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July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Paving set to begin

The Cleveland Town Council continued discussion on the bids for repaving the municipality’s roads during last week’s meeting. More...

Hoover man killed in wreck

Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate a three-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Hoover man in Blount County last Friday.  Michael Carpick Jr., 71, died in the accident when his 2013 Mazda Miata collided with a 2015 Freightline More...

Columns

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, July 18, 1946

More Polio   There have been two additional cases of polio reported in Blount County since that of a six-year-old which was reported three weeks ago.  A three-year-old Blountsville child died in a Florence Hospital last week as a result of More...

Letters

Honoring Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Wall in 1982, seeks to honor all Vietnam veterans and help heal the nation’s wounds from the Vietnam War. More...

Sports

Sports

ONEONTA BOOSTER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Monday, July 31, at 9 a.m. at Limestone Springs. The tournament will be a four-man scramble with costs of $100 per player of $400 per team. More...

Obituaries

Howard Dewaine Boatright

HOWARD DEWAINE BOATRIGHT, 73, Oneonta, died July 15, 2017, at the residence. Formerly of Locust Fork, he was a member and Sunday school teacher at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. More...

Janatha Phillips Brumeloe

JANATHA PHILLIPS BRUMBELOE, 65, Cleveland, died July 10, 2017. She was a member of Turning Point United Methodist Church. More...

Larry Lee Glover

LARRY LEE GLOVER, 68, died July 12, 2017. He had worked at Cowin Equipment and was retired from Rural Realty and Plantation Golf. He enjoyed fishing and Alabama football and softball. He was a member and intercessor at Warrior Assembly of God. More...

Veterans seek park site land clarification

After an evident misunderstanding, two representatives of county military veteran organizations sought clarification on the status of land designated for honoring veterans in the city of Oneonta. More...

‘We’ll work ourselves silly’ between now and Aug. 10

Apparently Oneonta City Schools interim Superintendent Tim Nabors may have thought it was a naive question: “What will you, the teachers, and school employees be doing between now and the start of the coming school term on Aug. 10?” More...

Meet the new face of the Blount County Commission

The newest kid on the block of new county employees in high profile jobs is John Bullard, who completed his second day on the job Tuesday as county administrator for Blount County.  More...

Snead discusses industrial park and economic development

Snead town councilors offered an extended silence upon reaching the agenda question of payment on a $1,638 invoice from the Economic Development Board of Blount County. More...

News

Let’s get to know...

Mitchie Neel, Executive Director Blount County Education Foundation Favorite Movie - ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Favorite TV Show - ‘Law and Order’ Favorite Music - Country  More...

Correction/ clarification

The Blount Countian’s June 21 article on Hayden’s new air evac insurance coverage for town residents contained inaccurate and incomplete information. More...

Correction

In last week’s front page photo of the ground-breaking ceremony for the new fire station in Nyota, Blount County Revenue Commissioner Gregg Armstrong, the last person shown on the right of the line of dignitaries, was incorrectly identified as More...

Faith

Church Briefs

EVENTS  WELCOME #2 MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have summer revival through Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. nightly. Johnny Allred is helper, Tommy Riggs is pastor. The church is located in Palmerdale on Terry Heights Road.   More...

News Briefs

News Briefs

HAYDEN BANDSTAND The band Pure Country will be performing on Saturday, July 22, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the free concert. Food will be available for purchase. More...