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Posted on: May 22, 2018

05/22/18 Celebrating EMS Week

Celebrating EMS Week

A day in the life of a Bristol Tennessee Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT

 

The City of Bristol Tennessee is celebrating Emergency Medical Services Week, May 20-26.

All City firefighters are certified, at least, to the level of Emergenc...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

05/21/18 Frontline staff in Public Works celebrated

The City of Bristol Tennessee will celebrate the men and women of the Public Works Department during the National Public Works Week, May 20-27, 2018. These hard-working professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities, and services that are of vital impo...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

05/21/18 Bristol Hiring Expo to host over 40 employers seeking to fill available positions

The Bristol Tennessee Industrial Development Board and NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership will once again host the Bristol Hiring Expo on Thursday, May 24th. Over 40 employers will be on hand seeking to fill in excess of 1,500 current job openings in fields su...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

05/21/18 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 28, 2018.  All offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 for normal business hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Bristol residents ar...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

05/15/18 City to share proposed budget during “Bristol Exchange” meetings

The City of Bristol is seeking community feedback as it introduces the listening posts called “Bristol Exchange.”  Two meetings will be hosted by the City Manager and senior staff.  The first event is set for Tuesday,...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

05/15/18 City celebrates National Police Week

During National Police Week, the City of Bristol Tennessee honors the 73 sworn officers, 10 part-time officers, and 27 civilian employees, who serve the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  A proclamation was presented to the Police Departmen...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

05/14/18 Bristol TN Police Department to host active shooter response training at Tennessee High Sch

 

In response to high demand following the success of similar recent classes, the Bristol Tennessee Police Department will once again host an instructional class regarding active shooter situations.

The focus of the class will be Civilian Response ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

05/09/18 City utilizing survey to gauge transit operations

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is requesting input from the public that will allow it to look at future needs and evaluate current operation of the area’s transportation network.  The survey is available at bristoltn.org and will appear...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

05/09/2018 Sgt. Matt Cousins named NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

At the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) one of Bristol’s own, Sgt. Matt Cousins of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, was recognized as the NRA’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

The award was presented f...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

05/08/18 Economic Development Week celebrated May 7-12

The City of Bristol Tennessee is celebrating Economic Development Week from May 7-12. 

Typically, economic development can be described in terms of objectives.  These most commonly include the creation of jobs and quality of life. &nb...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

05/07/18 Interview Workshop to help local job-seekers prep for success

On Wednesday, May 9th, the City of Bristol, Tennessee, in partnership with the Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, will host an Interview Workshop.

At the workshop, area job-seekers will have the opportunity to gain va...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

05/04/18 State Street Farmer’s Market opens for 2018 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, spri...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

5/1/18 National Small Business Week concludes locally with inaugural Tri-Cities Small Business

Northeast TN & Southwest VA: The speakers have been chosen and the schedule is set as entrepreneurs gear up for a weekend just for them. The 2018 Tri-Cities Small Business Festival, held in conjunction with sister events in Austin, TX and Sacramento, ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

4/25/18 1211 Broad Street Shooting

At approximately 8:30 am on Wednesday, April 25th, the Bristol Tennessee Police Department received a report of a person being injured by a bullet that had entered their downstairs apartment from the apartment above. The victim was able to call 911 and of...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

04/20/18 Upcoming construction for retaining wall replacement with lane closure

Please be advised that the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will soon begin construction along the northbound lanes of Volunteer Parkway between the English Street and Hill Street/Holston Avenue intersections, located south of downtown Bristo...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

04/19/18 City Manager announces interim Planning Department positions

City Manager Bill Sorah has named Tim Beavers as Interim Planning and Community Development Director effective with the May 4th departure of current Director Brian Rose. Beavers has served as Director of Public Works for the past 4 years. Prior to that ro...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

04/16/18 Upcoming Construction for Traffic Signal Installation Volunteer Parkway and Cox Street

Please be advised that the Tennessee Department of Transportation will soon begin construction at the intersection of Volunteer Parkway and Cox Street in central Bristol.  This construction work will involve the installation of a traffic signal a...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

04/11/18 The excitement continues in preparation for Small Business Festival 2018

TRI-CITIES, TN: The Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Bristol have teamed up with Startup Tri-Cities, a local entrepreneur organization, to bring a piece of the vibrant Austin, Texas startup community to our region. The festival is a ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

04/16/18 City announces Neighborhood Grant Competition

The Bristol Tennessee Neighborhood Small Grant Competition’s application process is now open. The program is administered by the Community Development Department who will make $5,000 in funding available to residential neighborhoods or community...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

04/11/18 Press Conference: Small Business Festival

Who:             Tri-Cities Small Business Festival

What:           Press Conference: Small Business Festival

When:    &am...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

04/09/18 Police Department to host civilian active shooter response class

Following the success of the recent church security class, the Bristol Tennessee Police Department will host another class specifically regarding active shooter situations. The focus of the class will be the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRA...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

04/06/18 Traffic stop leads to the seizure of methamphetamine and firearms

On April 6, 2018, officers were called to Walmart, 220 Century Boulevard, for a suspicious vehicle with no registration plate. As officers arrived, the vehicle was leaving the parking lot. A traffic stop was conducted on Volunteer Parkway, just north of C...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

04/06/18 Nominate Steele Creek Park in Disney Competition

For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help fund local park improvement projects across the country though the national “Meet Me at the Park” E...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

04/05/18 Bristol Tennessee Police Department to host Prescription Drug Take-Back event

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting a “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee (Cou...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

04/04/18 Bristol and Startup Tri-Cities team up to bring Austin startup scene to the region

Small Business Festival announced and happening on May 3-5th

Today the Cities of Bristol and the Bristol Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with Startup Tri-Cities, a local entrepreneur organization, to bring a piece of the vibrant Austin, Texas startup co...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

04-06-2018 The Bristol Tennessee City Council and the Economic Impact of the Paramount Theatre

The Bristol Tennessee City Council will be attending a presentation

on the Economic Impact of the Paramount Theatre on Friday, April 6,

2018 at 12:00 Noon in the Conference Room of the Ewell Easley

Municipal Annex Building, 104 8th Street, Bristol, Tennessee...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

04/03/18 City celebrates Earth Day 2018

In recognition of Earth Day, the staff at Steele Creek Park will be overseeing a clean-up day at the park.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to Noon.  Anyone wishing to take part in the clean-up day can meet a...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

03-29-18 22nd Annual State Line Classic tournament date set

It is that time of year. Time for the 22nd Annual State Line Classic, one of the longest running girls’ softball tournaments in the region. The event has been set for Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Whitetop Creek Park, 310 Sportsway Drive, Bluff C...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

03-27-18 Walgreens robbery suspect arrested

On 3/27/2018, at 10:41 am, officers from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department responded to the Walgreens Pharmacy on Highway 394 to the report of a robbery. The witnesses stated that a white male entered the store and walked back to the pharmacy counte...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 24, 2018

03-23-18 Officer injured serving an arrest warrant

On March 23, 2018, at 2356, officers from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department were at 918 Georgia Avenue in Bristol, TN serving an arrest warrant.  Officers located the person of interest for the warrant, and during the arrest were forced to ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

03-23-18 Arrests made in Wal-Mart shooting

On March 21, 2018, a Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Ashley and Michael Strouth for the September 1, 2017, murder of Michael Heatherly, 43, in the Walmart parking lot in Bristol, Tennessee.  Ashely Strouth, was previously married to the deced...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

03-21-18 Partnership Park II received a $1.0M grant

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced  today that 25 communities will receive more than $9.6 million in Site Development Grants.

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

03/09/18 City Manager announces appointment of new Fire Chief

City Manager Bill Sorah announced today the appointment of Bristol Tennessee’s next Fire Chief.  Mike Carrier, Interim Chief of the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department was selected from a candidate pool of 42, which was narrowed to eight ...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

03/09/18 Upcoming Construction for Traffic Signal Installation Volunteer Parkway and Cox Street

Please be advised that the Tennessee Department of Transportation will soon begin construction at the intersection of Volunteer Parkway and Cox Street in central Bristol.  This construction work will involve the installation of a traffic signal a...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

3-01-18 Adult softball spring league meeting scheduled

What better way to get your exercise this spring and have a good time with friends that by participating in the adult softball program being offered by Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation.

The Spring League which includes Church, Open, and Recreational ...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

2/20/18 Police Department to conduct security course for local churches

 

With the issue of safety in public places increasingly becoming a topic of concern in communities across the nation, local law enforcement officials want to provide the greatest number of tools possible to keep area residents safe. One such tool...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

2/19/18 Applications being accepted for 2018 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 2, 2018 and meet on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. th...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

2/19/18 City’s YouTube Channel reaches over 1,000 videos

Did you know you can subscribe to the City of Bristol Tennessee’s YouTube channel and be notified anytime the City posts a new video?  WatchBTNTV is the City’s YouTube channel and has over 1,000 videos for viewing. To subscrib...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

2/15/18 Lifeguard Certification Course offered by the City

Being a lifeguard isn’t all sunshine, sunscreen, and sunglasses.  Lifeguards must be trained to respond to potential drowning events, injuries, and many other situations that require immediate action.  Whether it is in a pool, ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

2-7-2018 Equipment for the eyes donated to Steele Creek Nature Center

The Blue Stocking Club of Bristol recently donated two new microscopes to the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park. The microscopes, one a compound light microscope and one a dissecting light microscope, will greatly expand research capabilities for the cen...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

01/30/2018 EmiSunshine lights up the Paramount stage this spring

Each spring, the flowers bloom in East Tennessee with the help of some April showers and a little bit of sunshine. This April, the sunshine might also brighten a few faces and cause some toes to tap as mountain music virtuoso EmiSunshine lights up the sta...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

01/19/18 New kind of Railroad rolling into Bristol

There are railroads, with tracks, whistles, and engines. Then there are railroads, with sweet harmonies and lyrics that get stuck in your head, and a beat that makes you want to move.

On Saturday, March 31, 2018 a railroad with the latter attributes will b...

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Bristol News
Posted on: January 18, 2018

01/18/2018 Bristol police officer named Employee of the Year

The City of Bristol, Tennessee honored employees who received the Bristol First Serving with P.R.I.D.E. Award during 2017. Mayor Jack Young recognized the four employees at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, January 17. Congratulations to Public Works emplo...

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Additional Info... Bristol News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

01/12/2018 Most City Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Bristol offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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

  • Refuse Collection:  Collection normally sched...
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Bristol News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

1/10/2018 Police Department exceeds 2017 traffic safety goals

Each year, the Bristol Tennessee Police Department sets traffic safety goals and develops programs that combine enforcement strategies and education through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office in order to achieve them. Enforcement efforts are targeted tow...

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Bristol News
Posted on: December 29, 2017

12/29/2017 Police remind community to protect pets during cold weather

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department wishes to remind pet owners in the community to take extra precaution 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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Bristol News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

12/20/2017 Most City of Bristol offices closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Most City of Bristol offices will be closed Monday, December 25, Tuesday, December 26 and Monday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Police as well as fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-p...

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Bristol News