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A day on, not a day off


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Commission votes to purchase property for economic development

Blount County Commission

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Storms sweep through county


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Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels


Celebrating an American tradition, the Lone Star Rodeo Company will once again bring its Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels tour to the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center for two nights of thrilling competition.Beginning at 7:30 p.m.each night, this exciting event will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and Saturday, Jan. 11. As in past years, the competition is fierce. Bareback bronc riding, […]

‘Elvis Has Left the Building’


Has anyone seen Elvis? This is the burning question that the Covered Bridge Players will attempt to figure out in the upcoming production of “Elvis Has Left the Building.” Written by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger, the show’s synopsis goes like this… “It’s Dec. 20, 1970 and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, The Colonel, […]

Taylor charged with assault, abuse of two children


An Oneonta man was booked into the Blount County jail early Thursday morning charged with assault and abuse of two of his children, one 15 months old and the other only 4 weeks of age. Calvin Taylor, 31, is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, two counts of chemical endangerment to a child, and one count each of […]

2019: year in review


The following is a roughly chronological review of major public affairs news stories of 2019. Most represent county matters that were reported initially as breaking news and followed up with subsequent articles.A few are stand-alone stories on major news developments. The list is subjective, but represents an attempt to summarize the major news affecting citizens of Blount County last year. […]

Tiger Trivia


Blountsville Elementary School hosted its annual tiger trivia competition recently. Students in grades four through six were selected to be on one of the six tiger trivia teams based on being in the top 12 of their grade in state assessments and class averages. This year’s competion was one of the best they have ever had. (The winning trivia team […]

Therapy dog coming to juvenile court


Any time someone has to go to court to testify or have a forensic interview, it can be a stressful period. It is especially stressful for children. In an effort to help ease some of the anxiety in these situations, the Blount County Juvenile Court System is working with Service Dogs of Alabama to secure a facility dog that will […]

Oneonta native named anchor on Nancy Grace’s radio program


Oneonta native John Lemley has been named the anchor of Crime Online News Update, which is a newscast feature of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The newscast airs each weekday at 11 a.m. on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 111, as well as on radio stations across the U.S. and on Nancy Grace’s Crime Stories podcast. In addition […]


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