Mon
Dec 26 2022
11:10:am

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 12/17/2022:
507 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 12 deaths in 35 days. Over 2 deaths a week. An increase over the previous 35 days where there were 10 deaths in 35 days.

As of December 17, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
47,176 cases of the coronavirus. 827 cases in 35 days. A 33% increase in the number of cases per day (24) as compared to the previous report on 11/12/2022 (18).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 12/20/2022:

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 18.9% as of 12/17/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
An increase from the 13.5% rate on 11/12/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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Tue
Nov 22 2022
07:18:am

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 11/12/2022:
495 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 10 deaths in 35 days. Nearly 2 deaths a week. A decrease over the previous 28 days where there were 14 deaths in 28 days.

As of November 12, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
46,349 cases of the coronavirus. 648 cases in 35 days. A 4.8% decrease in the number of cases per day (18) as compared to the previous report on 10/08/2022 (24).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 11/21/2022:

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 13.5% as of 11/12/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
A decrease from the 18.1% rate on 10/08/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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Wed
Oct 19 2022
06:18:am

Blount County, TN, early voting starts today and goes through Thursday, November 3, 2022. Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Early voting locations and times:

  • Foothills Mall - Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm (Foothills Mall Drive, Maryville 37804)
  • Blount County Public Library- Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm (508 N. Cusick St, Maryville 37804)
  • Everett Recreation Center- Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm (318 S. Everett High Rd, Maryville 37804)
  • Pellissippi Community College- Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (2731 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Friendsville 37737)
  • Providence Baptist Church Annex- Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm (5748 Sevierville Rd, Seymour 37865)

Go to the Blount County, TN, Election Commission web site for details along with a sample ballot.

Sat
Oct 15 2022
06:28:am

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 10/08/2022:
485 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 14 deaths in 28 days. Nearly 4 deaths a week. An increase over the previous 28 days where there were 6 deaths in 28 days.

As of October 8, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
45,701 cases of the coronavirus. 667 cases in 28 days. A 59% decrease in the number of cases per day (24) as compared to the previous report on 9/10/2022 (59).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 10/14/2022:

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 18.1% as of 10/08/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
A decrease from the 25.2% rate on 09/10/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 9/10/2022:
471 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 6 deaths in 28 days. Nearly 2 deaths a week. A decrease over the previous 28 days where there were 11 deaths in 28 days.

As of September 10, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
45,034 cases of the coronavirus. 1,653 cases in 28 days. A 14% decrease in the number of cases per day (59) as compared to the previous report on 8/13/2022 (69).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 9/17/2022:

% with 2 doses - 54.0% (up from 53.9% on 8/17/2022, up from 53.7% on 7/24/2022, up from 53.6% on 6/25/2022).

% with at least 1 dose - 58.6% (up from 58.5% on 8/17/2022, up from 58.3% on 7/24/2022, up from 58.0% on 6/25/2022).

% have received the booster dose - 25.8% (up from 25.6% on 8/17/2022, up from 25.3% on 7/24/2022, up from 25.0% on 6/25/2022).

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 25.2% 38.7% as of 9/10/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
A decrease from the 38.7% rate on 8/13/2022, which was a slight increase from the 38.4% rate on 7/16/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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Sun
Aug 21 2022
07:09:am

The City of Alcoa continues uncontrolled and costly development with 1,083 new apartments/townhomes in the next 4 years. This is in addition to the 269 apartment complex added behind Lowe's in 2014.

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 8/13/2022:
465 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 11 deaths in 28 days. Nearly 3 deaths a week. An increase over the previous 28 days where there were 7 deaths in 28 days.

As of August 13, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
43,381 cases of the coronavirus. 1,925 cases in 28 days. A 57% increase in the number of cases per day (69) reported previously on 7/16/2022 (44). This is the 4th reporting period where there have been a large increase in number of cases per day.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 8/17/2022:

% with 2 doses - 53.9% (up from 53.7% on 7/24/2022, up from 53.6% on 6/25/2022, up from 52.84% on 5/22/2022).

% with at least 1 dose - 58.5% (up from 58.3% on 7/24/2022, up from 58.0% on 6/25/2022, up from 57.82% on 5/22/2022).

% have received the booster dose - 25.6% (up from 25.3% on 7/24/2022, (up from 25.0% on 6/25/2022, up from 23.48% on 5/22/2022).

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 38.7% as of 8/13/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
A slight increase from the 38.4% rate on 7/16/2022, which was an increase from the 25.3% rate on 6/18/2022, which was an increase from the 14.7% rate on 5/14/2022, which was an increase over 7.3% rate on 4/23/2022 and the 4.9% rate on 4/2/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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Tue
Aug 16 2022
06:49:am

The City of Alcoa is once again pursuing non-contiguous annexation. This time on the East side on Wildwood Road near where it intersects with Sam Houston School Road.

What are they thinking? It can't be just to "help" the property owners, can it?

From the City of Alcoa Facebook page:

Please be aware:

The City of Alcoa residents may experience discolored water due to a large water main break that occurred around 4:00 p.m. on August 2, 2022. Residents may experience this for the next 24 to 48 hours due to the main break. The City of Alcoa Public Works Department and Water Treatment Plant are working to alleviate this issue. If you are having a discolored water issue, please run cold water for five (5) to ten (10) minutes in a bathtub, a sink, or a hose outside.

For questions, concerns, or to report a water leak, please call (865) 380-4800.

I would have been nice if they had a warning to the citizens other than Facebook. Many, if not most, of their citizens don't use Facebook.

In 2017 glass recycling ended for Blount County residents.

It's back! As of July 15, 2022, Blount County began accepting glass at the recycling center at 331 Levi Street in Maryville. "Other than laminated safety glass, any glass type can be recycled at the center."

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 7/16/2022:
454 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 7 deaths in 28 days. Nearly 2 deaths a week. An increase over the previous 34 days where there were 5 deaths in 34 days.

As of July 16, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
41,456 cases of the coronavirus. 1,252 cases in 28 days. Almost double the number of cases per day (44) than reported previously on 6/18/2022 (23). This is the 3rd reporting period the number of cases per day has doubled.

Vaccinations reported, last updated 7/24/2022:

% with 2 doses - 53.7% (up from 53.6% on 6/25/2022, up from 52.84% on 5/22/2022, up from 52.76% on 4/27/2022).

% with at least 1 dose - 58.3% (up from 58.0% on 6/25/2022, up from 57.82% on 5/22/2022, up from 57.69% on 4/27/2022).

% have received the booster dose - 25.3% (up from 25.0% on 6/25/2022, up from 23.48% on 5/22/2022, up from 23.33% on 4/27/2022).

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 38.4% as of 7/16/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
An increase from the 25.3% rate on 6/18/2022, which is an increase from the 14.7% rate on 5/14/2022, which was an increase over 7.3% rate on 4/23/2022 and the 4.9% rate on 4/2/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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August 4, 2022 - Federal & State Primary, County General,
Friendsville & Townsend City Election

Blount County Election Commission

Early Voting : July 15 - 30, 2022

Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot : July 28, 2022

Election Day : Thursday, August 4, 2022

Sample Ballot for August 4, 2022 Election

Thu
Jul 7 2022
11:20:am

Many years ago the City of Alcoa convinced TDOT that TDOT's plan to fix Alcoa Hwy. from Pellissippi Parkway to Hunt Road was not good for area business. Instead the city paid for a separate plan to waste 400 acres of land and 50-100 million dollars for a 2.5 mile "bypass" to ease traffic.

Part of the project has been recently completed. This section gave access to a planned downtown Alcoa, which has been in the works for 15 years or so. Currently there is an apartment complex being built, a new hotel is open, and two existing businesses in Alcoa are moving to the site leaving empty buildings elsewhere.

Not much of a downtown, but hey, money is flowing. More money from the city, and therefore taxpayers, will be needed. Especially since the maintenance of the old Alcoa Highway will be the responsibility of the city.

Yes, the City of Alcoa will have to take over the maintenance of Alcoa Hwy. From Pellissippi to the airport.

"The entire scope of the project, as recommended by the study, would include four lanes, attachment to the greenway system, linear open park space, bike lanes, new traffic light signals, medians with low maintenance landscaping, realigning the roadway, removing three of the six business access points and installing the same lighting as is in Springbrook Farm."

"But it is costly."

"City Manager Mark Johnson said in a briefing on Friday [June 24, 2022] that the extent of remodeling the roadway the city is able to do will be decided by how much grant money it receives."

According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 6/18/2022:
447 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 5 deaths in 34 days. Just over one (1) death a week. About the same number of deaths a week as the last report dated 5/14/2022 .

As of June 18, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
40,204 cases of the coronavirus. 801 cases in 34 days. More than double the number of cases per day reported in the previous report dated 5/14/2022 (214 cases in 21 days), which was double the number of cases from that previous report dated 4/23/2022 (110 cases in 21 days).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 6/25/2022:

% with 2 doses - 53.6% (up from 52.84% on 5/22/2022, up from 52.76% on 4/27/2022, up from 52.70% on 4/6/2022).

% with at least 1 dose - 58.0% (up from 57.82% on 5/22/2022, up from 57.69% on 4/27/2022, up from 57.61% on 4/6/2022).

% have received the booster dose - 25.0% (up from 23.48% on 5/22/2022, up from 23.33% on 4/27/2022, up from 23.19% on 4/6/2022).

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 25.3% as of 6/18/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
An increase from the 14.7% rate on 5/14/2022, which was an increase over 7.3% rate on 4/23/2022 and the 4.9% rate on 4/2/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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According to the TN County Data Snapshot,

As of 5/14/2022:
442 Blount County residents have died from the coronavirus. That is 4 deaths in 21 days. Just over three (3) deaths a week. Fewer weekly deaths than the last report.

As of May 14, 2022, Blount County, TN, has reported
39,403 cases of the coronavirus. 214 cases in 21 days/3 weeks. More than double the number of cases reported in the previous 3 weeks (110).

Vaccinations reported, last updated 5/22/2022:

% with 2 doses - 52.84% (up from 52.76% on 4/27/2022, up from 52.70% on 4/6/2022, up from 50.17% on 3/19/2022).

% with at least 1 dose - 57.82% (up from 57.69% on 4/27/2022, up from 57.61% on 4/6/2022, up from 54.87% on 3/19/2022).

% have received the booster dose - 23.48% (up from 23.33% on 4/27/2022, up from 23.19% on 4/6/2022, up from 21.98% on 3/19/2022)

*** 7-day average Positivity rate is 14.7% as of 5/14/2022. *** (TN County Data Snapshot).
An increase from the 7.3% rate on 4/23/2022 and the 4.9% rate on 4/2/2022.
Positivity rate preferred to be below 3%.

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