Hilson to speak at chamber breakfast

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The Blount Countian, April 14, 2010

Town of Cleveland Mayoral election set Following months of chaos, court challenges, and lack of quorums, Cleveland council has called for a special election to fill the town’s mayoral vacancy. In regular session Tuesday evening April 6, with rare full attendance, the council moved quickly through a rather packed agenda to consider the election date, settling on June 22. Th […]


THE TOWN OF SNEAD is holding a two-week cleanup for town residents. Officials will provide a dumpster located in the parking lot in front of the Snead Police Department. No paint, appliances with freon, or other hazardous materials will be accepted. For more information, contact the town hall at 466-7930. HIGHWAY 132 YARD SALE The fifth annual 18-mile long yard […]

Redskins to meet Dora in first round


The Oneonta Redskins wrapped up the 4A Area 12 title last week and will host Area 11 runner-up Dora this week in the playoffs. The Redskins got a 4-2 victory over visiting Douglas last Tuesday to win the regular season title and claim a playoff berth. Tuesday, April 10 at Oneonta 4, Douglas 2 Sophomore pitcher Blake O’Bryant kept the […]


4A First Round

Thomasville at UMS-Wright, Friday, 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. if needed Saraland at W.S. Neal, Friday, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. if needed Alabama Christian at Headland, Friday, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon if needed Andalusia at St. James, Friday, 4 p.m. and 6;30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. if needed Dallas County […]

The case for using native plants

One of the best ways to improve a home’s resale value is to address the landscape. Increasing a property’s curb appeal can be done in many ways, but a well-pruned lawn and garden gives buyers the impression that the sellers truly took the time to maintain the home and the surrounding property. Unfortunately, many homeowners choose exotic plants when addressing […]

Protect your garden from hungry animals

Homes full of garden beds with blooming flowers and foliage can seem warm and inviting. Planting flowers is one of the easiest ways to transform the appearance of a home with minimal effort and expense. Too often homeowners plant annuals and perennials only to find their hard work has been damaged by hungry animals, like deer, rabbits, and underground pests. […]

Keep bugs away safely

April showers may bring May flowers, but May flowers still bring bugs, which can be nuisances to people trying to enjoy the warmer weather outside. Biting flies, mosquitoes, gnats, bees, and beetles can make outdoor excursions unenjoyable. People often rely on insect repellents to keep bugs away. Though there are many repellents on the market, only a few of them […]


Tear down that wall

Background Scripture: John 4:1-42. Devotional Reading: Revelation 22:10-17. It was 37 years ago on my first trip to the Holy Land that I first visited Jacob’s Well, a site held to have been dug by the patriarch Jacob. Although there is no reference to this well in the Old Testament, it is a common tradition of Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and […]


63, Arab, died April 14, 2012, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Marshall County. She was wife of Wesley Delos Creed and daughter to Evelyn Sue Thomas Blackwell of Oneonta and the late George Thomas Blackwell Jr. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Arab First United Methodist Church and had worked as an administrative assistant at Allgood Manufacturing. Surviving besides her […]