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  • Alcoa Fire Chief Robinson honored Published 10/10/2011 at midnight

    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 ...

  • Matzko to share backpacking tips at Blount Pellissippi campus Published 10/10/2011 at midnight

    As the leaves change color and the mornings grow cool, the Great Smoky Mountains beckon to backpackers from all over the region and U.S. The next speaker for the Community Treasures Lecture Series at the Blount County Campus, Jaimie Matzko, ...

  • McNabb Foundation surpasses goal for ChildNet campaign Published 10/03/2011 at midnight

    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 ...

  • Union Grove Middle and William Blount High in the running for $150,000 Published 09/28/2011 at 3:18 p.m.

    Two Blount County schools are in the top 100 in a nationwide contest that will give $150,000 to the school with the most votes of support. William Blount High School is at 53 and Union Grove Middle is at 78 ...

  • Blount County Election Commission informs voters of New law Published 09/28/2011 at 3:17 p.m.

    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 09/28/2011 at 3:15 p.m.

    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 ...

  • Blount Memorial Hospital achieves national Exemplar status Published 09/21/2011 at 1:25 p.m.

    Officials with Blount Memorial Hospital recently announced the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) had awarded the hospital “Exemplar status” for its alcohol skin preparation prior to surgery. This award stems from the hospital’s participation in IHI’s Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations ...

  • Flu vaccine available at the Blount County Health Department Published 09/19/2011 at midnight

    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 ...

  • Tennessee schools can win $500 for recycling programs Published 09/12/2011 at midnight

    With nearly 55 tons recycled at the University of Tennessee’s home games last year, and a goal of 64 tons this year, the Good Sports Always Recycle program is a stadium recycling program that the university and its sponsors can ...

  • MHS, John Sevier and Maryville City Schools are finalist for SCORE awards Published 09/07/2011 at 2:12 p.m.

    Maryville High School, John Sevier Elementary and the Maryville City School System were announced as SCORE Prize finalists Wednesday, Sept. 7, and are in the running for $35,000 in total prize money. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) on ...

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