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Board of Education Vacancy

PUBLIC NOTICE

Carter County
Board of Education
Vacancy

The Carter County Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy for the 1st District representative on the Carter County Board of Education. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following qualifications pursuant to T.C.A 49-2-202:

(1) Be a bona fide resident and qualified voter of the 1st District of Carter County;
(2) Be a citizen of recognized integrity, intelligence and ability to administer the duties of the office; and
(3) Must file proof of graduation from high school or receipt of a GED with the Carter County Election Commission.

Individuals who would like to be considered for this position should submit a Boards and Committees Application and/or Resume to the Carter County Clerk’s Office at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Suite 102 Elizabethton, TN 37643.

All applicants will be given the opportunity to address the County Commission during its October 15, 2018 meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Carter County Courthouse located at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Elizabethton. The election to fill the vacancy will be held immediately thereafter.

For additional information contact the Carter County Clerk’s Office at 542-1814.

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Parrots & Tails IV hopes to raise $10,000 for animal shelter

ELIZABETHTON STAR – The fruit of multiple months worth of labor will take form this weekend across Elizabethton. And the area’s smallest — and furriest — residents will be able to reap the rewards.

With an all-day agenda on tap, Parrots & Tails IV gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Covered Bridge Park and will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter. Tickets are a $15 donation with kids under 12 getting in for free.

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EHDA approves city’s first TIF project

ELIZABETHTON STAR – A new hotel is on the horizon for the city.

Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to approve the city’s first Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project — a 54-room Cobblestone Hotel. The motion passed unanimously with board members Danny Blevins, Dale Shook, Larry Gobble and Stan Bailey voting to approve the measure. Commissioner Bertha Davis was absent from the meeting.

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County Commission adopts unique incentives policy

ELIZABETHTON STAR – The Carter County Commission voted through a policy that could help the Carter County Industrial Board bring in both industrial and tourism companies to the county. Voting 24-0 during Monday’s meeting at the Carter County Courthouse, the commission approved a resolution that created an “inventive policy to attract and retain businesses in Carter County.”

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Tourism effect: Visitors spent $39.47 million in Carter County during 2017

ELIZABETHTON STAR – NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced today Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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