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Alcoa High School honors top students, teacher Committed to Excellence  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School recognized 17 Senior Scholars at this year's Committed to Excellence awards and named Shauna Sharp its Teacher of the Year.

Alcoa recognizes all-black Hall High in the 50th anniversary of its closing  Knoxville News Sentinel

ALCOA - Jerry Hall just wants Alcoa students to know about Hall High School. Hall, whose name is no relation to the school, was one of the last graduates of ...

Battle in Rocky Top football game becomes brawl at Alcoa High School field  Maryville Daily Times

A championship football game between out-of-state teams became a brawl on Alcoa High School's field Sunday night.

Alcoa High School banners recognize high ACT scores  Maryville Daily Times

Banners on the Alcoa High School campus recognize juniors and seniors who scored at least 30 on the ACT college admissions exam.

Alcoa High School football coach Gary Rankin  Knoxville News Sentinel

Alcoa Head Coach Gary Rankin eyes the game during a game between Alcoa and Dobyns-Bennett at Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee on Friday, ...

Alcoa upsets Maryville 34-28 to end seven-game losing streak to rival Rebels  Knoxville News Sentinel

MARYVILLE — The Alcoa Tornadoes took a victory lap Friday night that was eight years in the making. Well it was a half lap anyway. Engulfed by family, friends ...

Alcoa to recognize historically black Hall HS at Thursday's football game  WVLT.TV

Until 50 years ago, there were two high schools in Alcoa.

222 students earn 341 Daily Times Academic Letters | News  Maryville Daily Times

The 34th Annual Daily Times Academic Letters Awards on Monday night honored 222 students from the area's five public high schools.

Alcoa High School authors share their books with Alcoa Elementary School students  Maryville Daily Times

A group of Alcoa High School sophomores this week shared children's books they created with students at Alcoa Elementary School.

Alcoa football vs. Covington in BlueCross Bowl: 5 things to know  Knoxville News Sentinel

Five things to know for the Class 3A BlueCross Bowl between Alcoa and Covington.

Motion to ban corporal punishment in Alcoa City Schools fails, but director prohibits it  Knoxville News Sentinel

A motion to ban corporal punishment at the Alcoa School Board meeting Tuesday evening failed, though the punishment hasn't been used in over a decade.

Mr. P's Foundation awards scholarships to 11 Alcoa High School graduates  Maryville Daily Times

Eleven Alcoa High School graduates received a total of $13500 in scholarships this year because of the legacy of a former teaching assistant at their alma mater ...

Quarterback Walker Russell looks to lead Alcoa to fourth straight state title  Knoxville News Sentinel

Alcoa is in search of a fourth straight state football championship.

50th anniversary of desegregation in Alcoa shows how far society has come  WVLT.TV

ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- As former Hall students watch their grandchildren play little league football for Alcoa, they talk about how much society has changed in ...

Enrollment down in Blount County Schools, up in Maryville, Alcoa City Schools  Maryville Daily Times

Enrollment trends among the local public school districts continued this fall, with a decrease in Blount County and increases in Alcoa and Maryville.

AP Tennessee statewide high school football rankings  The Tennessean

The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's nine high school football classifications.

10 Tennessee high school football games that should be scheduled for 2019  The Tennessean

Tennessee high school football games are beginning to be scheduled for 2019 and 2020. Here are 10 dream matchups we'd like to see.

Jalen McCord, top Alcoa football running back in 2017, transfers to Greenback  Knoxville News Sentinel

Jalen McCord, Alcoa's leading rusher from last season, transfers to Greenback midseason.

Robert 'Bob' DeLozier remembered as innovator at Alcoa Elementary School  Maryville Daily Times

Robert “Bob” C. DeLozier, who influenced the education of generations of Alcoa City Schools students, died Tuesday at his home at the age of 85.

Alcoa Board of Education election features parents and retired educators  Maryville Daily Times

Two retired Alcoa City Schools educators and two parents of students currently in the schools are running for two positions on the Alcoa Board of Education in ...

Blount County Schools will no longer name valedictorian, salutatorian after class of 2021  Knoxville News Sentinel

The schools will use the Latin honors system for students graduating in the class of 2022 and beyond.

Blount County Schools phasing out valedictorian, salutatorian | News  Maryville Daily Times

Blount County Schools will no longer name a valedictorian and salutatorian at its high schools after the Class of 2021 and instead will use the Latin honors ...

Predicting the Tennessee high school football state semifinal winners  The Tennessean

The TSSAA's Division I football state semifinals will be held across Tennessee on Friday. Here is a look at all 12 contests. High school writers from the USA ...

Stop, look and feel; Alcoa artist offers sunrises, sunsets as solace  Maryville Daily Times

The dawn of a new day or its exit gives Marc Burnett pause — and he thinks we should do the same, soaking in life's gentle routines.

Austin Stringer's hat trick leads Maryville past Alcoa  Maryville Daily Times

Scheduling a non-district contest against a smaller school between a key district match and a prestigious tournament featuring some of the state's best teams ...

Alcoa High School names top five academic achievers for 2018  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School's top five students for the Class of 2018 are Jennifer Katherine McBride, Hunter Christopher Thomas, Elena Joy Overstreet, Gabrielle Anne ...

From scary start to championship finish: Walker Russell etched his name into Alcoa lore  Maryville Daily Times

Walker Russell said he wasn't nervous when he got his first start at quarterback for Alcoa.

TSSAA football playoff first round matchups, brackets released  Knoxville News Sentinel

It's playoff time in Tennessee. The TSSAA has released the high school football brackets for the 2018 playoffs. Official brackets from the TSSAA are updating.

Under construction: Multiple road projects on the horizon in Maryville, Alcoa and Blount County  Maryville Daily Times

Blount County drivers should prepare to navigate several construction zones over the next few years, with numerous high-profile road projects.

Alcoa Intermediate School addition would change traffic flow  Maryville Daily Times

Planned additions to Alcoa Intermediate School will require new traffic patterns and a schedule shift, school board members learned at a December work ...

Alcoa City Schools to name basketball court for Helen Graves Bledsoe  Maryville Daily Times

The Alcoa Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to name the basketball court in the Vernon Osborne gym the Helen Graves Bledsoe Court.

Carruthers sisters make Alcoa-Maryville a sibling rivalry  Maryville Daily Times

Gina Carruthers has some decisions to make before Saturday night's girls basketball game between Maryville and Alcoa.

Turnaround Achievement Awards honor students on a new path  Maryville Daily Times

Ten students who previously struggled and now are on paths to success received Turnaround Achievement Awards during a ceremony Friday at the Capitol ...

Six seniors earn Academic Achievers acclaim at Alcoa High School  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School named six members of the Class of 2019 its Academic Achievers: Luke Lemuel Hester, Johannah Caroline Chaney Bay, Sarina Rose ...

State championships cost Alcoa High more than $63,000 | News  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School's athletic teams have racked up more than $63000 in post-season play expenses this year, but a school board motion to cover the amount ...

Alcoa school board gets an earful about soggy baseball field  Maryville Daily Times

Wet weather, deed restriction hamper efforts to address draining on Alcoa High School's baseball field, said Director of Schools Brian Bell.

Alcoa High School final tally shows $190000 under budget  Maryville Daily Times

For total of $34.96 million, Alcoa has a new high school, improvements to its football field and scoreboards, and new soccer restrooms, according to a final cost ...

New semi-pro football team arrives to Blount County  Maryville Daily Times

Some football players aren't ready to give up the sport after their high school or college careers come to an end.

Corporal punishment remains in Alcoa City Schools policies  Maryville Daily Times

The Alcoa Board of Education on Tuesday declined Director Brian Bell's request to adopt a new policy prohibiting corporal punishment in Alcoa City Schools, ...

Alcoa music teacher Bryant Adler gets some CMA Foundation love  Maryville Daily Times

When the CMA Foundation announced its list of Music Teachers of Excellence this week, it probably came as no surprise to his former students that Bryant Adler ...

Mickey McClurg retiring from Alcoa City Schools Board of Education  Maryville Daily Times

Harry B. "Mickey" McClurg has served on the Alcoa Board of Education since 1987, but did not seek re-election this year because of health problems. Tuesday ...

Scholarship and Debutante Ball to be held March 23  Maryville Daily Times

The Red Hat Jewels will hold the ninth annual Scholarship and Debutante Ball on Saturday, March 23, at the Airport Hilton, 2001 Alcoa Highway.

Collins named new boys basketball coach at Alcoa  Citizentribune

The all-time wins leader in boys basketball at Morristown East has coached his last game with the Hurricanes.

Defense sparks Alcoa to quarterfinal victory over Austin-East  Maryville Daily Times

The Alcoa football team's opening drive against Austin-East on Friday night looked similar to the last time the teams met.

Knoxville-area Class 3A high school football preview  Knoxville News Sentinel

Who are the top teams and the top players in Knoxville high school football this season in Class 3A? Here's a look at some of the key 2018 storylines.

MLK events start today | News  Maryville Daily Times

The four-day 2019 Blount County Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will kick off today. The theme this year is “Sharing Our Stories: From the Movement to the ...

Alcoa scores basketball sweep of Austin-East | Sports  Maryville Daily Times

On Alcoa's Senior Night, it was fitting that the Lady Tornadoes' first four points of the game were scored by senior Jataya Wilson.

Election: Alcoa Commission makes history, wine in retail food stores approved in several communities  Knoxville News Sentinel

In election news, the first African-American woman was elected to the Alcoa City Commission and several communities OK'd wine at retail food stores.

New Alcoa High School opens next month  WATE 6 On Your Side

Almost 600 students will get to walk in the front doors for the first day of school next month in a brand new, state-of-the-art building.

Alcoa midfielder Peiton Bledsoe signs with Tusculum University  Maryville Daily Times

Peiton Bledsoe knows what it's like to help build a program.

New director, same direction; The Gate leadership talks growth, upcoming DessertFest  Maryville Daily Times

There is change at The Gate — Gateway to Independence in Blount County as its new executive director takes over, but the mission of providing a safe and ...

Maryville City Schools' scores among top in state, Blount County Schools among bottom in latest TVAAS scores  Maryville Daily Times

The latest measure of students' academic growth shows Maryville City Schools among the top in the state and Blount County Schools falling toward the bottom.

Alcoa falls to Gibbs in regional final after one inning goes awry  Maryville Daily Times

Sarah Bailey found plenty of positives after the Region 2-AA tournament championship game loss against perennial power Gibbs.

Big Blue Nation forms small colony in East Tennessee  WVLT.TV

Big Blue Nation, the University of Kentucky, has a little colony inside Alcoa. Our Sarah Jane Cobb, an Alcoa High School alum, showed us why you might see ...

Blount County Jaycees Christmas Parade lineup for Saturday  Maryville Daily Times

It's time for the Blount County Jaycees Christmas Parade.

Predicting the Tennessee high school football BlueCross Bowl games  Knoxville News Sentinel

A prediction of all nine games in the Tennessee high school football BlueCross Bowl.

Alcoa hires architect for intermediate school expansion | News  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa's Public Building Authority gave the thumbs up Thursday to move ahead with plans to expand and renovate Alcoa Intermediate School, a project that has ...

DENSO awards college scholarships to nine students | News  Maryville Daily Times

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee has awarded its 2019 scholarships to nine high school students. Each received a $2000 scholarship to their college or ...

Inside the +$100 million plan for Blount County Schools high school renovations  Maryville Daily Times

The Blount County school board during a called meeting Monday will review plans to renovate its two 40-year-old high schools over five to seven years.

Alcoa’s Gary Rankin reflects on Hall of Fame career  WATE 6 On Your Side

Alcoa, Tenn. (WATE) – Tuesday night, Alcoa High School's Gary Rankin enters the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 37th class of inductees.

New Alcoa High School to open July 30 | News  The Daily Times

It's bedtime for the new Alcoa High School. “We're 99 percent complete,” said Alcoa Director of Schools Brian Bell. “We're getting ready to put our 2 1/2-year ...

Barnes honors former UT coach Wade Houston  WVLT.TV

Rick Barnes announced the creation of The Wade Houston Captain's Award.

Eight Rewards Schools among local districts, Maryville City Schools named Exemplary  Maryville Daily Times

Eight local schools are among 318 the state Department of Education named Reward Schools on Friday for their high performance.

Alcoa football coach Gary Rankin first in Tennessee to win 400 games  Knoxville News Sentinel

Alcoa coach Gary Rankin is the first high school football coach in Tennessee history to win 400 games.

Alcoa inducting first Hall of Fame class | Sports  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School has a long, storied history in athletics, and now the school will enshrine some of the most influential players, coaches and administrators that ...

Tesla Boulevard opens fields for development | News  Maryville Daily Times

These wide-open grass fields once held a massive aluminum plant. Soon, they could host an economic engine of a different sort.

Alcoa High School starting monthly recognition for students, teachers  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School began a new program Wednesday to recognize eight students and one teacher every month.

Sledding offers a fun day for family dealing with debilitating disease

As the snow fell Tuesday, a Blount County boy took advantage of the winter weather.

Blount County Hall of Fame bios | Sports  Maryville Daily Times

Blount County will honor the 2018 class of its Athletics Hall of Fame at its annual banquet Monday night.

Alcoa High School honors students | News  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School honored its top students Monday night at its annual Committed To Excellence awards banquet.

Annual MLK Day March and Celebration takes place in Blount County  Maryville Daily Times

Were Martin Luther King Jr. alive, he would praise Maryville College for its historic acceptance policy that allowed African-American students to attend the ...

Alcoa High School dome begins to glow | News  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa Board of Education members saw a preview Wednesday night of how a proposed lighting design would spotlight the 40-foot aluminum dome atop the new ...

Titans Announce Finalists for Annual High School Football Coach of the Year Award

The Tennessee Titans announced today nine finalists for the team's annual High School Coach of the Year award. The award recognizes high school football ...

Alcoa first baseman Kaleb Cardwell earns All-State honors  Maryville Daily Times

The Alcoa baseball team this spring had one of its best seasons on the field. This week it added another feather to its cap with a big honor for one.

Four from Blount to be presented at Teen Board Presentation Dance  Maryville Daily Times

Four young women from Blount County have been invited to be presentees at the 58th Annual Teen Board Presentation Dance in Knoxville.

Maryville sweeps Alcoa in basketball | Sports  Maryville Daily Times

Maryville point guard Joe Anderson said he could feel a Rebels run coming after Christian Gale hit three first-quarter 3-pointers against Alcoa on Saturday night.

Alcoa High School opens 25 months after groundbreaking | News  The Daily Times

City and school officials opened the new Alcoa High School on Monday morning, nearly 25 months to the minute after breaking ground.

With record-high Tennessee graduation rate, Blount, Alcoa and Maryville schools over 92 percent  Maryville Daily Times

Tennessee posted a record graduation rate of 89.1 percent in the past school year, and Alcoa and Maryville were among 43 districts with a graduation rate of 95 ...

Alcoa High School marketing students do well at DECA competition by doing good  Maryville Daily Times

Rallying the local community to raise funds for students at a Texas high school hit by a hurricane last year also resulted in an award-winning project for Alcoa ...

Crews complete 55 percent of new Alcoa High School  Maryville Daily Times

Nearly one year into the new Alcoa High School project, crews are continuing to ramp up efforts as the building starts to take shape.

Knox School Board approves early retirement incentive plan  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Board of Education unanimously approved an early retirement incentive plan that could potentially save Knox County Schools millions of ...

Spatulas up! Kiwanis members ready to serve at annual pancake breakfast  Maryville Daily Times

You know when two cases of butter, eight cases of sausage, 11 gallons of syrup and 40 gallons of pancake batter are on the grocery list, there's a feast coming.

Alcoa's Albert Davis to be inducted into Blount County Sports Hall of Fame  Maryville Daily Times

Albert Davis was a multi-talented athlete at Alcoa High School, where he played baseball, basketball and football for the Tornadoes before graduating in 1994.

Alcoa's new band director working double time | News  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School's new band director took the job in early September, and this Saturday the school will host a festival with about 30 bands and 2200 students ...

Alcoa greenway extension hits snag with state | News  Maryville Daily Times

A long-awaited Alcoa greenway project has been delayed yet again — this time due to new wording required by the state.

Tennessee just released its list of top-performing schools. Is your school on it?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

More than 300 schools in 85 districts were honored on Friday as Tennessee released its annual list of “reward” schools, the largest number of schools since the ...

The top Knoxville-area high school football running backs to watch in the 2018 season  Knoxville News Sentinel

DJ Cox, Bearden, Sr.: Cox is working his way back from an injury but is still hoping to have an impact for the Bulldogs. He ended the season with 871 yards on ...

Alcoa City Schools Foundation announces Legacy of Excellence honorees  Maryville Daily Times

The Alcoa City Schools Foundation has announced the honorees for its third annual Legacy of Excellence Gala to be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the ...

Alcoa High School STEM students bring cornhole to Alcoa Middle School  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa teacher Shawn Kerr and his high school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) class worked for three weeks to bring a unique ...

School coupon books on sale now | News  Maryville Daily Times

For the 29th year, public and private schools throughout Blount County are selling Partners for Kids Patron Checkbooks.

Alcoa High gets Jumbotron: School board buys Purdue's old video unit for $255000  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa High School's Goddard Field will get its JumboTron in time for the 2014-15 school year.

Alcoa City Schools resident growth pushing out tuition students  Maryville Daily Times

Some families that previously paid tuition for their children to attend Alcoa City Schools may not have that option when school resumes in July.

Summer Camps Guide 2019: How to keep kids busy in Knoxville  Knoxville News Sentinel

Complete list of Summer Camps in Knoxville, Tennessee for 2019.

Alcoa Intermediate School teachers receive lesson from city historian David Duggan  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa's city historian gave teachers a two-hour lesson Thursday on how the town was built and grew in the early 20th century, as they compared historic photos ...

About 600 people have signed up for the Pistol Ultra Run featuring races from one mile to 100 miles

Ultramarathon participants will run a 10 mile loop 10 times.

Alcoa High School graduate going to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  Maryville Daily Times

Sam Gregg, a 2018 graduate of Alcoa High School, is going to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and plans to see the world by working on cargo ships.

TVA told Jean Nance coal ash was safe. Now, she's dead.  Knoxville News Sentinel

When a coal ash disaster struck at a TVA plant in Tennessee a decade ago, Jean Nance didn't hesitate. She may have paid for that with her life.

Alcoa High School's Goddard Field gets artificial turf  Maryville Daily Times

Crew are installing a synthethic turf system at Alcoa High School's Goddard Field.

Alcoa High named Heart Safe School | News  The Daily Times

After an emergency drill, East Tennessee Children's Hospital Project ADAM Tennessee coordinator Karen Smith presented Alcoa High School Becky Stone with ...

Alcoa City Schools spreading Christmas joy | Community  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa City Schools will present two chorus concerts Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the campus of Maryville College.

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