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — The head of the seven-member Sullivan County school board says he doesn't believe that body would agree to delay construction of the new ...



Kingsport school board to oppose Educational Savings Accounts  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Board of Education soon plans a formal protest vote against a school voucher bill of sorts making its way through the Tennessee ...



Education commissioner visits Kingsport for student roundtable  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — New Tennessee Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn visited two local schools Thursday, including Dobyns-Bennett, to get feedback ...



Meet the BMA & BOE candidates  Kingsport Times News

Municipal elections in Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City will take place on May 21. In Kingsport, four seats are up for grabs on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, ...



No backpacks or livestreaming: New football season brings new restrictions at J. Fred Johnson stadium  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — No livestreaming videos, no backpacks, no oversized stadium seats, no outside food or drink and no re-entry without a new ticket. Starting this ...



Lights, Camera, Action: D-B grad, Carson-Newman senior headed to California film program  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Rashad Hunter, a Dobyns-Bennett High School graduate and 21-year-old senior at Carson-Newman University, plans a career behind the silver ...



Facebook threats spur arrest of Kingsport 'clown'  Kingsport Times News

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies. Kingsport Police Department May 17 — Police were ...



Sixteen candidates running in Kingsport election  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The deadline to file a petition to run in the city election has passed. Sixteen men and women have filed their paperwork to run in the races for ...



Lots of changes coming to DB  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School will start the new year with a new entrance and a new construction project as well as changes in the student ...



Christ School picks up key transfer  Asheville Citizen-Times

With the 2019 football season just four months away, Christ School has added a new offensive weapon to its arsenal.



Regional Science and Technology Center also new D-B 'front door'  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — An iconic local high school, built when the Beatles were on the radio and the Vietnam War and protests against it raged, is about to get a 21st ...



Sullivan, Kingsport officials pleased with ACT results  Kingsport Times News

Tennessee ACT scores and participation rates are up, with many area school systems comparing favorably to the Class of 2018 statewide ACT average of 20.2 ...



Dramahawks invite you to solve interactive murder mystery  Kingsport Times News

And the killer is... you decide! In this unusual twist to a murder-mystery plot, the Dobyns-Bennett High School Forensics Team (better known as the Dramahawks) ...



Veteran Sullivan South sports announcer, county school board member Harris dies  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The booming baritone Voice of the Rebels has gone silent. Longtime Sullivan County Board of Education member and Sullivan South High ...



Prom 2016: Dobyns-Bennett High School (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

It's prom season in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom, which was held April ...



D-B's Neglia and Williams, Union's Barnett, South's Cowan star in Ballad/TCS Relays  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Two meet records were established during Friday's Ballad Health/TriCitiesSports.com Relays at Dobyns-Bennett — and some performances ...



What do local educators think about the area's 4th-best teacher pay ranking?  Kingsport Times News

Teacher pay is the subject of this month's Time magazine cover story, and recently educators in West Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona and ...



HAPPENING TODAY: Kingsport leaders to vote on Dobyns-Bennett High expansion  WJHL

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Today, the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman is set to make a decision on a future expansion of Dobyns-Bennett High School.



Kingsport BOE approves nearly $1M to replace football field turf, install fencing  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- School officials in Kingsport are looking to replace the artificial turf at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.



Contract awarded for D-B science & technology center  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT – City leaders Tuesday night awarded the contract for Dobyns-Bennett High School's new Regional Science and Technology Center. The low bid ...



D-B Alumni Hall of Fame nominations due May 31  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association board of directors is accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 until May ...



Dobyns-Bennett's Sam Garcia one of eight 2023 Roan Scholars  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A Dobyns-Bennett student is among the eight local high school seniors to be selected this year for the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at ...



Author's Corner: Kingsport resident pens books on Biblical topics  Kingsport Times News

From local pastor to traveling evangelist, Kingsport native Bob Sanders has been active in Christian ministry for decades. While preaching remains his biggest ...



Kingsport native devotes his time to digging up history  Kingsport Times News

Some people have a knack for finding things, but S.D. Dean has a gift! He has been finding amazing archaeological artifacts and paleontological fossils here for ...



Kingsport native reflects on time as Roan Scholar at ETSU  Kingsport Times News

JOHNSON CITY – Mandy Nutter says attending East Tennessee State University has become a family tradition. She and her seven siblings, as well as her ...



BOE green-lights D-B track resurfacing, Indian Highland paving  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School track soon will have the best surface of any high school track in the region, according to Superintendent of ...



Dobyns-Bennett High School Band, Orchestra in New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. New York Gallery 2  Kingsport Times News

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Band and Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City Friday, March 16, with Irish tenor Emmet Cahil and marched ...



New front, science and technology center, coming to D-B  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — City education officials and other local leaders opened a new chapter for Kingsport City Schools Thursday, marking the imminent start of the ...



DB Dramahawks present 'Anything Goes' musical this weekend  Kingsport Times News

WHAT: “Anything Goes” by the DB Dramahawks. The longstanding classic American musical first was produced on Broadway in the 1930s and has had several ...



Irish tenor practices for Carnegie Hall performance with D-B students  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — About 250 Dobyns-Bennett High School music students spent Tuesday afternoon practicing with Irish tenor Emmet Cahill from the group Celtic ...



Tennessee Virginia Scholars told detours OK, moving backward is not  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — On the road of higher education, Elaine Washington, Eastman Chemical Co. finance executive, told some of the region's best and brightest high ...



Completion of new Sullivan County schools will be delayed, architect says  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — Scheduled openings of Sullivan County's two new schools have been delayed because wet weather has hampered construction, architect ...



Editorial: Enough grandstanding over West Ridge  Kingsport Times News

All they had to do was ask for a financial update. But Sullivan County Commissioners Hershel Glover, Dwight King and Joyce Crosswhite tied it to an empty ...



Eight DB Dramahawks place in statewide competition  Kingsport Times News

MEMPHIS — Eight members of the Dobyns-Bennett High School Dramahawks placed in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League statewide ...



Science Hill has seven advance in District 1 tennis  Johnson City Press (subscription)

KINGSPORT — Griffen Nickels led a strong contingent of Science Hill tennis players who advanced to the next round from the District 1 large schools tennis ...



From intern to city manager – Fleming announces his retirement  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT – Every aspect of Jeff Fleming's life is this community. The 57-year-old Kingsport native grew up on Cherry Street, he pumped gas for folks on ...



School board hopefuls talk legislative issues, facilities and KCS tagline  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — What do folks seeking spots on the city school board think about legislative issues, facilities maintenance and the “Inspire, Cultivate and Impact”



Dobyns-Bennett head coach, Graham Clark, announces retirement  WJHL

Clark, announcing his retirement, has been head coach for the program for 25 years. He's lead the Dobyns-Bennett Indians a total of 233 wins, with a winning ...



Report: LGBTQ students feel need for inclusivity in Tennessee public schools  Johnson City Press (subscription)

Public schools across Tennessee, including local school districts like Johnson City Schools and most recently, Hawkins County Schools, allow students to form ...



2018 Arby's Classic field announced  WCYB

The 2018 Arby's Classic will start on December 26 and run through December 31. There will be no games on Sunday December 30. 2018 Arby's Classic field.



D-B robotics team ranks fourth in state in offensive power, in top 20 percent overall worldwide  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School's FIRST Robotics Team has finished its 2018 season in the top 20 percent of all teams worldwide. Team members ...



Kingsport town hall to address substance abuse; drug take-back set for Saturday  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Police Department is inviting the public to a town hall, where the goal is opening a dialogue between parents and children ...



Kingsport YMCA's Healthy Kids Day returns Saturday  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Greater Kingsport Family YMCA wants as many kids as possible to keep their minds and bodies active during the warm summer months.



Kingsport school board seeks drug testing law change, gets safety plan  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Random drug testing of Tennessee high school students who normally drive to school would be explicitly allowed under a state law change the ...



From grocery bagger to assistant cook: D-B's Transition School to Work lauded by Gov. Haslam  timesnews.net

KINGSPORT — In case you were grocery shopping Tuesday afternoon at Food City on Eastman Road and saw a bunch of folks overdressed for canned food ...



Author's Corner: Former Kingsport resident returning to area for book signing  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Though she now calls Canada home, Melissa Sneed Wilson has a special place in her heart for Kingsport. A graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High ...



DB shooting threat spurs arrest  Kingsport Times News

Update, 2:00 p.m. — KINGSPORT — A 19-year-old who allegedly claimed to be a “monster” and expressed a desire to kill his family has been arrested after.



Dobyns-Bennett's Allison Glynn signs to play soccer at CalTech  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

KINGSPORT Tenn. (WJHL)- Dobyns-Bennett High School student Allison Glynn has signed a national letter of intent to continue her soccer career at CalTech.



Longtime Kingsport officer and Dobyns-Bennett SRO passes away unexpectedly  WBIR.com

Kingsport Police Officer Sean Cornett, a longtime school resource officer at Dobyns-Bennett High School, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday while he was out ...



D-B plant sale kickoff is Saturday, with sneak peak Friday  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School's Annual FFA Spring Plant Sale grand opening is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a sneak peek sale set for 10 a.m. ...



Skip Smith, age 66, Mount Carmel | Rogersville  Therogersvillereview

MOUNT CARMEL — Skip Smith, 66, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, March 28, 2019.



Former Kingsport resident, Disney Channel star charged with child sex crimes  WCYB

News 5 has confirmed that a Disney Channel actor, arrested on sex charges, is the son of former state representative Keith Westmoreland of Kingsport.



Kingsport BOE Question 3: Disciplinary problems  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — What are the worst disciplinary problems in your local school system? The Kingsport Times News in effect posed that question to the five people ...



DB goes dark for transformer replacement  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett is going dark, but it's only temporary. The lights and other electrically powered items at most of the high school are scheduled to ...



Dobyns-Bennett names Chris Poore as new boys basketball coach  WJHL

Poore's playing and coaching career reflect a long history of success. As a head coach, he led Jefferson County to their highest Associated Press state raking in ...



Data puts Kingsport City Schools on a higher level  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — On a scale of 1 to 5, Kingsport City Schools systemwide ranked all Levels 4 or 5 on Tennessee Valued-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) ...



Three Kingsport teens invited to perform at Carnegie, Steinway  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Many pianists only dream of performing in one of New York City's famed concert halls. But for three Kingsport teens, that dream is becoming a ...



Dobyns-Bennett Marching Band wows crowd, ranks 4th in national competition  WJHL

Late Saturday, the DB Band placed fourth in the 2015 Bands of America Atlanta Super-Regional Competition inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.



Sullivan BOE narrowly approves budget plan  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County's proposed 2019-20 general purpose school budget of $83.2 million, approved by the Board of Education in a 4-3 vote at a ...



KCS names DB wrestling coach  Kingsport Times News

Just a little more than a week after long-time coach Buzzy Mann resigned, Kingsport City Schools have turned to one of their own to lead the Dobyns-Bennett ...



Mountain Music Museum offers free visits for children, expands scholarship shows  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Mountain Music Museum is working to expand its impact in the Model City and beyond. Executive Director Rick Dollar announced some of ...



Four D-B students attend SCOPE, one elected to office next year  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Four Dobyns-Bennett High School students attended the annual SCOPE Conference at Middle Tennessee State University last month, with one ...



Surveys show support for keeping Redskins, Warriors as middle school mascots  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Robinson Middle School's sports teams will still be called the Redskins in 2021 if student and community surveys and a committee ...



Disney actor, with Tri-Cities ties, charged with trying to have sex with 13-year-old  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

An actor who is from the Tri-Cities region has been fired by the Disney Channel after being accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old ...



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