Fitting homecoming planned; flag wavers needed



– photo courtesy Daniel Warden Photography Blount County’s World War II veterans, some of whom are pictured above, will return from Washington, D.C. on Oct. 7. A company of Blount County’s World War II veterans will be coming home on Oct. 7. They are no longer the young swashbuckling victors they were more than 60 years ago, but they are […]

Children’s Center gets $28,000 grant



Blount County Children’s Center managers, supporters, and beneficiaries gather to celebrate $28,000 grant received from the Children’s Trust Fund. (From left bottom): Tammy Tinsley and Ashleigh Grace; Ashley Cornelison with Brodie and Julie sitting, and Carter in the sling; Alicia Howard with Ethan. (Top row, from left): Children’s Center executive director Jerry Renno, parent educator Linda Godwin, and Rep. Elwyn […]

A move from the country to the city

Steve's Sporting Goods

4-H members earn top rankings



‘Drugs mean death’

Rally's message

A group from Mountain Pointe Ministries Church near Oneonta brought a powerful message to motorists on U.S. 231 south on Sept. 13. The message was simple, but to the point. “Drugs bring death.” Patrick Bryant, son of church pastor Bob Bryant, led the rally, presented by some 25 parishioners. Patrick is also the grandson of Bud Jones, director of Hope […]

Ready to roll

M&R Realty

Clearly Speaking

Insurance company trouble?

This week, the industry has been atwitter with news of AIG’s unstable financial issues. The trouble isn’t solvency of the company, but the fluidity of the large insurer. In a letter to members, IIABA issued a detailed explanation of the issue. The Federal Reserve confirmed that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will make an $85 billion shortterm bridge […]

From the Archives

From The Blount Countian, September 30, 1998

Commission adopts $10.5 million budget The Blount County Commission in a special called meeting Monday adopted a fiscal year 1999 budget showing $10,576,275 in anticipated revenues and the same amount in expected expenditures and outlined several changes for the coming year. Changes include: • converting road and bridge operations to a modified unit plan; • hiring an animal control officer […]

Day on the River amazes young and old

Friends of the Locust Fork River

Snead clarifies employee hiring and pay procedures



The Snead Town Council adopted Ordinance 2008-07, asserting its appointing authority and establishing starting pay for hourly and salaried employees. Without discussion, councilman Phillip McHan won approval of his motions to introduce and later to adopt the ordinance. In summary, the ordinance stipulates that the council appoints all full- and part-time employees before they assume duties. It establishes beginning pay […]


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