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Thirteen Blount County residents were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Carson-Newman University. They are: April Anderson, Rebekkah Noe and Carson Wells, of Friendsville; Anya Best, Andrew Coulter, Garrett Graumann, Kathryn Kali, Gena Lewis, Morgan Mary, Rachel Peters, Joshua Rouse and …

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Two Blount County residents were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Berry College, in Rome, Georgia. They are: Jared Crain and Sarah Vest, both of Maryville. The dean’s list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at le…

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Eleven Blount County residents were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville. They are: Kayla Alewine, Emma Allender, Cooper Denning, Lydia Harrison, Andrew Heisler, Matthew Michaud, Elena Overstreet and William Treadway, all of Maryville; George Carter, of Alcoa…

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Five Blount County residents were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. They are: Abigail Bergquist, Malachi Gorga, Charlotte Richardson and Maria Wentley, of Maryville; and Phillip Jacobs, of Walland. The dean’s list includes full-time students who achieve…

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Two Blount County residents received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during fall commencement held Dec. 14, 2019, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. Meagan N. Allen, of Maryville, received an undergraduate degree and Jessica L. Franklin, of Maryvi…

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Ryan Louallen, of Seymour, graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Marketing Communications. Louallen is among 161 students who earned their degree following the fall 2019 semester.

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Peggy Ann Raines, of Maryville, celebrated her 80th birthday on Sept. 25. She was born to the late Gladys and Bart Hurst, in Blount County on Sept. 25, 1939.

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U.S. Air Force Airman John A. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and bas…

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The family of Leona Johnson would like to invite family and friends to help celebrate her 80th birthday. Leona was born Sept. 24, 1939, to John and Fronia Hill. Her celebration will he Saturday, Sept. 28, at Friendship Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3310 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville. The…

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Jean W. Byrne, of Maryville, daughter of Donald and Ruth Haseltine White, of Wakefield, Mass., will turn 100 years old on Sept. 26.

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Fifty-one Blount County residents graduated from Roane State Community College, in Harriman, during the 2018-2019 school year. They are: Paige Brown Kate Childs, Joshua O’Dell and Jessica Zabilski, all of Alcoa; Charity Worrick, of Friendsville; Anthony Dyer, Alexis Ferguson and Kaci Isabell…

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U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Griffith, a Maryville native, is currently forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa where he serves as the base deputy comptroller. Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation that enables U.S., allied and partner nation forces to…

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U.S. Navy Cmdr. George Dickens, a Seymour native, is currently forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa where he serves as the deputy director for plans and training for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation…

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Eight Blount County natives were named to the summer 2019 dean’s list at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. They are: Amanda Cummings, of Greenback; Ainsley Ellington, Meagan Franklin, Sarah Russell, Anna Stout, Holley Stringfield and Erica Waters, all of Maryville; and Leah Lyons, of Seymour.

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Georgie Costner, of Maryville, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. She was born to the late Ida Mae and Jessie Rose, in North Carolina in 1919.

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Jacob Aaron Hoyos, of Alcoa, graduates summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in computing from East Tennessee State University. Hoyos received several awards and a full scholarship for graduate school. His parents are Fredrick and Sandra D. Hoyos. His grandparents are Alfredo and…

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Natalie Beaty, of Maryville, qualified for the summer 2019 dean’s list at Belmont University, in Nashville. Eligibility for the summer session is based on a minimum nine-hour course load over 10 weeks and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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Geneva “Lorene” Webb, of Maryville, turned 80 years old on Aug. 25, 2019. She was born in 1939. Her family includes children, Randy and Robin; and grandson, Zach. She is the best Little Momma in the world. Momma, we love you.

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James Ray Potter, of Maryville, will celebrate his 89th birthday on Aug. 21. He was born in 1930, in Blount County, to the late William H. Potter and Bertha Davis Potter.

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Pauline Joyce “Polly” Huffstetler, of Maryville, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Aug. 22. She was born in 1929, in Blount County, to the late Paul and Mae Murphy Huffstetler.

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U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Blake A. Mills, of Maryville, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air For…

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Makara McDonald, of Walland, has been awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement. McDonald is the daughter of J…

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Abigail Grace Hinsley, of Maryville, was named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at Mars Hill University, in Mars Hill, North Carolina. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours and make no grade below a C.

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Mary Elizabeth Franklin, of Maryville, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday, July 27, 2019. She was born in Dandridge in 1924, to the late Avery and Thelma Jones. Her family includes her husband, the late Raymond J. Franklin; children, Jim and Anna Raye Mitchell, of St. Louis, Missou…

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Elizabeth Bogart of Maryville has received a Bachelor of Science degree in imaging science from Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT conferred some 4,200 degrees in this academic year at all of its campuses. The commencement ceremony was held in May.

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Kaylin D. Bailey has graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. The ceremony was held on May 20. Her post graduate plans are working in human resources at Urban Outfitters headquarters in Philadelphia.

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Jean Stroud Martin Warren, of Alcoa, will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 21, 2019. She was born in 1929 in Tallassee to Albert and Ilah Stroud. She was one of 12 children. She grew up in Straightway Baptist Church, where her father was a Deacon. Her family includes her late husbands, Cl…

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Julia Snell, of Maryville, made the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

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