Leaving our Mark

We are always searching for new ways to connect our readers to the news, events, people, and happenings of Blount County. Recently, we were introduced to a company that gives us an opportunity to do just that. InfoMark is a platform that we can use to connect additional content, photos, and videos to the stories found in each week’s paper. […]

2020-04-29 E-Edition

Can we count on you?

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended almost every aspect of our daily lives. When you add the recent tornadoes and extended power outages to the mix, it is no wonder we may have let a few things slip off our radar. An important task that is being overshadowed by the current state of affairs is the 2020 Census. Every 10 years […]

Reporting suspected child abuse is vital

Every year, April is designated as Child Abuse Awareness Month. For the past several years, DHR has partnered with other agencies and the community for a Child Abuse Awareness Walk. Circumstances, centered around the COVID-19 pandemic, have unfortunately cancelled any public awareness events. That does not mean the prevention of child abuse is any less important to Blount County DHR […]

Governor issues Safer At Home Order

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, State Health Officer Scott Harris, and members of the state’s coronavirus task force announced at a press conference yesterday the loosening of some of the restrictions mandated by the current Stay At Home order, but not all. The governor said on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m., the current order ends and the state will transition […]


BLOUNT COUNTY COMMISSION will have a special called meeting Thursday, April 30, at 1 p.m., to determine a reopening date for county buildings. The courthouse remains closed to the public. The meeting may be viewd on Facebook Live. KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION Blount County Schools will hold kindergarten pre-registration during the month of May. Check your local school website for dates and […]


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