Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department Offering Child Safety Clinic

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MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Sheriff’s Office is joining with the Blount County Fire Department to host a child safety seat clinic Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Heritage High School, 3741 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. This is the perfect opportunity to have your child safety seat checked and/or installed by certified child safety seat technicians.
We are also offering clinics in October and November. Please read the attached for additional information.

Crime Investigation in Blount County

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BLOUNT COUNTY, TN – The Blount County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting that happened on July 10, 2022. Blount County Police Department is asking for public assistance on any known crime leads.

According to the police report, the gun violence occurred at 3:45 a.m. on Singleton Station Road near Continental Drive. Five individuals are suspected to be involved in the shooting of two victims. The two victims are injured and are in the process of recovery.

Notably, investigators were told there was an altercation with the five suspects earlier that night at a night club off of Aloca Highway. Once the two victims left in a red Jeep, they were followed by possibly a Toyota Tacoma. The driver attempted to strike the red Jeep with the four-door before the two vehicles ended up on Singleton Road.

As the vehicles approach the intersection, the individuals get out of their vehicle and continued the altercation. The suspects are identified as Hispanic males and a Hispanic woman with blonde highlights. In brief camera footage, there is a physical altercation and at least one male suspect who begins to open fire. Following, there are several gun shots until both parties get back into their vehicles and flee the scene.

After, Blount County Patrol Deputy finds two victims walking along Old Knoxville Highway at 4:15 a.m. The shooting was then called in for investigation.

Police Statement

Following police statements,

“We will aggressively investigate and pursue charges on this type of violent crime that bleeds into Blount County,” Sheriff Berrong said. “I have zero tolerance for anything that remotely resembles gang violence. I am asking our citizens to please come forward with any information you may have regarding this incident, or with any other criminal activity of this nature.”

FetchYourNews has reached out to Blount County Sheriff’s Department and PIO officer said, “no comment upon further investigation.”

Overall, please contact investigations Blount County office during normal business hours at (865)273-5001 for any information on suspects involved.

Maryville City Council Meeting

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MARYVILLE, TN – The Maryville city council called a meeting to order on July 5th, 2022. The following members were present: Major Andy White, Councilmembers Sarah Herron, Fred Metz, Drew Miles, and Tommy Hunt. Also present were City Manager Greg McClain, City Recorder Sherri Phillips, and City Attorney Melanie Davis.

Meeting Agenda

To begin, Major White touched on subjects regarding annual budget and providing revenues for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. The adoption of those funds has proceeded.

Following, the public meeting regards to historic zoning for fencing, roofs, and exterior materials. Also, the public meeting regards to the revision of an alleyway between Walter Avenue and Boardman Avenue.

More Taxicabs are under consideration after this meeting. As well as the reviewing of more zones for industrial business and properties.

Financial Impacts

Including in agenda, financial gains for the city and drawbacks for the city of Maryville.

Historic Zoning Regulations actions have no impact on the city’s financial situation. The Historic Zoning moves to a wood picket fence and roofing that is materially accurate to building.

The city has pushed back this proposal twice in last months.

Moreover, Historic Commision Board voted for proposal towards defining differences between supplies with Development Services.

Following that, the alleyway with abandoned buildings using electric and water utilities is under financial revision.

John T. Hawk has requested alleyway for driveway purposes. Current property owners have agreed to have necessary division and subdivision of alleyway.

Financial Impact will be reported to Register of Deeds office and to city attorney present. If abandoned by city and revised to private owners, it will alleviate city from liability.

Meeting Extensions and Cancels

Overall, the first Maryville City Council meeting regarding agenda was on June 7th, 2022.

During meeting, Ordinance Book of the City recorded, and Major Andy White said ordinance.  Council Members revised agenda and voted for water utility extension for alleyway.

Zoning Appeals on June 7th, 2022, meeting has been cancelled.

City of Maryville to Assess the Health of Streams


The City of Maryville will be conducting a stream survey and inventory of stormwater discharge within the Maryville city limits. This survey includes portions of the Brown Creek, Culton Creek, Duncan Branch, Gallagher Creek, Lackey Creek, Laurel Bank Branch, Peppermint Branch, Pistol Creek, and Springfield Branch watersheds. This assessment is one of the requirements to allow Maryville to obtain its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Phase II permit. The goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of the health of Maryville’s streams. Areas that may benefit from stream restoration or stormwater infrastructure repair will also be identified.
The city has contracted with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) to perform the fieldwork for this study. CEC environmental scientists will be traversing all the major streams to photograph and document their condition. Streambank erosion sites, undercut pipes, unshaded stream sections, trash dumps, and other areas of environmental concern will be assessed. Field staff will only record the condition of the streams. They are not present to remedy or address any potential problems.
For more information, call the City of Maryville Stormwater Program Manager, Dale Jayne (865) 273-3512, or email Dale at [email protected].

Project to Assess the Conditions of Our Roads


​The City of Maryville is working with the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech) to perform pavement condition assessments and inspection work. This work began on October 25. The project will wrap up by the end of December 2021. Using advanced pavement testing tools, APTech will assess the conditions of the roads in Maryville and Blount County to identify the streets most in need of repairs. The city will then use the collected data to develop multi-year maintenance and rehabilitation plans. 
“Everyday traffic and weather have a significant impact on our roads; identifying and measuring pavement conditions now will help us avoid bigger issues on our roadway network in the future,” said Brian Boone, Director of Engineering and Public Works for the City of Maryville. “This project with APTech will help us make informed, data-driven decisions when planning our roadway maintenance and repair schedules for the coming years.”
APTech uses state-of-the-art equipment to safely assess roadway conditions without any impact to the driving public. Citizens can expect to see an APTech van equipped with specialized technology traveling the Maryville area streets. The van will be collecting information about street conditions. APTech’s van will follow all posted traffic signs and display a warning beacon so drivers and pedestrians do not encounter any driving impacts. 
The data collection project schedule is subject to change due to timing of other utility projects, weather, special events, and any unforeseen circumstances. 

Early voting locations in Blount County

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Early Voting started October 14th in Blount County and continues through October 29th.
Vote at any of these five early voting locations:
Foothills Mall (near JC Penney’s)
Monday – Saturday / 10 am – 6 pm
197 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
(**Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Courthouse is not a voting location**)
Blount County Public Library
Monday – Friday / 11 am – 7 pm
Sharon Lawson Room
508 North Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Everett Gym
Monday – Friday / 11 am – 7 pm
318 South Everett High Road
Maryville, TN 37804
Pellissippi Campus
Monday – Friday / 11 am – 7 pm
2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737
Providence Baptist Church Annex
Monday – Friday / 11 am – 7 pm
5766 Sevierville Road
Seymour, TN 37865
Election Day is November 3
Vote on November 3rd only at your voting precinct (as listed on your voter registration card)
Feature image courtesy of Blount County.

Early voting location change in Blount County

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. –  The courthouse location for early voting will be replaced with a polling place at the Foothills Mall. 

Foothills Mall (near JC Penney’s) will be our newest early voting location.  This location REPLACES the Blount County Courthouse.

Early Voting Begins on Wednesday, October 14, and ends on Thursday, October 29.

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm.

Other Early Voting Locations / Hours

Blount County Library – Monday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm

Pellissippi State – Monday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm

Everett Rec Center – Monday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm

Providence Baptist Church (5748 Sevierville Rd in Seymour) – Monday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm


To Register to Vote or Update your Registration, please go to: or come by the Election Commission Office, 383 Court Street, and register in person.  

Questions?  Please call 273-5920 or email us at [email protected].  

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