HHS receives grant

Hayden High School was recently awarded a $500 grant from Alabama Possible’s Cash for College campaign for the school’s work boosting Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion among the HHS 2017 graduating class. Pictured, from left: HHS counselors Susan Parker and Karron Standridge, Alabama Possible executive director Kristina Scott, and Alabama State Department of Education counseling and guidance […]

Service Notes

Austin A. McRae, a 2016 graduate of Locust Fork High School, recently graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program including training in military discipline and studies, core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. McRae is the son of April […]

The bears are comin’!

This male black bear came to the end of his earthly journey Tuesday, or shortly before, on I-65 near mile marker 285, about a mile north of the Hayden exit. He was found in the southbound lane, by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) workers Romera Henderson and Darren Cook of Oneonta. They were dispatched from the ALDOT district office to […]

County hires human resources manager

The Blount County Commission at its business meeting on June 12 voted to hire Greg Glasscock of Douglas as a contract employee to fill the new position of human resources manager for Blount County. The salary specified at the commission meeting was $45,000. He will report for duty July 3. The position is responsible for overseeing personnel and payroll functions […]

Paving bid accepted


The town of Cleveland is moving forward with a plan to improve roads using the proceeds from the Moving Blount County Forward sales tax approved last year. Bids for a paving project were opened last Thursday. Four bids were submitted, the lowest by McCartney Construction Company of Gadsden. The bids were: · McCartney Construction Company – $1,321,025.00· Whitaker Construction Company […]

Snead tables participation in county ambulance advisory board


With unanswered questions lingering, the Snead Town Council agreed to table the question of its possible participation in the county ambulance advisory board. Councilman Dale Snead’s motion calls for council opportunity to view any proposed contract for creation of the board and its duties before bringing the matter before the body again. Councilors have discussed the issue over the past […]

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