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Officials report two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Blount County

By The Blount Countian | March 26, 2020

Wednesday afternoon, the Alabama Department of Public Health reported the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Blount County. A few hours later, the department updated that figure to two. In its morning update, ADPH reported that there are 466 confirmed cases in the state. They confirmed the state’s first death from Covid-19. Don Roybal, Blount County EMA Director, said, “We […]

Town of Blountsville calls emergency meeting

By The Blount Countian | March 19, 2020

The Mayor and Council of the Town of Blountsville have called a special emergency meeting for 4 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Blountsville Town Hall, for the purpose of adopting a resolution declaring a town-wide state of emergency, approving and authorizing necessary budget amendments, the necessary emergency actions regarding COVID-19, and any other business that may come before the town […]

Town of Hayden adopts resolution

By The Blount Countian | March 19, 2020

In an emergency called meeting on March 18, 2020, the Town of Hayden adopted a resolution closing all public buildings and properties owned and/or operated by the Town of Hayden to the public until further notice. This closure includes, but not limited to, the following: • Hayden Town Hall, Water Department and Police Department • Hayden Community Center and playground […]


By The Blount Countian | March 19, 2020

We would like to clarify the status of The Hope House. While the article “County commission passes coronavirus outbreak resolutions,” which was published in Wednesday’s paper, states The Hope House is open, it also states that county facilities are closed to the public. According to officials from The Hope House, The Hope House itself remains open to the public including […]

Blount County Schools to provide meals for all students 18 years old and younger

By The Blount Countian | March 18, 2020

On Thursday morning, March 18, 2020, Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green announced the launch of the system’s meal program. The meals will be available to all students throughout the county ages 18 and younger from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Locations for pick up are Appalachian School, Locust Fork High School, Susan Moore High School, […]

Working to keep our readers connected

By The Blount Countian | March 18, 2020

For those that know me, you know that I am always searching for new and better ways to serve our community. Through some crazy coincidences over the past few weeks (that’s a whole beautiful story for another day, though), I learned about an Alabama-based company called InfoMark. While we are still in the early stages of rolling out the full […]