Politics

South Knox Open Meeting

South Knox Open Meeting

An open meeting for all of South Knoxville to come and engage your elected officials will take place Thursday, June 4th from 6:30-8:00. Join School Board member Amber Rountree, County Commissioner Mike Brown, and Nick Pavlis, Vice Mayor City of Knoxville and City Council 1st District, at Ijams Nature Center for updates on[Read More…]

May 21, 2015 Calendar, Events, News, Politics, South Knox
114th U.S. Congress Convenes

114th U.S. Congress Convenes

Tuesday, Jan 6, the 114th United States Congress was called to order. For the first time in eight years, Republicans assumed control of both houses of Congress. Representative John A. Boehner was reelected to his previously held position of Speaker of the House, though not without opposition. Senator Mitch McConnell[Read More…]

County Mayor Larry Waters to speak to Sevier County Tea Party

County Mayor Larry Waters to speak to Sevier County Tea Party

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters will speak to members of the Sevier County Tea Party at the courthouse August 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. Waters accepted the offer to speak to the Tea Party prior to being reelected in the August primary. Waters has served 34 years as mayor but,[Read More…]

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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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