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Sunday, October 29, 2023


Community Meeting on Holding Juneteenth in Riverview

When:  Monday, October 30, 2023
Time:  6 PM to 7 PM
Place:  Riverview Community Room, Wheatley Street, Kingsport across from the pickleball courts

Pizza, tea and chips will be served.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss plans to encourage the city of Kingsport to have the Juneteenth celebration for 2024 in Riverview.

Let your voice be heard downtown and across the street.  Everyone is asked to come out and voice your opinion.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Marvin Edward Johnson remembrance


Marvin Edward Johnson of Kingsport, TN, went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2023.  He was born on August 31, 1954, in Kingsport, TN to Robert and Margaret Johnson. 

Marvin attended Douglass Elementary School and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School.  He attended Tennessee State University.  He was employed by the Kingsport Press.  

Marvin was preceded in death by his father, Robert Johnson and an infant brother.  

He is survived by his mother, Margaret Johnson;  brother, Anthony “Tony” Johnson;  nephew, Drako Myrick;  great-nephews, Cason Byrd, Prince McDowell;  great-niece, Chloe Myrick;  along with a host of extended family and friends.  

A memorial tribute will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street in Kingsport. 

Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery.  

The family request no flowers at this time.  

Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport is serving the Johnson family.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

The Sons and Daughters of Douglass/New Vision Youth Car Show: Congratulations to the Winners!


Everybody came out a winner displaying their vehicles and visiting the Sons and Daughters of Douglass/New Vision Youth Car Show in downtown Kingsport over the weekend.  Trophies were handed out, but there were also various prize giveaways to visitors.  The event was free to the public.. donations go to the New Vision Youth and Douglass Alumni Association.

The drizzle rain tapered off around 8 AM in Kingsport, and by the start of the event at 10 AM, the pavement was dry.

Show coordinator Scooter Maxwell (above)

Everyone who registered a vehicle received a participation plaque.  Representing the New Vision Youth was 7-year old Onalycia Woodson, 2nd grader at Washington Elementary and  New Vision Youth director Johnnie Mae Swagerty.

Representing the Sons and Daughters of Douglass were Thelma Bradley, Sylvia Ann Davis, Angie Edwards, Andra Watterson, Louetta Hall and Calvin Sneed.  

Individual awards included Best Import won by Lori Lively, and Best Truck, Angela Edwards.

Larry Maxwell and his 1966 Oldsmobile was recognized for Best Old School, Best GM model and Best Kids' Choice.

Of the Top 3, Gretta Simon won the 3rd Place trophy...

2nd place went to Larry Maxwell and his '66 Oldsmobile..

And First Place went to Keith Allison with his 2019 Dodge Barracuda.  He also received a plaque for Best Dodge.

Music was provided by "DJ Cal" (hit play on the video).  Skills and moves.  Moves and skills.


Monday, October 2, 2023

UPDATE! Admission to the Douglass Alumni/New Vision Youth Car Show is FREE!


An update to the upcoming Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni/New Vision Youth Car Show on Saturday, October 14, 2023...  

General admission is now free for adults and children!  Donations will be accepted, and we ask that you do so.. The donations help fund the programs and goals of both of these non-profit organizations based right in your community.  

The cost to display your vehicle in the Car Show is still $20.

The time will be from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday the 14th.. rain date is Saturday, October 21st.  Come out and enjoy the vehicles, food vendors and door prizes.. Music by DJ Cal!

We've never sponsored a Car Show before, and this one will be one of the last ones this year.  In just a few short weeks, these rides will go back in the garages and basements under wraps until next spring.

It is a fundraiser, so please spread the word and come out to support us!