Alcoa, Inc., Foundation grant to benefit teachers near the Smokies
Published 8/3/2011 at 2:59 p.m. 0 comments
The Alcoa, Inc., Foundation has granted $15,000 to Friends of the Smokies to support teacher enrichment programs, including teacher workshops and opportunities for three teachers to spend a summer working as park rangers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Governor Haslam on tour of Iraq, Kuwait
Published 8/2/2011 at 4:29 p.m. 0 comments
Gov. Bill Haslam left Washington, D.C., Monday morning to spend a week visiting troops and bases in Iraq and Kuwait.
No applause measure dies at county commission
Published 7/27/2011 at 1:46 p.m. 0 comments
Bring on the applause. Citizens can still applaud at Blount County Commission meetings. The measure to ban applause as a new rule didn’t get to the floor after being approved by committee. The “no applause” was part of several other ...
FBI opens probe of Blount deputy after video shows beating
Published 7/20/2011 at 3:39 p.m. 0 comments
A Blount County Sheriff's Office video released Tuesday shows one of its deputies repeatedly kicking and punching a former Sevierville police detective during an arrest this year, prompting the FBI to open an investigation.
Agency and campaign chair chosen for Maple Lane Corn Maze design
Published 7/18/2011 at 10:30 a.m. 0 comments
When the annual corn maze opens at Maple Lane Farm this year, Lea Anne Law will be there every day. Quite a commitment from a busy person, but her appearance is pretty much set in stone -- or rather in ...
Officer Parsons honored for organizing MADD fundraiser
Published 7/13/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments
Alcoa Police officer Jeff Parsons had his day in court at the Alcoa Municipal courtroom at 3 p.m. Monday, July 11. What a great day it turned out to be for the FOP Officer of the Year. Parsons was honored ...
Don’t give them a hand: Proposal to ban applause sent to commission
Published 7/13/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments
The public attending Blount County Commission meetings in the future may have to sit on their hands and bite their tongues. Expressions of agreement, disappointment or anger by the public attending the meetings could be banned if a resolution coming ...
Leadership Blount introduces Class of 2012
Published 7/6/2011 at 4:21 p.m. 0 comments
Leadership Blount strengthens our community by educating and encouraging current and potential leaders for active, life-long community service. Class members pay a fee to participate, but the program depends heavily on the support of the Leadership Blount Strategic Partners, which ...
Secret Safe Place for Newborns gets funding increase for statewide efforts
Published 7/6/2011 at 4:05 p.m. 0 comments
The Secret Safe Place for Newborns recently received a $20,000 increase in funding from the State of Tennessee. The mission of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee, Inc. is to protect newborn infants by educating and informing women ...
It's Reba! Saturday headliner for Foothills Fall Festival is Reba McEntire
Published 7/6/2011 at 8:53 a.m. 0 comments
The stars have aligned just right, and Saturday night at the Foothills Fall Festival will shine with some of country music’s best. Country music legend Reba McEntire will headline on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Theater in the Park, bringing with ...
Father of man who was beaten says attack was racially motivated
Published 7/4/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Former Maryville High School track coach Mac Pickle said an assault that caused his bi-racial son to be hospitalized with a brain injury was racially motivated. The incident is under investigation by the Blount County Sheriff’s office, and Pickle is ...
Maryville snags H.O.G. motorcycle rally for 2013
Published 6/29/2011 at 5:13 p.m. 0 comments
Maryville has beat out a number of applicants and has been chosen to host the Tennessee Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) rally in May of 2013. Thousands of Harley-Davidson owners will come to Blount County for the week-long rally.
Mayor Mitchell says more cuts needed in count budget
Published 6/29/2011 at 5:12 p.m. 0 comments
Blount County government could stand to cut more from its budget in the next fiscal year, said County Mayor Ed Mitchell, and doing so would make the county more attractive to new businesses. “I still firmly believe you can tax ...
Hearing and Speech Foundation team returns from Croatia symposium charged to push forward
Published 6/22/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments
It’s easier to see where you stand from a distance. That’s what representatives of the Hearing and Speech Foundation found when they traveled to Zagreb, Croatia, recently for a symposium. “What I experienced is that we are in a position ...
Dilrea Lett identified as homicide victim in Louisville fire
Published 6/22/2011 at 3:55 p.m. 0 comments
Blount County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released the name of a Louisville woman whose body was found in her burning home early Monday morning and authorities are searching for a Powell man in connection with the death. The victim was ...
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