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Joel Davis covers state and county government as a reporter at The Daily Times.
Raymond Garner, the 93-year-old World War II veteran who received a Purple Heart more that four decades after retiring from the Army, was presented with a Quilt of Valor on Thursday at the Blount County Courthouse.
The city of Alcoa is close to finishing engineering work for the planned Duck Pond Walking and Biking Path project and could start construction this year.
The Blount County Commission on Thursday will consider authorizing the purchase of a new K-9 for the Blount County Sheriff’s Office through a $10,000 donation from a member of the public.
The Richard L. Dunlap Memorial Bridge will be dedicated during a ceremony on Saturday.
The Blount County Commission is working toward the adoption of a state-mandated public records policy.
A wildfire review team is on track to make public in April its assessment of the response to the 2016 Chimney Tops 2 fire in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.