NEWSBRIEFS



NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will meet Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. at Catfish Cabin in Albertville. The RSVP Chorus will present the program. FIX YOUR MAMA will fix your female dog or cat and give her a rabies vaccination at no cost to the owner. Owners must live in Blount County and provide proof of residency. […]

JOSHUA A. EPPS,



a private with the Army National Guard, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During his nine weeks of training, Epps received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values, and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield […]

Locust Fork Fire and Rescue asks for help



An open letter to those served by Locust Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue: It’s that time of year again when the Locust Fork Fire and Rescue Squad asks for your help. We’d like to update everyone on what we have accomplished in the last year, with the help of those of you who made a donation. Our biggest accomplishment was […]

He loved Blount County



Let there be no doubt – Blount County lost one of its biggest assets last week with the passing of Charles Carr. Charles was more than just the executive director of the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce. He was a man who loved Blount County. Her beauty, her people, her culture, even her business and political landscape. Charles was Blount […]


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