Rachel Totten

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Rachel joined The Daily Times in 2015, and is a currently a business writer. Email her with promotions, new hires and golden retirement information from your Blount County business as well as story ideas.

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Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd plans to use his new role as University of Tennessee interim president to continue the Drive the 55 initiative he launched in 2013 while serving as Gov. Bill Haslam's senior advisor on higher education.

Police recruits from across the state are practicing defense tactics and firearm skills this week as part of the Blount County Sheriff's Office's Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy.

Frank Bradley, the first director of the Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks and Recreation Commission, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 78, but his legacy in Blount County will certainly live on.

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A new craft taproom has opened in downtown Maryville.

Tri-Hop Brewery opened at 205 Court Street in May to offer locally-made draft and packaged beer.

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