Voters make a strong statement in Tuesday’s municipal elections

Voters in Allgood, Blountsville, Cleveland, Hayden, Snead and Oneonta headed to the polls yesterday to vote for the men and women that will lead their towns over the next four years. Here are the unofficial results as posted by each town’s election clerk. Councils will meet next week to certify elections. Richard Phillips, with 57 percent of votes cast, becomes […]

2020-08-26 E-Edition

We’re back, baby!

When the Lady Bulldogs stepped out of their locker room and onto their home court last Thursday, they were ready to play. After 159 long days, high school sports were back and Bruce McAfee Gym was electric as the junior varsity and varsity girls volleyball teams earned hard-fought victories over Fyffe. “The gym was rocking,” Coach Adam Wilson said. “It […]

Cleveland investigations

The Blount Countian has obtained documents from the Town of Cleveland that indicate irregularities in the training records of the police department possibly dating from 2011 to 2017. The documents were attained through a request using the Alabama Open Records Law. Tim Maurice Jones was the police chief during the period in question. He served from 2010 until he resigned […]

Parents question reopening plans

Oneonta City Board of Education

Oneonta City Board of Education called a special meeting Monday at the request of a delegation of parents who had concerns regarding the system’s reopening and learning plans as well as seeking clarification on school policy regarding those plans. All board members were present as Don Maples called the meeting to order. Superintendent Daniel Smith welcomed the delegation and gave […]

OBA opens Art Walk, Classic Cruise-In

Don the mask and have a blast

Originally planned to be unveiled during the June Fling, the Oneonta Business Association is excited to officially open the Art Walk this Saturday, Aug. 29, during the Classic Cruise-In. The always popular Cruise-In draws both locals and visitors to downtown Oneonta, so there’s no better time to show off the artwork and showcase the talent of our many local artists. […]


ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Classic Cruise-In is Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Chapter V Band will perform. The Welcome to Oneonta mural and the OBA Art Walk will be officially unveiled and artists will be recognized at 6 p.m. Several downtown businesses will extend hours for the event. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. Visit for […]

Church Briefs

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH hosts Kingsmen Quartet Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a love offering. The church is located at 8762 Gadsden Highway in Argo. Phone 205-655-2351 for more information. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TRAFFORD will celebrate the 100th anniversary Oct. 17 and 18. If you have old pictures, memories, […]


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