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Updated: 09/13/2017 10:48:10 AM


Blount County Officials Arrest Four After Drug Raid

In Maryville Tuesday


Four People Die In Head On Collision On

Highway 411 In Loudon County


Great Smoky Mountain Officials Give Details How

Missing Blount County Teen Survived 11 Days In Park

Blount Teen Missing For 11 Days in GSMNP Found Safe


Body Found In Tellico Plains Believed To Be 56-Year Old

Rita May Eastes


Great Smoky Mountain Officials Looking For Missing

Blount County Teen


Two People Arrested After Handgun Incident At

Heritage High In Maryville


TBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Cosby


Structure Fire Burning At Family Brands International Meat Packing Company in Lenoir City


Trial Date Set For Maryville College Student Accused

Of Killing Central High Cheerleader


Suspects Named, Charged In

Weekend Incident Of Two 

Overdoses  In Seymour


LOUDON: 19-Year Old Drowns Near Morganton Boat Ramp Sunday


Three Minors Arrested After Investigation Into Seymour

Shooting April 22


Maryville Man Raising Money To Help Reduce Unpaid Lunch Debt In Blount, Loudon, Sevier Counties


Alcoa Couple Dead After

Apparent Murder-Suicide



Blount County Looking For Two Felons on Run From Law


29 Children Escape Bus Fire Near

Alcoa Monday Afternoon


29 Students Safe After Alcoa School Bus Destroyed By Fire Monday Morning


Alcoa, Maryville and Tuckaleechee

Utility Districts Asking Customers

To Reduce Water use During Drought


Blount County Deputy Behind Bars

Facing Child Solicitation Charges


Four Blount County School Middle Schoolers In Stable Condition

After Taking Unidentified Pills


Maryville Police Officer Shot and

Killed Thursday In Blount County


Body Pulled From Douglas Lake After

Tragic Drowning Late Sunday


Townsend Man Arrested For

Killing A Black Bear


Six Car Crash On Chapman

Highway Injures Three


Blount County Authorities Searching For 16-Year

Old Accused Of Assaulting Corrections Officer


Four Year Old Hit By Car in Blount County



White House Labels Blount County As A "High Intensity"

Drug Trafficking Area


Three Maryville Businesses Vandalized


Maryville Man Charged With Stealing Packages In Knoxville

Delivered By UPS


Truck Collides With Three Horses

In Blount County


Nine Vehicle Crash Sends Six To Hospital Near Foothills

Mall Drive Sunday In Maryville


Sixteen Burglaries Reported Late Friday, Saturday In Blount County


Lockdowns Lifted Late Thursday After Man Tries To Enter Exterior

Door of Fifth Grade Classroom At Blount Co School


Missing Elderly Maryville Woman Found Safe Early Friday



Off Duty Alcoa Police Officer Critical After Crash


Blount County Sheriffs Asking For Help In Finding Escaped Convict


Blount County Considering Resolution Begging God For Mercy To Pass County During "His Coming Wrath" Over Same Sex Marriage


More Than 150 To Protest Tonight And Offer New Resolution

 On Same-Sex Marriage In Maryville



Blount County Dentist Suspended For

Offering Free Dental Care


Kodak Man Gets 40 Years For Raping Child After Guilty Plea


Sevierville Police To Step Up DUI Enforcement August 19-September 7


Former Maryville Doctor Dies

Trying To Set Scuba Record


Names Released In Maryville



15-Year Old Teen Charged With Shooting At Walland Dam


5,000 Evacuated After Chemical Train Catches Fire In Blount County


Names Of Victims In Thursday's Deadly Blount

County Crash Released By THP


Maryville Man Accused Of Holding Woman

Against Will, Aggravated Rape



17-Year Old Teen Critically Shot By 14-Year Old  In Accidental

Alcoa Shooting Sunday


Blount County Links Three Armed Robberies Over Past Two Weeks


Maryville Woman Looking For  Person Who Shot Dog In Head


Employee At Alcoa's North Plant Killed


Series Of Home Break-Ins In Seymour

Has Neighbors Concerned


National Park Visits Back Up To 10 Million

Great Smoky National Park Visitation Up, Businesses Feeling It Too


Arrest Made In Blount County

Craigslist Home Rental Scam


Groundbreaking Today In Townsend

For New Dancing Bear Lodge

Rebuilding Project


South Doyle Senior Receives

Bronze Cross Award


Dollywood Honors Veterans

With Ceremony


Driver Who Hit South Doyle Student Early Tuesday

Being Sought By Police


Kodak Man Shoots Ex-Girlfriend, Then Takes Own

Life Near Kodak Thursday Night


North Carolina Man Pretending To Be Doctor On

Craigslist Facing More Charges In Blount County


Alcoa Fire Department Warning

Of Door To Door Scam


Townsend Church Clerk Sentenced

To One-Year In Embezzlement Charge


Blount County Sheriff To Offer

SAFE KIDS Safety Clinic Friday


Sunset Cottage Rentals Held Up By Gun

Point At Pigeon Forge


Chemical Fire At Maryville Business

Sends One to Hospital



Maryville Elementary School Recognized

In National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Honor


One Killed, Three Injured In Sunday Maryville Crash On 411


Blount Plane Crash Injures Pilot,

Passenger; Both Identified By BCSO


Lenoir City, Oliver Springs Awarded Funds From

$28M State Community Development Grants


Blount County Family Building A Haunted House

In Tribute To Slain Son


Blount County Law Enforcement Investigating

Overnight Burglaries Over Weekend


Blount County Man Dies Wednesday

From Lawn Mower Accident


Blount County Woman Found

Guilty Of Investment Fraud


Marijuana, Weapons, Cash Found During Call To Alcoa Home

For Missing 13-Year Old


Maryville College Sets Record

Enrollment For 2014 Semester


Casual Pint Chain Coming

To Maryville


Police Find Missing Rockwood

Teen Safe In Blount County


"2 Million Bikers To DC" Group From Seymour

Holds Rally In Capital Thursday


Maryville Woman Charged With DUI

After Striking Postal Worker



TDOT To Change Speed Limit

On "The Dragon"


Blount County Man Sentenced To

88 Months For Child Porn


Wendy Henry (Photo Courtesy: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

Fourth Member Of A Family In Pill Mill Operation

In Maryville Sentenced To 18 Years


Maryville Mother Facing Charges She

Used Illegal Drugs While Pregnant



Ismail Hall (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

Violent Michigan Felon Captured

In Blount County


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East Tn Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing $60K

From Townsend Church


National Trucking Shortage Addressed

By Maryville Institute


Lenoir City School Leaders Deny

Exchange Students


Emery Benson Boy Scout

Maryville Boy Scout Getting National Recognition For

Saving Boy's Life in GSMNP In 2013


naomi justice

Seymour Woman Facing Child

Pornography Charges; Used Infant To Create, Distribute Images


Blount County Bus Driver Fired After Failing

To Follow Protocol Wednesday



Henry Taylor (source: U.S. Postal Service)

Widow Sues Blount County Over

Shooting Of Husband


Rural Metro Given 60 Days

To Improve Service In Loudon


Scene of the stabbing in Walland Monday night.

Walland Man Stabbed In Abdomen Monday Night,

Rushed To Hospital; Neighbor Arrested After Fight


Funeral Home Damaged By Fire

In Seymour; No Injuries


Two Arrested After

Knox County Chase Ends In Blount



Montvale Elementary was once again bustling with students as kids across the county get ready to face another school year.

Blount County Back To School


Koide Tennessee Expanding Into Blount County,

Adding 35 New Jobs


LCUB Scam Targeting Customers

Supposed Over Late Payments


Maryville Students Head

Back To School


Boy Mauled By Pit Bull

In Seymour


Maryville Restaurant Owner With

Gun Signs Gets National Nod



Blount County Sheriff Launches Campaign To

Save Lives On "The Dragon"


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"Guns Are Welcome" Sign Causing Stir At Maryville Restaurant



Employees started prepping close to 1,700 donuts for the occasion in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Maryville Donut Shop Celebrates

67 Years In Business


071614 K12 campus

Online Education Company Opens Up Blount County Support Center

K-12 Could Employ Up To 155 and

 House 300 Come October


Lenoir City residents start petition against proposed cell tower

Lenoir City Residents

Protesting New Cell Tower



Man Dead Killed By Train In Blount County Near Louisville



Seymour Spa Busted

For Prostitution



Wall Street Surge Due In Part

To Alcoa Earnings Report



Maryville Couple Married 33 Years Separate

So Wife Can Keep Insurance



Owner: Bear Killed Two Dogs

In Townsend




Woman In Head On Crash In Blount County Dies,

Two others Remain Hospitalized


james amos parker

Alcoa Man Sentenced To Ten Years For

Trying To Have Sex With Minor



Lenoir City Police Arrest Church

Burglars Who Stole Music

Equipment From Lenoir City FBC



Driving School Expands To Blount County


Two-Year Old Passenger In Alcoa Wreck Friday

Has Died According To Officials


Alcoa Mother Hits Two-Year Old With Car



Ex-Alcoa School Official Pleads Guilty In Alcoa School

Theft Of Over $330K



Man Hit and Killed By Train In Blount County



Seymour High School Football Field Vandalized



Two Fatal Crashes In 24 Hours Closes Down Chapman Highway For Hours Thursday


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Chapman Highway Crash Kills One

13-Year Old Boy Crashes Van On James White Parkway 



child abuse

Blount Parents Charged After Toddler

Shows Up At Neighbor's House



The vandal drew lines inside one of the 10-yard-line markers.

Vandalism At Seymour High Could Cost Thousands To Fix


Carroll Jones

Maryville Man Gets Four Years

 For Sex Crimes



New Teen Center Opens In

Blount County


blount co. wreck 2

One Dead, Three Injured In Blount County Crash


Lenoir City Opening First Chick Fi-Lay This Week




ALCOA, Unions Reach Tentative Deal



Motorcycle Safety Concerns

After Fatal Dragon Crash



Maryville Piano Prodigy, 14, Drawing National Attention



Mixed Results For Blount Couple Wanting

Dual Seats On Commission


Blount County Sales Tax referendum Graphic

Blount County Approve

Tax Increase




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