Snead to spend nearly $190k on roads and utilities

Following discussion spread over the past few months, Snead councilors voted to spend nearly $190,000 on town roads, utility equipment, and water tank maintenance. Utilities director Jeff Whited had presented departmental needs and concerns over the past several months. The council voted to approve painting and maintenance of a town water tank with Contract Service Company of Madison for $33,500. […]

Oneonta seeks another airport grant

The Oneonta City Council accepted city manager Ed Lowe’s request, voting to pursue an airport grant to build additional hangars at that city facility. Lowe explained that the city has a years-long waiting list for those seeking hangar space. In speaking with The Blount Countian, Lowe elaborated later that the grant, envisioned as a likely three-year effort, would eventually entail […]

No update on damaged packages sent to soldier

After months of waiting, Barbara Simmons has yet to receive word on who damaged packages she sent to her husband, Edward, a sergeant with the Army National Guard. Edward has been stationed overseas since March, and as always, Barbara has been sending him packages throughout his time there, but she says a few packages have been tampered with. “I sent […]

Hayden Elementary receives safety award

Even on a budget, the staff at Hayden Elementary managed to be recognized as one of the safest schools in the state last month. The school was one of only eight recipients of the 2014 Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence sponsored by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange’s office. Strange was in attendance during the award presentation last month. Hayden […]

2014-11-05 E-Edition