Blount Democratic party executive committee moves meeting to King celebration

The Blount County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold its regularly scheduled meeting for January at a different location in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Instead of meeting at the Blount County Public Library, the committee will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the M. L. King, Jr., Celebration Community Forum at Maryville College Alumni Gym. The program will be “Latino Civil Rights, Obstacles and Opportunities with New Neighbors in the South.”

A special Executive Committee Business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at the library. Tony Webb is chair of the party, Marte Lawrence is first vice chair and Tanya Martin is second vice chair. Serving as secretary is Ronnie Astor, and Tom Miller is treasurer. For information, call 865-379-8683 or go to

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