2019-11-13 E-Edition

Arriving in style

While most students ride to school on the big yellow bus or by automobile, two lucky young men were able to experience the ride of a lifetime on Thursday, Nov. 6, when they arrived in style at Oneonta Elementary aboard a tiller fire truck. Ingram Hudson and Coleman Glenn, who were randomly chosen as the winners, recently submitted their entries […]

And the bands march on

Even though marching bands spend most of their time practicing, entertaining crowds, supporting football teams, and performing halftime shows under the lights, their journey does not come to an end as football season winds down. There are still many events to come and more reasons to “strike up the band.” This year all eight high schools in the county had […]

Puckett arrested

Billy Glenn Puckett, 51, a retired principal of Southeastern School, was arrested late Thursday night for public corruption.The case was investigated by the Alabama Ethics Commission and referred to the Blount County District Attorney’s Office. That office presented the case to a grand jury, which indicted Puckett on two counts of using his office for personal gain. The first count […]

New hire dates announced

Town of Blountsville

The Blountsville Town Council met Monday, Nov. 4. Among those present were Mayor Michael Glass and council members Dennis Beavers, Bob Cornelius, Kathy Irvin, and Ken Mullins. Council member Barry Smith was not in attendance. On the agenda were just a few items to discuss during the meeting. The council decided not to participate in the severe weather tax holiday. […]


SPONSOR A CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS Blount County DHR has more than 150 children available for sponsorship.Lunch will be provided today, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium for anyone who takes a Santa list.Lists will be available until 4:30 p.m. or until they are all taken. Phone Alicia at 205-274- 5224 or Joslyn at 205-274- 5240 […]

Out and About

Rally for the River!

I am told the management of Tyson Foods’ chicken processing plant in Blountsville wants to be the best neighbor it can be because they care about our communities. Some with connections to Tyson Foods think Tyson Blountsville will do more than just what Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) requires them to do to comply with their permit to discharge […]

Readers Write

As the retired director of Alabama Water Watch, I’ve had the privilege of working with the Friends of the Locust Fork River for 25 years. They have been a pioneer among more than 300 AWW groups statewide that have worked voluntarily for the protection and restoration of the water bodies they love. The Locust Fork is one of the most […]

Shedd releases 2020 legislative goals

District 11 Rep. Randall Shedd recently released a list of subjects he refers to as his legislative goals for 2020, along with an invitation to constituents to communicate constructively with him on them. The list represents subjects of interest that are targets of discussion and possible action. Following is the list, along with dates (like meetings) that bear some relation […]

Powell guilty

Weslie Ray Powell, 60, a member of the Locust Fork Town Council and mayor pro tem, was found guilty last Wednesday of menacing, a class B misdemeanor. He was acquitted on a second charge of impersonating a public servant. The bench trial was held before Blount County Circuit Judge Steven King even though the charges were misdemeanors. This was necessary […]