A New Philadelphia

Back in November Loudon County was host a very unusual election situation down in Philadelphia. For a time it even looked like the city might have to fold it's tents. But through the efforts of several individuals elections were held and new officials were elected. Now some of those new officials are ready to start making positive changes in the little city.

Hoping to get the word out, new mayor Paul Stallings wants to let the community know of some new possibilities for city residents to get involved. The mayor stated that city officials are going to try to start a community watch program, a Volunteer Police Depart for the City and plan to have a large festival on Sept 5, 2009.

The mayor also says "everyone is welcome to attend the town hall meetings they are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. Everyone needs to plan to be there if they care about there town and community. We also Have a Ruritan Club that needs members and they meet on the 1st Monday of each Month at 6 PM. All the Meetings are at the Town Hall down town Philadelphia." 

For more information on city events or additional information you can call the mayor or the city recorder at 865-201-1380 or 865-201-1379.