2020-01-15 E-Edition

A day on, not a day off

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” These words, spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have had a huge impact on promoting volunteerism and […]

Commission votes to purchase property for economic development

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission voted unanimously Monday, following an executive session to discuss economic development issues, to purchase four small, contiguous parcels of property in the Rainbow Crossing area from Blue Smash Investments for future economic development and to supply chert for county road improvement operations. The purchase price for the tract was $124,100. The property purchased is the tract […]

Storms sweep through county

As predicted by the National Weather Service for more than a week prior, high winds and torrential rain swept across Blount County on Saturday, Jan. 11. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported, but the system did leave widespread damage throughout the county. Blount County Emergency Management Agency director Don Roybal confirmed there were numerous reports of trees and power lines […]


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