An online subscription is required to view the most recent issue of the Blount Countian
on this website. To purchase an online subscription, please use our online order form.

July 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

2018 election on horizon

Here’s what’s up for grabs...

It may seem too soon to start talking about another round of elections before the people have recovered the last, but the broad outlines of the general election for 2018 are already visible. More...

New county HR manager reports for duty

Greg Glasscock, 49, the Blount County Commission’s new human resources manager is on the job as of July 5.  More...

Blountsville PD makes quick arrest in burglary case

A burglary, a suspect, a confession, an arrest, and stolen items recovered - all within 30 hours of an early Sunday morning Blountsville break-in at a local business.  More...

Summer time = improve skills time

A gym is a great place to spend the summer...at least for some kids. As many as 80 kids took part in a summer basketball camp sponsored by Oneonta Parks and Recreation at the Oneonta Rec Center earlier this month. More...

Lee Ridge, other Snead streets up for repaving?

Moving toward ending a long-term saga, the Snead Town Council approved a contract with the county commission intended to rework and eventually repave Lee Ridge Drive. More...

Let’s get to know...

Cindy Massey, Blount County Circuit Clerk   More...

Stewart speaks to chamber luncheon

University of Alabama media host Chris Stewart (center) delivered the luncheon address at the meeting of the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce. More...

Arrests made in counterfeit money scheme

Oneonta police investigator Jimmy Baldwin reports two arrests have been made in connection to counterfeit $100 bills that were recently passed to several local businesses.  A male and female were charged and are being held in the Blount County C More...

City looks to possible emergency safe room

The Oneonta City Council approved a resolution authorizing application for a FEMA safe-room grant. Mayor Ross Norris explained the planned room would accommodate approximately 100, include restrooms, and be located in the downtown area.  More...

We’re going to Dollywood!

Congratulations to Cindy Keener of Oneonta, winner of four season passes to Dollywood in Sevierville, Tenn.  Grandchildren Kynlee, 5, Corbyn, 1, and Brayden, 8, accompanied her to pick up passes. More...