Pool season in Blount County



Summer is here and the heat is rolling into Blount County. School is out, the weather is nice, and vacation is on the brain. It’s the season to dive in – the pool, that is. Blountsville Municipal Pool, Oneonta City Pool, and Spring Valley Beach (SVB) are open and ready to help you and your family take advantage of this […]

Woman jailed after attempted murder in Cleveland



Stacy Gladden, 35, of Cleveland is being held without bond pending a mental evaluation at Blount County Jail. Gladden is charged with attempted murder after shooting her husband. Saturday afternoon, Neal Brooks – supervisor at Blount County 911 – spotted Gladden on County Road 1 driving erratically towards Busy Bee in Allgood. Brooks was traveling with his family when Gladden […]

Projects involving Brooksville, Huffstutler Road among other commission actions considered

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission approved the final plat for three lots at the intersection of Rocky Hollow Road and Ala 79 at Brooksville at its regular business meeting Monday. A spokesperson for the Broadway Group, a Huntsville commercial development and leasing company, said it is for a planned retail commercial project, adding that further details remain confidential. The commission adopted […]

Farmer’s market time



Calling all harvesters and produce lovers! The farmer’s market at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center has extended its days of operation for the summer. Now, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., you can purchase or sell your favorite homemade, homegrown, and handpicked fruits, vegetables, honey, jams, and more. Shopping at the farmer’s market is […]

Jadon Neely loses cancer battle



In May of 2015, Jadon Neely realized there was something wrong with his right arm. Jadon, an athlete at Hayden High School, went to the doctor and was shocked to find out he had cancer. The disease was aggressive, and unfortunately, his right arm was removed in August of 2015. By September, the cancer had spread to his lungs. Jadon […]

News Briefs



NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, June 16, at Catfish Cabin Restaurant in Albertville at 10 a.m. Kay Kennamer, a teacher at Albertville Learning Center, will be guest speaker. BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK ‘Family Movie Night in the Park’ will be Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m., screening the movie ‘Max,’ an exciting family movie featuring a retired military service dog. […]

Clements, 82, dies in single-vehicle accident



Glen Morris Clements, 82, of Rosa, died after a single vehicle crash in Snead on Friday. Clements was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 when he wrecked at approximately 11:40 a.m. He drove off the road and hit a ditch near Snead, according to authorities. Alabama State Troopers say Clements was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a […]

Death investigation underway in Blountsville shooting



The Blount County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of a Blountsville man. Operations Officer Tim Kent said that 57-year-old Jerry Holaway was found dead at his residence near the intersection of County Road 26 and Ala 79 Friday night. Law enforcement officers from Blountsville, Snead and Cleveland, along with Blount County Sheriff’s deputies, responded to the scene. No […]

Two photos but one nice check for Southeastern



Sen. Shay Shelnutt visited Southeastern School in May and delivered a $3,000 check to the school. According to head football coach Mike Burkett, the money is to be used toward the continuing improvement and development of the school’s athletic facilities. –Rob Rice

New restaurant coming to Cleveland



The Wood Fire Grill will soon open in Cleveland and owners David and Theresa Butler appeared before the town council last week to ask several questions for which town attorney Alex Smith provided answers. Only those 19 and older will be allowed to serve alcohol, and the council will allow alcohol to be served on the patio. The restaurant will […]


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