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Call Charlie Brown

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

Fall officially arrived yesterday bringing some very welcome cooler weather. It also means it’s time for pumpkin harvesting. Whited Farms recently posted a picture of this colossal pumpkin grown by their friends at J. Calvert Farms in neighboring Dodge City. The pumpkin was not weighed, so the exact size is unknown; it did take three grown men to harvest it. […]

Gone but not forgotten

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

In July, we of the Locust Fork Watershed lost two great Alabama naturalists. Dave Hollaway passed away on July 19, and Marty Schulman on July 20. Both of these gifted teachers inspired kids for years at Friends of the Locust Fork River’s annual Kids’ Day on the River environmental education event. Dave Hollaway, aka Big Dave, was a self-taught naturalist […]

Editorial

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

Dean Calvert, District 3 Blount County Commissioner, in his latest iteration of an apology for a racial slur caught on tape, did not offer his previous excuses or mitigation that it was a private conversation, or that his seven years in the military should somehow be an excuse, or that his child has Down Syndrome, or even that, in his […]

Battling an epidemic (and beyond)

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

Are you an enabler? Are you that person whose actions allow a loved one to continue self-destructive patterns of behavior? Do you avoid conflict to keep peace and remain in denial about the seriousness of your loved one’s addiction? Do you think the problem will improve in time? Do you give “just one more chance,” and then another, and another, […]

CALENDAR

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

ART SHOW is today, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., at SwampTails Restaurant. Showing will take place in groups of 10 by appointment only for one-hour sessions.Masks are required. Fifty percent of proceeds will be donated to art programs in Blount County schools.Phone Lee Littenberg at 205-237- 8998 for appointments. DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINIC The Alabama Department of Public […]

SERVICES

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

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YARD SALE

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

HUGE YARD sale: Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each day, Pine Mountain Community Church, 2678 Valley Grove Road, Remlap. S23cPINEMTN1000 You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of this story will be available to all readers after 1 week. Full […]

FOR SALE

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

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HELP WANTED

By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

FITTERS NEEDED: Diversified Fabricating Inc., located in Oneonta, AL, is looking for experienced fitters. Must have tools and be able to read prints. Call Alex at 205-274-0169 or leave application at front desk. S23O14c- DIVFAB1200 ———————– MAINTENANCE MAN needed at McCay’s Landing Apartments. Call 256- 504-1644. S23-O7cMLANDING1000 ———————– PAINTER NEEDED: Diversified Fabricating Inc., located in Oneonta, AL, is looking for […]

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By The Blount Countian Staff | September 23, 2020

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