2021-11-24 E-Edition

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A time to gather

by April McCay Thanksgiving definition: 1.) the expression of gratitude, especially to God. synonyms: reverence, revering, worshipping, veneration, venerating, adoration Thanksgiving is a special time of year, a time to gather. It’s a time of reflection, a time to be thankful for old and new memories. This day has a way of bringing family and friends together. Sometimes it is […]

Dallas Loop Road added to Alabama Historic Registry

Dallas Historic District

A portion of the Dallas Community located a few miles south of Locust Fork has been added to the Alabama Historic Registry. Several Blount County residents are responsible for making this a possibility. Sue Copeland, with the help of Dallas community members, headed up the project of gathering information. The process took nearly two years to see to fruition and […]

Homicide investigation underway

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide that took place Nov. 21 at 72 Moorer Lane, Oneonta. According to a release submitted by Sheriff Mark Moon, officers were dispatched to the listed address for a possible shooting during a domestic incident. Upon arrival, the deputy could see one male subject through the windows and a screen door […]


THE BLOUNT COUNTIAN will be closed today, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving. ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is open to the public. Masks are required and patrons are asked to maintain social distance. Curbside service remains available with 30 minutes notice. Reserve items through the catalog page of www.oneontapubliclibrary.org or by calling 205-274-7641. The library will be closed tomorrow, […]

Readers Write

Dear Editor, Let me begin by saying I love Blount County. I would list the many reasons, but there is not room in your paper. However, I am writing to point out an area in which we Blount Countians need to improve. A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I took a short trip to north Georgia and southeast […]

Readers Write

To ALL who bring The Blount Countian to us: Thank you for your courage and tenacity! A local newspaper is so critical to our public wellbeing, yet so undervalued. Thank you also for reminding us all: AWESOME BY NATURE. It is so true and so precious – that awesome beauty. Thank you also for showing more diversity, more openness to […]

You got this

Sean of the South

Let’s talk about confidence. Self-confidence. Not the corny brand of confidence found in many self-help books where you repeat a motivational key phrase before the mirror for guaranteed success – or your money back! No, I’m talking about the kind of unwavering confidence found within exceptional people who routinely sing karaoke or pass highway patrol vehicles on the interstate. Confidence. […]

Recipe Corner

Make sure you get a brownie mix that will make a 9×13 pan of brownies. Most brownie mixes only make a 9×9 pan, so you would have to combine two boxes in that case to make this recipe. In my opinion, these brownies served with ice cream are way better than a traditional pecan pie. -Jenna Wood Pecan Pie Brownies […]

Future projects get green light

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education called a special work session and board meeting last week. During Wednesday’s work session, Superintendent Rodney Green reviewed the system’s capital plan. Projects at Southeastern, Susan Moore High, and Hayden High are currently underway with the Susan Moore band room nearing completion. Projects for 2022 include lighting at J.B. Pennington High School, renovation of […]