2019-09-25 E-Edition

Celebrating 21 years of partnerships

We are just hours away from the 21st Blount County Education Foundation Radiothon, in which the foundation will be raising money and celebrating partnerships with all who have made this program a success for more than 21 years. Without partners, the success of the program would not be possible. Promptly at 8 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 26, foundation members will […]

Tyson application process ongoing

The Blount Countian reported in June that Tyson Foods, Inc. applied to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for a permit to increase its discharge of treated water from the Blountsville processing plant and to change the discharge point from Graves Creek to directly into the Locust Fork River. The original application called for the discharge to be near King’s […]

King sues Calvert

On Friday, Sept. 20, Steven King, Blount County Circuit Judge, filed a lawsuit against Dean Calvert, District 3 Commissioner for Blount County. According to the court filing, King is suing Calvert for defamation stemming from comments made by Calvert in the June 13, 2019, work session of the Blount County Commission. The filing states, “At said meeting, Defendant Calvert made […]

Peckinpaugh pleads guilty

A stolen Blount County school bus and a “high speed chase,” along with prior thefts and numerous crimes committed while in jail, have resulted in a state prison sentence of eight years for a 26-year-old man from Bowling Green, Ky. Brandon Peckinpaugh pleaded guilty to theft of property in the first degree for stealing a bus in August 2017 and […]

Something fishy

Oneonta Police Department has partnered with Swamp John’s to raise money for their bike patrol and reserve fund. The dine-in or take-out event will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Oneonta City Depot located at 28117 State Highway 75. Plates are $12 and include fish, shrimp, chicken, or a combo with fries, hush puppies, […]


CELEBRATE NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Lincoln Avenue in front of the Family Services Mall.Come hear local bands, enjoy great food, and learn more about the many organizations working together to make recovery possible in Blount County. BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Wondering what is being done right now to expand highspeed Internet […]


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