2020-05-20 E-Edition

Chamber awards – part two

As recognition continues in part two of a four-part series of the 2020 Chamber of Commerce award winners, this week will highlight the community service organization, emerging business, business, and industry of the year. Blount County is fortunate to have remarkable businesses and organizations that help make it the wonderful place it is. Excellence in Community Service The Eldridge Bynum […]

Wallace State offers camps for young farmers

Wallace State Community College is offering two Young Farmer Entrepreneur classes in June for those ages 16 and above. Camp will be held on the Hanceville campus June 1-3. The second camp will be June 15-17 at the Oneonta campus. The camps will be limited to eight participants each in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Topics for the […]

DA urges city to address downtown parking issues

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey came before the May 12 Oneonta City Council meeting to request action on a parking issue that resulted in an accident in which she was involved. Casey presented photos of the accident to the council that showed a delivery truck parked in the roadway beside a local business. She asked the council to resolve […]


BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE scheduled for May 23 has been cancelled. For more information contact Donnie Jackson at 205-272-0445. KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION Blount County Schools will hold kindergarten pre-registration during the month of May. Check your local school website for dates and times. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. Valid birth certificate, immunization record, […]

Alabama never forgets

They came from small towns and big cities, from farms and factories, from military and non-military backgrounds. Most of all, they came from families who loved them. With fire in their hearts and “America” in their eyes, they lost their precious lives while proudly wearing the uniform of the U.S. Armed Services. And their families still miss them so. Memorial […]


In the May 13 article “Locust Fork Elementary awarded Be Healthy grant,” principal Amy Williamson was mistakenly listed with the last name Richardson.

Out and About

Swann Covered Bridge: call to action

Well, there has not been much out and about for me since the coronavirus changed our world. On occasion, I will have reason to don my mask and find my bottle of disinfectant. I had to get out last week because I needed some more t-posts and 30-pound fishing line for my garden. Did you know fishing line around your […]

Grow More, Give More

County Agent’s Corner

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Home gardeners can now use their passion for gardening to make a difference in their communities through the Alabama Extension Grow More, Give More project. Designed for both novice and experienced gardeners, this project provides the information required to have a successful vegetable garden. This project goes one step further and encourages citizens to use their […]

Charles ‘Chuck’ Baker

CHARLES ‘CHUCK’ BAKER, 52, Remlap, died May 14, 2020. The family chose cremation and no services are planned at this time. Blount County/ Cleveland Funeral Home directed.