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Tennessee's Holly Warlick Honored With Court Dedication
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:58:47 -0700

Camp Montvale has a brand new basketball court. Harmony Family Center dedicated Volunteer Court to University of Tennessee Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick on Thursday afternoon at the peaceful, rural retreat in Blount County. With her 2014-15 UT squad flanking her left and right side, Warlick used an oversized pair of scissors to snip a big orange ribbon and officially signal the opening of ...

Blount County parents say bus driver dropped off kindergartner in wrong neighborhood, with unknown teenager
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:09:47 -0700

Blount County parents are wondering how their 5-year-old daughter ended up on the wrong school bus, and eventually dropped off with a teenage boy nearly 10 miles from her home.

Sam Houston was a man of courage and perseverance
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:34:50 -0700

In Blount County near Maryville, Tennessee sits a log schoolhouse the famed frontiersman, statesman and pioneer Sam Houston built. Houston taught one term with the tution $8.00 per pupil per term. He had enough students so that he earned enough to settle his debts.

Blount County animal control officers newly certified to use tranquilizer darts
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:10:48 -0700

Local animal control officers are getting some help now thanks to a new certification. The Blount County Animal Center is the first shelter in the state to be able to use chemical capture technology, better known as tranquilizer darts.

1 killed Sunday morning in motorcycle crash on 'The Dragon'
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:25:44 -0700

 One person was killed Sunday morning when their motorcycle crashed on 'The Dragon.'

Blount County recovery center celebrates 25 years
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:25:42 -0700

An East Tennessee rehabilitation center is celebrating 25 years of helping people get sober. Hundreds of people are gathering at Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville this weekend for the alumni reunion.

Word of warning from Blount Co. firefighters on Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:45 -0700

Thursday was Carbon Monoxide Awareness day for the silent killer that you can't smell or see. Firefighters across Tennessee spent the day reminding homeowners about the dangers.

Flag court in Louisville to honor veterans
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:43:45 -0700

A flag court to honor veterans is being constructed in front of Louisville Town Hall in Blount County.

Warlick Honored With Court Dedication
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:56:48 -0700

Harmony Family Center dedicated Volunteer Court to University of Tennessee Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick

Buzz Points Selected by Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union to Offer Shop Local Loyalty and Rewards Program
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 -0700

ALCOA, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzz Points, a leader in connecting local businesses, community financial institutions and consumers through rewards, today announced that Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union, a financial institution headquartered in Alcoa, Tennessee serving members throughout Blount, Loudon and Monroe counties, has selected the Buzz Points merchant-funded loyalty program ...