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Justice arrested


David Phillip Justice, a 67-year-old Montgomery business owner, was jailed in Blount County Friday for one count of sodomy first degree and 20 counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age. This follows his Aug. 5 arrest in Montgomery County for two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age […]

Congratulations graduates


Pictured at right are three of five drug court graduates who spent many hours either in classroom learning or working volunteer hours, as well as meeting numerous other requirements, to successfully complete the Blount County Drug Court Program. Pictured, from left, are Jimmy Dean Duke, Jessica Keyees, and Amber Davis.

Walker honored, courthouse renovation/ relocation pending

Blount County Commission

This month’s Blount County Commission meeting commenced with chairman Chris Green and all commissioners – Mike Painter, Allen Armstrong, Dean Calvert, and Nick Washburn – in attendance. The commissioners quickly passed a resolution honoring Cynthia Walker for 18 years of service to Blount County. Walker began her career in 2002 as a receptionist in the commission office before being promoted […]

Successful summer


As reported earlier this summer, the Blount County Education Foundation and the Blount County Board of Education’s summer camps took on a different twist this year due to COVID-19. BCEF executive director Mitchie Neel said, “Camps looked very different this year, and we really did not know what to expect. Despite all of the challenges with COVID, and trying to […]

‘Champion of education’


Monday afternoon, the Blount County Board of Education held one last meeting before teachers headed back to the classroom yesterday. Superintendent Rodney Green told the board that “while this is a year that is going to be different, it can also be rewarding. Our teachers are ready to get back. Our students are ready to get back. “I am very […]


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