2020-09-16 E-Edition

Radiothon 2020

Celebrating teachers, students, parents, community members, and contributors, the 22nd annual Blount County Education Foundation Radiothon will broadcast live on 95.3 FM WCRL radio on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The live broadcast will be held at The Little Brick Church and will feature interviews and special surprises throughout the day. The program will highlight contribution […]

Artful alley

There is a little more color in downtown Oneonta. In the alley that splits the 200 block next to Miller’s Soda Shoppe, you can leisurely stroll past neon lights, bubbles, sheep, waves, weeping willows, and Old Glory. How you ask? Well thanks to the Oneonta Business Association, you can take a well-lit journey through opulent murals created by local artists. […]


BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will hold an executive committee only meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at Hayden Community Center, 629 County Highway 7, Hayden. Phone Larry Armstrong at 205- 590-1467 for information. ART SHOW will be Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., at SwampTails Restaurant. Showing will take place in groups of 10 by appointment […]

Delta Kappa Gamma awards grant-in-aid

Paige Fulmer (above), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fulmer, was awarded the 2020 $1,000 grant-in-aid by the Blount County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. A graduate of Susan Moore High School, Fulmer plans to attend Jacksonville State University where she will major in early childhood education. While in high school, she was a member of the marching […]

Snead State graduates

Students receiving degrees and/ or certificates during the Summer 2020 term at Snead State Community College are: Altoona: Haven Elizabeth Ellison, Vanessa Serrano Blountsville: Derick Lee Bullard, Amanda Leighanne Martin Horton: Zoee Revae Cornett, Arnold Ivan Ramos, Melanie Lynn Riley, Rosalinda Sanchez-Moreno Oneonta: Esther Chavez

Eagle’s Wings grand opening

The Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the grand opening of Eagle’s Wings Thrift Store located at 23536 State Highway 79 in Trafford (at the corner of Ala 79 and Spunky Hollow Road). Proceeds from the store support Eagle’s Wings Ministries, a faith-based residential transition program for men and women who have graduated from a substance abuse program or are […]

Readers Write

Yesterday [Sept. 8], Robert Aderholt condemned Democrats for the United States Postal Office “sham.”(www.alreporter.com/2020/09/08/aderholt-condemns-democrats-for-postal-service-sham) Folks, has it come to this? We attack any institution that does not benefit our political agenda. This institution has been the glue from the beginning that has tied this nation together. Some of the first memories as a kid was playing in my yard around […]

An enlightened perspective

In response to today’s training needs, Civil Air Patrol is using virtual meetings to gather groups of people who, under any other circumstances, would have never met to interact and broaden their world vision. Springville Cadet Squadron is utilizing every resource available to meet the goals and vision of Civil Air patrol. The goal is to establish a viable and […]

Out and About

I will. Will you?

I really have not been out and about much in the last six months for obvious coronavirus reasons. I respect COVID-19 and still adhere to the CDC’s protection guidelines. I know people that have contracted COVID-19. The pandemic has had a terrible effect on our county. Life on the other side of my driveway gate has carried on even if […]