BLOUNT COUNTY COMMISSION The monthly meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, April 20, at 9 a.m. As a reminder, the courthouse remains closed. The meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live.

TOWN OF CLEVELAND Lobby and drive-thru are temporarily closed. Make payments via the drop box at town hall, mail (P.O. Box 186, Cleveland, AL 35049), or credit card or check at 205-274-9640, option 1.

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will not hold their regular meetings until further notice.Phone chairman Larry Armstrong at 205- 590-1467.

BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All events scheduled for April and May have been cancelled. The Chamber office is closed. Leave a message at 205-274-2153 or email

BLOUNT COUNTY CHILDREN’S CENTER The Annual Blue Ribbon Dinner and prize drawing scheduled for April 28 have been cancelled. Gifts are always appreciated, even more so at this time.

REPUBLIC SERVICES Residential garbage is at an all time high volume. Many trash cans are filled to the top and “coned” over.Republic Services asks that customers bag all garbage to prevent spillage. Trash cans blocked by cars parked on streets leave trucks no access to trash cans. Drivers are not allowed out of trucks at this time for their protection. Make sure trucks have access to reach cans; otherwise, they may be unable to service it.Phone 205-923-1650 with questions.

PALISADES PARK is closed through April 30. Limited staff will maintain grounds and check messages. Reservations are being accepted for any date after May 31. Phone 205-274- 0017 and leave a message or email

BLOUNT COUNTY REVENUE COMMISSION is closed. Deadline for tag renewals for March and April, along with new and used car purchases since March 17, has been extended until May 15. Phone 205-625- 6868, email tags@blountcountyal. gov, or visit for more information.

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFICE in Blount County is closed until further notice. All programs, events, and meetings related to the Extension and 4-H are cancelled. Employees are working remotely from home and can answer phone calls and emails. Contact Dan Porch at 256-531-0033 or, Angie Batemon at 205-237- 7711 or, or Nancy Graves at 205-353-1034 or

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY is closed until further notice.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is closed to the public until further notice. Book drop is closed and they are no longer accepting items for return. No items will be considered late and fines will not be issued. Visit to take advantage of their online services.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The June Fling and Singing Showdown have been postponed until June 11-12, 2021. Work on Paint the Town murals and Light the Town projects continues. Visit for more information.

NEWS BRIEFS Phone 205-625-3231, email, or drop in the box beside our doors at 217 Third Street South, Oneonta. Deadline is Friday noon.