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Kilgore's Chick-Fil-A to open tomorrow
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After months, or perhaps years, of waiting, Kilgore’s very first Chick-fil-A restaurant will open for business tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 a.m.

Here at KNH, we’ve had plenty of questions over the months about when the eatery will finally open and we’re happy to share the announcement of their opening.

Expect long lines in the area as customers wait to get their fried chicken sandwich fix on Opening Day.

Kilgore Library hosts Fun Day In The Park

Kilgore Public Library kicked off their “Tails and Tales” summer reading program with “Fun Day In The Park,” held at Kilgore City Park Tuesday.

The event, sponsored by Citizens Bank of Kilgore, featured games, sno-cones from Charlie’s SnoBalls and interactive demonstrations by Kilgore Fire Department and Kilgore Police Department.

KFD brought a fire engine on scene to let Kilgore kids and families get an up-close look at the life-saving equipment they use on the job and kids even got to hop into the driver’s seat.

KPD brought multiple vehicles to the event as well, letting excited youngsters get a chance to switch on the lights and sirens.

Check out www.Facebook.com/KilgorePublicLibrary for more information on the summer reading program and other upcoming summer events.

Kilgore College relaxes COVID-19 protocols, masks optional

A reminder for all our local Kilgore College students who are taking on-campus summer classes, which begin this week at Kilgore and Longview KC campuses:

Face coverings are now optional across all Kilgore College locations. For those attending on-campus summer classes (beginning June 7), wearing a face covering is neither mandated nor discouraged as classes open at 100 percent capacity. Hand sanitizing stations will still be available in all buildings.

Students are strongly encouraged to wear masks when working in close proximity with others, such as in labs or group projects.

Other changes beginning include:

  • attending face-to-face classes physically.
  • reopening water fountains (per filters being replaced),
  • scheduling face-to-face meetings,
  • renting facilities to outside organizations,
  • hosting summer camps,
  • allowing more than one person at a time on elevators,
  • and adjusting to 10 minutes between classes.

“In light of the fact COVID cases are seeing a marked decrease in our area and with more people receiving the vaccinations, and in line with new guidelines from the CDC, Kilgore College has decided to make mask-wearing a matter of personal choice for the summer sessions. Both faculty and students are ready for some sense of normalcy in the classrooms,” said Dr. Mike Turpin, vice president of instruction and chief academic officer.

The college’s cabinet will continue to evaluate this situation over the summer and adjust accordingly if the number of cases resurges.

Abbott appoints Amanda Nobles to state board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Amanda Nobles of Longview to the Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2027.

Nobles retired this past year after more than 30 years as the executive director of the Kilgore Economic Development Corp. She was first hired as Main Street manager in Kilgore and founded the city’s Main Street program.

Nobles is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council along with other economic development industry organizations, and she volunteers with several East Texas groups.

Abbott also appointed Drs. Leslie Campbell, of Plano, and Renee Pietzsch, of Georgetown.