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Family aims to end drunk driving to honor a lost life


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(WBIR) Drivers traveling through one East Tennessee county Saturday night probably noticed more law enforcement and some local DUI checkpoints.

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Blount County book sale benefits library


(WBIR-Maryville) Blount County books lovers were in heaven on a rainy Saturday.

Blount County's Friends of the Library hosted a book sale to benefit the library.

Bookworms had from over 60,000 hard covers and paperbacks to choose from.

Friends of the Library Board Member Larry Moore told 10News the profits go not only to purchase new books, but also technology and cultural enrichment.

Haslam announces grant funding for Blount greenways, pool


Almost a million dollars is coming to Blount County for some needed improvements to outdoor living.

Gov. Bill Haslam announced a $250,000 grand to improve the John Sevier Pool in Maryville and more than $721,000 to improve the greenway system in Alcoa.

A sobriety checkpoint honors woman killed by impaired driver


(WBIR) The family of a woman killed by an impaired driver last July in Blount County have teamed up with law enforcement and several agencies to host a sobriety checkpoint in her memory.

Dean Key died after an impaired driver hit her car on Highway 321 on July 13, 2013.

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Online education company opens Blount Co. support center


(WBIR) K12, an education technology company specializing in virtual schools, held a grand opening Wednesday night for its new family support center in Alcoa.

Currently the facility, located at the Tyson Centre Building, employees 151 people and could house as many as 300 by October 1. The company plans to invest $2.4 million into the center over the next five years.

Unusual number of Blount Co. write-in candidates


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(WBIR-Maryville) There will be several people receiving votes during the August election in Blount County without technically having their names on the ballots.

Blount County warns of phone scam


The Blount County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone scam where the caller claims he's a police officer and asks for money.

In this scam, the caller says they are a law enforcement officer and uses the name of someone in the sheriff's department. They demand a credit card payment for late fines or court fees and says if you don't pay, you'll be arrested.

The sheriff's office says they do not collect fines and fees over the phone, and would never request personal information for money.