Friday, September 22, 2017

St. Thomas Students at King University talk about Hurricane

St. Thomas King Students

Aneese Hedrington, left, talks about her home in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, after the past two hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted the Caribbean as Tequania Lake, right, looks on.  Both are students at King University and live in St. Thomas.

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Bristol Hiring Expo

Bristol Hiring Expo

Josh Lane, left, talks with Matthew Montgomery about opportunities at the JA Street General Contractors booth at the Bristol Hiring Expo on Thursday. Over 50 businesses were on hand to hire employees on the spot.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hibbett Sports moving Bristol Store to Washington County VA.

Hibbetts Moves

The Old Navy Store in the Highlands Shopping Center in Washington County, Virginia is being remodeled for Hibbetts Sports and another unnamed business.

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Bristol in top 100 places for Community Exercise

Community Exercise

Amanda Fitzgerald took some time Wednesday morning to get her children, Ava, 2, Callahan, 18 months, and Elijah, 3 wks. together and outside for their walk at Sugar Hollow Park.  The Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being series on Tuesday released its rankings on community exercise and the tricities was ranked 88 out of 189 areas across the country.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Pool for the AquaVikings of Tennessee High

Tennessee High School Pool update

The newly remodeled swimming pool and dive pool are soon going to be open for use.  The 1.8 million dollar project that began in February 2017.  New roof, bleachers, paint, HVAC, boards, starting blocks and sealed pools are part of the project.

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Tennessee High Golf moves on after winning District Play

Tennessee District Golf

Jet Tickle, Tennessee High, watches his put during the District Golf at TriCities Golf Course on Monday.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sunday

Rhythm & Roots Reunion

The last group on State Street Stage Sunday was the 90th. Anniversary Bristol Sessions Tribute organized by Cruz Contreras on the guitar.  There was a group of several musicians who sang songs from the Sessions.  The final song featured all the musicians including  Robert Ellis, BJ Barham, Cruz Contreras, Josh Oliver and Michale Trotter, Jr. plus others not pictured singing Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

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