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  • West Chevrolet celebrates 80 years in Blount County Published 10/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    A good attitude and a strong work ethic are what has made West Chevrolet successful for 80 years. That’s the opinion of patriarch Steve West on what has been the secret to success for the Blount County Chevrolet dealership. West ...

  • Dog World Resort offers kingly treatment to beloved pups Published 9/26/2011 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments

    The old saying “a dog is man’s best friend” is pushed to new heights at Dog World Resort where dogs are treated like kings. Two pugs, one black and one tan, run into the office of Dog World Resort owner ...

  • Clayton Bank Airport branch now open Published 9/26/2011 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments

    Clayton Bank and Trust announced the opening of their 14th store in Tennessee located across from the Airport. The new full service financial store is managed by Leslea Ogle, who has served businesses of all sizes in Blount County for ...

  • Ogle appointed to House of Delegates of Tennessee Bar Association Published 9/26/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Blount County Clerk and Master Stephen S. Ogle has been appointed to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association by the officers of the House of Delegates. According to its bylaws, “The purpose of ...

  • Blount Memorial Hospital achieves national Exemplar status Published 9/21/2011 at 1:25 p.m. 0 comments

    Officials with Blount Memorial Hospital recently announced the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) had awarded the hospital “Exemplar status” for its alcohol skin preparation prior to surgery. This award stems from the hospital’s participation in IHI’s Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations ...

  • Wallaces start new golf venture with To the Tee Published 9/21/2011 at 12:43 p.m. 0 comments

    Robby Wallace’s inspiration for a new business came to him as he was watching a golf tournament on television. The avid golfer was home with his wife, Jessica, and newborn twins earlier this summer. As the tournament played out, Robby ...

  • Helen Ross McNabb Foundation announces new board members for 2011-12 Published 9/5/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation welcomes new members to the Foundation’s board of directors. Houston Smelcer, Director of Development for the Foundation, announced the following individuals as the new board members for 2011-2012.

  • Dr. Kimberly Goodemote joins Blount Memorial medical staff Published 9/5/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Hospitalist Dr. Kimberly Goodemote has joined Blount Memorial Hospital’s active medical staff. Goodemote received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1985, a master’s degree in biochemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., ...

  • Muir takes on communications director role with Blount Partnership Published 9/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    A new face and voice is now the communications and media representative for the Blount Partnership. Jeff Muir was recently named the new communications director for the Partnership. Muir is from Auburn, Ala., and has worked for the athletic departments ...

  • Recent grads join MC’s admissions staff Published 8/29/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Doug Carter and Jessica White Phillips, two recent graduates of Maryville College, joined the College’s Admissions staff as admissions counselors Aug. 1. At Maryville College, an admissions counselor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of recruitment efforts for prospective ...

  • Valerie Day named new CEO at Haven House Published 8/24/2011 at 3:52 p.m. 0 comments

    The Haven House domestic violence shelter has a new CEO, and it is a familiar face to those around Maryville City Hall and in the community. Valerie Day, the former special events coordinator for the City of Maryville, has been ...

  • Hathcock, Morris Join BCEF Published 8/22/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) welcomes two board members, Pam Hathcock with Alcoa, Inc. and Rob Morris with Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance.

  • Dr. Brad Davis Joins BMH Medical Staff Published 8/22/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Hospitalist Dr. Brad Davis, a Blount County native, has joined Blount Memorial Hospital's active medical staff. Davis received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2003 and a medical degree from ...

  • Dr. Grant Shirley joins hospital medical staff Published 8/15/2011 at 10:30 a.m. 0 comments

    Occupational medicine physician Dr. Grant Shirley has joined Blount Memorial Hospital’s medical staff and the hospital’s Business Health program. He will see patients at the Blount Memorial Occupational Health Center at Springbrook in Alcoa.

  • Dr. De joins hematopathology team at MPLN Published 8/15/2011 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments

    Dr. Jitakshi De recently joined the hematopathology team that provides technical and professional support to Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) in Maryville, Tenn. Prior to joining MPLN, Dr. De was a staff hematopathologist at Genoptix Laboratory in Carlsbad, CA ...

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