The Kingsport Times-News traces its history back to the Kingsport Times which has been serving the people of this area since 1916, one year before Kingsport was incorporated as a city. Kingsport Publishing Corporation, the local division of Sandusky Newspapers was formed in 1962.

Kingsport Publishing now publishes the daily newspaper and six associated websites.

The Times-News provides local news coverage for western Sullivan, and eastern Hawkins counties in Tn. and Scott, Lee and Wise Counties in Virginia.

Cities covered in addition to Kingsport are Church Hill, Mt. Carmel, Rogersville, Blountville, Weber City, Gate City and Norton.

The Times-News and it’s websites have a weekly audience of over 100,000 people in the Tricities region.

Kingsport is the industrial leader of the Tricities region and is home to Eastman Chemical Co., Domtar Paper, AGC glass among hundreds of small manufacturers.

Kingsport and Sullivan County are a regional medical hub serving Tn. and VA. through Wellmont Health Systems, Holston Medical Group, and a host of specialty medical providers.

The newspaper has been recognized for its news coverage annual both in the Tennessee Press as well as the Associated Press competition for excellence in news writing and editorial positions.

Kingsport Times News
701 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport TN 37662