PAUL GREGORY HARRIS of Oneonta made the president’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Central Alabama Community College. Students must achieve semester grade-point averages of 4.0 to qualify for the president’s list. CACC has compuses at Alexander City, Childersburg, and Talladega. CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter (Leaders 4 Tomorrow) participated in the Great American Spit […]

Nick’s Kids donates to county facility

ACCEPTING A $1000 CHECK from Tyson’s Jan Casey and Vickey Craig is Randy Walker, director of Blount County Multi-Needs Center. The center was awarded the $1000 from Nick’s Kids, a charitable organization founded more than a decade ago by Nick and Terry Saban when Nick was head football coach at Michigan State University. The charitable work continued when the family […]


BLOUNT COUNTY VOAD will meet Tuesday, March 30, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Blount County EMA office in the courthouse. BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the historical park on U.S. 231 North. The public is invited to the meeting to hear Janice Graves’s presentation about the merchant marines. Details will […]

Snead council discovers condemnation expensive

Members of Snead Town Council tabled approval of bids for razing the condemned house at 446 Blackmon Drive. Thomas Utility Construction offered the lower bid at $12,000; Nix Construction submitted a $13,800 quote. Jack Freeman, a leader in the effort to condemn the property, made the motion to table. He has frequently said the town would be fortunate to get […]

Census 2010

You may be an eligible worker

The whole nation is gearing up for Census 2010, an undertaking as vast as it is important since population results will help determine how federal funds are spent nationwide and in local communities. Here in Blount County, 60 workers are needed to work some 20 to 40 hours per week contacting residents and taking information for the census. Workers will […]

Federal grant coming to Remlap

Remlap firefighters will soon be more effective in putting out brush fires, suburban land fires, and other ground fires in rough and inaccessible terrain. The squad will use the $26,600 grant just approved to buy two skid units, each containing a tank, pumper, and hose mounted on a self-contained platform that easily slides into two of the department’s four-wheel-drive vehicles. […]

The race for district attorney…

McPherson: well-qualified, proven on job, gets convictions

The Blount Countian interviewed all candidates for Blount County district attorney during the first two weeks of last month. This is the third in the series of four interviews, to appear in the paper weekly in alphabetical order by candidate’s last name. All responded to a list of common questions; all were asked two or more questions unique to their […]

Bailey to lead Susan Moore basketball program

Blount County Board of Education

Bill Bailey, a 1986 Susan Moore graduate, was approved Monday as the school’s new boys basketball coach during a meeting of the Blount County Board of Education. Bailey, who played college basketball at Brewer State and Athens State, inherits a program that will compete in a new 3A Area 12 that features strong competition from Ashville, Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, and […]

Semper fi

A new Marine Corps specialty tag like this may be purchased at the courthouse by eligible citizens. Eligibility includes all Marines and Marine reservists who served in the Fleet Main Force and were honorably discharged. It also includes Navy corpsmen who served with the Marines. You must show one of the following documents to qualify: •DD214. •Active duty USMC ID […]

Hearings held on ADEM’s Rosa mine water permits

Watchdog groups attend...

Members of the Rosamine Watchdog group and allied environmental organizations attended an administrative hearing held Feb. 22 to rule on their appeal of water quality permits the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) issued last year. The permits, issued to the MCoal Corporation of Vancouver, Canada, in effect approved the company’s proposed mining operations near Rosa from the standpoint of […]