2019-10-23 E-Edition

Festival time

With last week’s invasion of crisp mornings and mild afternoons, it can only mean one thing – it’s time for the 2019 Covered Bridge Festival. Offering a full day of fun, arts, crafts, vendors, music, food, covered bridge tours, and more, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 36th Annual Covered Bridge Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, […]

ADEM announces hearing for Tyson permit

The Friends of the Locust Fork River has for the last few weeks been working to raise awareness about a permit application submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management by Tyson Foods Blountsville plant. Now FLFR has a date to focus on, one where they hope to see a successful outcome. ADEM has announced it will hold a public […]

Stamp out breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers they can help fund the cause by purchasing the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal Stamp. These 65-cent self-adhesive semi-postal stamps are available year-round in sheets of 20 to help raise funds for breast cancer research. The amount the Postal Service contributes to breast cancer research is determined […]

October at the museum

The Blount County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting was scheduled to meet at the historic Ashville Masonic Lodge on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Due to circumstances beyond the society’s control, the meeting will instead take place at the Blount County Memorial Museum on the same date and time. The featured speaker will be Jim Kilgore, a retired educator and journalist. […]


BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m., at Blountsville Historical Park. Jim Kilgore will present “The Kate Duncan Smith DAR School” and the Historical Society will provide a light lunch for $5. QUILT SHOW The Blount County Quilters Guild quilt show will be Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. until […]

Out and About

Blount County vacation weekend

Oh boy! Friends from another part of the state are coming for a weekend visit. There will be plenty to do in Blount County, especially during Covered Bridge Festival weekend. Adding fun things to the weekend’s “to do” list will be easy. We will start the weekend early Saturday morning at the pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Blount County Children’s […]

‘We’re here to help’

Looking for a sweet way to help your community? Next time you spot the Kona Ice truck, stop by and purchase a color changing cup from Lynn and Joan Butts from Blountsville. By doing so, you will be supporting a teacher and the classroom in Kona’s #seethechange initiative. Their solar powered truck has many flavored ice options available. Check out […]


Last week’s Town of Cleveland article “Park progress, tax issue,” reported that Mayor Jerry Jones and town attorney Alex Smith met with the business owner that is delinquent in paying sales taxes. Actually, officials from a company that collects the taxes and distributes them, Avenu Insights and Analytics (formally known as RDS), met with the business’ representative and worked out […]

Men’s wear rides again downtown


After a decade of absence from downtown, a men’s wear store, The NINES Formal Wear– purveying business, casual, and lifestyle clothing – is back in the lineup and ready to meet your needs to NOT have to journey to a distant destination for quality men’s fashions. The ribbon-cutting last week (owner Joel McCay wielding the scissors) welcomed the men’s fashions […]