Mitchell places

Breanna Mitchell of Horton won first place in the accounting for professionals category at the Phi Beta Lambda Alabama State Leadership Conference in April. The win secures her place in the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Tex., in June.

Amaro sentenced

Anthony Dwayne Amaro, 35, was sentenced last Wednesday for the attempted murder of his wife. Amaro was accused in 2014 of attacking her with a hatchet and striking her on the head. Circuit Judge Steven King imposed a 20- year prison term on Amaro who had pleaded guilty in January. A second charge of first degree assault was dismissed. On […]

Osborn sentenced

Former Oneonta Police Sergeant Nicholas Shane Osborn was sentenced Monday on felony charges that were the result of an incident in May 2017 where he was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Osborn entered a blind plea in March of this year to electronic solicitation of a child and sodomy in the second-degree, both Class B felonies. He […]

Boys and Girls State

Thanks to the efforts of the American Legion posts in Oneonta, Snead, and Blountsville, along with some private donors, at least one rising high school senior from each of the eight high schools in the county will have their tuition and travel expenses paid to attend Girls State or Boys State. Typically, the students are selected by their high school […]

State highway improvement plan includes three county projects

The Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) four-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) includes three significant projects in Blount County. STIP is a federally-mandated funding and scheduling document for surface transportation projects including highways, trails, bridges, and transit projects. The projects are as follows: • Intersection improvements on Ala 160 at the I-65 interchange ramp and at the U.S. 31/Ala 160 […]


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