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The Blount Countian January 6, 2010

Citizens gather to protest Warrior tax ordinance A crowd of more than 200, with what appeared to be that many or more vehicles, swarmed the area around Logan’s General Store Saturday afternoon to attend a rally protesting what many of them consider a “tax grab” by the town of Warrior. The group stood in 30-degree weather for almost an hour to hear county officials and two state legislators speak on resisting the town’s plan to cross county lines to impose taxes on Blount County’s citizens.

Control of Susan Moore Park returned to town At the request of the town council, the Blount County Board of Education agreed to terminate a lease agreement signed with the town of Susan Moore on March 3, 2008. The board approved the termination at its regular meeting held Monday. Control of the park will now revert back to the town, although the Susan Moore High School baseball and softball teams will continue to use the park this spring.

Warming centers set up locally Overnight shelter will be provided at two local churches for persons who need a warm place to sleep during the approaching period of unusually cold weather. The two churches are World Outreach Center in Oneonta and Locust Fork Baptist Church in Locust Fork. No meals are provided, though beverages will be available. Users are expected to furnish their own bedding: cots, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc. Limited volunteer assistance will be available.