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Parents hear plans, specifics of proposed charter school
Published 08/01/2011 at 10:22 a.m.
Response to a call for a new charter school in Blount County has been described as strong, and a decision on whether it will move forward will come in three days. The Blount County School Board will vote on a ...
Families meet, greet Hope Academy founders at Everett Park
Published 07/27/2011 at 1:45 p.m.
Interest is at a high level for a charter school in Blount County in advance of a school board meeting Thursday, Aug. 4, at which the application of the Hope Academy will be voted up or down, according to organizers. ...
Administrators make moves in area schools
Published 05/18/2011 at 2:17 p.m.
As one academic year ends, administrators in Blount County’s three school systems are beginning to look ahead to the fall term and filling vacancies that will occur due to retirements and reassignments. It was previously reported that Mike Casteel will ...
Maryville schools discussion on music curriculum has parents at crescendo pitch
Published 05/04/2011 at 3:01 p.m. 69 Comments
What is being called a “work in progress” by Maryville school officials is nonetheless hitting a sour note for some parents of music students in the system. A trio of “design teams” is examining possible changes in course offerings that, ...
Bell, Wilson picked as finalists for Alcoa schools director
Published 03/16/2011 at 2:03 p.m.
The Alcoa Board of Education is preferring to stay close to home in selecting a new director of schools for the system. From a pool of five who made it to the interview portion, two veteran educators were chosen as ...
Sheriff: 12.8 percent cuts will cause consequences in safety
Published 02/23/2011 at 2:25 p.m.
A clearly exasperated sheriff told the Blount County Commission’s Budget Committee on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, that the 12.8 percent budget cut that is being asked of his agency would have “consequences eventually” in safety. He added that such cuts ...
Bredesen commutes Blount inmate’s term
Published 01/17/2011 at midnight
The cocaine Kenny Melton sold to an undercover officer was about as much as you would find in a headache powder. So far it has cost him his freedom for about a third of his life. Melton is a big ...
Alcoa City dedicates new pedestrian bridge
Published 12/30/2010 at midnight
Maybe it was the holiday season or the rainy cold, but there were a lot of red noses among the 100-or-so people who gathered Dec. 21 for the official opening of the new pedestrian bridge over the U.S. 129 Bypass. ...
Published 11/15/2010 at 11:37 a.m.
The chairman of the Louisville town finance committee looked the mayor in the eye and challenged him to “man up and apologize” in connection with a controversy that cost Kathy Lovingood, the Louisville town administrator, her job Tuesday. The mayor ...
New mayor fires Louisville town administrator
Published 11/10/2010 at 2:40 p.m. 1 Comment
Amid the mayor’s “questions” about money transfers between bank accounts, Louisville fired its town administrator Tuesday night in a meeting thick with tension and factionalism. The meeting drew as many as 125 people - standing room only - to the ...
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