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February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Molly Grace looks to Mayo Clinic for answers

Molly Grace Register is a senior at Oneonta High School where she is a majorette and makes excellent grades. Her year started off just like any other, but things changed drastically for her the first week of September.   More...

Columns

It should be quite a year in Alabama politics

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

As I have suggested to you, we are looking at momentous 2018 election year, and it has already begun.  More...

Stolen property recovered in arrests

Blountsville Police Chief Robert Grissom confirmed his department, along with Cullman County Sheriff's Department, worked together on a burglary that landed two Blount County residents in the Cullman County jail.  More...

From the Archives

The Blount Countian, February 21, 1996

Hospital will fight to stop next-door competition   Blount Memorial Hospital has engaged an attorney to block the state from granting a certificate of need to Blount Medical Partners for an ambulatory surgical unit.  More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS  BLOUNT COUNTY EMMAUS CLUSTER will meet Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Turning Point United Methodist Church in Locust Fork. Potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.   More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m., at Charlie B’s restaurant. How ‘History can be entertaining,’ will be the topic of discussion led by guest speaker Stanley Moss. More...

Readers question commission bank loan

Last week’s article on the Blount County Commission’s acceptance of a $10 million loan package from a local bank to finance more than 70 percent of the Moving Blount County Forward (MBCF) road rehabilitation plan triggered an immediate re More...

Public hearing may contrast two faces of economic value: growth vs. equity

News Perspective

In a special meeting Tuesday, the Blount County Commission scheduled a public hearing in connection with a three-way development agreement involving the county commission, the town of Hayden, and High Tide Oil Inc. More...

Oneonta public hearing has surprising start

A Feb. 16 Oneonta public hearing to consider provisions for taxi and events business licenses began with a bit of a startling announcement. More...

News

Oneonta hires and advertises for personnel

Beyond passing business licensing amendments (see accompanying public hearing article, front page), the Oneonta City Council acted on several personnel issues at its latest meeting. More...

Camellia Court apartment destroyed by fire

Oneonta Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Camellia Court Apartments on Springville Boulevard Sunday at approximately 9:45 p.m. More...

Two found guilty

Two men were found guilty by Blount County juries last week.  Carlton Murray, 47, was convicted of first degree robbery, second degree burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.  The charges came from an incident in Ma More...

Sports

Panthers fall in region final, Locust Fork teams play today

After the first round of region play, three Blount County teams picked up wins and advanced to the region finals – just a win away from the state tournament in Birmingham.  More...

Obituaries

James C. Allen

JAMES C. ALLEN, 60, Blountsville, died Feb. 18, 2017. He was known as living life to the fullest and enjoyed talking on CB radios and playing music. More...

Louise Butler Black

LOUISE BUTLER BLACK, 79, Cleveland, Ohio, died Feb. 5, 2017, at University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Originally from Oneonta, she graduated from Sand Valley High School and worked for S.E.I.U. More...

A.K. Boatright

A.K. BOATRIGHT, 45, Cleveland, died Feb. 17, 2017. He was a graduate of Locust Fork High School and had attended Wallace State Community College where he studied radiology. More...