2020-10-28 E-Edition

‘Well done, good and faithful servant’

“I was blessed with a great father. He loved, supported, and encouraged me, as well as my family, unconditionally. We spoke often about everything from my career to our faith and he was always available to give advice or just listen. He was a great example as a husband, father, and mentor; and I will always appreciate that he practiced […]

Locust Fork is School of Excellence

Locust Fork High School celebrated a huge accomplishment during halftime of Friday night’s football game. After years of hard work, Locust Fork is one of four A+ College Ready Schools of Excellence for the 2019-2020 school year.They are the only school in the Blount County School system to achieve this designation. A+ College Ready partners with high schools and their […]

Body found under bridge in Snead

At approximately 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, the Snead Police Department was called to Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on Ala 75 after a pedestrian walking on the bridge spotted a body below and contacted authorities. Snead Police Chief Steve Gunn stated that officers arrived and found an approximately 30-year-old white male deceased below the bridge. The scene was processed by […]


If you haven’t already voted absentee or early, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is it. I don’t know enough words to convey the importance of voting, especially in national elections. Yes, your vote counts. I won’t bother to share my political opinion because no one cares. Most of us probably know who we are voting for and no amount of arguing or […]

Readers Write

I would like to make corrections to some statements that were printed in The Blount Countian on Oct. 21. When time for public comments came, I asked to speak. I asked three questions which were misprinted in the paper. 1. I had to take a leave from my job at the center because I was paid with a check from […]

Readers Write

I have been a resident of Blount County for four years and have been very pleased with Commissioner Dean Calvert’s service to Blount County and its citizens. I cannot believe that his private life would, in any way, negatively affect his ability to perform the duties of the office to which he was elected. Why is a private conversation being […]

Roger’s Ramblings

Dean Calvert still clings to his job as the District 3 Blount County commissioner despite an ever-growing cascade of calls for his resignation after he was captured in a recording making a racial slur — using the N-word to describe a local African American contractor — and making multiple misogynistic, derogatory remarks about women. Many arguments, both in support of […]


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YARD/MOVING SALE: two families, Oct. 28-31, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 1054 Mountain Woods Lake Road, Hayden. Furniture, household items. Antique shop closing: many pictures, glassware, collectible dolls. Great Christmas gifts! Follow signs from Hwy 160. O28p1350