2011-08-17 E-Edition

Alabama Scene

Almost a slam dunk

It is high time that President Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, end the waste of precious government resources and remove the federal forces from Montgomery. It is an exercise that has already cost taxpayers upwards of $50 million dollars and some say has violated constitutional principles of state-federal relations by the interference of federal authorities in the legislative […]


Staff Sgt. Lyndsey Bell, graduate of Appalachian High School, was featured in last week’s issue of The Blount Countian as Gannett Government Media Corp’s Airman of the Year. Her given name was misspelled as “Lindsay.” Only Rosie Woodard was listed as a parent. That should have been Jerry L. and Rosie Woodard of Skyball and Rebecca Lochamy of Cleveland.

Missing teen found

A teenager reported missing earlier this week was found in Ashville Tuesday afternoon. The girl was last seen at her residence in Oneonta on Sunday, Aug. 14. She was reported missing Monday morning, and the Oneonta Police Department said she was found by a family friend Tuesday afternoon. She was brought back to Blount County and turned over to juvenile […]

Update from the Chamber of Commerce

As summer comes to a close in Blount County and local schools begin classes, it’s just a matter of time before a touch of fall fills the air, and with it, many events will take place for us to enjoy in our own backyard. Your Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce encourages you to enjoy the diversity of activities offered in […]

Oneonta vacates designated street and alley

Meeting in its regular session, the Oneonta City Council voted to vacate a designated street and alley in the block between Second (Ala. 75) and Third avenues west. The block contains the Oneonta Church of Christ, two businesses, two warehouses, and a couple of residents. Property owners Mark and Jill Sims requested the vacation. The council held a public hearing […]

Burleson will ‘referee’ breakfast

J.B. Pennington graduate Richard B. (Dick) Burleson, who grew up in Blountsville, will be guest speaker at the monthly chamber of commerce breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Twin Oaks at Heritage. Burleson is best known as a Southeastern Conference head referee who called games for 28 years. He will discuss his career in football as the 2011 season kicks […]

Blountsville deals with routine resolutions

At its regular meeting Monday, Blountsville Town Council passed a resolution agreeing with the state Department of Transportation to sign all permits and necessary documentation needed for the fire-station construction project and covering drainage for the station as well as its entrance. Mayor Randy Millwood told the council the fire-station project was coming along well. The mayor and council also […]


Snead residents continue push for roadwork

Handling its agenda business fairly quickly, the Snead Town Council faced questions before adjournment from Lee Ridge Drive residents, pushing to have their subdivision road resurfaced. A dispute, which has lasted well over a year, exists over ownership of the road. Mayor Tim Kent responded to resident and developer Terry Stover’s statements delivered at his appointed time on the agenda. […]