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  • TeamHealth expansion means $18 million investment, new jobs Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    TeamHealth is expanding and that means more jobs are coming to Alcoa. The Blount Partnership took advantage of a packed house at the Clayton Center for the Arts at the Business Excellence Awards breakfast to make the announcement. Joe Carman, ...

  • Sen. Alexander proposes changes to No Child Left Behind Published 9/19/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia are two members of a group of Republican U.S. senators who are sponsoring legislation to change the No Child Left Behind law. The legislation would remove the Adequate Yearly Progress provision ...

  • New animal welfare group forms in Blount Published 9/14/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 2 comments

    A newly-formed animal welfare group is planning to build a no-kill shelter in Friendsville. The Humane Society of East Tennessee was recently formed by Robin Granger with a stated mission and purpose of “promoting the welfare of animals, strengthening the ...

  • Off-premises alcohol retailers to get free training Published 9/14/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team is providing a free training opportunity for off-premise alcohol retailers on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The training will cover a broad range of topics to assist retailers in responsible practices to reduce underage ...

  • Area law enforcement comes out against bath salt abuse Published 9/14/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Sheriff’s Office joined with area law enforcement recently to educate local businesses and citizens about the dangers of the designer drug “bath salts.” On Aug. 26, Sheriff James Lee Berrong, along with Alcoa Police Chief Ken Burge, ...

  • AAUW plan community ‘thank you’ reception Published 9/14/2011 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    The Maryville Branch of the American Association of University Women will host a drop-in, come-and-go, mingle reception event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at Willard House on the Maryville College campus.

  • Garnet power: Local businesses wear Maryville College colors on Thursdays Published 9/14/2011 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Football is big in Blount County, and several local businesses would like to remind their customers and patrons that after every Friday night, they have another “hometown team” to root for on Saturday. The team’s colors are orange and garnet, ...

  • Jerome Moon set to become Blount Commission chair Published 9/7/2011 at 2:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County commissioner Jerome Moon is set to become the new chair of the Blount County commission and commissioner Holden Lail will be the commission Pro Tempore. Commissioners at the Sept. 6 Agenda meeting voted 18-0 (with 3 commissioners absent) ...

  • Slow real estate market forces lay-offs in Property Assessor’s office Published 9/7/2011 at 2:13 p.m. 2 comments

    A slowing real estate market has led to layoffs in the Blount Count Property Assessors office. Mike Morton, Blount County property assessor, said that he has implemented budget reductions that began on July 1 for the 2011-12 budget cycle. Morton ...

  • Roof leak forces General Sessions Court Clerks to improvise Published 9/7/2011 at 2:12 p.m. 0 comments

    A leaking roof at the Blount County Justice Center Monday night left the General Sessions Court Clerk’s office with water damage and forced personnel to share space with the Circuit Court Clerk’s office for several days this week. Circuit Court ...

  • Celebration will honor Roy Crawford, Sr. for service, legacy in Maryville Published 9/7/2011 at 1:51 p.m. 0 comments

    He was the wise counselor, serving a city he grew up in, loved and helped shape. Attorneys, judges, councilmen and mayors -- he served four of them -- found a learned city attorney in Maryville to help them govern. When ...

  • Admissions to Colonial Hills Nursing Center suspended Published 8/31/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments

    Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, has suspended new admissions of residents to Colonial Hills Nursing Center effective Aug. 29, 2011, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $6,000. The federal civil penalty has ...

  • Pilot Foundation makes $100,000 gift to Harmony Published 8/31/2011 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Harmony Adoptions is celebrating today after learning the Pilot Corporation is donating $100,000 to Harmony Adoptions for the Harmony Family Center at Montvale. Founder Pam Wolf said the funds will go toward programming. “We are so excited to let you ...

  • Joe Ingram remembered for service, professionalism Published 8/31/2011 at 4:06 p.m. 0 comments

    The line of friends wanting to show their respects to the family of Joe Ingram started an hour before the appointed time and wound around inside Smith Mortuary in a final tribute to the longtime Blount County businessman and community ...

  • New conversion system creates power from landfill gas Published 8/29/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    There’s gas in the hills, and a host of folks turned out Friday to celebrate it. More than 50 people were on hand to cut the ribbon on a gas recovery and power generation system at the Maryville Alcoa Blount ...

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