The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. There is a political maxim that says, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It could very aptly be applied to the Mike Hubbard saga. Mike Hubbard was born and raised in northern Georgia. He went to college at the University of […]
BOSTON – At a time of year when motorists expect gas prices to rise, prices have actually been falling, just in time for the Fourth of July when many will be hitting the road. GasBuddy predicts this Independence Day to be the cheapest since 2005. This year the United States experienced the lowest June gasoline prices in over 10 years. […]
The Oneonta City Council has scheduled a work session following its regular July 12 meeting to meet with the Oneonta Board of Education. Though not specified on the city’s agenda, the purpose is presumably to resume the dialogue begun earlier this year between the city and the school board concerning the the board’s request for additional funding from the city. […]
The Lester Memorial United Methodist Church Men’s Group is hosting the first annual ‘Whitetail Wonders’ – a Trophies of Grace event – on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. The doors open at 5 p.m. The event includes live music, a limited number of free dinners, storytelling, an inspirational testimony from Jim Porter (founder of Trophies of […]
Tuesday, July 5, begins the qualifying period for candidates intending to run for municipal offices in Blount County’s 12 municipalities. The qualifying period extends through July 19, at 5 p.m. Election day is Aug. 23. Qualifying for each town is handled by the town/city clerk. Qualifying fees are generally in the $10 to $50 range for council positions and $25 […]
The offices of The Blount Countian will be closed Monday, July 4. Please have all material for publication in the July 6 issue to us by Friday, July 1, at 4:30 p.m.
BLOUNT COUNTY-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The monthly luncheon is today at noon, at the World Outreach Center, featuring state board of education interim Superintendent Dr. Philip Cleveland, as guest speaker. See what chamber membership has to offer at an informational meeting on Thursday, July 7, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at the Little Brick Church, 112 2nd Ave. Email […]
The Blount County Courthouse will be closed all day Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Normal operation, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will resume on Tuesday, July 5.
Blount County’s District 34 Rep. David Standridge has withdrawn his name from consideration for Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. He announced last week he would not seek the position. In a statement to The Blount Countian, he said: “I am humbled by the encouragement and confidence many have shown in me during this difficult time for our state. […]
Blount County’s newest restaurant, The Wood Fire Grill in Cleveland, has been packed since it officially opened last Wednesday. There are already rave reviews for the wood fire oven pizzas, Philly cheese steak, pork loin sandwich, and a new twist on an old favorite, the sweet and sour corndog which comes on a bed of fries topped with a jalapeno […]