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rintntn

Bristol, TN

#162 Nov 19, 2012
guardian wrote:
Where in the H does omr work. Must be Bristol England, because it sure isn't the same Bristol as the people I talk to. From the employees in the courthouse to those at the city garage, they couldn't wait till the last HR director left. Very very few that I talked to trusted him or the dept.Does omr's kissin up never take a break? He'll prob. love the new director. Mr.B either never checked with Kingsport, or on the other hand maybe he did, because the employees there are already sending their condolences to Bristol. Seems she left there under less than favorable circumstances, but the previous CM there (who was fired) thought very highly of her. Another yes person for the CM. OMR will have a new buddy.


in bristol that's what an HR person is--it's a position right behind the CM so they're in a position for proper veneration. under clifton they had an HR that tried. she was soon gone. replaced by one who did good within fed. rules. reworked and bratton was a chip off the old CM. broughton's man to the tip of the lip. he would rather lie to an employee than eat. now ....i don't know, but from what i've seen, it's broughton's show.
OkeeDokee

Johnson City, TN

#163 Jan 6, 2013
Bristol, Tenn., City Manager Jeff Broughton earns largely positive grades from council

http://www.tricities.com/news/article_9337fcc...

Since: Nov 12

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#164 Jan 7, 2013
OldManRiver wrote:
Transplant is the only one on this forum whose address is shown as Bristol, TN. Kingsport and Johnson City have enough problems of their own without their citizens poking their noses into Bristol's business.
But, just so you'll know, I'll tell you a little bit about what has happened to Bristol since Jeff Broughton came here:
The downtown has been cleaned up and we have several new businesses down there.
The industrial park is going strong, and with the exception of Smith/Kline all those businesses are doing failry well.
Yes, we have lost some retail establishments. We have gained a few in their place, but overall, Bristol has lost businesses just like every city around here.
Bristol Tennessee is in as good financial shape as any of the Tri-Cities, and better than most.
The tax rate was increased by a small amount last year, but only so we can pay for improvements to our schools which should have been done a long time ago.
The crime rate in Bristol Tennessee is as low or lower than any other city in the Tri-Cities.
The two previous City Managers would run from employees. This man will stop and say hi and even crack a joke every once in a while.
My impression, he doesn't put up with any nonsense. It isn't his job to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be okay. It is his job to run the city. I have found him to be very helpful with legitimate complaints and very intolerant of bogus ones. Again, he isn't the City's PR guy, he's got a job to do. You want glad handing? Go see the mayor.
When you look at retail sales Bristol TN/VA percentage of increase is increasing while it is barely holding its own or below what it was last year in Johnson City and Kingsport. That seems to it has something going for it that the others are missing.
Retailer

Johnson City, TN

#165 Jan 15, 2013
I didn't realize Bristol's retail sales were increasing ahead of JC and KPT. Where can I get these statistics?
John Maynard Keynes

Kingsport, TN

#166 Jan 16, 2013
It's usually in the news each month. Steb Hipple from ETSU is usually interviewed about the local economy.
Maybe because this money is sucked away from the community by the big retailers we don't notice so much.

“Good to be home”

Since: Dec 11

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#167 Jan 19, 2013
concerned wrote:
I can't believe no one has written in over a month. Did no one object to him buying H P King building? Maybe we should buy the King building next door.
Its not unusual for a city to purchase a valuable iconic building to keep it from becoming run-down. The city bought the building, put very little money into it, but kept it from going further downhill and look at it now. There's no way that the building would have been sold if it had been allowed to continue to deteriorate.

Bristol TN has turned downtown into a very nice place and leaves Johnson City and Kingsport, once again, playing catch-up.

Suck it up JC and Kingsport residents and start pointing at the Bristol City Government as the way to improve your cities. At this point, your downtowns suck.
AX7 Fan

Chicago, IL

#168 Jan 19, 2013
It should be noted how Bristol,Tn is not 'moving ahead' Bristol,Va has offered incentives and breaks for new business look at exit 7 and Cabelas and other business exit 7 could have easily been Volunteer parkway if the powers that be wasn't holding on to yesterday.
Laughable

York, SC

#169 Jan 19, 2013
Kildee wrote:
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Its not unusual for a city to purchase a valuable iconic building to keep it from becoming run-down. The city bought the building, put very little money into it, but kept it from going further downhill and look at it now. There's no way that the building would have been sold if it had been allowed to continue to deteriorate.
Bristol TN has turned downtown into a very nice place and leaves Johnson City and Kingsport, once again, playing catch-up.
Suck it up JC and Kingsport residents and start pointing at the Bristol City Government as the way to improve your cities. At this point, your downtowns suck.
Oh yes! Our vagrants have a much prettier place to hassle the general population. Pathetic.

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Since: Dec 11

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#170 Jan 20, 2013
AX7 Fan wrote:
It should be noted how Bristol,Tn is not 'moving ahead' Bristol,Va has offered incentives and breaks for new business look at exit 7 and Cabelas and other business exit 7 could have easily been Volunteer parkway if the powers that be wasn't holding on to yesterday.
Exit 7 is successful because of higher sales taxes in Tennessee. ANY growth in Bristol TN is a huge accomplishment because of that fact.

“Good to be home”

Since: Dec 11

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#171 Jan 20, 2013
Laughable wrote:
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Oh yes! Our vagrants have a much prettier place to hassle the general population. Pathetic.
"our vagrants?

I suppose you are talking about the vagrants in Concord N.C.

Every city has homeless people. But that doesn't matter. I have a feeling that you would bitch and whine no mater where you were.
AX7 Fan

Bristol, TN

#172 Jan 20, 2013
So post some statistics as to all said
For Rent

Kingsport, TN

#173 Jan 20, 2013
There's also a lot of empty buildings in and around Exit 7. Wonder if any city/county money got sucked out on those deals. Linden Sq is a ghost town except for the movies theaters which have done well.

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Since: Dec 11

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#174 Jan 21, 2013
For Rent wrote:
There's also a lot of empty buildings in and around Exit 7. Wonder if any city/county money got sucked out on those deals. Linden Sq is a ghost town except for the movies theaters which have done well.
I live and work in Tennessee. We have it good here with no state income tax so I'm not about to buy things in Virginia just to save a few dollars. I go to JC or Kingsport to the Best Buy and shop whenever possible in Bristol, Tennessee.
For Rent

Madisonville, TN

#175 Jan 21, 2013
Also Food Lion and Food Country are gone from Exit 5 and 7 respectively, so its not all growth and happiness.

A trip down Eucild in Bristol VA looks like a ghost town across from the new Food City.

I guess the Food City at exit 7 wiped out the Food Lion and Food Country, I forgot about that.

Since: Nov 12

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#176 Jan 27, 2013
Retailer wrote:
I didn't realize Bristol's retail sales were increasing ahead of JC and KPT. Where can I get these statistics?
There's three sites where I found them and other localized data:
http://capone.mtsu.edu/berc/tacir/tacir.html
http://faculty.etsu.edu/hipples/EconReports.h...
http://kingsporttrends.blogspot.com/

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