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Get to know Hamblen County and Morristown

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The guidebook is an annual publication of the Citizen Tribune. It’s designed to help newcomers to Hamblen County and Morristown learn something about their new community, while it also provides long-time residents with updates and data about services and recreation opportunities. In this guidebook you will fi nd information about local government offices, schools, utilities, clubs, medical services, parks and much more, including the names of officials you may wish

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  • Morristown Regional Airport

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    For almost 60 years, Morristown Regional Airport, named Moore-Murrell Field, and Evelyn Bryan Johnson were the same in the eyes of many people. She was the manager when the airport opened on July 1, 1953. “Mama Bird,” as she was known, learned to fl y in 1944, got a commercial license in 1946, then qualified as a fl ight instructor in 1947. She went on to rack up more fl

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  • Morristown Engineering Department oversees city construction work

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    The Morristown City Engineering Department, headed by Jeff Branham, is responsible for land development, construction and maintenance support throughout the city. Engineering design and construction of city facilities is conducted by city employees of the Morristown Public Works Department or through various consultants. Their work includes street work, which may be minor or large, sewer and drainage extensions or, when required, replacements, traffic control, groundwater control, recreational facilities and upkeep

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  • Morristown’s governing body: Morristown City Council

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    The city of Morristown is governed by a seven-member city council, which is led by Mayor Danny Thomas. The other council members are Chris Bivns, Kay Senter, Paul LeBel, Bob Garrett and Gene Brooks. At the time this publication was sent to press, there was a vacant seat due to the recent death of councilmember Claude Jinks. Jinks seat was expected to be temporarily filled in September of 2012 and

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  • Things to know in Morristown

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Unless otherwise stated, the area code for all contacts is 423. City Information: 581-0100. City Address: 100 W. 1st North Street, Morristown,TN 37814 Morristown Police Department (nonemergency): 585-2710 Morristown Fire Department (nonemergency): 585-4657 Fire Marshal Eual Noah: 585-4657 Who do I call for local cable television questions? Morristown Utility Systems FiberNET: 586-4121. Charter Communications: 866-472-2200, 581-2633 or 586-6977. Who do I call about employment opportunities? 5 Rivers Career Center: 317-1060

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  • Planning commission responsible for growth and zoning

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

    The nine-member Morristown Regional Planning Commission is responsible for growth planning within the city limits as well as the city’s urban growth boundary. Issues that arise in the UGB often require coordinating efforts with Hamblen County government agencies. Planning commission matters come to the Morristown City Council as recommendations, which must get majority support in order to pass. The Morristown Board of Zoning Appeals reviews variance and use on review

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  • Overholt serves Morristown as police chief

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Roger Overholt has been chief of the Morristown Police Department since 2000. Overholt grew up in Newport and earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Walters State Community College. He received a B.S. in criminal justice management from La Salle University in Mandeville, La. and a B.S. in organizational management from Tusculum College. Overholt has a master’s degree in human resource development from Tusculum College. He has received specialized

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  • Morristown Police Department information

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

    The Morristown Police Department is located inside the Morristown City Center on West First North Street. It serves the city of Morristown, patrolling 288 miles of roadway. The police information desk is available to citizens from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Fridays. Emergency 911-direct phones are located at the main entrances to the building. The MPD is accredited through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accrediation Program. This accredation reduces

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  • Honeycutt honored to serve our area

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Bill “Butch” Honeycutt has been with the Morristown Fire Department for 36 years and has been chief for 15 years. Originally from Johnson City, he moved to Hamblen County in 1962 while in the fourth grade. He graduated from Morristown-Hamblen High School West in 1971. Honeycutt served in active duty with the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1973 and spent 20 years with the Tennessee Air National Guard.

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  • Morristown Fire Department serves wide ranging area

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    The Morristown Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical response, fire inspection and codes enforcement, hazardous material response, as well as various other teams and programs designed to protect and inform a population of more than 25,000 residents. The department maintains an ISO Rating of Class 3 and has six engines, one aerial unit, one rescue unit, one Hazardous Materials unit and six stations located strategically around the city. The

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  • Morristown-Hamblen EMS serving the community for 57 years

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

    The award winning, Morristown-Hamblen Emergency Medical Service was founded in 1984 by the Morristown Emergency Rescue Squad. However, its forerunner had been an ambulance service since 1955. EMS is a non-profit organization that has no funding from the city or county. They are staffed with 53 EMS technicians and paramedics and two office staff members. EMS is equipped with four 24-hour trucks and two staggered day trucks. Five of the

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  • How Morristown Emergency Rescue Squad aids the community

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The Morristown Emergency and Rescue Squad Inc. was established in 1955 to serve the citizens of Morristown and Hamblen County. The goal of the MERS is to provide assistance, render first aid, and care for all persons in distress, and to assist agencies in need with knowledgeable, trained emergency responders. The rescue squad has 57 volunteers who go into action when an accident or disaster occurs. They are equipped to

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