Blountsville Christmas Parade and Open House

The town of Blountsville has announced the Christmas parade and annual open house will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. Park and recreation director Susan Blythe said, ”Christmas is the season for magical moments with the ones we love, making new traditions, and reliving old ones. The town of Blountsville is so excited to continue to participate […]

Council to consider technology upgrade


The Snead Town Council held its regular meeting on Nov. 13 and Adam Stephens of Stream South Communications of Hayden addressed the council to gauge the level of interest the town would have in upgrading its technology. Specifically, Stephens proposed three projects that would, he said, be costly up front, but would save the town a lot of money over […]

Council updates codes, supports TLC highway access


The Oneonta City Council at its Nov. 14 business meeting adopted resolutions covering the following two matters: • following a public hearing, voted to update fire, building, and other codes by replacing the 2009 version of the International Building Code currently in effect in the city with the 2015 version of the code, covering fire, plumbing, mechanical, buildings, energy, fuel, […]

Ivey is West Blount Chamber Citizen of the Year

The West Blount Chamber of Commerce met at the Hayden Community Center last Thursday to award its annual Citizen of the Year Award. The three nominees for the honor were (from left) Tom Holmes, J.J. Ivey and Greg Reid. Each was nominated for his service to the community. Ivey won the award and was presented with the plaque by Jeff […]


TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will have a ‘Lakeside Christmas’ at the Anchor on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The free family event includes photos with Santa (bring your camera), live Nativity, and light refreshments. Bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the Blount County Children’s Center. The public is invited. HOLIDAY GOSPEL JUBILEEE scheduled for […]

Holiday Closings Schedule

The office of The Blount Countian will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving; Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, for Christmas; and Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s.

Holiday Deadlines

All ads and content for the Wednesday, Dec. 20 issue must be in by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. All ads and content for the Wednesday, Dec. 27 issue must be in by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Will allegations hurt Roy Moore?


The big question in the Senate race is will allegations against Roy Moore and his purported propensities 40 years ago cause him to lose. We will soon see as the election is less than three weeks away. The book on Moore is easy to read. The polls have consistently revealed that 30 percent of voters like him and 70 percent […]


It’s a week and counting since last Tuesday’s 1:39 p.m. B-O-O-M, and no one has come up with an answer for it yet. Including us. But Blount County heard it – along with residents in several-odd other counties, mostly in North Alabama. Blount County 911 logged between 20 and 25 calls reporting the noise, according to director Caleb Branch, who […]

Piedmont ends the season for J.B. Pennington

The Piedmont Bulldogs entered the playoffs as the two-time defending 3A state champion and the No. 1 team in the rankings. J.B. Pennington pushed the Bulldogs and made them sweat but, in the end, the defending champion didn’t blink in a 28-13 victory over the visiting Tigers last Friday. Piedmont took a 7-0 lead after one quarter but Pennington answered […]