News Flash

Posted on: November 8, 2019

City’s 5th annual Spread the Glove program kicks off Tuesday

The City of Bristol Tennessee will kick off its 5th annual “Spread the Glove” campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 12, as donation bins are placed in key City locations and Mayor Margaret Feierabend distributes the first gloves of the season alon...

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Bristol News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Bristol Tennessee seeks input on consolidated plan

Public input is being sought to determine how future funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to address affordable housing needs and services for the homeless, veterans, single mothers and others in Bristol, Tennessee ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Census Bureau seeking workers for temporary jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently seeking hundreds of employees throughout Bristol and surrounding areas to fill temporary jobs as census workers.

The starting salary in Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia is $13.50 per hour, plus 58 cents for each ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Buddy Jones Tennis Tournament Set for Oct. 26-27

Registration is currently under way for the Buddy Jones Bristol Adult Tennis Championships scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center.

The tournament is sponsored by the Bristol Tennessee Department...

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Bristol News
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Bristol, Tennessee names new Director of Community Relations

Jon Luttrell has been named as the new Director of Community Relations for the City of Bristol, Tennessee. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the City’s communications, public relations and marketing strategy. A native of Bristol, Lutt...

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Bristol News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

BTPD to host civilian active shooter response class

Registration is currently under way for a 90-minute course offered by the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department to provide strategies and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter incident.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) will be held...

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Bristol News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Annual Wildlife Weekend at Steele Creek set for October 11-12

Nature lovers are invited to Steele Creek Park on Oct. 11-12 for the 22nd Annual Wildlife Weekend featuring a photography contest, educational programs, and an up-close look at the natural beauty of the park.

The annual event is presented by the City of Br...

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Bristol News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Open House will commemorate Fire Prevention Week

Community members are invited to have lunch with Bristol, Tennessee firefighters, climb inside the City’s state-of-the-art firefighting equipment, and enjoy games and prizes on Saturday, Oct. 12, during a Fire Station Open House commemorating Fi...

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Bristol News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Bristol dispatcher receives state award for saving life

A Bristol, Tennessee dispatcher has been recognized by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security for taking measures that ultimately saved a life.

Jessica Donihe, a four-year veteran of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, was honored ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

City encourages residents to ‘Dump the Pump’ and ride the bus

Community members are encouraged to “Dump the Pump” and ride the Bristol Tennessee Transit for free on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The annual celebration is designed to spotlight public transportation as both a convenient and cost-effective trave...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

City offices closed in observance of Labor Day

Most Bristol, Tennessee City offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 

All emergency services within the City will be fully operational during the holiday and can be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-eme...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Doggie Swim 2019 set for week after Labor Day

Doggie Swim 2019, a five-day event that provides swim time for canine companions before Haynesfield Pool closes for the season, has been scheduled for the week following Labor Day.

Sponsored by the Bristol, Tennessee Department of Parks and Recreation, the...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Hank Williams Jr. tribute band scheduled for Sounds of Summer

Downtown Bristol will be filled with the music of Hank Williams Jr. on Thursday as All My Rowdy Friends, a tribute band featuring front man Frank Morrow, performs during the Sounds of Summer series presented by the Bristol, Tennessee Department of Parks a...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Two-hour parking designed to support vibrant business district

In an effort to facilitate the steady flow of traffic needed to support a vibrant business district, Bristol, Tennessee has adopted two-hour parking limits in most public spaces downtown.

The change was recommended in the recent Downtown Strategic Plan con...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Musical tribute to Bristol part of race week festivities

A musical tribute to Bristol – written by a local minister and recorded by a hometown girl with ties to Music City – will make its debut in historic downtown Wednesday as crowds gather on State Street for Food City Family Race Night.

Th...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Bristol, Tennessee announces traffic plan for August Race Weekend

A comprehensive plan that emphasizes the safety and pedestrians and motorists has been developed for the August 2019 Race Weekend to optimize the orderly flow of traffic to and from Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

Developed by the City of Bristol Tennessee i...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Public meeting set for Maryland Avenue sidewalk project

A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, to review plans for news sidewalks along Maryland Avenue in Bristol, Tennessee and provide information about this grant-funded project.

Officials from the City’s Engineering Division will begin th...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City seeking applicants for Communiversity

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is currently accepting applications for Communiversity, an informational program that provides a behind-the-scenes look at local government and what it takes to run a city of 27,000 residents. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3...

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Bristol News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

City seeking Historic Preservation Award nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the City of Bristol, Tennessee’s 2019 Historic Preservation Awards Program, an annual event that recognizes those who have taken outstanding measures to preserve the historical integrity of commercial and resid...

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Bristol News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

On-street parking near Bristol Post Office now limited to two hours

Parking along two streets adjacent to the main branch of the Bristol Post Office in downtown Bristol, Tennessee is now limited to two hours during regular business hours to coincide with the parking regulations of nearby streets.

The new regulations impact...

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Bristol News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

7-5-19 Bristol, Tennessee to begin work on Sixth Street project

On-street parking along Sixth Street will be blocked off beginning Monday, July 8, as work begins on a sidewalk widening project designed to accommodate outdoor dining opportunities downtown. The project is expected to be complete by early August.

City cre...

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Bristol News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

6-25-19 City of Bristol Tennessee releases 2019 Water Quality Report

The City of Bristol, Tennessee pumped about six million gallons of water to customers each day last year, consistently meeting or exceeding all state and federal quality standards.

Detailed information is included in the 2019 Water Quality Report that was ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

6-18-19 City Offices Closed for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, many Bristol Tennessee city offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and some city services will operate on an altered schedule.

  • Trash normally collected on Thursday will be picked up on Wednesday, July 3. The normal c...
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Bristol News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

6-18-19 Will Witcher named as City’s new Utility Services Manager

Tim Beavers, Director of Development Services for the City of Bristol, Tennessee recently announced the hiring of Will Witcher as the new Utility Services Director. 

Witcher will be responsible for overseeing the Utility Services Division which in...

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Bristol News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

6-11-19 Bristol, get ready for 'Movies in the Park' with an impressive 2019 line-up

One of the real joys of summer is being outside enjoying the sunshine.  What is even better is watching a great movie in a local park after dark under the stars.  Anderson Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the city with the dens...

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Bristol News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

6-7-19 Bristol Tennessee names Dunham as Digital Media and Communications Manager

A native of Crossville, TN, Anne Dunham came to the Tri-Cities region as a student at East Tennessee State University and now has more than 30 years of experience as a professional communicator in the region.

She began her professional career as a feature ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

5-30-19 Sounds of Summer concert series revving up with a hot lineup for the season

Bristol is known for its plentiful and diverse music scene. Live bands are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday evening from June through September at the Downtown Center on State Street as part of the Sounds of Summer concert series, now in its 23rd season....

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

5-29-19 New exhibits open at The Nature Center at Steele Creek Park

This weekend marks the official opening of several new and exciting exhibits at The Nature Center at Steele Creek Park.

The Lakeview Gallery, located on the second floor of the original Nature Center, will be used for seasonally rotating exhibits. &nbs...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

5-23-19 Civilian active shooter response class is being offered in June

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will host a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Winston Auditorium at Tennessee High School. There is no cost to attend, b...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

4-26-19 It’s all in a Name: An Effort to Unite Our Region

What do you think of, when you think of home? Our mountains, our history, all our people with unique stories—all of that’s home.

It’s hard to put a name to, but that’s why we’re here. We want to create a na...

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Bristol News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

5-22-19 Have a blast and learn life lessons with BTPD

Summer just wouldn’t
be the same without the excitement and adventure of the Camp Challenge program.For more than a decade, kids throughout the city limits of Bristol, TN have joined
forces with members of our Police Department for a summer ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

05-21-2019 Thinking warm thoughts? Summer Nature Camp registration begins

Registration for 2019 summer camps offered by the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park (Bristol, TN Parks and Recreation Department) has begun. Do you want to learn about rocks and minerals, nature photography, the Scientific Method, ecology, or bushcraft a...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

4-22-19 Nearly 2,000 positions available from more than 50 employers at the Hiring Expo this Thursda

Manufacturing, healthcare, construction, education, sales, customer service, government, and much more. This Thursday, more than 50 employers will be on hand at the Hiring Expo seeking to fill thousands of immediate job openings. Employment opportunities ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

4-18-19 Bristol TN Police Department host Drug Take Back Event

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting a “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee (Cour...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

4-17-19 Bristol, TN Police Department is set to host civilian active shooter response class in June

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will host a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Winston Auditorium at Tennessee High School.

The CRASE class is a preparedn...

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Bristol News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

4-15-19 Most City of Bristol Offices closed in observance of Good Friday

Most City offices will be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday.  Police, Fire, and Solid Waste services will continue as normal.

Please take note of the following changes in other City services and programs:

  • Refuse collection servi...
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Bristol News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

4-3-19 Bristol Tennessee Mayor announces Census 2020 education initiative

Bristol, Tennessee Mayor, Margaret Feierabend, has signed a proclamation announcing an effort to educate citizens about the importance of the 2020 Census and how participation directly impacts the City. 

Participating in Census 2020 is vital to no...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

3-29-19 City of Bristol announces #tuesdayinthepark initiative

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is debuting a new initiative titled #tuesdayinthepark. The focus is to highlight the 27 parks that are located within City limits and the benefits that each park offers throughout the year. 

Each Tuesday, starting Ap...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

3-22-19 City welcomes country artist Billy Dean to Paramount Bristol

The City of Bristol, Tennessee, in cooperation with Paramount Bristol, is excited to welcome country artist Billy Dean to the Paramount Bristol on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. 

Over a career lasting more than 25 years, Dean’s voice is one...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

3-15-19 King University to host Milligan at Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is excited to host King University’s Men's and Women’s Tennis teams in their upcoming match against Milligan College.  The match will start at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the Ida Stone Jones Co...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

3-15-19 Police Department to offer Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will conduct the nationally recognized Refuse To Be a Victim crime prevention seminar for members of the community May 14 and 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Slater Community Center Auditorium. 

The program do...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

3-6-19 City of Bristol concludes Spread the Glove program until fall

The City of Bristol, Tennessee released an update for the popular “Spread the Glove” program. Since spring is almost here, winter items are no longer needed. The program will start again in the fall when the weather, once again, turns ...

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Bristol News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

03-04-19 Change of venue announced for Police Department CRASE class

Due to an incredible response from the community, the Bristol Tennessee Police Department’s Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class is being moved to a larger venue. The class will take place on Wednesday, March 20, from 6:00-7:...

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Bristol News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

2-27-19 Guy Penrod brings The Story Song Tour to Paramount Bristol

Dove and Grammy Award-winning Southern Gospel artist, Guy Penrod is set to bring “The Story Song Tour” to Paramount Bristol, Friday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. Opening the show is  Southern Gospel quartet, Jordan’s Bridg...

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Bristol News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

2-13-19 Rock slide put officer in danger

 

Today at approximately 6:17am the Bristol Tennessee Communications Center received a call of “rocks in the road” on Raytheon Rd near the solid waste collection station.  Officers responded to the scene and discovered...

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Bristol News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

2-13-19 Credit Card Skimmers Arrested

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department charged 3 men with multiple counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Identity Theft, Theft Under $1000, and Criminal Conspiracy after they were found to have used stolen credit card numbers at various retail locat...

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Bristol News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

2-11-19 Applications being accepted for 2019 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 1, 2019, and meet on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. t...

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Bristol News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

1-28-19 City of Bristol offers tips for protecting water pipes in homes

The cold weather is here; and with the winter weather forecast for the rest of the week, water pipes will see an increased potential for freezing. The City of Bristol, Tennessee is offering the following tips to protect homes and pipes during the cold wea...

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Bristol News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

1-16-19 Most City Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Bristol offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 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 scheduled for M...
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Bristol News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

1-11-19 City receives a clean audit report for Fiscal 2018

Perfect, that is the word one could use to describe the clean opinion received for the FY2018 CAFR-Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the highest opinion a CPA firm can issue.  The report was also prepared in a format required by the Governme...

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Bristol News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

1-9-19 Bristol, Tennessee releases “Bristol Brag Time” video

Officials with the City of Bristol, Tennessee released the all-new 2018 Annual Year End Report video during the City Council meeting Tuesday night. The video takes a look at the accomplishments Bristol, Tennessee saw during 2018.

City achievements featured...

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Bristol News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

1-4-19 Bristol, Tennessee City Council meetings to be live streamed starting January 8

starting January 8 

City of Bristol, Tennessee officials plan to ring in the New Year with an addition to its coverage. The City plans to live stream each City Council meeting starting in January. Residents who want to see the meeting can view the...

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Bristol News

News Flash

Posted on: November 8, 2019

City’s 5th annual Spread the Glove program kicks off Tuesday

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The City of Bristol Tennessee will kick off its 5th annual “Spread the Glove” campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 12, as donation bins are placed in key City locations and Mayor Margaret Feierabend distributes the first gloves of the season alon...

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Spotlights
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Bristol Tennessee seeks input on consolidated plan

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Public input is being sought to determine how future funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to address affordable housing needs and services for the homeless, veterans, single mothers and others in Bristol, Tennessee ...

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Spotlights
Posted on: November 4, 2019

BTPD to offer 'Refuse to be a Victim' seminar

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“Refuse to Be a Victim,” a nationally recognized crime prevention seminar, will be presented by the Bristol Tennessee Police Department on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6-9 p.m. in the Police Training Room of the Slater Community Center.

Thi...

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Spotlights
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Census Bureau seeking workers for temporary jobs

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The U.S. Census Bureau is currently seeking hundreds of employees throughout Bristol and surrounding areas to fill temporary jobs as census workers.

The starting salary in Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia is $13.50 per hour, plus 58 cents for each ...

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Spotlights
Posted on: October 1, 2019

BTPD to host civilian active shooter response class

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BTPD to host civilian active shooter response class

Registration is currently under way for a 90-minute course offered by the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department to provide strategies and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter incident.

Civilian Res...

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Spotlights
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Bristol First Employee Recognition Program

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Employees are the City’s most valuable asset and play a critical role in contributing to the attainment of the Council’s goals, objectives and mission.  The City of Bristol recognizes the importance of motivating, rewarding and developing employe...

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