The economic state of our state

As the end of the year approaches the story of the year has to be the state of the economy. Therefore, the political story of the year has to the sad financial state of the State. The Legislature and Governor spent 2012 wrestling with the general fund of Alabama. It has been an uphill battle that does not appear to […]

Chamber of Commerce moves to depot Jan. 2

Your attention please! Notify your automatic pilot that an important feature of the Oneonta landscape is moving: the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce office. Long nestling like a hospitable buffer zone between law offices across Ala 75 from the county courthouse, the next time you look – POOF! – it’ll be gone. It’s moving to the old, restored L&N depot […]

Mooove over; cow coming through

Kelly Evans qualifies as Democratic candidate in District 11 race

Kelly Evans, formerly of Cleveland and former coowner of M&K Mercantile there, qualified Wednesday as a candidate for the District 11 House of Representatives seat. The seat was occupied by Jeremy Oden of Eva until his resignation Dec. 3. District 11 includes the following polling locations in Blount County: Summit Fire Hall, Brooksville Fire Hall, Rock Springs Community Center, Blountsville […]

Liquor vote issue again comes before Oneonta council

Holding its second monthly meeting a week after its first, the Oneonta City Council continued its quest for voting equality. In the Dec. 11 session, city manager Ed Lowe spoke of the petition received asking for enfranchisement on the issue of the legal sale of alcohol within the municipality. He noted officials had been in conversation with the city attorney, […]

From the Archives

The Blount Countian December 22, 1999

Oneonta Council urges residents to attend debate Oneonta City Council hopes many attend the Jan. 19 meeting where election vs. appointment of city school board members will be debated. The meeting, to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s Eris Horton Auditorium, will be held before a panel comprising Sandra Sims-deGraffenried, executive director of the Alabama Association of School Boards; […]

Hayden, Oneonta host holiday tournaments

The holidays are always loaded with high school basketball tournaments and Blount County is home to a pair of solid tournaments this year. The Hayden girls will host the Hayden Christmas Classic Dec. 27-29. The eight-team bracket will be played out with four games beginning each evening at 4 o’clock. The schedule on Dec. 27: 4 p.m. – Mortimer Jordan […]

2012-12-26 E-Edition

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