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  • On the road to Nashville Published 8/5/2010 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments

    Good intentions will not win a gubernatorial primary. That was the message Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam had when he addressed a standing-room-only crowd in the back of Aubrey’s Restaurant in Maryville.

  • Sweet treat Published 7/29/2010 at 1:24 p.m. 0 comments

    Tonya Burchfield wanted to do something different as part of her campaign to win a second term on Blount County Commission. While some candidates planned barbecues and others opted for golf tournaments, Burchfield chose to slow down and make some ...

  • Down by the river Published 7/29/2010 at 1:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County Republican women turned out in force and hosted a crowd of well-wishers at their annual picnic. “It’s our annual summer picnic,” said Susan Mills, chair of the Blount County Republican Party. “Typically we’ve had it at the Greenbelt ...

  • Announcing support Published 7/21/2010 at 2:48 p.m. 0 comments

    Christi Sayles has no doubt why she supports Ed Mitchell for county mayor. Sayles, Maryville school board chair, said Mitchell is the salt of the Earth. Years ago, Sayles said, when her mother died and then her father died two ...

  • Rallying the candidate Published 7/21/2010 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 200 people dropped by Savannah Park club house recently to support Jerome Moon in his bid to win the District 4 Seat C county commission seat. Steve Deck said Moon is his neighbor, and he supports him for ...

  • Enthusiastic backing Published 7/21/2010 at 2:46 p.m. 0 comments

    The threat of storms and inclement weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than 400 people who turned out to show their support for Independent Blount County mayoral candidate Howard Kerr. Kerr said he was happy with response to the ...

  • Meeting the candidates Published 7/21/2010 at 2:45 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 70 folks turned out to meet Republican Blount County commission candidates Rick Carver and Shawn Carter, Sr., during a barbecue July 18 at Brackins’ Blues Club. Greg Beaty organized the event for the two candidates and said the ...

  • Making civic duty convenient Published 7/15/2010 at 2:14 p.m. 0 comments

    In Chicago, the joke used to be, “Vote early and vote often.” Today, the mantra is simply, “Vote early.” Early voting for the state primary and local general election begins Friday and continues through July 31. If trends continue, Blount ...

  • Barbecue and endorsements Published 6/30/2010 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Emergency service workers who live in District 4 showed in mass Tuesday evening to endorse County Commission candidate Jerome Moon in his race for Seat C. Moon invited law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel who live in the district to ...

  • Celebrating on campaign trail Published 6/30/2010 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Wendy Pitts Reeves celebrated her 50th birthday with a party for her supporters for the County Commission race and to benefit the Blount County Animal Center. Approximately 100 folks showed to enjoy cake and ice cream and hear the sounds ...

  • Showing support for Swann Published 6/24/2010 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments

    More than 200 people braved heat and humidity to show their support for Art Swann as he campaigns for the Republican nomination for the Tennessee House of Representatives. Swann was a state representative for District 20 from 1985 to 1989. ...

  • League of Women Voters to host candidate forums Published 6/10/2010 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments

    The League of Women Voters of Blount County is giving citizens the opportunity to meet state and local candidates and learn their views on the issues. In preparation for early voting the League of Women Voters of Blount County is ...

  • H.O.M.E. to host mayoral candidates debate Published 6/10/2010 at 11:21 a.m. 0 comments

    The two candidates for the Blount County mayor’s general election race will face each other in a debate June 14 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Alcoa. Independent candidates Howard Kerr and Republican candidate Ed Mitchell will ...

  • Fighting apathy with passion Published 5/24/2010 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments

    Some images are forever tied to events in our nation’s history. The picture of then Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispering in the ear of President George Bush telling him of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on ...

  • Spring evening sets stage for Haslam reception Published 5/6/2010 at 12:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Many Blount County business leaders, friends and community volunteers gathered at the home of Randy and Angela Massey on April 12 to hear Knoxville Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam talk about the issues he is addressing on the ...

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