Voters cast ballots for two familiar faces in the March 3 primary.

A couple of weeks after Loudon City Council discussed separating the city manager and utilities manager roles, council voted Monday for Ty Ross to keep both positions.

Medical insurance renewal and changes in insurance plans were discussed at length Monday during the Loudon Utilities Board workshop meeting.


Loudon County Election Commission is already busy preparing for the 2020 elections.

Loudon City Council during its Monday meeting denied the go-ahead for a memorandum of understanding between the city and Loudon County regarding the future construction of the riverside courthouse location after a motion failed for lack of a second.

Loudon City Council during a Monday workshop discussed the possibility of having a new courthouse annex on property near the city fire and police departments.

Loudon City Council during its June 17 meeting approved the second reading of the 2019-20 budget, which includes a 6-cent increase to pave roads in the community.

Remnants of last month’s conversation about the Centre 75 Business Park in Loudon continued to be the central topic of conversation at Thursday’s Loudon County Economic Development Agency board meeting.

Greenback Alderwoman Robin Blankenship released a public resignation letter May 23 on social media in which she criticizes Mayor Dewayne Birchfield and other board of aldermen members Delmar Davis, Johnny Walker and Linda Black.

A week after the possibility of a property tax increase came up, Loudon City Council approved the hike Monday during its regular monthly meeting.

A rift has grown in Loudon as elected officials are at odds over the legality of a March 18 city council meeting.

The courts will likely decide the fate of city land given in December to Greenback Volunteer Fire Department.

A problem with roads in Lenoir City’s Allenbrook subdivision appears settled after Loudon County Commission voted Monday to share the cost of paving.

Greenback’s new mayor Dewayne Birchfield has taken office, but the transition of leadership is far from settled.

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally has tabbed Rollen “Buddy” Bradshaw, county mayor, for a spot on the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

Greenback has received negative attention the last week over the transition of power for mayor.

Early voting during a gubernatorial election hit a new high mark in Loudon County, shattering previous turnout numbers.

Greenback will have a new mayor for the first time in many years after Dewayne Birchfield defeated incumbent Tom Peeler 238 to 146.

There will be plenty of new faces in the Loudon City Council chambers following November elections.

Republicans dominated the polls in Loudon County for state and federal races, with local results matching statewide outcomes.

Two seats are available on the Lenoir City Board of Education as early voting has opened for the Nov. 6 election.


Less than halfway through the early voting schedule, turnout is reaching record highs for a gubernatorial election cycle.

With early voting open through Nov. 1, the most heavily contested local race is for a seat on Loudon City Council.

Republican Lowell Russell and Democrat Laura Miller are vying Nov. 6 to replace Jimmy Matlock as state representative for Tennessee’s 21st District.


Loudon will see a familiar face at mayor.


Voters can now let their voice be heard for who they want to serve on Lenoir City Council.

Mayoral and city council candidates in Loudon will have a chance to have their voices heard.

The Lenoir City School Safety Task Force met Thursday afternoon to discuss, in part, ways to encourage the public to support a sales tax increase that will generate nearly $2 million annually for school safety initiatives.


Loudon County Election Commission is busy working toward early voting that begins in two weeks.


A week after Loudon County Election Commission voted to remove Earlena Maples from November’s Lenoir City Council ballot, the panel settled a matter related to four other candidates.

A little more than a week after Lenoir City Council moved to contest candidate Earlena Maples’ qualification for the November ballot, Loudon County Election Commission on Monday affirmed that decision.

Lenoir City Council effectively said “no” Thursday to a candidate running for the city’s governing body while she works for Lenoir City Utilities Board.

While official ballots have not been released, most of the races for the Nov. 6 city elections have been set.


Loudon County voters made their voices heard Aug. 2, bringing in new faces for both Loudon County Board of Education and Loudon County Commission.

Lowell Russell will represent the Republican party as nominee for the 21st District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

For roughly an hour July 24 at Lenoir City Hall, residents heard a public debate between Republican incumbent Van Shaver and Democratic challenger Jan Hahn for Loudon County Commission District 5, seat B.

Two men from Loudon County and another from Monroe County hope to replace Jimmy Matlock on the Republican ballot for state representative in the 21st district.

The upcoming August election for Loudon County Board of Education will include three incumbents, but also a share of newcomers looking to provide a fresh outlook on education.

With the county general election approaching, 10 seats on Loudon County Commission will be up for vote, but the only two contested races are in the second and fifth districts.

The race to replace Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., in the U.S. House of Representatives for Tennessee’s second congressional district is loaded, with seven Republicans and three Democrats hoping to reach November’s general election.

Friday marks the first day of early voting in the county general election as well as state and federal primaries.

Loudon County Commission talked at length Thursday regarding preparations for the upcoming county budget.

Weeks after some commissioners expressed concerns over moving forward with household hazardous waste disposal funding from the state, Loudon County Commission on Monday reversed course and voted in favor of the no-match grant.

Loudon County will see plenty of familiar faces in elected positions over the next four years after incumbents took the majority of races in the May 1 primary election.