2020-09-02 E-Edition

Movin’ up in the world

Friday night lights at Robert W. Reid Stadium, home of the Hayden Wildcats, looks a little different this season. In reality, it’s a little different for all student athletes. Today we salute the boys of fall and wish them good luck this season. Check out all of the teams in our football special section. Hayden’s football program underwent some major […]

Trouble brewing in Blount County

On Thursday, Aug. 30, The Blount Countian became aware of an anonymous letter sent the prior week to several local elected officials. A flash drive containing an audio recording of a conversation between two men accompanied the letter. The letter identifies the individuals and was also sent to Birmingham media outlets. Within the contents of the letter are several allegations […]


FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Native garden planting and maintenance at King’s Bend Scenic Overlook will be Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m.until noon. River cleanups will be Saturday, Sept. 12: Swann Covered Bridge, 9 a.m., Sam Howell; Horton Mill Covered Bridge, 10 a.m., Betty Osborne.Due to the high number of visitors to Mardis Mill Falls and Taylor Ford, […]

Battling an epidemic

Do you know someone who doesn’t seem to be the same person you once knew? Do they appear high on life at one point then down in the dumps within a few hours? Do you hear lies upon lies about where they were or what they were doing? Are there excuses for things that happened or did not get done? […]

What Ricky’s Reading

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth Dogs are a man’s best friend. Cats…not so much. Your dog will mourn over your death. Your cat could find you dead in the middle of the floor, throw you a cursory glance, and find something more appealing to do. Don’t send me hate mail, cat lovers. You know […]

Readers Write

Thoughts from a worried citizen Why is it that Blount County is SO willing to forget the corruption that stains our recent past? Why do we quickly move on to something else when an official uses our home to enrich his/herself? Remember when Cleveland had two mayors and secret town council meetings? Remember the time the governor of Alabama had […]

Snead council urges action on audit

“We’ve got to do something and stop talking,” said Mayor La’Shone Price during the Snead council meeting last week. He was referring to the matter of the council’s request in June to have the Alabama Bureau of Investigation perform a forensic audit. The need for the audit stemmed from the discovery that receipts and checks had not been properly recorded […]

Artist in the Country

Friday’s Crossing is an area between Oneonta and Susan Moore. While it is a small community, it is the home of a big idea created by local artist Lee Littenberg, whose home serves as her studio and personal gallery. Littenberg has started a non-profit, Artist in the Country, with plans to display for sale her creations around the county in […]

Recipe Corner

Jalapeno Popper Pork Loin 1 center-cut pork loin1 tsp salt1 tsp pepper10 slices bacon, cooked crisp8 oz. cream cheese, softened1 Tbsp dry ranch seasoning1 cup cheddar cheese, freshlyshredded2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed,finely diced1 Tbsp olive oil Butterfly the pork loin and open it up like a book. Cover the entire cut of meat with plastic wrap and pound to an […]