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  • Ready to run? Published 11/25/2009 at 2:28 p.m. 0 comments

    The 2010 political season is beginning in earnest as local candidates are picking up petitions at the Blount County Election Commission to run for various offices. The chairs for the Blount County Democratic and Republican parties are aiming to have ...

  • Crowd turns out to support Ramsey’s run for state rep Published 11/25/2009 at 2:26 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County residents care about state government and that motivates him to work that much harder at his job as a state lawmaker, State Rep. Bob Ramsey said during a reception at the Blount County Public Library. “The citizens of ...

  • Headrick reception draws 200 as judge kicks off campaign Published 11/25/2009 at 2:25 p.m. 0 comments

    More than 200 people turned out to show their support for Judge Robert Headrick as he kicked off his campaign to win the General Sessions seat the county commission appointed him to in 2008. The General Sessions Div. IV judge ...

  • Crisp draws crowds, raises $25,000 in run for register of deeds Published 11/25/2009 at 2:24 p.m. 0 comments

    Register of Deeds candidate Phyllis Crisp says she’s been overwhelmed by the support she’s getting from residents interested in her campaign. After four receptions in September and October, the veteran Register of Deeds office employee has raised more than $25,000 ...

  • Brandon Cook kicks off commission campaign Published 10/7/2009 at 2:45 p.m. 1 comment

    Brandon Cook is running for the Blount County Commission. The 29-year-old kicked off his campaign for a District 1 seat on Oct. 3 during a reception at the Blount County Public Library. Cook was chair of the Blount County Democratic ...

  • Crisp kicks off run for Register of Deeds office Published 10/1/2009 at 2:01 p.m. 0 comments

    Professionalism was a trait many well-wishers gave in endorsing Phyllis Crisp for the Blount County Register of Deeds race. More than 100 well-wishers turned out Sept. 17 to help Crisp kick off her campaign for Blount County Register of Deeds. ...

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