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  • BMH Foundation Golf Tourney raises $45,000 Published 10/5/2011 at 3:19 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament drew supporters from around the community for a day on the links at Egwani Farms recently. The annual event on Sept. 26 raised $45,000 for a variety of programs that help people of all ...

  • National Child Health Week celebrates making healthy choices Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Art Linkletter had it right. Kids say the darndest things. County Mayor Ed Mitchell and County Health Department director Micky Roberts got a good laugh Friday when they were joined by the second grade students from Eagleton Elementary School At ...

  • Julia Kyle retires as VP of Membership for Blount Chamber Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    It can sometimes be hard to measure if a career has been successful. But Julia Kyle, vice president of membership for the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, just has to let the numbers do the talking. Kyle’s retirement from the ...

  • Young Life presents its message at a old-fashion Hoe Down Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    A good old-fashioned hoe down, complete with bluegrass music, cowboy boots and cutoff overalls, was the order of the day recently at Smithview Pavilion. The Sept. 20 hoe down was this year’s theme for Blount County Young Life’s annual fall ...

  • McNabb Foundation surpasses goal for ChildNet campaign Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation surpassed its $1.1 million campaign goal, raising $1.7 million to expand the ChildNet East Tennessee program which will provide greater access to mental health care for uninsured children in East Tennessee. Due to the successful ...

  • ‘Moving Together’ focuses on problem of obesity Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Tennessee has the third highest obesity rate in the country, and the folks at the Blount Memorial Weight Management Center led a one-mile walk on Sept. 24 to focus on fighting obesity and making healthy choices. The fourth annual event, ...

  • September’s Last Friday Art Walk has youth appeal Published 9/28/2011 at 3:25 p.m. 0 comments

    If there was a Last Friday Art Walk for children, this just may be it. “It seems there are several business doing children’s themes,” said Mandy Sitzlar, Art Walk coordinator for Maryville Arts Coalition. Boyd Thomas Clothing is featuring a ...

  • MAC masquerade ball brings the fun of art to The Capitol Published 9/28/2011 at 3:20 p.m. 0 comments

    On the evening of Oct. 14, an odd looking monster with glowing eyes and steam coming from its nostrils will greet guests entering The Capitol Theatre in Downtown Maryville. He is looking for Alice, who is skipping out of Wonderland ...

  • Chef behind Marlin & Ray’s shares plans and new menu items Published 9/28/2011 at 3:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Jeramy Ouart’s first experience cooking was eventful, to say the least. “My first job was at a country club in Dallas when I was 16. It was a summer job, and I worked at a poolside grill at a nice ...

  • Blount County Election Commission informs voters of New law Published 9/28/2011 at 3:17 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Election Commission is set to explain the new voting law that requires identification bearing name and photo. The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a law to make the elections process more secure. Beginning in 2012, voters must ...

  • AnimalWorks receives grant for spay/neuter services Published 9/28/2011 at 3:15 p.m. 0 comments

    AnimalWorks in Alcoa recently received a grant to provide reduced-cost spay/neuter services for the pets of qualified Blount County residents. Due to the funding from the Charles and Sue Fouche Charitable Foundation, this grant will pay for the spay or ...

  • Worth The Trip: Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge Published 9/28/2011 at 3:14 p.m. 1 comment

    Every mother knows to lay ground rules before taking kids to a museum, but at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, the rule “Don’t Touch,” doesn’t apply. Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, executive vice president, Operations, Sales and Marketing, said, “Sometimes, I ...

  • Harmony Adoptions set to celebrate homecoming at Camp Montvale Published 9/28/2011 at 3:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Harmony Adoptions is having a party, and they want folks to come on home. Harmony Adoptions is in the process of purchasing the former Camp Montvale property, and they are currently working hard to get the camp back in shape. ...

  • New event hosted by Volunteers in Progress has successful beginning Published 9/28/2011 at 3:11 p.m. 0 comments

    Fine wine and quality beer were the order of the evening Thursday, Sept. 22, at a new event hosted by the Blount County Partnership’s Volunteers in Progress members. The VIP program is a partnership between the Blount County Chamber of ...

  • Taste of Blount serves up winners with food and new venue Published 9/28/2011 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments

    A new venue and a blessing from the weather were highlights of conversations at the 10th annual Taste of Blount Thursday night, Sept. 22, as crowds enjoyed a smorgasbord of food from 22 restaurants, caterers and grocers. Sponsored by the ...

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