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  • Race is on Published 3/17/2010 at 3:45 p.m. 0 comments

    Four new potential candidates have picked up petitions to run for the District 20 State House Seat incumbent Rep. Joe McCord is vacating at the end of his current term. At least two of the candidates must move into district.

  • McCord opts out of running for re-election Published 3/8/2010 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    On Wednesday evening, District 8 State Rep. Joe McCord announced he was not running for re-election to his seat in the State House of Representatives.

  • Meeting the candidate Published 3/4/2010 at 12:15 p.m. 1 comment

    More than 30 folks came out on Feb. 25 to show their support for Blount County Commission candidate John C. Templeton. The occasion was a reception at Music Row on East Lamar Alexander Parkway. Templeton said he appreciated those who ...

  • Mitchell holds reception to begin run for county mayor Published 2/25/2010 at 12:32 p.m. 0 comments

    A crowd circulated through the Sharon Lawson Room of the Blount County Public Library on Feb. 18 when supporters of former Maryville Fire Chief Ed Mitchell held a reception to kick off his campaign for the Republican nomination for county ...

  • Politicians, start your engines Published 2/17/2010 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments

    The week has brought snow and freezing temperatures, but things are heating up in Blount County. Soon everything will be coming up red, white and blue. It’s election time. The first deadline for candidates is noon today, Thursday, Feb. 18, ...

  • Running for re-election Published 2/17/2010 at 4:49 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County commissioner Wendy Pitts Reeves answered the question on many people’s minds in the first five minutes of a reception for supporters on Thursday, Feb. 11. The incumbent who holds seat C in District 4 announced she would run ...

  • Scully drops out of District 7-B race Published 2/17/2010 at 4:47 p.m. 0 comments

    Jim Scully of Maryville told Blount Today he has decided against running in the upcoming Republican Primary for the District 7-B County Commission seat.

  • Jerome Moon will run for Commission in District 4, seat C Published 2/10/2010 at 3:34 p.m. 1 comment

    Former newspaper publisher and a previous chair of the Blount County Industrial Board Jerome Moon will run for the Blount County Commission in District 4, Seat C. Moon announced his candidacy Wednesday in a press release. The Vietnam veteran and ...

  • Meeting the neighbors Published 2/10/2010 at 3:29 p.m. 1 comment

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam brought his gubernatorial campaign back to Blount County recently when he toured the Windridge subdivision in West Maryville. A crowd turned out to walk the neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 3, with the candidate and his wife, ...

  • Tom Hatcher kicks off race for Circuit Court Clerk Published 1/28/2010 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 200 people showed to support Blount County Circuit Clerk Tom Hatcher’s re-election bid when area attorneys held a reception in his honor Jan. 19 at Smithview Life Event Center. Hatcher, who first won the office in 1994, said ...

  • McCulley opts to retire from Blount County Commission Published 1/28/2010 at 2:54 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County commissioner Joe McCulley will not run for re-election to his District 3 Seat B position. McCulley, 66, said he and his wife, Kay, have been mulling the move for the last couple of months. “My wife and I ...

  • Kerr enters mayor’s race as independent Published 1/20/2010 at 3:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Howard Kerr is making another run for county mayor. Kerr, who ran unsuccessfully in the 2006 Republican primary, picked up a petition from the Blount County Election Commission to run as an independent.

  • County commissioner Keeble not running for re-election Published 1/7/2010 at 12:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Longtime Blount County commissioner John Keeble said Tuesday night he is not running for re-election to his District 8 Seat A position on the commission. The electrician at Oak Ridge National Lab said he also is retiring from there after ...

  • Hat in the ring Published 1/4/2010 at 4:57 p.m. 0 comments

    Retired Maryville Fire Chief Ed Mitchell is running for Blount County mayor and will face incumbent Jerry Cunningham in the May Republican primary. Mitchell, who retired in 2008 after more than 14 years as chief and 30 years with the ...

  • Mayor Cunningham makes plans to run for re-election Updated 11/30/2009 at 12:49 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County Mayor Jerry Cunningham announced in a press conference Monday morning that he will seek re-election to the post he has held since August, 2006. In an 11 a.m. press conference in his office at the Blount County Courthouse, ...

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