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10 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

TDOT weekly construction report, April 24 - 30, 2014

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform work through this safety improvement project.

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Related Topix: Campbell County, TN, Maryville, TN, Jellico, TN, Jefferson County, TN, Sports

14 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Blount deputy returns to patrol as fatal shooting probe wraps up

The Blount County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a Louisville man while doing a property check in August has been reinstated to patrol, officials said.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN, Sports

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

800,000 baby monitors recalled because of burn hazard

Metro police on Wednesday announced security measures for this year's Country Music Marathon and half-marathon to be held Saturday in Nashville.

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Related Topix: Product Recalls, Knoxville, TN

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Former Friendsville clerk pleads guilty to stealing $15,000

A former part-time clerk in the small Blount County town of Friendsville stole more than $15,000 over a 10-month span, an investigation by the state Comptroller's office has found.

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Related Topix: Friendsville, TN, Sports

WRIC-TV Richmond

Communities seeking sustainability designation

TVA designated 13 locations as Valley Sustainable Communities last year and says 13 more are about to begin the review process.

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Related Topix: Cumberland County, TN, Maury County, TN

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Blount County man takes father's commission seat

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WTVF Nashville

Maryville man named Farmer of the Year

The Daily Times reports John Keller is a third-generation farmer who operates the 780-acre Kelmont Farms with his wife and son.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Agriculture, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

90 teenagers carry cross throughout Blount County

AAA officials say the prices are on the rise and will likely continue to go up over the next few weeks.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Knox County, TN, Farragut, TN, Knoxville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Partially paralyzed former Blount County executive in physical therapy following bicycle crash

The daughter of former Blount County mayor Bill Crisp is crediting her father's faith and the prayers of friends for his improvement following a Feb. 26 bicycle crash that left him with a broken neck that paralyzed him from the chest down.

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Related Topix: Townsend, TN, Sports

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

New Blount Co. commissioner replaces dad

Blount County has a new commissioner. Gordon Wright the second will fill the vacant seat vacated by his father, Gordon Wright Sr. Wright Sr. passed away in March when deputies found his body on a trail at his Walland property.

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Related Topix: Walland, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Four months after violent crash, Blount church ready to get back to normal

Foothills Church Pastor Trent Stewart stands where an 18-wheel truck came to rest after crashing through the side of the building shortly before Christmas last year.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Merchants fighting back against online shoplifting

Low pressure developing along the Gulf will spin some clouds our direction Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Second suspect in Blount Co. robbery arrested in Knoxville

Deputies have arrested a second person in connection with a weekend assault and robbery outside of a Blount County bakery.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Second man arrested in holdup of popular Maryville donut shop

A second man has been detained in the holdup Saturday of popular donut store Richy Kreme in Maryville, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Sports

WBIR-TV Knoxville

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You know the dogwoods are beautiful here in East Tennessee but how much to you really know about what plants are best for our particular location? "When you clean your house, two hours later it looks terrible.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Education news, April 15

The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its first summer residential program, which will be held on the Maryville College campus July 13-Aug. 2. The school is designed to improve the educational, financial and personal circumstances of low-income, under-educated, middle-aged women in the Appalachian ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maryville College, Berea College, Lees-McRae College, Bluefield College, University of Tennessee

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Closure of certain sidewalks and bus stops coming to UT campus

The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market is opening its first franchise. The owner began selling franchises last year.

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

Knoxville News Sentinel

Crash follows high-speed chase in Blount County; four injured

A Blount County woman is facing a host of charges after allegedly leading deputies on a pursuit that reached speeds of nearly 120 mph and causing a crash that sent her and three other people to a local hospital Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Donald, TN, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

Ole Ben Franklin Motors misplaces veteran's tax information

A Maryville woman led the Blount County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase Tuesday morning that ended in a two vehicle accident.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Tax

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Maryville donut shop robbery suspect arrested in Knoxville

A suspect wanted in connection with a weekend robbery at a Maryville donut shop has been arrested on drug charges in Knox County, authorities said.

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

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