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Knox greenways have new driver

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

Tim Hester, former city manager of Norris, has been hired as the new greenways coordinator for the city of Knoxville. He started to work this week.

Brian Hann, active chair of the city greenway commission, praised the choice, saying, “I look forward to seeing him in action.”

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Blount Mansion plans celebration

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

Blount Mansion celebrates Constitution Day at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Speakers include state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville and City Council member Marshall Stair. The public is invited.

The U.S. Constitution was signed 229 years ago on Sept 17, 1787. William Blount signed for North Carolina, which then included parts of Tennessee. Blount served as governor of the Southwest Territory from 1790 to 1796, appointed by President Washington.

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