Fire chief conference ‘resounding success’


In an effort to improve professional development and networking to enhance the services delivered to the citizens of Blount County, 44 fire chiefs and department officers representing 20 fire departments attended the first ever Blount County Fire Chief Executive Conference at Anchors Church on Feb. 23. Considered as “resounding success,” attendees learned about a multitude of public safety topics such […]

Get out and enjoy Blount County


Spring has sprung and people are emerging from hibernation looking for adventures. Rickwood Caverns, Palisades Park, Mardis Mill, city and historical parks, covered bridges, and golf courses are just a few of the wonderful places Blount County has to enjoy. The bridges of Blount County Blount County is fortunate to have three covered bridges that continue to be one of […]

How green is your thumb?

County Agent’s Corner

I hear all the time “I can’t grow anything; everything I touch dies.” Well, I guess everything dies in its own time so they are certainly right about that. However, when it comes to being successful growing plants, there are some basics that will improve your chances of success. All plants need water, sunlight, air (carbon dioxide and oxygen), and […]

Locust Fork Whitewater Classic 2019

Out and About

Coming up April 6 and 7 is the Locust Fork Whitewater Classic Canoe/ Kayak Race at King’s Bend near Blount County’s newest treasure, King’s Bend Overlook Park (the old highway 79/231 bridge) in Cleveland. It is the last race of the coveted Alabama Cup Whitewater Slalom series. This slalom race series draws whitewater enthusiasts to Blount County from all over […]

Go Cubs Go!


The calendar says spring has arrived, even though last week Blount County was under a freeze warning for two days. It is not unusual for spring in Alabama to begin with fits and starts. It is winter clawing to hang on a bit longer, but spring will prevail. Farmers and gardeners are already turning the soil. Fruit trees have blossomed […]

2019-03-27 E-Edition


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