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Blount County Schools achieves $1 million in energy savings

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

Sustainability and energy conservation are in the forefront of every educational institution’s plans. Blount County Schools are no exception. During the regular meeting of the Blount County Board of Education Monday, representatives of Schneider Electric were on hand to recognize the school system for reaching a major milestone in their efforts of reducing energy costs. Since partnering with Schneider Electric […]

Highland Lake road plan

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

In 2019, the Blount County Commission informed the Town of Highland Lake that it would no longer maintain the town’s 15 miles of road. Since that time, the town established a five-year road maintenance plan with one phase of that plan starting in October 2020. Former mayor Gail Bailey chairs the Highland Lake road committee and provided an update to […]

Horizon expands

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

Horizon Medical Pediatrics celebrated their fourth anniversary by moving into a new state-of-the-art office space nearly three times the size of their previous office. Now at 2345 Second Avenue East, Suite B, in Oneonta, they are located right next to Walmart’s garden center. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Activity coordination discussed

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

Teresa Thomas came before the Snead Town Council last week to volunteer her services to plan upcoming activities and events for the new year. Thomas reminded the council that she had planned and assisted in previous events in the park as well as other activities. On a motion by Mayor Tim Kent, the council agreed to allow Thomas to “plan, […]

From the Archives

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

How to have good gardens by A.H. Barnett, County Agent, and Julian Brown, AU Specialist The past year has revealed many important facts relative to our home garden work. There are several groups of farmers to be considered. Some do not avail themselves of the opportunity to have a home garden; others plant only at certain seasons when only the […]

Oneonta 10U girls win district championship

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

The Oneonta Net Rippers, coached by Josh Killough and Marcus Tuck, are headed to state. The Lady Net Rippers outscored their opponents 69-29 at last weekend’s 10U District 4 tournament. They knocked off Pell City first winning 31-12. The Lady Net Rippers then took on the Gadsden City Lady Titans in the championship game. Oneonta took care of business with […]

Bulldogs host first game since 2019

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

On Feb. 23 the Susan Moore Bulldogs hosted their first baseball game since 2019. Rain wiped out much of the early season and COVID-19 took the rest. The Bulldogs faced the Locust Fork Hornets for the second time in three days. Locust Fork got on the board first scoring three runs in the first inning. The Hornets added four more […]

Scores & Games

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

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Perkins, Cervantes lead nation

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

Oneonta Varsity boys The Redskins bounced back from a 0-2 loss to Cullman beating St. Clair County 10-0 at home Feb. 23. The win puts them at 1-0 in 4A-5A Area 11 play. On Thursday, the Redskins faced the Glencoe Yellow Jackets. Isaac McMinn got the start in the net with the Redskins recording their second straight shut out in […]

Lady Redskins score early in win over Lady Hornets

By The Blount Countian Staff | March 03, 2021

The Lady Redskins and Lady Hornets met for the second time in less than a week on Thursday, Feb. 25. Scoring four runs in the first inning, the Lady Redskins added two more in the third and one in the sixth for a 7-1 victory. Kylie Wilson’s single scored the first run; Emma Jo Devaney’s single sent Wilson home; and […]