Politics

Senator Overbey Selected to Head Human Services and Safety Committee

State Senator Doug Overbey has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference’s Human Services and Public Safety Committee.  The election was held during the group’s annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas attended by approximately 1,000 delegates, legislative staff and guests. “Senator Overbey’s election to this important leadership post is[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Blount County, Community, News, Politics, Seymour

Early Voting Begins in Seymour

Early voting for the Sevier County General Election at the Seymour Branch Library begins July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Residents will be able to cast an early vote until Saturday July 26. Hours for voting on Saturday will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Early[Read More...]

Rob Ailey Announces Re-Election Bid for Republican Committeeman’s Post

Rob Ailey Announces Re-Election Bid for Republican Committeeman’s Post

Long time Sevier County Republican Activist Rob Ailey is announcing his re-election bid for the 2nd District Republican Republican Committeeman’s post. This district includes both Sevier Blount Counties. Ailey is a lifelong resident of the Seymour community. Having grown up in a conservative Republican family and community he develops a[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, News, Politics, Sevier County, Seymour
Knoxville Firearms Chapter Holds Monthly Meeting

Knoxville Firearms Chapter Holds Monthly Meeting

The Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association will hold its monthly meeting July 1 at 6 p.m. at the Gondolier Restaurant on Chapman Hwy. The meeting will feature a speaker from Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity is a conservative political advocacy group based in Arlington, VA. They aim[Read More...]

‘Pigs and Politics’ Returns to Maryville

‘Pigs and Politics’ Returns to Maryville

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com The third annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day will be held on June 26 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts Courtyard on the Maryville College campus. The event grants an opportunity for the public to visit with candidates and elected[Read More...]

Granddaughter of George Gallup to Speak at BCPL

Granddaughter of George Gallup to Speak at BCPL

Alison Gallup, granddaughter of the founder and daughter of the late chairman of the Gallup organization, will give a presentation June 16, at 7 p.m., at the Blount County Public Library. The presention, “History of the Gallup Polls: the Inside Story,” will explore a summary of the methodology involved in the[Read More...]

June 12, 2014 Blount County, Community, News, Politics
At the Election Polls: Candidates Sense Voting Apathy

At the Election Polls: Candidates Sense Voting Apathy

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com Although most of the local candidates were out at the Seymour voting locations for Primary Election Day May 6, many running for office seemed to gather a sense of voter apathy at the Seymour Primary School location. “There’s not many people voting and it is disappointing,”[Read More...]

May 8, 2014 Featured, News, Politics, Seymour
Political Landscape to Change

Political Landscape to Change

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com Although an overall lower voter turnout, with the results of the Sevier County Commission Primary Election counted, the people of Seymour voiced their desire for some change to the local political landscape. Losing to Republican challenger Greg Haggard, Sevier County Commissioner Bill Oakes meet defeat in[Read More...]

May 8, 2014 Featured, News, Politics, Seymour
Michael Reagan Addresses Sevier GOP

Michael Reagan Addresses Sevier GOP

A special keynote speaker whose father was regarded as the icon of the modern GOP headed up the Sevier County Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner May 1. Keynote speaker Michael Reagan received a standing ovation from members and guests of the Sevier County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, which was held[Read More...]

May 8, 2014 News, Politics, Sevier County
Last Chance to Vote

Last Chance to Vote

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com It seems like only weeks ago that candidates started springing up all over the community. Some had announced their intentions to run early and others cut it right down to the deadline, but with all of the offices currently being sought, voters will have one last[Read More...]