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10 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Steel and aluminum maker announces expansion, new jobs at Blount facility

A Japanese auto parts manufacturer is expanding its presence in Blount County by building a new 76,000 square-foot facility and creating 32 new positions.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Campbell County, TN, Claiborne County, TN, Knox County, TN, Byrdstown, TN

11 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Koide to expand Blount plant, add 32 jobs Specialty tubing maker...

Koide Tennessee Inc. announced Friday it would create 32 new jobs and invest $10.1 million in an expansion of its Blount County manufacturing plant.

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Related Topix: Rockford, TN, Sports

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Metropulse.com

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The Blount County Public Library in Maryville will have stories, songs, puppets, coloring, and crafts for kiddos ages 2 and under this morning at 10:30.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Blount County boy attacked by pit bull gets hospital visit from another victim

A Seymour boy is still recovering at UT Medical Center after being attacked by a pit bull Monday night.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, US News, Illegal Immigration

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Grocery store wine will be on ballot in Maryville & AlcoaGrocery...

The Blount County Election Commission confirms that they have verified enough signatures to get the measure on the ballots in Maryville and Alcoa.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Alcoa, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County Commission accepting resumes for school board vacancy

Knox County Commission is taking resumes from those wishing to fill the board of education seat being vacated by Indya Kincannon.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Seymour, TN, Newport, TN, Cocke County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Blount mayor gives upbeat assessment Blount County mayor touts...

One of the biggest challenges facing Blount County government this fiscal year will be maintaining the property tax rate, Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell said.

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Related Topix: Alcoa, TN, Maryville, TN, Sports

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Storm survivors pick up sentimental pieces in Claiborne County

Three of the suspects in a drug and money laundering scheme involving Newport police officers were arraigned in a Cocke County courtroom Monday.

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Related Topix: Claiborne County, TN, Newport, TN, Seymour, TN, Weather, Speedwell, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Luke Bryan to perform at local farm Oct. 1 Greenback may not be the...

The country superstar's swing through farms in the South starts at Oct. 1 at Greenback's Maple Lane Farms, 1040 Maple Lane in rural Blount County.

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Related Topix: Greenback, TN, Agriculture, Science, Sports, Music, Entertainment

WATE-TV Knoxville

Blount County boy mauled by pit bull

Police were called to a home on Burnette Station Road in Seymour around 4:30 p.m. Blount County officials say a 6-year-old boy had been severely injured.

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Related Topix: Seymour, TN, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Blount County attorney suspended by court

The Supreme Court of Tennessee issued the suspension to Cynthia Lee Costner-Sexton after she failed to respond to a complaint.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Wife of Lenoir City mayor meets bone marrow donor

Lenoir City's first lady met face-to-face with her bone marrow donor for the first time on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Lenoir City, TN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Alcoa students head back to school on Monday, Tuesday

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park.

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Related Topix: Alcoa, TN, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Family aims to end drunk driving to honor a lost life

On July 13th of last year, Dean Key lost her life when an impaired driver crashed into her on the road.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Pedestrian struck and killed along Pellissippi Parkway

A pedestrian is killed along Pellissippi Parkway in the early morning hours Saturday and police say several factors may be to blame.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Morristown, TN, Morgan County, TN, Sweetwater, TN, Alcoa, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Pellissippi Parkway

The pedestrian, identified as Edward D. Batchelor, 27, of Louisville, Tenn., was crossing the parkway near the overpass of Russell Road around 6:05 a.m. when he was hit by a westbound 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by Timothy Hooper, 26, of Maryville, according to a news release from Alcoa Police Department Sgt.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN, Maryville, TN, Alcoa, TN, Knoxville, TN

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Walgreens hires people with disabilities in Easta

Walgreens stores in East Tennessee are hiring more people with disabilities than other stores in the state, said Doug Walgreens hires people with disabilities in East Tenn.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN, Anderson County, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Haslam announces grant funding for Blount greenways, pool

Almost a million dollars is coming to Blount County for some needed improvements to outdoor living.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Maryville, TN, Alcoa, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

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Gov. Bill Haslam announced two grants Friday totaling nearly $1 million to renovate the John Sevier Pool in Maryville and improve pedestrian walkways in Alcoa.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Maryville, TN, Alcoa, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Sobriety checkpoint honors woman killed by impaired driver

Sobriety checkpoint honors woman killed by impaired driver A sobriety checkpoint on Saturday honors woman killed by impaired driver last July in Blount County.

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