Joel Davis


Joel Davis covers state and county government as a reporter at The Daily Times.

Two Blount County nonprofit organization have received grants from the Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC Y-12 Community Investment Fund.

Blount County Community Action Agency's Senior Miles (SMiles) program has received a $38,600 grant to increase office space and provide funds for volunteer recruitment activities.

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Yes. The bond issue being discussed is classified as balloon indebtedness, which the state is discouraging. The interest rate swap agreement is mean to hedge the county against financial risk by creating a synthetic fixed rate. Since interest rates are low, the county owes the participating…


Apologies for the typo. Thanks for pointing it out. I've updated the story with the correct date.