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  • Coastal based aircraft evacuate to McGhee Tyson Published 8/26/2011 at 1:34 p.m. 0 comments

    Aircraft from coastal bases have been evacuated to McGhee Tyson Air National Guard base.

  • Restoration project comes to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Published 8/24/2011 at 3:51 p.m. 0 comments

    A new restoration project is coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this Saturday that will help minimize pollution. The National Parks Project - a partnership between the National Parks Conservation Association and Nature Valley - will be partnering ...

  • Calling All Communities returns for third year Published 8/24/2011 at 3:51 p.m. 0 comments

    The U.S. Cellular campaign that resulted in Heritage High School received $100,000 two years ago is returning to campuses everywhere with the prospect of benefitting deserving schools throughout the country. U.S. Cellular on Aug. 26 announced exciting enhancements to its ...

  • Alcoa vs. Maryville kicks off 2011 Great American Rivalry Series Published 8/24/2011 at 3:50 p.m. 0 comments

    High school football is back on the field for a new season, and the Great American Rivalry Series is ready for the games to begin. Entering its eighth season, the 2011 Series features 51 games in 18 states with each ...

  • School board member John Paul Davis dies Published 8/23/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    John Paul Davis, 64, a life-long Blount County educator who started his career as a school janitor and finished as school board chair, has died at Blount Memorial Hospital from complications from cancer. “He died this afternoon around 4 p.m. ...

  • Delmar Haynes, Motor Mile founder, dies Published 8/19/2011 at 6:09 p.m. 0 comments

    Longtime Blount County businessman and Airport Motor Mile founder Delmar Haynes died Thursday evening surrounded by friends and family at a West Knoxville medical center.

  • ESPN Radio/Blount Today Sports Radio offer many options in bringing gridiron action to fans Published 8/17/2011 at 3:07 p.m. 0 comments

    Whether Alcoa and Blount County high school football fans are dialing in or downloading, they can listen in on their team’s games from across the county or around the world, thanks to the partnership between ESPN Radio Knoxville AM 1180/1120 ...

  • 10th annual Taste of Blount set for Sept. 22 at new venue Published 8/17/2011 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Taste of Blount is celebrating 10 years of great food and changing venues. This year’s event has been moved to a new venue. Taste of Blount will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the ...

  • 2011 Foothills Fall Festival is sold out Published 8/17/2011 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments

    With the exception of a few reserved seats for Friday night, the 2011 Foothills Fall Festival presented by the City of Maryville is sold out. General admission and Saturday and Sunday reserved seating are no longer available. Organizers said they ...

  • Keep Blount Beautiful creates new volunteer opportunities Published 8/17/2011 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Keep Blount Beautiful is looking for volunteers and is expanding its volunteer program. “We are trying to expand our support for local events,” said Charlene DeSha, Keep Blount Beautiful coordinator. There are two services Keep Blount Beautiful will offer:

  • Sheriff’s Office to hold sobriety checkpoint Published 8/17/2011 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount County Sheriff’s Office will hold a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, Aug. 20, at an undisclosed time and location. The Sheriff’s Office is required to conduct a certain number of sobriety checkpoints each year as part of the grant requirements ...

  • Blount football officials tackle childhood cancer Published 8/10/2011 at 1:11 p.m. 0 comments

    Referees of the Blount County Football Officials Association are taking on a new opponent - childhood cancer. Don Talbott with the association said that the members are raising funds to support the Butterfly Fund. “We decided that referees are seen ...

  • Longtime Blount County executive Bob Davis dies Tuesday morning Published 8/10/2011 at 1:08 p.m. 0 comments

    Robert J. “Bob” Davis, 87, died on Tuesday morning in Maryville. Davis, who was born Nov. 30, 1923, was preceded in death by his wife and partner, Lula Belle Eggers Davis. Bob Davis was born in the Prospect community of ...

  • HOPE deferred Published 8/4/2011 at 10:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Blount County School Board has voted to deny Hope Academy's application to start a STEM charter school in Blount County.

  • The ABCs of the Sales Tax Holiday Published 8/3/2011 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments

    The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and ends Sunday, ...

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