BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE scheduled for May 23 has been cancelled. For more information contact Donnie Jackson at 205-272-0445.

KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION Blount County Schools will hold kindergarten pre-registration during the month of May. Check your local school website for dates and times. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. Valid birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency, Social Security card, and completed registration forms are required. Forms are available from the local school or

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is open with limitations.Hours are Monday, 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.Number of patrons in the library at one time is limited to 25. No time limit applies, but we ask that you keep your visit brief. Please follow suggested safety precautions by maintaining six feet social distance and wearing a mask. The book drop is open for returns 24/7.

Curbside pickup is still available during the same hours.Reserve books online or call 205-274-7641. Call once you reach the parking lot (with library card or ID in hand) and your items will be brought out to you. Manage your library account at

PALISADES PARK is now open to the public. Playgrounds remain closed until further notice.Reservations for events, fire tower, and rock climbing are allowed if required social distancing can be maintained. Some hiking trails are not accessible due to storm damage. Clean up is ongoing; stay clear of areas where workers are present. Phone 205-274-0017 or email for more info.

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFICE Agents are at work in the office. Ring the doorbell or phone 205-274-2129 for assistance. Email Angie Batemon at or Nancy Graves at for more information.

Cottage Food Law Testing can now be administered by phone. To schedule a test or for more info phone Christy Mendoza at 205-217-6495.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The Classic Cruise- In scheduled for May 30 has been cancelled. The next event will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY is closed until further notice.

ALABAMA 4-H has a virtual club progam hosted on the Facebook page. New 4-H activities will be shared Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. The week will wrap up with a live Zoom celebration on Friday at 9 a.m. Weekly themes will include: 4-H Goes Wild, Citizenship and Leadership, Healthy Living, Outdoor Recreation, Cooking, Virtual 4-H Summer Camp, and Agriculture. Daily activities and other educational opportunities are also available on the Facebook page. To learn more about Alabama 4-H contact Nancy Graves at 205-353- 1034 or

TOWN OF DOUGLAS will have the seventh annual yard sale Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. Rain dates are June 12 and 13. For more information phone Judy Dobbs at 256-840-1440 or Tony Simmons at 256-593-6825.