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  • For 'Little Listeners': Away Game Tailgate kicks off new program Published 9/21/2011 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments

    The Hearing and Speech Foundation chose halftime of the Tennessee vs. Florida football game to set their sights on their next ambitious goal. Helping “Little Listeners” gain the gift of hearing. Tennessee fans turned out Sept. 17 to support the ...

  • Sen. Alexander proposes changes to No Child Left Behind Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia are two members of a group of Republican U.S. senators who are sponsoring legislation to change the No Child Left Behind law. The legislation would remove the Adequate Yearly Progress provision ...

  • Partnership’s Business Excellence Awards honor 21 winners Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    For 21 business owners and community leaders, breakfast at the Clayton Center for the Arts Thursday morning was a great start to the day. The Blount Partnership honored 21 businesses and individuals on Sept. 15 during the 2011 Business Excellence ...

  • Flu vaccine available at the Blount County Health Department Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Influenza, or flu, season is here, and the Blount County Health Department is ready to offer the vaccine to area residents. A mass flu clinic for adults age 19 and over will be held at the Blount County Health Department ...

  • TeamHealth expansion means $18 million investment, new jobs Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    TeamHealth is expanding and that means more jobs are coming to Alcoa. The Blount Partnership took advantage of a packed house at the Clayton Center for the Arts at the Business Excellence Awards breakfast to make the announcement. Joe Carman, ...

  • Appalachian Ballet kicks off 40th year with a ‘British Invasion’ Published 9/14/2011 at 4:15 p.m. 0 comments

    Ever seen a ballerina do The Swim? Amy Moore Morton has the Appalachian Ballet Company of dancers practicing not only that 1960s crazy dance, but The Twist and The Pony as well. It’s all a part of the company’s nod ...

  • Lyon brings Civil War issues to life with a woman’s view Published 9/14/2011 at 4:14 p.m. 0 comments

    Most adults -- and possibly a few schoolchildren -- can rattle off the names of significant figures from the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman and Stonewall Jackson spring quickly ...

  • A new home: Second Harvest loads up trucks for move to Blount County Published 9/14/2011 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments

    The caravan of trucks was an impressive sight. Knowing that inside those trucks was food for the area’s needy made it even more impressive. Second Harvest Food Bank trucks lined up at their 20,000 square foot facility on Delaware Avenue ...

  • Community turns out to cut ribbon on new Helen Ross McNabb Center Published 9/14/2011 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 50 dignitaries, business people and concerned citizens turned out Monday to cut the ribbon on the new Helen Ross McNabb Center facility near Five Points in Maryville. With 40 employees who are working at the center to serve ...

  • Green Meadow swimmers celebrate 50th anniversary Published 9/14/2011 at 4:10 p.m. 0 comments

    It was a picture-perfect day at Green Meadow Country Club in late July when the club’s swim team gathered for a very special celebration. This season marks the 50th anniversary of the team, and the party celebrated their history and ...

  • New animal welfare group forms in Blount Published 9/14/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 2 comments

    A newly-formed animal welfare group is planning to build a no-kill shelter in Friendsville. The Humane Society of East Tennessee was recently formed by Robin Granger with a stated mission and purpose of “promoting the welfare of animals, strengthening the ...

  • Off-premises alcohol retailers to get free training Published 9/14/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team is providing a free training opportunity for off-premise alcohol retailers on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The training will cover a broad range of topics to assist retailers in responsible practices to reduce underage ...

  • Area law enforcement comes out against bath salt abuse Published 9/14/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Sheriff’s Office joined with area law enforcement recently to educate local businesses and citizens about the dangers of the designer drug “bath salts.” On Aug. 26, Sheriff James Lee Berrong, along with Alcoa Police Chief Ken Burge, ...

  • AAUW plan community ‘thank you’ reception Published 9/14/2011 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    The Maryville Branch of the American Association of University Women will host a drop-in, come-and-go, mingle reception event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at Willard House on the Maryville College campus.

  • Garnet power: Local businesses wear Maryville College colors on Thursdays Published 9/14/2011 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Football is big in Blount County, and several local businesses would like to remind their customers and patrons that after every Friday night, they have another “hometown team” to root for on Saturday. The team’s colors are orange and garnet, ...

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