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Board approves routine district operating items

Blount County Board of Education

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Board approves recommendations

Oneonta City Board of Education

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Snead to spend more than $12,000 on repairs and maintenance


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R&T landfill public information on-site meeting draws small crowd

County Line roundup

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Comfy Cozy Heating and Air open for business


Comfy Cozy Heating and Air owner Soni Carlee participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for his new business on Thursday, March 7. With more than 20 cumulative years in the HVAC business, Comfy Cozy Heating and Air can take care of residential and light commercial HVAC needs including repairs or yearly maintenance. Carlee has one desire for his business, to […]

Tire landfill information meeting set tomorrow


A public information meeting will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow, March 14, in connection with an application filed by R&T Tire Recycling last month for a solid waste facility within the city limits of County Line. The hearing will be held at 2314 Reid School House Road, on the site of the proposed landfill, on land formerly strip-mined for […]

Followup short takes on repeal of Alabama Accountability Act


At The Blount Countian’s request, Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green provided some additional details following the school board’s passage last week of a resolution requesting the Legislature to repeal the Alabama Accountability Act. The act, passed in 2013, has diverted millions of dollars over the time it has been in effect from public schools in Alabama to provide scholarships […]

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Merit Board reinstates fired Highland Lake police officer


The Blount County Merit Board reinstated Herbert Wesley “Buck” Buchanan to his former job as a police officer at Highland Lake as of Feb. 8, 2019. He was cleared to return to duty on April 9, 2019, after serving a 60-day suspension without pay. “We’re satisfied with the Merit Board’s decision,” said Brett King, Buchanan’s attorney for the proceeding. “We […]


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