Run to glory….

Attention Blowgourd!

Moss Bridge reopened last week! Shown above is the modest, low-key ceremony by which the opening was celebrated. The first car to cross was a vintage 1950 Mercury which owner Royce Cloud (driving) of Joy Road said he liberated after it had set up in a barn for 46 years – still sporting its original paint job. District 4 Commissioner […]

Assistant district attorney arrested for DUI crash involvement

Blount County assistant district attorney Lindsay Nadeau has resigned from her position after she was involved in a DUI-related vehicle accident and later jailed, according to sources. The accident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday at Oporto Madrid Boulevard South and Cooper Hill Road in Birmingham. According to Sgt. Bryan Shelton, Nadeau was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle […]

New shelter head introduced; routine matters handled


Karen Gilham, new manager of the Blount County Animal Adoption Center, was introduced at the Blount County Commission’s business meeting Monday.“We’re going to make some changes that will really put the place on the map,” she said, then invited commissioners to come and view the changes already made. The commission adopted a resolution designating Nov. 23, 2015, as “Adoption Day” […]

ABCs of voter registration

2016 is an important year for citizens to exercise their right to vote. In order to do so, you must be registered. If you have not changed your name (e.g. through divorce) or your residence since you last voted, you’re still registered. Otherwise, you will be required to provide correct information on the voter list before you will be able […]

Honoring Our Veterans

The Veterans Day parade, originally set for last Saturday, Nov. 7, was rescheduled due to inclement weather and will be held this Saturday at 10 a.m. The parade route will go through Oneonta, before turning left by Picket Fence, then going through downtown, and ending at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center parking lot. Organizers say this will be the […]


VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON is sponsored by Oneonta First Baptist Church and will be held tomorrow, Nov. 11, in the fellowship hall at noon. Guest speaker will be Col. B. Travis Keith, U.S. Army, retired. Tickets can be picked up for the free event at the church office, or phone 625- 3191 to reserve a seat. WEST BLOUNT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE […]

Qualifying update

Election 2016

Qualifying is now over and thirteen Republican candidates have qualified for local office in Blount County. No Democratic candidates qualified. Incumbents are shown below in italics. Candidates qualifying since the last update on Nov. 4 are underlined. Blount County Board of Education, superintendent Rodney Green Blount County Board of Education, member, District 4Brett KingBill Ferry Blount County Board of Education, […]

A sad goodbye

It is with a heavy hear t that I say goodbye and thank you to all the friendsand patrons for your support to Rickwood Caverns State Park. It has been mypleasure for the last 37 years to serve Blount County and one of our state’smost beautiful and unique recreational parks. It was much more than a job tome. I enjoyed […]

Historical Blount Springs pictures on display at museum

June Reid and Blount County Memorial museum curator Amy Rhudy show off just one of the hundreds of historical pictures featuring the Blount Springs area now on display at the museum. All photos were donated by Reid and her late husband Thomas. The couple spent years gathering the collection, which includes the Blount Springs Hotel, the Jackson House, waterfalls, the […]