Plainview seats elected officials

Mayor Gary Chandler has his right hand raised and is reciting the oath of office with Vice Mayor is holding a Bible with the Mayor's left hand lying on the Bible.

Mayor Gary Chandler takes the oath of office to start his third term as Mayor of Plainview while Vice Mayor Richard Phillips assists.

City Judge Darrick Edmondson administered the oath of office to Mayor Gary Chandler, Alderman Gordon Bright, and Alderman Rebecca Lock at the July meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Chandler and Bright are incumbents while Lock is a newcomer who takes the seat voluntarily vacated by Marilyn Toppins at the end of her appointed term.

Skylar Bates receives 2020 Plainview Scholarship

Picture of Mayor Gary Chandler awards the Plainview Scholarship for Academic Achievement to Skylar Bates

Mayor Gary Chandler awards the Plainview Scholarship for Academic Achievement to Skylar Bates

The City of Plainview made several donations at its June 2020 Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Gary Chandler awarded the Plainview Scholarship in the amount of $500 for outstanding academic achievement to Skylar Bates for having the highest grade point average as a graduating senior who resides in Plainview.

Drive Safely in Plainview

Plainview Board of Alderman discuss safe neighborhoods.

Plainview Police Chief Eddie Muncey encourages all drivers to watch for children playing in our neighborhoods. Muncey stressed the importance of obeying the 20 mph speed limit. Mayor Gary Chandler responded to a concerned parent that some better signs may be needed. Alderman Gordon Bright echoed Muncey's comments and stated that the signs that say “We love our kids” might help. Muncey reminded everyone that his department would be more vigilant, randomly check each neighborhood, and write more tickets for speeders.


Plainview City Council Met June 11, 2019

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Call to Order 7:05 PM by Mayor Chandler
Prayer by Gordon Bright
Present: Mayor Chandler, Vice-Mayor Phillips, Aldermen Josh Collins, Marilyn Toppins, Gordon Bright
Reading of Previous Minutes by Mary Ann Brantley. Two name corrections were made. Motion by Marilyn Toppins, Second by Richard Phillips to approve with corrections.
Regional Director of Census Kimberly Smith presented information on the procedures and importance of reporting the upcoming 2020 Census.


Newest Dollar General Opens in Plainview

Picture of ribbon cutting at Doller General

The City of Plainview hosted a ribbon cutting to mark the Grand Opening of the Dollar General Store at 1900 Tazewell Pike. Mayor Gary Chandler welcomed the crowd and thanked all who made this day possible. Mayor Chandler stated that Plainview is a growing community of caring individuals and that the city will continue to strive to “meet the needs of our citizens”.

Plainview Springfest Fires Up the Fun

Left to Right Jason Ereth and Mark England

The Luttrell Volunteer Fire Department hosted a fun-packed day at the Annual Plainview Spring Fest on Saturday, May 18. From 9:00am to 5:00pm, partakers could stop in at the Plainview Community Center for entertainment, vendors, auctions, children’s activities, delicious food, and even a visit to Snow Cone Eddie.


NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Call to Order: 7:00 PM by Vice-Mayor Richard Phillips, Presiding.
Prayer: Alderman Gordon Bright
Aldermen Josh Collins, Richard Phillips, Gordon Bright
Reading of Previous Minutes: Mary Ann Brantley read last month’s minutes. A motion to
approve as ready by Gordon Bright, Second by Josh Collins. Motion Carried. Minutes of Special
Called meeting of November 1, 2018. Motion to approve by Josh Collins, Second by Gordon
Bright. Motion carried.


City of Plainview Awards Scholarships

Samantha Sutton, Destini Thomas, Seth Beeler with plaques.

The City of Plainview recognized three UCHS graduates for their outstanding achievement at the June meeting of the Board of Alderman. Mayor Gary Chandler and Vice Mayor Richard Phillips rewarded Seth Beeler, Samantha Sutton, and Destini Thomas with a plaque and a $500 scholarship.

Seth Beeler, a valedictorian, will attend UT Knoxville in the fall to major in pre-medicine. He plans to eventually study optometry. Seth participated in the UCHS Health Occupations Program and did his clinical internship with Dr. Tommy Louthan of Halls Vision Clinic.