2019-06-26 E-Edition

King’s Bend Scenic Overlook Park is officially open

Saving the old bridge began as an exercise in accidental synergy. Then it became premeditated. The first glimmer was the recognition that the “old” U. S. 231 bridge over the Locust Fork River north of Cleveland needed not to be demolished as a safety liability after the new highway bridge replaced it in 2008. It carried important utility services – […]

Tyson changes its corporate mind

The Blount Countian reported last week that on Monday the Alabama Department of Environmental Management posted an application on their website from Tyson Foods, Inc. outlining Tyson’s request for approval to increase its waste water discharge at its Blountsville chicken processing plant. The proposal would also change the discharge point from Graves Creek to the Locust Fork River at King’s […]

Board to replace obsolete water tank with new, larger model

Blountsville Utility Board

The Blountsville Utility Board will replace the 90,000-gallon water tank that has served the town for nearly three-quarters of a century with a new 300,000-gallon tank that will eliminate the need for costly repairs to the chronically leaking old tank, according to Utility Board chairman Bobby Griffin. Griffin said installation of the new tank will begin late this fall with […]

A magic moment

Friends and family of Tyler Sterling (pictured at right) gathered recently at Jack’s Family Restaurant in Blountsville to celebrate a hard-earned high school diploma. Halfway through Sterling’s junior year at J.B. Pennington, he became seriously ill. After this, his entire way of life shifted dramatically. No longer able to attend high school, he began homeschooling with Broad Church Academy. “Homeschool […]


CENTRAL BLOUNT COUNTY LIONS CLUB will have a Charter Night Banquet tomorrow, June 27, at 6 p.m., at One Way Outreach Ministries, 36560 State Highway 79, Cleveland. Tickets are $20 per person.RSVP to Russell Murphree at 205-625-2013 or russellanddenise@yahoo.com by Monday, June 24. TOWN OF LOCUST FORK Town hall remains closed through tomorrow, June 27. ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION presents its […]


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