2020-12-09 E-Edition

Sights and sounds of Christmas

Despite a year of uncertainties and frustrations, it has not dampened the Christmas spirit of many Blount County citizens. Residents and businesses have some amazing displays that can be truly uplifting as one rides throughout the county to see these amazing creations signifying the magic of Christmas. Whether you are looking for red and green, gold and silver, or any […]

Gadol Haya Sham

As we make our way around Blount County, we are delighted with Christmas trees, light displays, and even a living nativity this past weekend with a REAL camel! Aligned with the festive Christmas season, there is another holiday, equally as festive, celebrated by the Jewish community around the world. Hanukkah is the festival that celebrates the rededication of the Second […]

Council adopts ordinance for artistic displays

City of Oneonta

Out of an abundance of caution, the city of Oneonta pushed its regular council meeting back a week after circumstances related to COVID-19 arose. Mayor Richard Phillips welcomed back council member Donald Bradley who has been absent for several meetings while attending federal police training. With Bradley’s wife holding the Bible and daughter Sadie standing beside him, Phillips administered his […]

Road rage incident ends in fatal shooting

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a young Blount County man and are asking the public for help regarding any information on the case. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, at approximately 4:43 p.m., a road rage incident occurred at mile marker 15 on Ala 75 North in the Remlap area that left a young man dead. […]


BLOUNT COUNTY COMMISSION The work session scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 10, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. The business meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are […]


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