June Fling draws crowds of all ages

New principals named


New principals were named at four schools this week by the Blount County Board of Education. Former Susan Moore High assistant principal Chris Pullen was named principal at the school. Pullen had been serving as interim principal at the high school since the midyear retirement of Steve Hallman. J.B. Pennington assistant principal DeWon Farmer was named the director of the […]

Project Lifesaver aids in finding of elderly man

A 77-year-old St. Clair County man with dementia went missing Thursday, May 24, and was found with help from Project Lifesaver. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the disappearance by the wife and caregiver. “He came to Blount County going to Snead to one of the tractor dealerships to get some parts and apparently became disoriented and […]

Bloomin’ Pie Days


It’s this weekend! One of the most delightful of the state’s boutique festivals, and it’s right here in your backyard – at 2395 Skyball Road. This Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dunn’s Daylily Garden. To get there, follow the Bloomin’ Pie Day signs from U.S. 231 between Cleveland and Blountsville. We […]

County road 27 to be repaved as county’s first ATRIP project

County road 27, one of the county’s busiest roads and part of the main route connecting Oneonta and Springville, has been chosen as the county’s first largescale repaving project, using state funds as part of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement (ATRIP) program. ATRIP is a state-administered federal aid highway program that funds up to 80 percent of the construction […]

June is protest month for 2012 assessed property valuation

On May 25, the Blount County Board of Equalization mailed a Notice of Value to all county property owners whose property increased in value over the last year. Individuals whose property remained the same or decreased in value were not notified, but a list showing the current assessed valuation is open for public inspection in the office of Blount County […]

Cemetery thank you

Thank you to everyone who made Memorial/ Decoration at Memory Gardens a beautiful success this year. The Gardens look great, thanks to hard work and caring people. With everyone’s continued support and enthusiasm, we can keep it looking this way. A special thank you to local businesses and individuals who have given time and donated special gifts to the cemetery. […]

Urgent Care South clinic grand opening this Saturday

Urgent Care South clinic, located on Smoke Rise Trail adjacent to Traditions bank and I-65, will hold its grand opening Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served, a disc jockey will provide entertainment, and guests will be able to meet clinic owner and physician Dr. Mike Patton and his staff. A tour of the […]

Museum to host program on Native American history

Area residents blast Snead officers over recent actions

In a lengthy session, Snead area residents and water customers blasted town officials over recent problems. Seven of the eight water customers listed on the night’s agenda spoke of their frustration over lack of water. The most forceful of the speakers, Jeannette Kornegay, took credit for enlisting the outpouring. She said she had had a “screaming, hollering fit” that afternoon. […]