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PUBLIC NOTICE – JAG Program

The City of Morristown and Hamblen County are making joint application for the Edward Byrne Memorial … [Read More...]

Sewer Work – Week of May 26th

Sewer work continues around Morristown. For a list of current projects and road closings, CLICK … [Read More...]

Memorial Day – Garbage Pick-Up Schedule

The City will be observing the Memorial Day holiday and will not be running routes on Monday. If … [Read More...]

PUBLIC NOTICE – JAG Program

The City of Morristown and Hamblen County are making joint application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 Local Solicitation.

The solicitation is available for public review. Anyone wishing to make comments regarding this solicitation may do so by calling 423-585-4633 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before 4:30 p.m. on June 26th

Sewer Work – Week of May 26th

Sewer work continues around Morristown. For a list of current projects and road closings, CLICK HERE.

Memorial Day – Garbage Pick-Up Schedule

The City will be observing the Memorial Day holiday and will not be running routes on Monday. If your garbage is scheduled to be picked up on Monday, please have your garbage and recycling at the curb Tuesday morning and leave out until the garbage crews are able to come by.

Hamblen County Graduations – MPD

Media Release

May 19, 2015

Hamblen County schools are letting out for summer and for seniors and their families that means graduation.  The Hamblen County School System utilizes the Walters State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center for both graduations; being held Friday, May 22, 2015.

The Morristown Police Department officers and explosive sniffing dogs will be used before each graduation to conduct a safety sweep.  Once the safety sweep is completed, the doors will open for attendees.  East High will graduate first; doors open at 3:00pm for the 4:30pm ceremony.  West High’s graduation ceremony will begin at 8:30pm; however, doors will open at 7pm.

The Morristown Police Department, Hamblen County Sherriff’s Department, and White Pine City Police Department will be conducting traffic control for the ceremonies.  Tennessee Highway Patrol will be working the Interstate 81 ramps.  The traffic pattern to get in will be as follows, traffic on southbound 25E will see message boards directing them; traffic for the graduations will need to stay in the right lane.  After graduation, both Progress Parkway and 25 E will be open for exiting the Expo Center.  In order to clear traffic quickly, the road that attendees will exit will be determined on where they park; right side of Expo Center will use Progress Parkway and left side will use 25E.

After the graduation ceremonies, the MPD will be working at Project Graduation.  The event starts at 10:00pm, with students arriving to the mall by midnight, and will last until about 6:00 am Saturday morning.  Prior to students’ arrival, officers and explosive sniffing dogs will conduct a safety sweep.  Officers and other personnel will be patrolling parking lots during the event.

Sewer Work – Week of May 18th

Sewer work continues around Morristown. For a full list of projects and road closings, click HERE.

EAA Youth Event at Morristown Airport- May 30th

Event:  EAA Young Eagles Flights – for youth ages 8 – 17 at Morristown Regional Airport
Date: Saturday, May 30th  – weather permitting; rain date TBD
Time: Registration: 8:30 – first 25 registrants will receive flights; additional registrants will be accommodated if possible
Flights: 9:00 – noon (flights are between 15 – 20 minutes)
Food:  Pizza and soft drinks available after your flight
Cost:  FREE (flights and food)
Ages:  8 – 17 years old

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot.
If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air.
Your Young Eagles® flight will last approximately 20 minutes and you will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. This is your chance to experience the freedom of flight that many people only dream about.
Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too!
1. On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.
2. Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
3. In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
4. Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane.
You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

New Council Members Sworn In – May 11th

The new Mayor and Council Members will be sworn into their elected positions at the “Sine Die” Council Meeting this evening at 5pm. There will be a brief reception in the community room at 4:30pm.

Sewer Work – Week of May 11th

Sewer work continues around Morristown. See a full list of projects and road closings for this week by clicking HERE.

Sewer Work – Week of May 4th

Sewer work continues on the street around Morristown. For a full list of sewer projects and road closings for the week of May 4th, CLICK HERE.

Police Memorial Service – May 11th

The Morristown Police Department Chaplain Unit will be holding a memorial service on May 11, 2015 at 1:00p.m to acknowledge the start of National Police Week, May 10-16, 2015.  The service will be in the City Center’s Rotunda; all citizens of Morristown are invited to attend.

In 1962, President Kennedy declared May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  National Police Week holds tribute to those officers who have fallen in the line of duty.  Each year, a memorial service is held at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. This memorial honors more than 19,000 law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty, throughout history.

Chief Overholt stated, “It is proper that we honor those officers whose lives have been taken in the line of duty, and we thank those who continue to serve and protect our citizens throughout the country.”

Memorial Service Photo

 

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