2021-02-03 E-Edition

Black history is American history

February kicks off Black History Month, a month devoted to celebrating the accomplishments of Black men and women throughout history. Cue the social media posts and special television programs showcasing the many men and women who have impacted the world with their talents, fascinating discoveries, and incredible ingenuity. But it begs the question, “Why is Black history designated to only […]

Trash clean up

City of Oneonta

The Oneonta City Council closed out January handling routine matters at its last council meeting on Jan. 26. After prior approval of the 2021 FAA Airport project, last week the council approved a professional services contract with Goodwyn Mills Cawood to oversee the project through its completion. Mayor Richard Phillips requested council input on trash clean-up provided by Blount County […]

‘I don’t support Black History Month’

The month of February is designated as Black History month and a time to reflect on the history of African Americans, recognize the struggle for equality that African Americans have faced and continue to face, and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans throughout history. This is the first in a series of personal perspectives on Black history and […]

Black History Month essay contest

In Celebration of Black History Month, The Blount Countian is holding an essay contest for Blount County students in grades six through 12. The essay must be at least 500 words in length. The theme – “Is it important to have Black History Month, or should it be considered part of American history?” – was born out of a conversation […]

Merit Board sides with town of Cleveland

After 10 days of deliberation, the Blount County Merit Board voted 3-2 to uphold the town of Cleveland’s termination of employee Alissa Haynes. Mayor Jerry Jones fired Haynes in December for allegedly violating the town’s COVID-19 protocol. According to testimony during the hearing, the town had not formerly adopted a policy at that time. Haynes and her attorney Lance Bell, […]


FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Planting at the Grand Staircase will be Saturday, Feb. 6. Get more info at www.flfr.org. River cleanups will be Saturday, Feb 13. See locations, times, and leaders at www.flfr.org. 2020 Art & Photo contest winners will be on display at Drayer Physical Therapy through Feb. 15.Locust Fork Baptist Church is next. Winter is a […]


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