The Blount County Democratic Party will hold a Presidential Primary Debate Watch Party from 8-10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at The Bird & The Book, 1509 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville. The local Democratic Party is hosting a series of Meet the Candidates events throughout the year so East Tennessee voters can get to know the candidates and be prepared to vote in the 2020 elections. Future debate parties will be announced. For more information, visit

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The Bird and the Book is becoming Snowflake Central, I suppose. I hope they can handle the tens of people!

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