2021-09-29 E-Edition

More than $1M!

In 23 years, the Blount County Education Foundation has experienced tremendous growth. While classroom grants remain the heart and soul of the foundation, the projects it now funds have grown to include the ambassador program, summer learning, technology, and so much more. With the needs of the school system growing, so too must the monies raised. Thanks to the generosity […]

CAWACO grants benefit six organizations

Last Thursday, representatives of CAWACO announced the funding of six Blount County projects through CAWACO Resource Conservation & Development grants. A total of $42,500 was awarded to projects ranging from summer learning and specialized fire department training to river restoration and trail rehabilitation. Read and Rise Summer Camps! ($10,000) CAWACO funds were used to provide supplies, resources, and staff in […]

Blountsville has new Free Little Library

Blountsville Public Library director Debbie Graves (left) and Blountsville Street superintendent Chris Marsh installed Blountsville’s first Free Little Library last Wednesday. The little library was built by Van Alldredge and J.B. Pennington Ag Shop students and is located at the Town’s gazebo at the intersection of U.S. 231 and County Highway 26. The Free Little Library operates on the honor […]


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