2020-02-12 E-Edition

Night to Shine

It was a Night to Shine, but nothing shined as bright as the smiles on the faces of the 30 or so special guests who got to experience their very own prom for the very first time. The Night to Shine special needs prom held at Anchors Church last Friday is definitely a night that will not be forgotten by […]

First year on the job

Mark Moon has served as the sheriff of Blount County for just over a year. “Serve” is the right verb because Moon, probably the most accessible sheriff in recent memory, brings to the job a servant’s heart. His adult life has been about service to his family, his community, his country, and God. Moon first aspired to be a teacher, […]

Tim Nabors introduced as interim assistant superintendent

Blount County Board of Education

Superintendent Rodney Green introduced to the board Tim Nabors, former superintendent of Marshall County Schools, as interim assistant superintendent of Blount County Schools. He will serve in that position while a permanent replacement for former assistant superintendent Stoney Beavers, who retired, is sought. Nabors has served interim periods as superintendent of Oneonta City Schools, and recently as interim principal of […]


BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Feb.13, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta.Come learn about Second Amendment rights. FREE HEART SCREENINGS Cullman Regional will offer eight types of screenings Thursdays, Feb. 13 and 27, in the Colonel Cullmann Room in Professional Office Building 2. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Phone 256- 290-3644 to schedule an appointment. […]


Faye Pierce of Oneonta brought in the first daffodils of the year to the office of The Blount Countian on Thursday, Feb. 6, and received a free one-year subscription. This annual tradition was put in place many years ago by Molly Howard and we still happily honor it. I smile and think of Molly every year when someone brings them […]

Between the Lines

Most of us can rest easy at night knowing we have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and a place to sleep. Notice I say “most.” You’d gasp at the number of children who go to bed each night right on the floor with nothing but a flat sheet separating them from the floor below. It’s astonishing […]

Attention veterans

Attention all U.S. military veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. An honor flight is being organized to take qualifying veterans to visit the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as recognition for valued service to our country. The Lone Eagle Honor Flight, which is being sponsored by citizens of Blount County, is tentatively planned for […]

Kind Kups Coffee Shop coming soon to Cleveland

Kevin and April Browning (right) will be opening their first coffee shop, Kind Kups, in Cleveland next month. On the menu will be a variety of flavored coffees, smoothies, tea, soft serve ice cream, and several other tasty treats. Kind Kups will also feature a drive thru window for their on-the-go customers. Inside, guests will be greeted by friendly team […]

Recipe Corner

Reese Balls 1 box powdered sugar1 1/3 cup peanut butter2 sticks butter, softened1 package (not a box) grahamcrackers, crushed fineMilk chocolate morsels, melted Cream butter and powdered sugar well. Mix in peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs until blended. Roll into balls. Dip in melted chocolate. Homemade candy is so much better than store bought! These would be great to […]