Small signs of SPRING



The dandelion ( Taraxacum officinale) stands amid the henbit nettle (Lamium amplexicaule) and the bluebird house is ready for inhabitants. Although common in most yards and pastures and later in the year often considered a nuisance, the dandelion and henbit nettle are signs of spring that some residents are welcoming with open arms. – Ginger Perkins

Walmart Express and others possibly coming to Snead



Three weeks ago, Snead Mayor Curtis Painter first heard the possibility of a Walmart Express moving into his town when those associated with the store stopped by the Snead Town Hall to ask about utilities in the area. On Friday, Painter received confirmation of those possibilities when he saw the building plans. However, the family who owns the land says […]

Ogles presents ideas on Snead employee vacation time



Councilman Greg Ogles offered a preliminary proposal on employee vacation time policy, during the March 24 meeting of the Snead Town Council. As 2012 ended, the town faced a situation where some employees had not used their vacation time and feared they could not schedule the time within the remaining days of the year. Utilities director Jeff Whited had asked […]

Free voter ID sessions set for Hayden, Cleveland



Alabama Secretary of State employees will visit theHayden and Cleveland Town halls on April 10 to producefree voter ID cards for citizens needing them. Sessionsare scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Hayden Town Hall,and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Cleveland Town Hall. Thepurpose of the visits is to provide an opportunity for citizens who do not […]

Oneonta continues hiring



The Oneonta City Council officially hired two other summer employees and voted to advertise for another full-time public works position. Councilman Mark Gargus, who coordinates work with the city’s park and recreation department, corrected one hire from the month’s previous meeting and added an omitted worker from the prior list. Council members accepted Gargus’s recommendation to hire Becky Kaaa as […]

Daffodil festival a success



Thank you for including information about the Blountsville Historical Park Daffodil Festival in the paper. It turned out to be a great festival. People paid two dollars per car load to get in, then could eat a hot dog, chips, and drink for $2.50, listen to live entertainment, and watch all the activities and scenery. We had more than 200 […]

Are you proud of your roadsides?



Neither are we. PALS pick-up-the-roadside campaign is underway April 1-15. So far, eight participants have registered. But a handful of volunteers can’t begin to scratch the surface. We suggest that everybody pick up their own area, then call one of these participants to pick up the bags to add to the load they will carry to the landfill. The Blount […]

Sweet surprise



My wife and I made a trip to Allgood recently to sign our income tax returns. I am recovering from a blood clot in the leg, so I traveled in the back seat with one leg on a pillow. On our way home we stopped by Walmart, and while my wife shopped, I sat in the car with the back […]

Three still hospitalized after head-on collision



According to Snead assistant police chief Joseph Blackwood, as of Tuesday, three teenagers are still in the hospital after a head-on collision occurred on Pearman Road in Snead on Sunday. The two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. All those involved were teenagers. One car contained five occupants, all Susan Moore High School students, according to Blackwood, and the other […]

Alcohol petition verified by Board of Registrars



The town of Blountsville is one step closer to voting on an alcohol referendum this June. According to Blountsville town clerk Alethea Bailey, the names on the alcohol petition presented during last month’s town meeting have been verified by the Board of Registrars. Bailey says during the town council’s meeting on Monday, the board’s letter will be presented and the […]


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