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  • The wins, the losses, the tears Published 10/12/2011 at 2:04 p.m. 1 comment

    Ryan Click hitting that shot had to be the wildest thing to happen in seven years of Blount Today sports. We got to see Cait McMahan and Lee Humphrey cut down the nets on national television. Maryville got so good ...

  • Alcoa Fire Chief Robinson honored Published 10/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    City of Alcoa Fire Chief Roger Robinson was recently honored by Tennessee Deputy Gov. Claude Ramsey and Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and several other state officials for his service as an emergency first responder from Homeland Security ...

  • East Broadway businesses balk at Festival ordinance that prohibits outside tables Published 10/5/2011 at 3:23 p.m. 1 comment

    The Foothills Fall Festival is gearing up to bring thousands of people to downtown Maryville this weekend. But even a festival, it seems, is not without controversy. Downtown business owner Richard Clear, owner of Clear’s Silat and Street KungFu, is ...

  • McNabb Foundation surpasses goal for ChildNet campaign Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation surpassed its $1.1 million campaign goal, raising $1.7 million to expand the ChildNet East Tennessee program which will provide greater access to mental health care for uninsured children in East Tennessee. Due to the successful ...

  • National Child Health Week celebrates making healthy choices Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Art Linkletter had it right. Kids say the darndest things. County Mayor Ed Mitchell and County Health Department director Micky Roberts got a good laugh Friday when they were joined by the second grade students from Eagleton Elementary School At ...

  • Blount County Election Commission informs voters of New law Published 9/28/2011 at 3:17 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Election Commission is set to explain the new voting law that requires identification bearing name and photo. The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a law to make the elections process more secure. Beginning in 2012, voters must ...

  • AnimalWorks receives grant for spay/neuter services Published 9/28/2011 at 3:15 p.m. 0 comments

    AnimalWorks in Alcoa recently received a grant to provide reduced-cost spay/neuter services for the pets of qualified Blount County residents. Due to the funding from the Charles and Sue Fouche Charitable Foundation, this grant will pay for the spay or ...

  • Class for retailers focuses on preventing alcohol sales to minors Published 9/26/2011 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    When it comes to a being responsible for someone else’s actions, Kim Pouncey has walked a mile in those shoes. Pouncey, who is now president of Straight Up, LLC, led a training seminar for retailers who sell alcohol to teach ...

  • Blount commissioners to name replacement for Davis Published 9/21/2011 at 1:27 p.m. 0 comments

    On Thursday, Oct. 20, Blount County commissioners will elect a replacement for seat left vacant on the Blount County School Board with the death of John Paul Davis, Jr.

  • Commissioners reclaim of space allocation authority; elect Moon chair Published 9/21/2011 at 1:27 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County commissioners on Sept. 15 removed County Mayor Ed Mitchell’s authority to decide who uses which offices at the Blount County Courthouse. Commissioners also voted unanimously to name District 4-C commissioner Jerome Moon as new commissioner chair. He replaced ...

  • Alexander to step down from Senate Republican leadership Published 9/21/2011 at 1:26 p.m. 0 comments

    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told colleagues on Tuesday, Sept. 20, that he will step down from the Senate Republican leadership in January when he completes four years as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. He also acknowledged that he ...

  • New Hope receives $2,500 East Tenn. Foundation grant Published 9/21/2011 at 1:26 p.m. 0 comments

    New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center received good news recently when it was named the recipient of the $2,500 East Tennessee Foundation grant.

  • Sheriff’s Office to hold free child safety seat clinic Published 9/21/2011 at 1:25 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Sheriff’s Office will hold a child safety seat clinic from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in the main parking lot of the Blount County Justice Center located at 940 East Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. ...

  • Cornerstone of Recovery plans expansion, consolidation Published 9/21/2011 at 1:21 p.m. 0 comments

    Cornerstone of Recovery takes a holistic approach in treating patients for chemical dependency, so it’s a natural progression for the treatment center to take that same approach with its campus by moving all facilities to one location. Currently, Cornerstone operates ...

  • Flu vaccine available at the Blount County Health Department Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Influenza, or flu, season is here, and the Blount County Health Department is ready to offer the vaccine to area residents. A mass flu clinic for adults age 19 and over will be held at the Blount County Health Department ...

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