Photos courtesy of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
KINGSPORT — The total was still being tallied Friday afternoon, but vandals are expected to have caused tens of thousands of dollars in damages to a church association's retreat center in Kingsport, while also making away with multiple appliances.
The incident was discovered Thursday by a caretaker of the Sullivan Baptist Association Retreat Center on Hood Road. Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart says "extensive damage" was done to both the main building and an accompanying lodge that's located on the property.
The SBA is a partnership of approximately 36 churches throughout the area, aiming to maximize their local outreaches and programs through cooperation.