2020-01-01 E-Edition

2019: year in review

The following is a roughly chronological review of major public affairs news stories of 2019. Most represent county matters that were reported initially as breaking news and followed up with subsequent articles.A few are stand-alone stories on major news developments. The list is subjective, but represents an attempt to summarize the major news affecting citizens of Blount County last year. […]

Tiger Trivia

Blountsville Elementary School hosted its annual tiger trivia competition recently. Students in grades four through six were selected to be on one of the six tiger trivia teams based on being in the top 12 of their grade in state assessments and class averages. This year’s competion was one of the best they have ever had. (The winning trivia team […]

Therapy dog coming to juvenile court

Any time someone has to go to court to testify or have a forensic interview, it can be a stressful period. It is especially stressful for children. In an effort to help ease some of the anxiety in these situations, the Blount County Juvenile Court System is working with Service Dogs of Alabama to secure a facility dog that will […]

Oneonta native named anchor on Nancy Grace’s radio program

Oneonta native John Lemley has been named the anchor of Crime Online News Update, which is a newscast feature of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The newscast airs each weekday at 11 a.m. on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 111, as well as on radio stations across the U.S. and on Nancy Grace’s Crime Stories podcast. In addition […]


ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY The library will be closed today, Jan. 1.Weekly groups will not meet this week. Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m.: Minecraft Mayhem. Winner of the building challenge will receive a certificate and their creation will be shared on social media. Saturday, Jan. 4, 5 p.m.: Teens are ringing in the new year with a party. Come hang out, […]


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