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  • Tim Helton kicks off campaign for Property Assessor Published 9/28/2011 at 3:05 p.m. 1 comment

    Tim Helton wants to be Blount County’s property assessor. The former employee of the office is challenging his former boss Mike Morton for the position. On Sept. 13, he kicked off his campaign with a reception in the Sharon Lawson ...

  • Bob Ramsey kicks off bid to return to State House Published 8/31/2011 at 4:10 p.m. 0 comments

    Keith McCord joked that the reason he supports Bob Ramsey for State House has nothing to do with Ramsey’s voting record. “He has a pretty wife and a pretty daughter,” he said with a laugh. Bob Ramsey kicked off his ...

  • Peggy Lambert honored at GOP Statesmen’s Dinner Published 7/27/2011 at 1:46 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County Commissioner Peggy Lambert was honored recently during the Tennessee Republican Party’s Statesmen’s Dinner in Nashville. She was given the 2nd Congressional District’s Statesmen of the Year award. This honor is bestowed to an individual in each of Tennessee’s ...

  • Blount Democrats making plans for 2012 Published 7/27/2011 at 1:34 p.m. 1 comment

    With the year at the half-way point, Blount County Democrats are gearing up for the 2012 election cycle, planning for and raising money for their headquarters. In addition to materials for the 2012 re-election campaign for President Obama, the group ...

  • Blount Democrats reorganize, sets sights on 2011-12 election Published 4/14/2011 at 10:25 a.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Democratic Party gathered Saturday, April 9, to reorganize their team and refocus on issues facing the community and the country. About 25 folks were on hand in the Sharon Lawson Room of the Blount County Public Library ...

  • Reagan Day Dinner: Speakers share stories of Reagan, confidence in party’s future Published 4/14/2011 at 10:24 a.m. 0 comments

    It wasn’t too long ago the Grand Old Party was losing elections, and nobody wanted to be Republican. Attorney James Bopp Jr. said times have changed, and folks are clamoring to the party of Reagan and Lincoln. “Hardly anyone wanted ...

  • Blount County Democrats celebrate the holidays Published 1/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Democratic Party and the Blount County Democratic Women took time to celebrate the holidays recently with a party at the American Legion. Gerrae Messer with the Blount County Democratic Women said about 20 to 25 people turned ...

  • Candidate conversations Published 10/20/2010 at 1:13 p.m. 0 comments

    There was a “Q & A” at the lunchtime meeting of the Maryville Kiwanis club on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Green Meadow Country Club. Asking the questions was Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam, and the crux of the matter was ...

  • Endorsements all around Published 10/14/2010 at 3:15 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 125 people turned out to support Republican nominee for District 8 State Rep. Art Swann during a reception Tuesday evening at Peggy and John Lambert’s home. The drop-in fundraiser drew people from throughout the area as well as ...

  • Democrat commissioners honored at hotdog reception Published 9/30/2010 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Members of the Blount County Democrats Party honored the three outgoing members of the Blount County commission during a hotdog reception Sept. 25, at the Blount County Public Library. Former commissioners David Ballard, Dr. Bob Proffitt and Wendy Pitts Reeves ...

  • County commissioner accepting nominations for District 1 Published 9/22/2010 at 3:37 p.m. 1 comment

    The Blount County Commission is currently accepting nominations for the District 1 seat left vacant recently with the resignation of U.S. Postal Service worker Shawn Carter. Carter, a Republican, won the Aug. 5 General Election to District I Seat B ...

  • Community meetings Published 9/20/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    More than 100 people turned out for a reception to support Republican State House of Representatives candidate Art Swann earlier this summer. Swann said the get-together at Gwen Berrong’s home at Lambert Acres Golf Course went extremely well. “We had ...

  • Saying Thanks Published 9/1/2010 at 4:30 p.m. 0 comments

    Upgrading technology and using it to streamline the office operations of the Register of Deeds are some of Penny Whaley’s proudest accomplishments. On Aug. 31, Whaley retired from public service after eight years as Register of Deeds for Blount County. ...

  • Welcoming a new mayor Published 8/9/2010 at 11:17 a.m. 0 comments

    Two words describe the outcome of Thursday’s general election -- surprise and shock. And that’s if you are speaking to Republicans, who swept three Democrats off the Blount County Commission. Add disappointment to list, and you’ve got the reaction of ...

  • Mitchell says thanks to supporters at watermelon slicing Published 8/5/2010 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Ed Mitchell said he wanted to thank friends for supporting him as the Republican nominee in the race for Blount County mayor. “What better way to do that than with cold, sliced watermelon,” he said July 31 during a “watermelon-slicing” ...

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