New emergency management agency director Don Roybal will be the featured speaker at the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber luncheon today at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Time is 12 noon. The church is located on Ala 79 near its junction with Ala 160. Roybal was hired to replace retired EMA director Max Armstrong. He has been on the job since March 31, serving his break-in crisis during the March 28 night of tornadoes and their continuing aftermath in Blount County.
– Ron Gholson