NORTHEAST ALABAMA FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION is preparing for the upcoming season. The group’s first meeting will be Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Fyffe High School. For more information, contact Bud Moore at 256-582-4685. ONEONTA YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oneonta Recreation Park.

Washburn attended Lions Leadership Forum

Jacob Washburn from J. B. Pennington High School recently attended the 2014 Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum (ALHSLF) at Troy University. The ALHSLF is a three day leadership forum for high school students from Alabama. The program includes excercises in leadership, physical challenges, group activities, and the opportunity for college scholarships. There were almost 200 participants from the state […]

Tables turned;

reporters grilled

Students at Locust Fork Elementary’s journalism camp turned the tables on The Blount Countian reporters last week, peppering them with a barrage of questions about practical reporting and writing. Left, reporter Nicole Singleton talks about her work just before the opening salvo. Of particular interest to students were matters of crime and punishment – law enforcement and court trials – […]

Absentee Ballots…

July 10, 5 p.m. – deadline to vote an absentee ballot at the courthouse. Must have photo ID, e/g valid Alabama driver’s license, valid Alabama nondriver ID card, other valid photo ID issued by branch, department, agency, or entity of the state of Alabama, or any one of a varied number of other valid, photo IDs. To vote absentee by […]


BLOUNT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT To find out if you meet income and nutrition guidelines to qualify for WIC, phone 274-2120. WIC is an equal opportunity provider. DISABILITY RIGHTS AND RESOURCES is located in the Family Services Center. The group enables people with disabilities to fully participate in the community. Services include independent living skills training, employment assistance, and home modification. […]

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