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Commission delays business meeting

Blount County Commission work session...

Due to a meeting conflict in Montgomery, the Blount County Commission delayed the commission business meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, until Thursday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. The work session is devoted to discussing matters which may be scheduled for commission action in the business meeting. Matters discussed in the work session are not officially disposed until the commission […]

Better late

Dewey Yarbrough received his high school diploma Monday – at the age of 87. You might say it was a little late – nearly 60 years – through no fault of his own. He attended Walter Junior High School in Cullman County, until being drafted in 1950 to serve in the Korean War. After returning from the war in 1952, […]


The retirement celebration for police chief James Chapman has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Little Brick Church.

Three stabbed, County Road 24

Two adults and a juvenile were stabbed late Tuesday, Jan. 3, at a residence on County Road 24 near the Blount/St. Clair County line, according to information provided by St. Clair County assistant sheriff Billy Murray. The residence is located a short distance south of the intersection of County Road 24 and U. S. 231. Stabbed were Gary Wilkerson and […]

Tastes like bacon

Educators from all over the nation are looking for new and inventive ways to get their students to read more. Appalachian School is no exception. Marlana Matthews, reading specialist for the K-12 school, was looking for a fun, innovative way to get all the students to read. Matthews set up a reading challenge for the entire school. If the students […]

System will file for snow day relief; basketball tourney dates announced

Blount County Board of Education...

Superintendent Rodney Green announced that the Blount County system will file for relief from having Friday Jan. 6 charged against the three-day allowance for school cancellations due to weather. Green said the reason for requesting relief was that the day was declared a state emergency by the governor and compliance was mandatory. He made two other announcements. • The county […]


In the Dec. 28 edition of The Blount Countian, there was an error concerning the town of Cleveland. In the article entitled “Council handles park matters,” it was noted that members of the American Legion from East Lake wanted to open a Legion Hall in Cleveland. The article should have said that the members interested in opening a Legion Hall […]

News Briefs

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Blount County group meets Mondays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m. Alanon meets Mondays at noon. Both groups meet in Allgood. For information and directions to the meetings, phone 274-7780 or 274-0596. HOPE HOUSE THRIFT STORE is in need of gently used furniture, appliances, apparel, and household items. Please donate clean […]

Snead continues push for crossroads traffic light

Alabama District 9 Senator Clay Scofield assured Snead town councilors of his support in their efforts to obtain a traffic signal at the town’s U.S. 278 and Ala 75 intersection. Councilman Greg Ogles had begun that push months ago. First-term Mayor La’Shone Price joined the fight once he took office, meeting with Scofield prior to the Jan. 5 meeting. An […]