Warrior council postpones police jurisdiction/tax vote until next town meeting



The above headline is accurate, but misleading. The Warrior town council did defer a final decision on whether to rescind an ordinance imposing a 1.5 percent sales tax within its police jurisdiction – which includes an area of west Blount County – until its next meeting on Jan. 18. However, they first voted not to rescind the ordinance originally passed […]

‘Warming centers’ set up locally



Overnight shelter will be provided at two local churches for persons who need a warm place to sleep during the approaching period of unusually cold weather. The two churches are World Outreach Center in Oneonta and Locust Fork Baptist Church in Locust Fork. World Outreach Center will provide heated areas for overnight sleeping during the hours of 6 p.m. to […]

‘What if ?’



My name is Frank Smith. I was born in 1936 and reared two miles south of Nectar at what is now the Murphree place. When I was a child there was no Highway 160, just a poorly gravelled road from Cleveland west to Highway 31. I enjoyed watching the construction and paving of Highway 160. I now live in Fackler, […]

2010-01-06 E-Edition


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