Posted on: June 12, 2017

Water Safety at Home and at Recreational

For Parents and children!
Water is everywhere. Consider all standing water a drowning possibility even in your home.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Change your clock, Change your batteries

Remember to Change your clock and change your smoke alarm batteries.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Fourth of July Safety

Do not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Summer time Grillin'

Propane, charcoal, and wood pellet barbecue grills must only be used outdoors. Indoor use can be harmful to occupants by causing either a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

April Fires are no Joke

Hey kids! It’s me, Blaze! I have some helpful tips to help you be more aware of outdoor burning!

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

Spring into fire safety

“Have Two Ways Out!”

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

February Fire Safety

Don't play with fire. Children 14 and under make up 10-15 percent of all fire deaths.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

A New Year from Blaze

Fire incidences are highest in December, as well as the other winter months of January, February and March.

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

8/10/17 City Council seeking candidates for vacant Board of Education seat

The Bristol, Tennessee City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill a recently vacated seat on the Bristol, Tennessee Board of Education. The seat was formerly held by board member Randy Frye, who relocated outside of the city limits, making him i...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

08/07/17 Get your viewing glasses and see the eclipse in Steele Creek Park with friends

For the first time in 26 years a total solar eclipse will occur in our country, and it will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. This rare occurrence will be viewable here in Bristol as well.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

08/07/17 National Farmers Market Week being celebrated in Bristol with numerous events

National Farmers Market Week is August 6-12, and the State Street Farmer’s Market will be celebrating with a number of exciting events. On Saturday, August 5 the 2017 limited edition poster will be made available and is free while supplies last....

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

08/07/17 City is awarded its 14th Financial Reporting certificate

A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Bristol, Tennessee by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  The GFOA recognizes governmental agencies for the C...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

08/03/17 Traffic Plans Announced for August 2017 BMS Race Weekend

The City of Bristol, TN, in conjunction with many other agencies in Tennessee and Virginia, has developed the overall race traffic management plan for the August 16-20, 2017, events at BMS. The traffic management plan also addresses other safety and secur...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

07/31/17 Steele Creek Park Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest

t’s time to start getting your favorite Steele Creek Park photos ready to submit to the 2017 Photo Contest and Show. As in past years, the event is being held in conjunction with the 20th Annual Wildlife Weekend celebration at the park. &nbs...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

07/31/17 Bristol Tennessee Police to host National Night Out event

The Bristol TN Police Department will be hosting a community event as part of the National Night Out annual campaign. The event will be held on August 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at The Boys and Girls Club, 2000 West State Street in Bristol, TN. The National ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

07/20/17 City announces first Comprehensive Plan meeting

The City of Bristol, Tennessee, will hold it’s initial Community Workshop input session to kick-start the City’s first comprehensive plan project. This session will be held on Thursday, July 27th at 6 p.m. at the Slater Community Cente...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

07/19/17 Pay your utility bill or taxes with the city’s app

The City of Bristol, Tennessee has an app that can be downloaded using any smart phone or device.

The app allows you to do many things, but the newest addition is one that many people have been waiting for.  Now you may pay your utility bill or yo...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

07/19/17 City awarded national recognition for new tennis center

The Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center located on Edgemont Avenue has been honored as only one of twelve tennis facilities recognized as a 2017 United States Tennis Association Facility Award Winner.  This announcement was recently made by t...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

07/14/17 Bristol, Tennessee to launch online and pay by phone utility and tax bill payments

The City of Bristol, Tennessee will be offering online bill and pay by phone payment options starting Monday, July 17, 2017.  “People are so busy nowadays and are taking advantage of paying their bills online or over the phone with a cr...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

06/30/17 City offices closed for Independence Day Some services altered

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, most City of Bristol, Tennessee offices will be closed, Tuesday, July 4.  Offices will reopen on Wednesday, July 5. City services will be altered as follows:

The normal Tuesday refuse collection will ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

06/29/17 Scammers Targeting BTES Customers

Bristol, TN – Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area.

Customers of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services have been targeted over the past two days in a ploy to extort money.

BTES is warning its customers about a scam t...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

06/26/17 Steele Creek Nature Center open house scheduled

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park and the Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department invite the public to see, first hand, the progress being made on the expansion of the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park.

An open house “snea...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

06/15/17 City announces paving project in Broad Street area

City officials announced a Broad Street milling and paving project scheduled to begin Monday, June 19 and conclude by Friday, June 23.  The road work will take place from the Broad Street area to Highway 126 in Bristol, Tennessee.

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

06/05/17 Moving Day for second & third Appalachian Service Project Houses

On May 31, 2017, a house shell was moved from Bristol Motor Speedway to its final destination in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.  On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the other two house shells constructed by the Appalachian Service Project at the B...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Live music, food trucks, fireworks, & more featured at Bristol’s Biggest Block Party

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is ready to kick off the summer season with an event that the whole family will enjoy. Bristol’s Biggest Block Party will take place on Thursday, June 1st beginning at 5:00 PM at the Downtown Center, and there is n...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

05/25/17 City offices closed in observance of Memorial Day

Most City of Bristol offices and operations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017.  All offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 for normal business hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Bristol residents ar...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

05/24/17 Moving day for Appalachian Service Project House

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, a house shell constructed by the Appalachian Service Project at the Bristol Motor Speedway will be moved to its final location at 324 Pennsylvania Avenue (between Anderson Street and Lynwood Street). This was the house move origi...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

05/17/17 Application deadline approaching for Neighborhood Grant Program

Time is running out for Bristol, Tennessee neighborhoods to submit their applications for the Neighborhood Grant Program. The application deadline is May 31, 2017. Additionally, applicants are required to attend a Bristol Exchange session as part of the g...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

05/15/17 Bristol TN Fire Department awarded Homeland Security Grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced a $282,273 award to the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department through the highly competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

05/04/17 Steele Creek Park clean-up day planned

It is estimated that over 100,000 people visit Steele Creek Park each year, enjoying its natural beauty and the many other amenities the park has to offer. In celebration of Earth Day, Steele Creek Park will enjoy a little TLC with volunteers from through...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

05/02/17 Splash Pad Grand Opening event

On May 6 officials from the City of Bristol, Tennessee and representatives of the Junior League of Bristol invite families to come out to attend a grand opening celebration for the Splash Pad at Steele Creek Park. The morning will kick off with a 5k race ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

05/02/17 State Street Farmer’s Market set to open for the season

The State Street Farmer’s Market opens the first Saturday in May of each year in historic downtown Bristol. The market is located at 810 State Street and will open at 8am and run until noon. Opening day will feature plant seedlings, greens, spring onions,...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

05/01/17 City’s proposed budget available online with community meetings set for budget review

The City of Bristol Tennessee is preparing to host a series of community meetings on the fiscal year 2018 budget. The city has an annual fiscal budget, which begins July 1 of each year. The city approaches the budget with a financial plan for operations a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

05/01/17 Update on area school bus accident

On May 1st 2017, at approximately 6:30 am, Bristol Tennessee Police and Fire Rescue units responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer semi-truck and a city school bus.  According to initial reports, the bus had stopped at the i...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

04/27/17 International Dark-Sky Association to host event

Everyone needs the dark.  That’s why the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is working to end light pollution and its many environmental impacts.

According to experts, U.S. outdoor lighting annually consumes approximately 120 teraw...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

04/12/17 City offices closed in observance of Good Friday

The City of Bristol, Tennessee offices will be closed Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of Good Friday.

Residential garbage collection routes will be on a normal operating schedule.

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

04/07/2017 Changes coming to East State Street and Georgia Avenue traffic control

Please be advised that mid-morning on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the traffic signal, now operating at the intersection of East State Street and Georgia Avenue, will be placed in “flash” mode. STOP signs will be installed on both Georgia ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

04/03/17 Got Drugs? Prescription Drug Take-Back Event set by Bristol PD

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting a “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. The event will take place in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

03/29/17 Nominate Bristol to receive park grant with #Parkies

April is Earth Month and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney/ABC Television Group, and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. &nbs...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

03/28/17 Paper Windows: Session 2 winners announced

The second session of the Paper Windows project was just completed and the winning entries posted.

“This session was titled ‘Clouds’ and ran from February 22 – March 21, 2017.  We had an incredible response ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

03/28/2017 Spring is here; let the cleaning begin

Warm weather is here, the trees are budding, the snow seems to be behind us, and everyone is beginning to work on long-neglected projects like spring cleaning and yard work.

Just as nature is undergoing a fresh start, so are homeowners who are ready to cle...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

03/22/17 Bristol Tennessee Fire Department Appoints Captain

Bristol, Tennessee Fire Chief, Bob Barnes, recently announced Lieutenant David McGlamery’s appointment to the rank of Captain.  A multi-component, highly competitive promotional process measures qualifying candidates in myriad competencies such a...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

03/17/17 Annual activity report and video released

The City of Bristol, Tennessee has released its annual activity report.  This report serves as an essential communication tool to further the city’s effort to provide openness in local government. 

The annual activity report fea...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

03/17/17 Bristol Tennessee City Council informed of clean audit

The Bristol, Tennessee City Council was recently advised, by the firm of Mauldin and Jenkins Certified Public Accounts, that the annual audit has been completed.  The independent report contained no opinions or findings. Mr. Matt Hill, of the fir...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

02/28/2017 Update on Carolina Ave water break

Just after midnight on the morning of February 28th, a line break was reported that affected water customers along Carolina Avenue between Hazelwood Street and Valley Pike Road, including some surrounding neighborhoods. Bristol, Tennessee Public Works cre...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

02/28/17 Citizens of Bristol TN Citizens’ Fire Academy

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department is accepting enrollment applications for its Citizens’ Fire Academy which is scheduled to begin on April 27, 2017. The enrollment period will extend from February 27th through April 7th for interest...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

02/23/17 Bristol is flying high with new certifications

The City of Bristol Tennessee now has fully trained and certified ground pilots, or remote pilot certifications.  An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard; instead, the UAS is contr...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

02/23/17 Paper Windows program opens with an exciting start

The first session of the Paper Windows project was just completed and the winning entries posted.

“This session was titled ‘Hidden Hearts’ and ran from January 30-February 21, 2017.  We had a wonderful response with 1...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

02/22/17 Spring workshops and seminars being offered at Bristol’s Slater Center

Each spring Bristol’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts a number of evening workshops and seminars at the Slater Community Center. This year many of the seminars are based on health education.  Each of the seminars requires pre-regi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

02/22/17 Parks and Recreation announces the spring line-up of classes

Even with Mother Nature seeming to be caught up in her own little frenzy of ‘its winter, no its spring, no its winter’ the City of Bristol is moving forward with its exciting spring programming line-up.

There are a number of classes bei...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

02/17/2017 Bristol TN Police Department accepting applications for upcoming Citizens’ Police Academy

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department is accepting applications for the upcoming Citizens’ Police Academy.  The Citizens’ Police Academy will begin on April 3, 2017 and meet on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. th...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

02/15/2017 Public Works equipment operator recognized as Employee of the Year

Each year, the City of Bristol, Tennessee recognizes and celebrates examples of excellence in providing results and outstanding customer service through the Bristol First P.R.I.D.E. in Public Service awards program. At a reception held to honor the 2016 r...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

02/14/2017 Bristol Police Department presents Citizenship Award

A local mother and her son have been recognized by the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department for their quick and potentially life-saving actions. The department presented its Citizenship Award to Sharon Nunn, who contacted officers after observing a 10-yea...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

02/10/2017 City Parks and Recreation Department now accepting credit cards

The City of Bristol Tennessee’s Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting credit cards for most classes, activities, rentals, golf, etc.  In preparation for an exciting spring and summer season with new programs, shelters, new ac...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

02/10/2017 100K Tree Day makes free trees available for residents of Bristol Tennessee

The City of Bristol Tennessee, in conjunction with the Tennessee Environmental Council, is holding the 100K Tree Day.  Trees will be given out for the annual planting event hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. The Council provides bare-...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

02/09/2017 City is holding meeting for potential vendors

The City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting an informational meeting for those who wish to be a vendor for the City.  In this meeting one will learn how to become a city vendor, what process is required, and the State of Tennessee laws which go...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

02/02/17 City conducting survey to gather feedback on customer service experience

Through the end of February, the City of Bristol, Tennessee will be conducting a short online survey to gather customer feedback. Survey participants will be asked general questions pertaining to the quality of their service experiences with each City dep...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

01/31/17 Bristol Police Department launches new online crime mapping program

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department is introducing new software developed by TriTech Software Systems. This will assist their agency in providing valuable information about recent crime activity in individual neighborhoods to the public.  &am...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

01/31/17 City begins community photo contest

Paper Windows:  A Photographic Vision of Bristol, a community photo contest, kicks-off on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 as Bristol begins a year-long call for photo entries in twelve different sessions during the next twelve months as a means of co...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

01/27/17 Police ask community to bring pets inside during cold weather

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department wishes to remind the pet owners in the community to take extra caution during extreme cold weather. Pets are susceptible to hypothermia and frost bite to the exposed skin on their noses, ears and paw pads during ext...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

1/17/17 City’s Employee Health & Wellness Clinic opens

Today the City of Bristol, Tennessee held a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event at the new CareHere Employee Health &Wellness Clinic. The new facility will provide access to primary and preventive healthcare to the City of Bristol employees and their d...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

01/09/17 Most City Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Bristol offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Bristol residents are being asked to take note of the following changes in City services:

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

01/03/16 City of Bristol Tennessee property tax deadline approaches

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is reminding residents that all property taxes are due by Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Payments postmarked with this date will also be accepted as timely remitted.  Failure to pay by the due date will result...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

12/27/16 Most City of Bristol offices closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Most City of Bristol offices will be closed Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Police as well as fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-pr...

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