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  • Jeremy Pearson is in the Chatroom Published 6/22/2011 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Jeremy Pearson is assistant planner for the City of Alcoa. He’s also the incoming president for Keep Blount Beautiful. But the title he loves the most is “Dad.” Pearson and his wife, Regina, have a 6-month-old son named McCray. Jeremy ...

  • Andrea May is in the Chatroom Published 6/15/2011 at 3:37 p.m. 0 comments

    The first year Andrea May went to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, she stayed in a tent. Seven years and seven festivals later, she stayed in an RV and had guest passes. “I have a group of friends who always go ...

  • Pam Wolf is in the Chatroom Published 6/8/2011 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Pam grew up in Cincinnati where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She and her first husband moved to the Knoxville area in 1985 when he was one of the original partners with Whittle Communications. She earned her Master’s degree in ...

  • John D. Cannon is in the Chatroom Published 5/25/2011 at 5:03 p.m. 0 comments

    When John Cannon returned from serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Maryville had three red lights, two more than when he left. The Veterans Bridge on Washington Street was new and drive-in theaters were growing in popularity. ...

  • Mike England is in the Chatroom Published 5/18/2011 at 2:23 p.m. 0 comments

    If the law would let him and he had all the money he needed, Mike England’s dream home would be where most tourists in Blount County visit. “I always said if I could buy any piece of property, it would ...

  • Martha Lou McCampbell is in the Chatroom Published 5/11/2011 at 3:08 p.m. 0 comments

    Martha Lou McCampbell learned early on there was no such thing as women’s work. Born and raised in Fountain City, she was the fifth of eight children to Joe and Marguerite McCampbell, and she was a twin. “There was no ...

  • Stephanie Greaser Perkins is in the Chatroom Published 5/4/2011 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Since she was a little girl, Stephanie Greaser Perkins knew it was expected for her to get a college education before she got married. Her uncle made that expectation very clear. “The reason I had to go to college was ...

  • David Conner is in the Chatroom Published 4/27/2011 at 3:44 p.m. 0 comments

    Being an Eagle Scout definitely has its advantages, says David Conner. David is a third generation Eagle Scout, so Scouting holds a special place in his heart. “I got my love for camping through Scouting. I made a lot of ...

  • Carl Van Hoozier Jr. is in the Chatroom Published 4/20/2011 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments

    Carl Van Hoozier Jr. will be glad when there aren’t anymore Cystic Fibrosis fundraisers like the one his company is sponsoring this Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23. It’s not that he doesn’t want to serve, he’s simply looking ...

  • Mary Bogart is in the Chatroom Published 4/14/2011 at 10:33 a.m. 1 comment

    When Mary and Tom dated, it was more of an interview process. Her dad liked him immediately, and her mom knew he was “the one.” That’s how Mary Bogart, wife of Maryville College president Dr. Tom Bogart, describes the couple’s ...

  • Sherri Gardner Howell is in the Chatroom Published 4/7/2011 at 9:56 a.m. 0 comments

    Sherri Gardner Howell is known for working long hours at Blount Today. That habit started early. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in journalism, Sherri, who was working as an unpaid intern at the News Sentinel, got a paid ...

  • Stefan Cooper is in the Chatroom Published 3/30/2011 at 1:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Stefan Cooper’s last car was a Dodge Daytona Turbo Z - in his words: “a junker.” It was 1984, and the Alcoa High School graduate was a U.S. Navy petty officer stationed at Banger Submarine Base outside Seattle. On the ...

  • Lance Coleman is in the Chatroom Published 3/23/2011 at 2:11 p.m. 0 comments

    The nicknames came about our first night putting the paper together here at Blount Today, and, as to which became “Goose” and which “Maverick,” it had nothing to do with who got the pilot’s seat and which the REO. As ...

  • Marty Ruel Millsaps is in the Chatroom Published 3/16/2011 at 2:14 p.m. 0 comments

    Marty Millsaps was born and raised in Blount County, graduated Heritage High School in 1986 and was 19 years old when he got into the newspaper business. His first experience with a newspaper was working in the dark room. “I ...

  • Susan Snowden Stout is in the Chatroom Published 3/9/2011 at 2:45 p.m. 0 comments

    Susan Snowden Stout knew she liked Steve Stout when she was in fifth grade. “I remember him running around Porter Elementary School gym. He was this toe-headed, blond haired boy who I thought was the cutest thing ever. I drew ...

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