Truck vs. Building = no winner

Moss Bridge replacement highlights meeting


In its January business meeting Monday, the Blount County Commission awarded the bid for a span to replace Moss Bridge in District 4 to Contech Engineered Solutions of Birmingham for $186,650. The bridge will be replaced later this year, perhaps during the summer, following preliminary work to stabilize or replace bridge abutments. Most of the remaining items were routine, offset […]

One arrested in Cleveland High break-in

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a break-in at Cleveland High School on Jan. 4, and investigators are still searching for a second suspect in the case, according to Investigator Fred Cochran of the Blount County Sheriff’s Department. Two suspects were caught on security cameras entering the school around midnight. They entered six classrooms and stole […]

BULLETIN: County road 1 now closed

County road 1, one of the most heavily-traveled roads maintained by the county, linking Allgood and Cleveland, was closed after the morning traffic period Monday. It will remain closed for as long as several months, according to county engineer Winston Sitton, for reconstruction work necessary to remedy an underlying sinkhole and slide zone that has created maintenance problems for several […]


WEST BLOUNT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will meet tomorrow, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Hayden Community Center, 629 County Road 7. The public is invited to attend. NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. at Catfish Cabin restaurant in Albertville. The group will discuss goals for 2015. ROBERT E. LEE BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE The 16th annual […]

Hope House/APCO team up on $10,000 grant

How low can they go?

The Durochers undectet (11) in concert at Village Springs Baptist

No, they don’t call themselves an undectet (musical ensemble with 11 members), but that’s how many there are in this Christian singing family: two parents and nine children to be precise. They will present a concert at Village Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. The church is located at 30 Church Circle just off Old Compton […]

Move the capitol to Tuscaloosa?


Throughout Alabama political history, certain cities, counties and enclaves have had a proclivity for having an inordinate number of their citizenry serve in Alabama politics. The most dominant example is the unbelievable number of governors produced by Barbour County. It is referred to as the Home of Governors. However, currently we have a remarkable occurrence that will probably never happen […]

Commission seating in this photo signals… what?

The unusual commission seating arrangement shown here – out from behind their normal panel configuration – signals something unusual is afoot. The final 45 minutes of Thursday’s work session – when the commission migrated en masse to this round table-type seating in front of their normal places – was notable for two things: what happened and what didn’t happen. What […]