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Planning Commission gives final site plan approval to 7 Brew Coffee, Eastman Credit Union

Final site approval plans were approved by the Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission during their regularly-scheduled June meeting at Elizabethton City Hall on Thursday.


Elizabethton Youth Business Fair- Applications Open

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During the popular Covered Bridge Days Festival this fall, Elizabethton Parks and Recreation is proud to once again host the Youth Business Fair and applications to participate are now being accepted!

Memorial Day ceremony honors those who gave all

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It was a solemn morning on Monday at the War Memorial in downtown Elizabethton as a gathering came together to honor those brave men and women of Carter County who gave their lives in defending the freedoms that we all enjoy today.

Elizabethton High School presents diplomas to Class of 2023

A light, hazy sky greeted early-morning arrivals to Elizabethton High School's Citizens Bank Stadium for the Class of 2023 graduation before a brilliant sun soon chased the clouds away as over 190 students completed their secondary education program at the high school.

Modernization of traffic signals: LED shines

The City of Elizabethton GIS and Engineering Department has diligently been working on the department's effort to enhance transportation infrastructure through the modernization of traffic signals.


Elizabethton Police Department integrates virtual reality training


In an effort to protect their lives and the lives of the citizens they have been entrusted with, the Elizabethton Police Department has made an investment into virtual reality training equipment.

AMI meters take worry from homeowners when power goes out


There was a time when the threat of electrical storms and high winds would cause homeowners to shutter dreading what to do if their power were to go out.

Partner with Parks and Recreation

This year, the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will offer dozens of special events for our citizens.

May First Friday concert rocks to tunes of Gents & Liars

With First Fridays kicking off on Friday, May 5, the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department welcomed Gents & Liars to the Covered Bridge stage for the first concert in the park.

SmartGov portal launches in Elizabethton

The public doesn't have to wait until City Hall opens on Monday mornings any more as the release of a new online solution called SmartGov will allow for easier permitting, plan review, inspection services, planning and code enforcement.


City Council will have many issues to discuss during upcoming annual retreat

Besides a tough budget to address during their upcoming annual retreat, the Elizabethton City Council will have other areas of business that will need some attention as well including capital projects and how to address the Elizabethton Golf Course.

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Elizabethton Street & Sanitation provides 'Touch a Truck' for Hunter Elementary students

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It was a 'truckiffic' day at Hunter Elementary School recently as the Elizabethton Street & Sanitation Department brought three sparkling, clean trucks to the facility as part of the 'Touch a Truck' day that tied into a careers day for the school.

Elizabethton Fire Department hosts student tours

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Elizabethton Park & Rec board receives updates on heavy load of ongoing projects

The Elizabethton Park & Rec Board met for their regularly scheduled May meeting at the Recreation Center where director Mike Mains provided an update on a number of projects that are currently ongoing for the Park & Recreation Department.

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First Friday Concert in the Park Sponsored by Carter County Bank

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First Friday Concerts in the Park brought to you by Elizabethton Parks and Recreation kicks off the 2023 season on Friday, May 5, 2023!

Elizabethton Police Department receives Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative grant

The City of Elizabethton Police Department is pleased to announce it received a $149,999 Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) grant. The funding will support a two-year program to combat violent crime in our jurisdiction.

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Covered Bridge Jams

The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department has released the 2023 Covered Bridge Jams Schedule.

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Elizabethton City Council April meeting recap

The Elizabethton City Council met in its regularly scheduled April meeting on Thursday. April 13, 2023 in Council Chambers inside Elizabethton City Hall. The following is a brief recap of the meeting.


April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in activities that divert the driver’s attention away from the road.

So, what is there to do in Elizabethton?

That question is often asked so we hope to give you some great options that you and your family can enjoy.

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Newly constructed Watauga River boat ramp to be officially named after Bill Beazell

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The newly constructed and heavily used Watauga River Boat Ramp, located at 335 Lovers Lane Rd., will officially be named the Bill Beazell Watauga River Public Access Boat Ramp.

Council signs lease with Friends of Animal Shelter for new spay and neuter Clinic

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A new affordable spay and neuter clinic is on the way thanks to Thursday afternoon's lease signing between the City of Elizabethton and the Friends of the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter, a registered 501c3.

Save the date...

Tweetsie Trail Jams is coming and you don’t want to miss this one!! 

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Following in their footsteps... Croy, Jr. sworn in as newest City of Elizabethton police officer

They may not be the family showcased on the highly watched Blue Bloods drama series on television, but the Croy family knows what it means to keep serving the community as police officers as a family business.


City Council comes to agreement on downtown car show

The Elizabethton City Council considered  three different amendments to the Carter County Car Club’s request to host car cruise-ins on Elk Avenue...

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Garbage and Brush zone maps updated

The Elizabethton Street and Sanitation Department has updated their maps showing the zones for collection of brush and bulk trash as well as garbage collection.

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Elizabethton Fire Department provides regional rookie ladder training

The Elizabethton Fire Department carried on its rich tradition of providing rookie firefighters the ins and outs of the proper use and safety of using ladders in the course of their job.

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Lady Cyclones slip past Greeneville to capture regional championship

In the game of basketball, a win is a win, whether it's by one point or 30 points. However, it's easier on the nerves if there is at least some breathing room.


More speed bumps than compromise during Council workshop

Once again the ongoing issue between the City of Elizabethton and the Carter County Car Club on how to best handle the club’s weekly cruise-in events as the City’s revitalization projects continue...


Glow dodge ball event huge success

The City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition recently held a glow dodge ball event at the Elizabethton Parks and Rec Center which turned out to be a huge success.

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City Council workshop set to discuss car show, former Franklin Fitness Center

The Elizabethton City Council will be meeting in a workshop to discuss the annual Carter County Car Club car show and the former Franklin Fitness Center.

Want to help stormwater drainage - plant a tree

More than two million acres of Tennessee’s native forests have been cut and more than 500 thousand acres of forest were converted to other uses.*

Owens sworn in as newest EFD firefighter

Friday was a special day for Dru Owens as he was sworn in as the newest member of the City of Elizabethton Fire Department as a firefighter.

Putting in a day’s work...

So what does one do on a beautiful Friday afternoon where a short-sleeved shirt feels like it does on a spring-like day.
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Council tackles business agenda, approves events

The Elizabethton City Council met in Council Chambers at Elizabethton City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 9 for their regularly-scheduled February meeting.
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You can make a difference...

The Tennessee Stormwater Association has a goal which is to protect and improve the quality of the waters of Tennessee through the exchange of information and knowledge regarding the design, construction, maintenance, administration and operation of stormwater facilities.

Elizabethton Parks and Rec releases February newsletter

The Elizabethton Parks and Rec Department released their February newsletter on Wednesday with some exciting information.
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February City Council meeting set for Thursday evening

The Elizabethton City Council will conduct their regularly scheduled February Council meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, Feb. 9 inside the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Planning Commission approves two plats, rezoning of property

The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission met for their regularly-scheduled February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 and addressed a short list of business for the month.LOGAN ENGLE

Elizabethton Fire Department completes mandatory state fire training

While passing by the parking lot at First Baptist Church of Elizabethton last week, many may have had questions of why there were so many Elizabethton Fire Department trucks parked in the lot.

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**Public Traffic Alert** Work to impact traffic flow beginning Monday night

Nighttime lane closures will impact each direction on Elk Avenue and Broad Street in Elizabethton beginning Monday night Feb. 6 at 7 pm and lasting until 6 am each morning.

City residents may qualify for portion of HOME rehabilitation grant

A public meeting was held on Friday inside the City Council Chambers at Elizabethton City Hall for residents who reside in the city limits that need assistance with rehabilitation of their homes.

Rene Mann, Housing Programs Manager with First Tennessee Development.

Elizabethton Electric announces automated Pay by Phone number change

The Elizabethton Electric System announced on Friday that their automated Pay by Phone number has changed.

Planning Commission meeting slated for February 2

The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission will be meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, Feb. 2 inside the City Council Chambers at Elizabethton City Hall.


Elizabethton mayor recognizes WJHL for seven decades of service

It was a special day in Elizabethton on Wednesday as WJHL News Channel 11 kicked off their 70th Anniversary celebration in the city by broadcasting their news at 6 am and noon from The Coffee Company and wrapped up the day by moving their evening news cast to the iconic Bonnie Kate Theater.

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TDOT announces two week closure of portion of North Roan Street

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced the closure of a portion of North Roan Street in Elizabethton between Mill Street and Broad Street for utility work.

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Storm damage leaves 306 customers without power

Thursday's late afternoon thunderstorm packed some punch for Elizabethton Electric customers as high winds associated with the storm broke eight poles and damaged five transformers.


Public meeting scheduled to discuss HOME grant program

The City of Elizabethton, Tennessee has received a $500,000 HOME grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to rehabilitate homes.  

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Public Open House scheduled for Downtown Community Mobility Plan

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On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, community members are invited to attend a Public Open House to assist the City of Elizabethton in identifying transportation and mobility needs throughout the Downtown Main Street District.

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City of Elizabethton hiring light duty operators

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Elizabethton City Council to meet on Thursday Jan. 12

The Elizabethton City Council will be meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at Elizabethton City Hall.

TDOT announces lane closure on Hwy 67 widening project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced a lane closure for approximately one month as work continues on the Highway 67 widening project in Elizabethton. The purpose of the closure is to relocate utility lines.

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Regional Planning Commission elects officers, approves final Snap-On Tools site map

The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission met in its regularly scheduled January 2023 meeting on Thursday inside Council Chambers at Elizabethton City Hall to address four items of business and elect officers for the new year.

Photo by Ivan Sanders/ City of Elizabethton Public Relations The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission met for the first time in 2023 Thursday at the Elizabethton City Hall where new officers were elected and four main items of business were addressed.

Work on water lines to affect service to some city residents

City of Elizabethton Water Resources General Manager Jonathan Pleasant has announced that due to water line work....


Going above and beyond... Tolley and crew recognized by County Mayor, EMA Director

Photo by Ivan Sanders City of Elizabethton Public Relations Carter County EMA Director Bill Harrell (left) presents a plaque to David Tolley of the Elizabethton Water Resources Department. Water Resources GM Jonathan Pleasant was also on hand for the presentation.

While many stayed warm enjoying time with their families during the bitterly cold Christmas holiday weekend, a group of City of Elizabethton Water Resource employees were responding to nearly 200 calls involving frozen meters and water lines.

App to help customers track daily electric costs

Christmas came a little early for Elizabethton Electric General Manager Brandon Shell as the electric system released a new updated application on Wednesday to help customers stay on top of daily electric costs and much more.

Cold weather brings safety awareness and precautions for residents

As local residents prepare for the first real cold spell of the winter, there are several precautions that residents can take to be well prepared and ready for the frigid temperatures and any associated snow that the area receives this winter.


Mayor proclaims January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month for Elizabethton

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Could there be a white Christmas? Elizabethton street department says bring on the snow

As local meteorologist began talking recently of how the Tri-Cities area could potentially have a white Christmas this year as a strong cold front begins to make its way toward the area, many residents are already getting a case of singing the popular holiday song 'Let it Snow'.

Photo by Ivan Sanders The City of Elizabethton currently has 1,100 tons of salt on hand for snow events.

'Silver Bells' parade draws largest crowd in recent history

Whether it could be attributed to bad weather or COVID-19 in the past that held crowds away...parade 1

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Buck promoted to Sergeant in EPD

Elizabethton Police Department Chief Jason Shaw on Tuesday announced the promotion of Eric Buck to the rank of Sergeant.

EPD adds two new officers

The Elizabethton Police Department added two new officers on Monday morning as Kurt Kemp and Ryan Manuel took their Oath of Office inside the Elizabethton City Hall Council Chambers.
City Clerk Preston Cobb presided over the swearing in ceremony.


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

First Friday Concerts in the Park sponsored by Carter County Bank

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First Friday Concerts in the Park brought to you by Elizabethton Parks and Recreation kicks off the 2023 season on Friday, May 5, 2023! This FREE concert series, sponsored by Carter County Bank, will take place the first Friday of each month, May through August, at Covered Bridge Park from 7-9 P.M.