2020-11-04 E-Edition

Five county teams playoff bound

Five Blount County football teams are headed to the first round of state playoffs: Cleveland, Hayden, J.B. Pennington, Oneonta, and Southeastern. Class 2ACleveland @ Falkville The Panthers, 7-3 overall and 5-2 in Region 6, finished up the regular season ranked No. 3. They head to Falkville for a tough opening round matchup. The Blue Devils boast a 7-2 record with […]

Beam denied parole

Tyler Ray Beam was denied parole last Thursday by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. The 32-year-old from Horton will not be eligible for parole consideration again until October of 2025. According to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey, Beam was charged in 2007 with vehicular homicide, two counts of first-degree assault, and a DUI resulting from a 2006 […]

Matthews named ARA Volunteer of the Year

The Friends of the Locust Fork River is replete with exceptional members who devote their time and much effort to keeping the environment in general, and the Locust Fork River in particular, safe for the enjoyment of everyone. Still, it’s nice when a member is recognized by others for their dedication. FLFR member Donna Matthews was awarded the Volunteer of […]

Operation Christmas Child

“The story of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. Jesus told His hearers, ‘Go and do likewise.’ For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and […]

New mayor, council in Oneonta

There was a full house as the city of Oneonta ushered in a new mayor and council Monday. District Judge Sherry Burns and Municipal Judge Elizabeth Nash swore in new mayor Richard Phillips. It has been decades since Oneonta has witnessed this much change among city leadership. Joining Phillips for the the next four years are council members Judy Underwood, […]


VETERANS DAY DEADLINES Because the post office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, next week’s paper will be printed and mailed early. All material for the Nov. 11 issue is due tomorrow, Nov. 5, by noon. OPERATION GRATEFUL HEART has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Blount County Veterans Day dinner and parade scheduled for Nov. 6 and 7 […]


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