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  • Primary roundup Published 5/6/2010 at 12:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Retired Maryville Fire Chief Ed Mitchell won the Republican nomination for mayor of Blount County over incumbent Mayor Jerry Cunningham in Tuesday’s primary by a few over 1,000 votes, 4,916 to 3,851. Two longtime county commissioners will also not be ...

  • Drawing inspiration from Roosevelt Published 5/6/2010 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade has a unique connection to the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It’s a picture Wade’s grandmother took when the president drove by her house in Sevierville en route to dedicate the Great Smoky ...

  • Building the vote Published 5/3/2010 at 11:24 a.m. 0 comments

    The three men who hope to occupy the mayor’s office in the Blount County Courthouse recently took questions from professionals in the community who build homes and sell real estate. The Maryville Alcoa Homebuilders Association and the Blount County Association ...

  • Raven Society endorses four candidates for May 4 primary Published 5/3/2010 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments

    The Raven Society recently endorsed four candidates running in the Republican primary for Blount County Commission. Receiving the group’s endorsement were: Jim Folts, District 7, Seat A; Tom Cole, District 7, Seat B; John Templeton, District 8, Seat A; and ...

  • Cooking for their Cook Published 4/29/2010 at 11:09 a.m. 0 comments

    More than 75 people turned out to support Brandon Cook in his run for the Blount County Commission during “Cookout for Cook” at the barn at Everett Park. Cook is running unopposed in the Democratic primary for District 1, Seat ...

  • Job interviews Published 4/19/2010 at 11:13 a.m. 0 comments

    Three men want the job at 341 Court Street, and on Tuesday, April 13, they each gave their best pitch to the audience gathered for the League of Women’s Voters forum as to why they would be the best fit ...

  • Barn Dance raises the roof for Reeves Published 4/15/2010 at 11:56 a.m. 0 comments

    Almost 50 folks showed on Saturday, April 3, at Chilhowee View Community Center to support Blount County Commissioner Wendy Pitts Reeves. Supporters enjoyed an old-fashion barn dance, which was a fundraiser for Pitts Reeves, who is running for re-election for ...

  • Taylor welcomes friends to barbecue Published 4/15/2010 at 11:55 a.m. 0 comments

    Barbecue, music and good times were the order of the day during a community rally for Blount County Commission District VIII, Seat A, candidate James Taylor. The barbecue took place April 10 on property owned by Stanley Headrick behind Missionary ...

  • Making their pitch Published 4/15/2010 at 11:49 a.m. 0 comments

    The men and women running for Blount County Commission are as different as their backgrounds but they all have one goal - winning a seat on the horseshoe. Every occupant of the horseshoe, the bench where the commissioners sit during ...

  • Lincoln Day Dinner Published 4/12/2010 at 10:13 a.m. 0 comments

    The three Republican candidates for Tennessee governor offered a contrast in style at the Blount County Lincoln Day Dinner, if not particularly in message. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam all advocated the ...

  • Blount GOP opens doors on new headquarters Published 4/8/2010 at 12:33 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Republican Party has a new home in Maryville. Party faithful gathered on March 15 to celebrate the grand opening of the new party headquarters in the former Five Points Motors building. The facility is located about 1 ...

  • Off and running Published 4/8/2010 at 11:10 a.m. 0 comments

    Candidates showed in mass at the Republican candidate forum Tuesday night at the Blount County Public Library. The two-hour event brought contested and uncontested candidates together. Many saw the two Republican county mayoral candidates - incumbent Jerry Cunningham and challenger ...

  • Hasty supporters greet candidate at library reception Published 3/31/2010 at 4:01 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 150 people turned out to support District IV-B Blount County Commissioner Mark Hasty during a reception in his honor at the Blount County Public Library. Hasty said the response on March 23 was stronger than he anticipated. “It ...

  • Commission candidate Folts holds county finance forum in Greenback Published 3/31/2010 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 60 folks showed for a forum in Greenback hosted by Friendsville resident Jim Folts, who is running for the District VII, Seat B commission seat. The reception/workshop was held at the Greenback Community just over the county line ...

  • Barn Dance set for Wendy Pitts Reeves Published 3/24/2010 at 4:26 p.m. 0 comments

    Supporters of Blount County commissioner Wendy Pitts Reeves are invited to an old- fashioned Barn Dance Saturday, April 3, at Chilhowee View Community Center.

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