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Recent News

Dec 01, 2016

Section of Watauga Avenue to be closed

The 900 block of Watauga Avenue (at the Brush Creek bridge) will be closed for sewer line maintenance from approximately 3-11 a.m. Friday (Dec. 2). Detour signs will be in place. 

CONTACT:
Steve Harsh, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2636

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Dec 01, 2016

Applications being accepted for Industrial Development Board

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will consider four appointments to the Industrial Development Board. The Industrial Development Board was created as a means of financing business/industrial facilities that would create employment and economic growth.

Potential appointees must be residents of the city and should be interested in community affairs. Applications are available online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards and at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. Please call 434-6021 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 5, 2015.

For more information on the Industrial Development Board, please contact Mitch Miller at (423)202-3510 Ext. 105 or miller@thewcedc.com.

CONTACT:
Sheri Keenan, administrative coordinator
Administration
(423)434-6009


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Nov 30, 2016

Freedom Hall Pool to offer lifeguard training classes

Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, will offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes for ages 15 and older Dec. 19-23 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Class fee is $200 per person, which includes book, face mask, and all certifications.

A required pre-test will take place at 8 a.m. Dec. 19 and will consist of:

1. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
• 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to side or to the front.
• 100 yards of breaststroke.
• 100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke.

2. Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point. When returning to the starting point with the object, exit the water without using the ladder of steps, within one minute, 40 seconds.

3. Tread water, without use of hands, for two minutes.

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials for the professional rescuer.

For more information and to sign up for the class, please call (423)461-4872 or (423)434-5754.

CONTACT:
Karen Henninger, aquatics supervisor
Parks and Recreation
(423)434-5749

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Nov 29, 2016

Senior Services hosting annual Blood Drive at MPCC

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host a blood drive on Monday (Dec. 5). The Blood Assurance mobile unit will be on site from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Eligible donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors should consume fluids, avoid caffeine and eat an iron-rich meal prior to donating.
Please call (423)434-6237 to reserve a time.

CONTACT:
Debbie Fogle, senior services manager
Senior Services
(423)434-6231

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Nov 29, 2016

Senior Services to offer Friday Night Dances

Citizens are invited to put on their dancing shoes and join Senior Services the first and third Friday of each month to dance the night away. Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host Friday Night Dances from 7-10 p.m. Silver Sneakers® discounts are available for eligible members.
• Friday, Dec. 2 – Jerry Pierce Band, $5 per person
• Friday, Dec. 16 – Christmas Dance featuring Kids Our Age, $7 per person, refreshments will be served

Please register in person at the MPCC Senior Services front desk. For more information, call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:
Debbie Fogle, senior services manager
Senior Services
(423)434-6231


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Nov 29, 2016

Senior Services hosting A Christmas Fantasy

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host the musical program A Christmas Fantasy on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Performers will include the Johnson City Senior Chorale, Musical Voices, Gail Morris and Cherry Smith’s piano and voice students, and Gay Whitt of Erwin Timeless Tappers and Dancers.
There is no charge for this program. Refreshments will be served. Please register at the Senior Services front desk.
For more information, please call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:
Chyrl McLaughlin, program coordinator
Senior Services
(423)434-6226


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Nov 29, 2016

MPCC hosting Parents Night Out featuring Santa

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a Parents Night Out with Santa as a special guest on Friday, Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m. Children ages 3-12 will meet Santa and enjoy pizza, swimming, games and crafts.
Children will be split into age groups, and all participants must be potty trained. Please provide a change of clothes and towel for each child.
Cost is $15 for the first child; $10 for each additional child in a family. Price includes a slice of pizza and a drink. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Dec. 8 at Memorial Park Community Center. Space is limited to 50 registered participants.
For more information, please call (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:
Rachel Bowers, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center 
(423)434-6224

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Nov 29, 2016

Carver, MPCC accepting donations for Gatlinburg

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., and Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will serve as drop-off locations for citizens who wish to donate supplies to families affected by wildfires in Gatlinburg.
Coordinated by 50fifty Sports Tavern, the following items will be accepted at these locations through 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2):
• Bottled water
• Sports drinks (Gatorade/Powerade)
• First-aid supplies
• Blankets
• Tissue packs
• Ink pens and notebooks
• Crayons and coloring books
• Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Donations may also be taken to 50fifty, 2102 N. Roan St.

CONTACT:
Sam Miller, recreation services manager
Parks and Recreation
(423)283-5820


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Nov 28, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Nov. 28

Public Works projects:
• Legion Street (State of Franklin Road to Alabama Street) – trail extension and improvements. Expect lane shifts and lane closures. Motorists are advised to use caution in this area.
• Waterbrook Drive at Knob Creek Road – intersection closed for repairs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Traffic must enter and exit Waterbrook Drive from Judith Drive.
• Seminole Drive (between Creek Drive and Forestdale Lane) – drainage improvements. Lane closures possible. Detours will be in place.
• Boone and West Market streets – installation of box culvert. Intersection closed. Multiple lane and sidewalk closures in place over course of project.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Oak Park area at East Lakeview Drive – sewer rehab; flaggers present
• Cash Hollow Road and Lakeview Drive – flood wall construction
• Poplar Ridge and Webb Road (Piney Flats) – water line installation; lane closures
• Celebration Court off Carroll Creek Road – sewer tap installation

All work is weather permitting.

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Nov 22, 2016

Golf Advisory Board to meet Dec. 14

The City of Johnson City Golf Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.

CONTACT:
Jim Hughes, Golf director
(423)483-5838

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