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Southeastern forced to shut down due to COVID-19

By The Blount Countian | October 22, 2020

Blount County Schools superintendent Rodney Green announced this morning that Southeastern would dismiss at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 22, after several students were confirmed positive with COVID-19. School will continue with all students transitioning to remote learning through Monday, Nov. 2. Blended learners will return to a normal schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Football and basketball games are cancelled […]

People of Blount County

By The Blount Countian | October 16, 2020

Whether you have or have not been following the Epidemic (and Beyond) series in the newspaper over the last several weeks, drug addiction is real, and it is destroying lives on a daily basis right here in Blount County. For those who want to turn their life around and live a drug-free life, it is possible. It is a minute-by-minute […]

Season ends for Lady Panthers and Lady Mustangs

By The Blount Countian | October 15, 2020

In class 2A, Southeastern’s Area 11 championship gave them a home match for the first round of regional play. On Friday afternoon, they welcomed the Area 13 runner up Hatton Hornets, who shut out the the Lady Mustangs in straight sets. Southeastern finishes the 2020 season as runner up in the Blount County Tournament and as Area 11 champs. Seniors […]

Hayden, Southeastern, Susan Moore win area championships

By The Blount Countian | October 14, 2020

Postseason play is here!                       Area tournaments started Tuesday, Oct. 13, with Appalachian, Southeastern, and Susan Moore hosting. Locust Fork and Cleveland traveled to Southeastern while J.B. Pennington headed to Susan Moore. On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Hayden hosted its area tournament while Oneonta traveled to Ashville. Appalachian had a first […]

High School Scoreboard

By The Blount Countian | October 09, 2020

Threats of rain from Hurricane Delta prompted schools from across the state to move football games to Thursday night. Here are your Thursday night scores. Appalachian @ Sumiton Christian, L 14-32 Cleveland v Gaston, W 49-0 Hayden @ Centerpoint, L 32-54 Oneonta @ Scottsboro, W 35-21 J.B. Pennington v Tarrant, W (Tarrant has forfeited season due to COVID-19) Southeastern v […]

Meet Joan Moody, this week’s People of Blount County

By The Blount Countian | October 09, 2020

“If I can do one thing to make them feel better, I just do it.”  Joan Moody, this week’s People of Blount County, is just that kind of person.  She enjoys helping others.  Many times she simply sees a need and wants to help.  It is not for praise or money.  She does it because it is the right thing […]

Owner of S&S Foods thanks community, vows to rebuild

By The Blount Countian | October 07, 2020

A little after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Cleveland Fire & Rescue got a call reporting a fire at S&S Food. Crews immediately responded. The fire was already fully involved prompting a call to surround departments requesting mutual aid. Fire crews from multiple jurisdictions including Oneonta Fire & Rescue and volunteer departments from Nectar, Rosa, and Locust Fork  worked together with Cleveland to put […]

Oneonta officials to conduct test of electronic vote counter

By The Blount Countian | September 23, 2020

On Sept. 22,  Amanda Cole, Oneonta city clerk and the city’s election official, announced that pursuant to Alabama administrative code, rule 307-X-1-.04,a public test of the electronic vote counter would take place at noon on Friday, Sept. 25, in the auditorium of the Frank Green building located at 415 5th Ave. East in Oneonta. The test is open to all […]

Voters make a strong statement in Tuesday’s municipal elections

By The Blount Countian | August 26, 2020

Voters in Allgood, Blountsville, Cleveland, Hayden, Snead and Oneonta headed to the polls yesterday to vote for the men and women that will lead their towns over the next four years. Here are the unofficial results as posted by each town’s election clerk. Councils will meet next week to certify elections. Richard Phillips, with 57 percent of votes cast, becomes […]

2020 Municipal Election – Cleveland

By The Blount Countian | August 12, 2020

Our local election coverage this week features candidates running for office in the towns of Cleveland and Blountsville. Learn more about your Cleveland candidates below. We appreciate all candidates – whether opposed or unopposed – for their willingness to share their ideas and visions with those they serve. Mayor Jerry Jones Tell us about your life in Cleveland? Moved back to […]