Column Writing, the Other Day Job With the Kingsport Times-News

Column Writing, the Other Day Job With the Kingsport Times-News

The photo is from the Kingsport Times-News when I wrote he "Across the fence" column on Thursday.
This photo is from the Kingsport Times-News when I wrote the “Across the Fence” column.

Column Writing was the Other Day Job

I no longer write the Thursday  column for the Kingsport Times-News. I had a really good run for five years. My last day writing for the Times-News was August 27, 2015. I enjoyed the writing, but my heart wanted to write travel, lifestyle, food and event related articles about the Tri-Cities and Hawkins County. Plus my daughter, Page Marie had our little granddaughter eleven weeks early. So, I’m on call for the two of them when needed.


So Read on and Enjoy a bit of Kingsport History:

This is me, Trease Carpenter posing for the Kingsport Times-News photographer when I started writing for a local paper May 10, 2010. The managing editor hired three rural correspondents to write the “Across the Fence” column three times a week. My day for writing it was Thursday.


Everyday Slice-of-Life Viewpoint

“Across the Fence” is a social media column all about the daily events in our lives. This makes for good chitchat. It’s also writing down local history as it happens with the local folks in mind. It shows an everyday slice-of-life viewpoint.


This everyday slice-of-life viewpoint is most important in writing about travel, especially Southern Fried Travel. Without the local flavor and viewpoint, all you have are dry facts without the feeling behind them. Facts without flavor and feelings are boring. For any who journey to Northeast Tennessee in your travels, please read the column so you get the local flavor down right. Also get a real feel for the locals and all the cool events, eats, lodging and intriguing sights our locale offers. This is well worth your time.

Check Us Out and Read the Column

 Come check out the Northeast Tennessee cities, towns, events and our awe-inspiring landscapes and architecture. Kingsport, Rogersville, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Jonesborough, Greeneville and the two Bristol’s (Tennessee & Virginia) have all sorts of different things to see and do. Also the small towns of Church Hill, Mount Carmel and Surgoinsville, here in Hawkins County have their own flavored events, adding to the already diverse palette out there.

And There’s More…

 Not only that, you must sample our eateries. Good food of all varieties of cuisine is the norm here. Northeast Tennessee isn’t just a pretty place to see, but we have great comfort food to go with our awe-inspiring scenery. So, please check us out and take a look at the “Across the Fence” column in the Kingsport Times-News. Lee Miller writes the Sullivan County, Tennessee part of the column on Sundays. Tina Bowen fashions her Scott County, Virginia part of the column on Tuesdays. I showcased the Hawkins County, Tennessee edition of the column on Thursdays.

 I wish y’all happy reading with both Southern Fried Travel and the “Across the Fence” column in the Kingsport Times-News.



Trease L Carpenter

Trease is a freelance writer, who hangs her hat in Kingsport, TN. Her writing niche covers local events, food and travel-related articles. Travel, lifestyle and community show the story. If you want rich content with the real story, Trease is your writer/storyteller/photographer. Check out her other Southern Fried blogs. Trease also wrote the Thursday edition of the "Across the Fence" column for the Kingsport Times-News from May 10, 2010 - August 28, 2015. She is big on local tourism and anything related to travel... including all things local like the food, eateries, shops and events. So, go for the local historic flavoring, along with the varied lodging and the picture-perfect scenery . Trease also writes on writing... wordsmith crafting on another blog. Southern Fried Travel, Southern Fried tlc and the Southern Fried Scribe blogs showcase Trease's writing. So head on over and check out all the cool stuff.
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