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Agri–Business Center board hears administrator’s cash-flow analysis presentation

The Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center (ABC) Board of Trustees Monday heard a cash-flow analysis presentation by county administrator Zac Marsh, detailing revenues, expenses, and monthly cash balances for the ABC for remainder of this fiscal year, lasting until Sept. 30. The analysis identified the occurrence of operational cash deficiencies at four times in the coming months: an approximate deficiency of […]

Twelve Angry Men to play here this weekend

Twelve Angry Men, the classic 1954 made-for-TV drama, later adapted to the stage and made into a highly successful film starring Henry Fonda, will be presented in Oneonta Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. The three-act drama will be staged in the large courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse in Oneonta. […]

Who turned state parks into footballs? You decide

News perspective

Last week it was announced that 15 Alabama state parks could close – including Blount County’s Rickwood Caverns State Park and neighboring Marshall County’s Guntersville State Park, if Alabama doesn’t resolve its budget crisis. The proposed closure could affect as many as 300 state park employees. Since then, the plight of the state parks has disappeared in a fog of […]

Walking for awareness

Next Wednesday, at 11 a.m., residents throughout Blount County are invited to join Blount County DHR in the inaugural Child Abuse Awareness Walk. “This will be our first-ever walk in order to bring awareness,” said Blount County DHR administrative assistant Denise Tolbert.“We want to emphasize there is a problem in Blount County. Child abuse is everywhere, and by hosting this […]

Prospective builder asks Snead Council for assistance

Seeking to build an assisted living facility in the town, prospective owner Phillip Cleveland appeared before the Snead Town Council asking assistance. Cleveland explained he has applied for a state license to permit the construction and shared current plans for the facility. In his presentation, he asked that members consider extending water and sewer coverage to the property. Cleveland intends […]


DARYL COLEMAN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT will be held Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at Cleveland High School. Mr. Coleman was involved in an auto accident which left him paralyzed and all proceeds from the tournament will benefit the family. There will also be a three-point shooting contest, concession stand, bake sale, and silent auction. Admission is $5 for ages 11 […]

Dodgeball success

We are so very grateful to our wonderful community for helping to make the first annual Rotary Dodgeball Tournament an unqualified success. The McDaniel Gym was packed with screaming, laughing fans. It was loads of fun, and for a very good cause. The money raised goes to area high school seniors who compete in our club’s “Kurt Larsen Service-Above-Self Scholarship […]

Students learn ‘Lost in the Woods’ skills

Economic Development Council updates changes, lists projects

In a news release yesterday, the Blount County Economic Development Council (EDC) summarized organizational changes that have occurred since the first of the year and updated its list of current projects. Earlier this year, the EDC elected thentreasurer and council member Danny Kelly to succeed Clyde Woods as chairman of the board. Woods had stepped down as chairman due to […]