2020-06-03 E-Edition

One van, no plan

On March 20, Oneonta’s Cody Hunt and his wife Elena set out on an adventure that many would love, but for various reasons, can’t. With one van and no plan, the Hunt’s set out to visit and explore all 50 states. While they have a tentative date of accomplishing this feat by the end of March 2021, that date is […]

Ambassadors of the Year

Chamber awards

In this final segment of the 2020 Chamber awards, it will highlight some of the county’s most uplifting and inspiring students. One ambassador from each school was chosen for their leadership, willingness to help, and positive attitude, which gave them the honor of being Ambassador of the Year. Josie Latta – Appalachian Always having a great attitude and being a […]

Snead council requests forensic audit by ABI

Snead’s regular council meeting last week was anything but regular. In a report to the council, assistant police chief Ron Kiker noted that $1.5 million in checks had not been entered into the town’s financial accounting software from late 2018 through September 2019. Kiker reported that town clerk, Heather Lindsay, had been entering the financial data and updating the software […]

About People

Washburn wins award Jacob Washburn of Blountsville, was recently graduated from and was recognized by University of the Cumberlands as one of the department of Health Exercise and Sport Science students of the year. Washburn was selected in the Exercise and Sport Science category in which he earned a bachelor’s degree. Gadsden State honors The Rho Rho Chapter of Phi […]

What Jordan’s Reading

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas “My name is Celaena Sardothien,” she whispered, “and I will not be afraid.” As I wrap up my reading of Maas’s Throne of Glass series with the final book, Kingdom of Ash, I am left with so many thoughts and emotions – something any good fantasy series should be able to do. […]


BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK will reopen Friday, June 5. Full schedule will resume, including free tours of the cabins during regular hours.The park is available for weddings, reunions, and meetings and is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 205- 429-2468 or 205-410-4404 for reservations. BOY SCOUTS CAMP CARDS The Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts […]

Glenn charged with murder

Last Friday, Thomas Anthony Glenn, 28, Trafford, was taken into custody and charged with felony murder and aggravated child abuse in connection with the death of an infant boy. According to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey, 5-month-old Isaiah Noel was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at St. Vincent’s Blount. Investigators discovered that Glenn dated Isaiah’s mother and would often watch […]

Despite state shut down, Oneonta sees revenue growth

The Oneonta Council received some good news at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 26. City administrator Allie Allcorn reported that the state shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic “had no negative impact on revenue streams” for the city. Also, she told the council that she and city manager Ed Lowe, had begun looking at ways to improve the […]

A trio of grand openings