Blount County beautiful

I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o’er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd, / A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees, / Fluttering and dancing in the breezeContinuous as the stars that shine / And twinkle on the milky way,They stretched in never-ending line / Along the margin […]

Approves two blockbusters: three-way Travel Center agreement and financing for MBCF projects


NOTICE A special commission meeting has been called for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m. for action on three matters: • to consider approving job descriptions for the positions of human resources manager and payroll clerk, and to discuss advertising to fill the human resources manager position • to discuss Code of Alabama provisions affecting the possibility of giving the […]

Blountsville woman dies after being struck by car

A Blountsville woman died Sunday night after being struck by a car. Jimmie Louise Bullard, 54, was hit as she walked in the roadway of U.S. 231, about 10 miles north of Blountsville. A spokesman for the Alabama State Troopers said Bullard was struck a little after 6 o’clock by a 2002 Saturn. She was taken to a Huntsville hospital […]

Cleveland handles routine items

The Cleveland Town Council last week approved a number of routine repairs and purchases and discussed two continuing matters of old business. Mayor Jerry Jones polled members for estimates on various items and, after discussion, the council approved: • purchase of new chair for the front office at a cost of up to $250. • purchase of new external hard […]

NOTICE: House of Kindness shuttered

The House of Kindness will suspend its mission of feeding the hungry on Feb. 28. The House of Kindness is a ministry partnership of Hope House and First Baptist Church of Oneonta. Since its inception, it has been dedicated to feeding people in the area who are chronically underfed. The partnership operated originally using a house located behind and across […]

Okay, it’s getting serious now…

News Briefs

CITY OF ONEONTA The regular council meeting has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. A public hearing will be held at 5:15 p.m. prior to the meeting to discuss amending the business license ordinance to include taxi/vehicle for hire and fees and consider an amendment to the alcohol license for event licenses. NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet […]

New session begins, redistricting looms


This third year of the quadrennium regular session of the Legislature has recently gotten a lot more complex. These next four months will be trying times for the Alabama Legislature. They will not only have to deal with a beleaguered General Fund Budget that has to feed a money-eating monster named Medicaid, they have an overcrowding problem in the state […]

Three scouts earn Eagle Rank

Logan Buckelew, Ethan Hogeland, and Andrew Treutel are all Boy Scouts from Pack 160 in Oneonta. All three boys recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Rank is the top rank a scout can earn, and together, they have earned more than 120 badges. Logan Buckelew is a senior at Oneonta High School and has been in scouts […]

‘Time to borrow money to fix roads,’ Kent tells Snead council

Council member Tim Kent sent up a flare at the Snead Town Council meeting this week when he told other members, “It’s time to make a decision to borrow the money to repair the roads.” He added that the last time a complete repair update was done was 10 to 12 years ago, adding, “It’s time to do it again.” […]