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  • Great Smoky Mountains opens Appalachian Clubhouse to public use Published 04/25/2011 at 10:56 a.m.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson has announced that the Park’s newly-restored Appalachian Clubhouse is now available for public day-use rental. The rustic frame building lies about 9 miles from Gatlinburg in the heart of the national park ...

  • Overbey wins passage of legislation to strengthen financial literacy efforts in Tennessee Schools Published 04/25/2011 at 10:52 a.m.

    Legislation strengthening efforts to ensure Tennessee has a strong financial literacy curriculum was approved by the full Senate on Monday night. Senate Bill 912, sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) and Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City), requires the State Board ...

  • Louisville mother named ‘Community Mother of the Year’ by Tennessee Justice Center Published 04/18/2011 at 10:43 a.m.

    Carolyn Stinnett of Louisville is being honored as a 2011 Community Mother of the Year by the Tennessee Justice Center. The award is in recognition of her persistence in ensuring that her son gets the health care he needs. Stinnett ...

  • West Fleet Service celebrates new service center with grand opening Published 04/18/2011 at 10:39 a.m.

    West Fleet Service, a new division of Alcoa-based West Chevrolet, welcomed the public with a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, March 29. West Fleet Service is the only business in Blount County offering large-scale commercial-vehicle fleet parts and service for ...

  • Tornadoes named Under Armour school Published 04/14/2011 at 5:11 p.m.

    Alcoa High School is joining a group of 57 high schools nationwide with a new contract announced today by the school and Under Armour. Under Armour will become the official provider of shoes and athletic apparel for the Alcoa High ...

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park announces National Junior Ranger Day programs Published 04/11/2011 at midnight

    Children’s programs celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate the fifth annual National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with special activities at all three of ...

  • Practicing for emergencies: Blount Memorial drill looks to prepare hospital staff Published 04/11/2011 at midnight

    Blount Memorial Hospital wants their staff to be ready for things they can’t even predict. The hospital is required to have two emergency preparedness drills each year to help prepare hospital staff to deal with large-scale emergency situations. The recent ...

  • 134th promotes first female to colonel Published 03/28/2011 at midnight 1 Comment

    A 1983 Heritage High School graduate assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing will be the unit’s first female promoted to the rank of colonel today, March 28, during a ceremony at the McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. Lt. ...

  • Overbey receives ‘Champion of Children’ award in Nashville ceremony Published 03/21/2011 at 11:02 a.m.

    State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) has received the 2010-11 “Champion of Children” award from the Tennessee Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers. The award was presented on Wednesday at the group’s meeting on Capitol Hill in Nashville.

  • Gabby Knapp places in national texting contest Published 03/07/2011 at 10:48 a.m.

    When it comes to texting, Maryville’s Gabby Knapp can fly. Gabrielle “Gabby” Knapp has placed fifth in the nation and won a $500 gift card in a Speed Text Tournament sponsored by U.S. Cellular. The traveling competition finds the fastest ...

  • Telephone Book Recycling contest success for KBB, schools Published 03/07/2011 at 10:37 a.m.

    The 2011 Telephone Book Recycling Contest hosted by Keep Blount Beautiful has come to a close, and the result was an overwhelming success. Over 15,700 phone books were recycled, and $1,250 in prize money was donated by Keep Blount Beautiful ...

  • Famed Wendel Werner to conduct UT Jazz Singers library Published 03/07/2011 at 10:37 a.m.

    Performing with a dynamic style rivaling a choreographed production, the UT Jazz Singers’ enthusiastic harmony delights audiences. Directed and accompanied by Wendel Werner, the Singers reflect his versatility and passion for music as reflected in their expressive and energetic renditions. ...

  • Teresa Tipton chosen Circuit Court Clerk’s Employee of Year Published 03/07/2011 at 10:35 a.m.

    Teresa Tipton was named the Circuit Court Clerk’s Employee of the Year for 2010 at an Employee Appreciation Breakfast held at the Justice Center on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Tipton has been an employee of the Circuit Court Clerk’s office for ...

  • $125,000 grant awarded to Blount County Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team Published 02/28/2011 at 10:33 a.m.

    The Blount County Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team recently was awarded the Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant for $125,000 per year, for a potential of up to 10 years, to address substance abuse among youth in Blount County - specifically ...

  • Enjoy a laugh as Knuffle Bunny comes from Kennedy Center to Clayton Center Published 02/14/2011 at 11:32 a.m.

    When Robert Hutchens, executive director of the Clayton Center for the Arts, saw “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” at the Kennedy Center, it was a production he knew would be a great fit for Maryville. What might be surprising is ...

  • Starlight Awards live auction includes trips, dinners and vacations Published 02/09/2011 at 2:06 p.m.

    It is already one of the most elegant and special events in town. But those attending the Maryville City Schools Foundation Starlight Awards Gala on Saturday, Feb. 19, would do well to tuck a check or credit card in their ...

  • Dancing With Our Stars returns with new dancers, new venue Published 02/09/2011 at 2:01 p.m.

    The nine male dancers who will take the stage at the second annual Dancing With Our Stars aren’t exactly Sweatin’ to the Oldies, but they are working up a sweat as the prepare for their performances. This dancing business, they ...

  • Bonham tells stories of Taj Mahal Published 01/19/2011 at 4:15 p.m.

    Discover the connection between a descendent of Genghis Khan, the Paradise Gardens of ancient Persia and one of the world’s great love stories in a presentation at the Blount County Public Library on Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Robert ...

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