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New restrictions limit tractor-trailer traffic on US 129 "The Dragon"
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:29:35 -0800

Starting in January, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will no longer allow trucks over 30 feet long on a section of US 129 (SR 115) in Blount County.

Ex-Steeler Blount in deal to dismiss pot charge
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:46:07 -0800

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount would have a marijuana possession charge dismissed if he completes 50 hours of community service by a February court date, a western Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday.

Top News
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:01:41 -0800

Vehicles longer than 30 feet, including trucks, will soon be banned from a mountainous section of eastern Tennessee roadway, due to a high number of crashes over a three-year period.

Ex-Steeler Blount agrees to deal to dismiss marijuana charge
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:35:11 -0800

A Pittsburgh-area judge says he'll dismiss a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount if Blount completes 50 hours of community service by a Feb. 4 court date.

‘The Dragon’ gets truck restrictions in Tenn.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:09:03 -0800

TDOT reports that from 2010 to 2012, there were 204 total crashes from the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line to Tabcat Bridge (Log Mile 11.19) in Blount County, with six of those involving fatalities.

Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:22:51 -0800

NASHVILLE — Two Hawkins County and one Washington County school system officials have joined the ranks of potential future superintendents or directors of schools.They are among 12 new additions to a list of qualified individuals "ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendents," according to a news release from the Tennessee School Boards Association or TSBA.The dozen ...

Judge: Community service could make ex-Steeler LeGarrette Blount's pot charge go away
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:29:52 -0800

PITTSBURGH — New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount would have a marijuana possession charge dismissed if he completes 50 hours of community service by a February court date, a western Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge offers deal to dismiss Blount pot charge
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:51:30 -0800

A Pittsburgh-area judge says he'll dismiss a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount if Blount completes 50 hours of community service by a Feb. 4 court date.

Blount County Air Cavalry soldiers return from Afghanistan
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:58:36 -0800

Perfect timing for 26 Tennessee Army National Guard members. The two groups returned home to Blount County Wednesday, one day before Thanksgiving.

Big Rigs Banned From Tennessee's Tail Of The Dragon
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:13:42 -0800

The state of Tennessee has finally done what anyone who's driven on the Tail of The Dragon assumed was common sense: banned big rigs from the road. Read more...