Effort falters to save deteriorating cannon in Blount County

Effort falters to save deteriorating cannon in Blount County

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The war relic was acquired by Everett High School in the 1960s. The school closed in 1977. The war relic was acquired by Everett High School in the 1960s. The school closed in 1977.

MARYVILLE (WATE) - A group of graduates of a former Blount County high school say they're disappointed in the results of a meeting to save a school icon.

The former students of Everett High School want to save a deteriorating cannon from the Spanish-American War that is now located behind Heritage High School.

They met Tuesday with Blount County Director of Schools Rob Britt, but say he was not open to moving the cannon to a more public location.

Britt told the group he was supportive of their efforts to restore the cannon and offered to appoint a school system representative to the group's committee to save it.

The war relic was acquired by Everett High School in the 1960s. The school closed in 1977.

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