Beginning April 15, The Blount Countian will open for business Mondays through Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m., except on Wednesdays when the office closes at 11:30 a.m. Residents may use the drop-box at the front door to submit copy on Saturdays and Sundays when the office is closed. Deadlines remain the same, although staffers urge readers to submit copy as early as possible: Thursdays at 4 p.m. for classifieds; Thursdays at noon for legals; Fridays at 4 p.m. for display advertising for both shopper and paper; Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. for weddings, births, etc.; and Sundays at 9 p.m. (use drop-box) for news and churchbriefs. Copy may also be submitted by fax to 625-3239 or e-mailed to