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6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Tennessee health profile - Blount County

Blount County, Tennessee is best known as the home of Cade's Cove, a Smokey Mountain area resort well known to tourists. Its capital is Maryville, and other important towns are Alcoa, Friendsville, Louisville, Rockford, and Townsend.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Maryville, TN, Alcoa, TN, Rockford, TN, Townsend, TN

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Tomahawk Online

Sam Houston was a man of courage and perseverance

In Blount County near Maryville, Tennessee sits a log schoolhouse the famed frontiersman, statesman and pioneer Sam Houston built.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Weather, Agriculture, Science

Fri Sep 05, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Navy veteran receives Habitat for Humanity home

A Navy veteran received the keys to a Habitat for Humanity home in Maryville Friday afternoon. Jane Bragg served seven years Navy veteran receives Habitat for Humanity home A Navy veteran received the keys to a Habitat for Humanity home in Maryville Friday afternoon.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Search continues for fugitive in Hamblen Co. and the person who saw him last describes the experience

A shake up when it comes to speed limits on a popular road for bikers in Blount County, U.S. Highway 129 better known as The Dragon. A shake up when it comes to speed limits on a popular road for bikers in Blount County, U.S. Highway 129 better known as The Dragon.

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Related Topix: Anderson County, TN, Knoxville, TN

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Brad Tucker Named Chief Of Staff For Vince Dean; Edna Camp To Stay On

The former state legislator, who defeated incumbent Gwen Tidwell, said, "I am thrilled that Edna has agreed to keep working.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

Chattanoogan.com

New County Commissioner Sabrena Turner Adds Married Name To The Mix

On the first day of a new County Commission, one of the things to sort out was what to call the new District 7 representative.

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Related Topix: Dayton, TN, Maryville, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Metropulse.com

Cherokee Farms' First Tenant Already in Knox

Say it ain't so. I'm writing this column hoping that I'm over-reacting, but I don't think so.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Knox County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Man escapes injury when car flipps into creek Blount County man...

The driver's name wasn't available, but Blount County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jarrod Millsaps said the young man was driving a silver 1997 Taurus too fast for conditions on Weatherspoon Road in Louisville when the vehicle flipped on gravel and went into the water at Polland Creek.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

Man escapes injury when car flipps into creek Blount County man...

The driver's name wasn't available, but Blount County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jarrod Millsaps said the young man was driving a silver 1997 Taurus too fast for conditions on Weatherspoon Road in Louisville when the vehicle flipped on gravel and went into the water at Polland Creek.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

'Dirty Dancing' leads off the week The last of the Summer Movie Magic ...

The last movie in the Tennessee Theatre's "Summer Movie Magic" series this year is "Dirty Dancing."

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Crossville, TN, Home Gardening, Home, Opera

Sat Aug 23, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Suspect faces numerous charges after hitting Loudon County deputy during chase

Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed... Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest ... (more)

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Related Topix: Loudon County, TN, Loudon, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program 0News obtained data that shows East Tennessee counties have received millions of dollars worth of U.S. military gear for free through a federal surplus program.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Former Blount County Executive Bill Crisp dies Bill Crisp, former...

Bill Crisp, a former mayor of Blount County, died Friday morning from injuries suffered in a bicycle wreck earlier this year in Townsend.

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Related Topix: Townsend, TN, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

Blount County bus driver fired after he drops Kindergartener off with older student

A Blount County bus driver was fired after he failed to follow protocol Wednesday afternoon while making his usual route.

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Related Topix: Loudon County, TN, Sevier County, TN, Maryville, TN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

News about nonprofits and fundraisers n The Michael Dunn Center...

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents "Art Fair KMA 2014," Sept. 14-20, including a gala masked ball on Friday and free family activities on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

Woman arrested in Blount County for sexual exploitation of an infant

Naomi Jean Justice, 21 of Seymour, was arrested Wednesday at a home in Rockford without incident.

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Related Topix: Rockford, TN, Seymour, TN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Fun stuff: Celtic concert, British motorcar show Cleanup and Paddle

John Ulmer takes his grandsons Drew, left, 4, and Max, 6, fishing at The Cove at Concord Park in this News Sentinel file photo.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knox County, TN, Sports

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County saves $45k in 4 years after getting rid of county car for mayor

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office said his move to eliminate the mayor's county issued vehicle has saved almost $45,000 in taxpayer dollars since Burchett took office.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Louisville, TN, Cocke County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Widow of man killed by Blount County deputy on his own property files wrongful death suit

The wife of a Louisville man who was shot and killed by a Blount County deputy in his own garage has filed a wrongful death suit against the deputy and Blount County Sheriff James Berrong.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Louisville, TN, Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Wife of property owner killed by Blount Co. deputy files lawsuitWife...

The wife of a property owner shot and killed by a Blount County deputy has filed a lawsuit against the county, sheriff's office, deputy, and sheriff.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN

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