Inaugural Hayden Celebration Day a success



Oneonta appoints and proclaims



The Oneonta City Council, in its latest actions, replaced city manager Ed Lowe on the Blount County- Oneonta Agri-Business board with local businessman Robbie McAlpine. Members also reappointed Ed Parrish to his slot on the board. Prior to the new appointment, Mayor Ross Norris explained McAlpine had expressed interest in serving on the board. City attorney Alex Smith read a […]

Councilor miscue leads to Snead council discussion



Alan Smith of A and J Steel Products opened the business portion of the Snead Town Council’s Sept. 23 session seeking clarification of how he could resolve a problem when his business encroached on town land. Smith explained that in the process of constructing a retention pond, he had used dirt and land not his. Council Jack Freeman interjected his […]

Veterans Day parade in danger of cancellation



During the Operation Grateful Heart meeting last week, members discussed canceling the Veterans Day parade set for Saturday, Nov. 2, due to lack of participation. “We just haven’t had the normal response,” said Operation Grateful Heart president Lester Hallman. Operation Grateful Heart began hosting the parade in 2007. That year, the parade boasted more than 100 entries. This year, less […]

Officials report progress on ATRIP road projects



special from the Blount County Commission ATRIP, the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, is making a $14.3 million impact in Blount County, and significant progress has already been made on 10 road projects throughout the area, said Blount County Commission Chairman Chris Green at a news conference Friday. “We want everyone in Blount County to understand the profound impact […]

Fall festival to help man’s best friend



On Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon until 8 p.m., Boogie Bottoms will be hosting a fundraiser benefitting Crossing Paths Animal Rescue. Many different activities including a zipline, cake walk, car show, moon walk, puppy kissing booth, games, face painting, balloonsculpting clowns, and concessions will be available. Last year, 850 dogs were adopted from Crossing Paths which is impressive considering the […]

Perfect day for a festival



From the Archives

The Blount Countian October 19, 2011

Commission votes to clear $257,780 from the books Blount County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to pay off $257,780 in installment debt for six dump trucks, a vibratory compactor, and a tractor, to free district road budgets of most short-term debt. The action was taken at the commission business meeting Oct. 17. Earlier this year, the commission paid the last installment […]

Locust Fork blasts Douglas



The Locust Fork Hornets spotted visiting Douglas an early 7-0 lead before scoring 42 unanswered points in a 42-22 victory over the visiting Eagles at homecoming last Friday night. The Hornets turned the ball over early and often and Douglas took advantage for a quick 7-0 lead. Once the Hornets started taking care of the ball, the visiting Eagles had […]

Redskins rout Aggies



With a big homecoming crowd looking on, the Oneonta Redskins piled up 339 rushing yards in a 63-19 victory over Fairview last Friday night. As Oneonta was building a 49-0 halftime lead, the Aggies were running in place against the Redskin defense. At the half, Oneonta had rushed for 268 yards and passed for 63 while Fairview had rushed for […]


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