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City of Elizabethton Finance Department receives prestigious award

The City of Elizabethton was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021.The City of Elizabethton Finance Department was recognized with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting recently. Team members of the department include: front (L-R) Judy Jones, Deanna Clawson, Marie Blevins, Gabby Townsend, Robin Mathes, Sharon Utsman, Sharon Hardin, Kim McAninch, Dena Large, Norah Henegar, and Brianna Pierson. Back (L-R) Brandon Parlier, Preston Cobb, Jesse Colbaugh, Mitchell Radford, Jordon Mitchell, Jennifer Murphy, Travis Hill, Nathanael Henegar, Randy Hamilton, Brian Rader, Nikki Nidiffer, and Brandon Campbell.

Local kids get to shop with a cop for Christmas

Several police cars rolled into Walmart on Monday evening prompting some to wonder if there was an emergency situation going on at the local retailer.

City takes time to be thankful for its employees

The City of Elizabethton provided a Thanksgiving meal to their employees as a way of thanking them for their hard work and dedication to the City.
There is a saying 'it takes an army' and in the case of running a city like Elizabethton that statement couldn't be more true.

Council meets in workshop session

Jeff Marlowe with the Street & Sanitation department discusses the manpower issue with the Elizabethton City Council on Monday during a workshop at the Elizabethton Electric System conference room.
Members of the Elizabethton Street & Sanitation, Finance, and Human Resources departments along with the Elizabethton City Council met in a workshop setting

COVID-19 Impacts and Information

The latest information on impacts of COVID-19 to city services.

2019 Annual Report DRAFT

2018-2019 Stormwater Annual Report (DRAFT)

Grant makes possible SRO postings in all City schools

School resource officers were assigned to the three elementary schools and will join the school resource officers that have long been assigned to the High School and T.A. Dugger Jr. High School.

Elizabethton encouraging small business with 'Co-Starters' program

The City of Elizabethton is hosting the "Co-Starter," a nine-week program geared to help people with their business ideas.

Fire Department acquires new air pack equipment

The Elizabethton Fire Department is acquiring upgraded equipment to enhance their abilities as a force, purchasing new air packs from Scott Safety.

Elizabethton City Council bids farewell to Shipley, Tester

Thursday’s meeting of the Elizabethton City Council ended as a farewell to two councilmen who are ending long terms of service.

Funding agreement reached for Elizabethton Twins

City of Elizabethton officials and the Minnesota Twins reportedly reached a funding agreement Friday morning to keep the Elizabethton Twins Minor League Baseball affiliate at Joe O’Brien Field.

New mural brightens Elizabethton Library

The new look is a mural in vivid colors that depicts characters from “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Adventure Time” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Cobblestone Hotel gets first TIF agreement in Carter County

The directors unanimously approved the application by Cobblestone Hotel Development during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday morning.

Elizabethton receive Community Development Block Grants

The city of Elizabethton were the recipients of Community Development Block Grants recently announced by Gov. Bill Haslam and ECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Elizabethton's A.Y. McDonald breaks ground on expansion

A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., broke ground Monday on an $8 million expansion that will double the size of its Elizabethton operation and create 36 new jobs.

No findings reported in 2017 audit

City officials received an early Christmas gift this week with the release of the 2017 adults for the city government and Elizabethton Electric.

Elizabethton City Council OKs microbreweries in downtown

City Council members voted last night to change an ordinance allowing the small-scale beer making businesses to obtain permits and serve beer downtown.

City honors service members with ceremony

Surrounded by the names of Carter County and Elizabethton servicemen and women who sacrificed their time and lives for their country...

City receives $500,000 grant from THDA for home rehabilitation

City of Elizabethton officials were able to receive some support Tuesday afternoon thanks in part to a $500,000 HOME Program grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency to bring substandard homes back up to code.

Annual Street Resurfacing Set to Begin

(update) Annual street resurfacing is set to begin.  On street parking will not be permitted on the following streets:

No findings in 2016 Elizabethton audit

There were no findings or other problems reported in the latest financial audit for the city of Elizabethton.

City wide open burn ban issued by Elizabethton Fire Dept.

Due to the very dry conditions and lack of substantial precipitation in the forecast, the Elizabethton Fire Department is issuing a ban on open burning until further notice.

Celebration of the Tweetsie Trail ends successful summer for Parks & Rec

It was a win-win across the board during Labor Day weekend in Elizabethton.

Marker now honors a piece of Elizabethton baseball history

An important piece of history is honored Saturday in Elizabethton as  an historical marker dedicated to mark the former home field of the Blue Grays.

Council approves agreement to purchase Bonnie Kate with foundation funding; photos needed to guide restoration

Councilmen unanimously approved an agreement to work with the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), which has raised more than $100,000 for the purchase of the theater in the name of the City of Elizabethton.

City Manager recommends funding for routine and special projects

The recovering economy is having a noticeable effect on project plans in this 2016-2017 City of Elizabethton budget proposal. With greater confidence, department heads are requesting funding for overdue equipment replacement and maintenance, and projects...

Elizabethton Municipal Airport receives state recognition for improvements

In the last decade, Elizabethton Municipal Airport has received recognition as the Airport of the Year, as well as for having Airport Manager of the Year, Randy Musick. This year, it was recognized as the 2016 Most Improved Airport.

City council moves forward on new sign regulations in Elizabethton

The Elizabethton City Council will vote tonight on the second reading of the city's new sign ordinance. The proposed ordinance would chance the size of the signs in certain areas, as well as where they can be.

City and County receive state recycling grants

Carter County and the City of Elizabethton recently received state grants to help with recycling and waste reduction efforts.

Audit reflects positively on city and schools

Elizabethton officials were satisfied to learn that the city and city schools’ audits yielded no findings. Nearly every detail was budgeted appropriately, adjusted when necessary and filed correctly.

Local Couple Completes Parks & Rec's Walk Across America' Challenge

An Elizabethton couple recently completed Elizabethton Parks and Recreation’s 2,817-mile Walk Across America challenge, and they are now walking 2,560 miles “to Honolulu” as part of the Walk Around the World challenge.

Fire Department Announces Promotions

The Elizabethton Fire Department proudly announced the promotions of two long time employees: Rusty Barnett to Deputy Fire Chief and Andy Hardin to Fire Marshall.

Allied Dispatch Solutions Adds 481 Jobs to Carter County

Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner Randy Boyd announced that Allied Dispatch Solutions will create 481 new jobs and invest $4.8 million in an expansion of its current facility in Johnson City and Carter County.

Long-time Parks and Rec Board member honored for service to community

Charlie McQueen, an Elizabethton Parks and Recreation board member, has stepped down after 25 years of dedication to the group. He was honored with a plaque and standing ovation at Thursday’s City Council Meeting.

Elizabethton 6th safest city of its size in state

A national research company, ValuePenguin, whose data is used by such companies as Fox Business, Bloomberg Businessweek...

Fidelitone brings 200 jobs to community

A national supply chain management company celebrated the grand opening of its new Elizabethton location Tuesday with a picnic for employees.

Elizabethton Announces New City Website

The City of Elizabethton has announced that they have a new website. This new website is a redesign from the city’s previous website which was originally designed and created in 2002.

City Manager Announces Reorganization

City Manager, Jerome Kitchens, announced the following changes in the organization of City departments.