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Arriving in style


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And the bands march on


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Puckett arrested


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New hire dates announced

Town of Blountsville

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Pyramid perspective


“I never dreamed I would get to see the pyramids, much less fly over them.” These words expressed by Oneonta’s Daniel Warden pretty much sum up his thoughts after having the opportunity of a lifetime to skydive over the Egyptian pyramids in October. On Oct. 18, Warden headed out on a 26-hour trip to fulfill a lifelong dream. He would […]

USDA opens 2020 enrollment for three programs

Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. These two USDA safety-net programs provide income support to help producers manage the ups and downs in revenues and prices. “USDA is here to support the economic stability of American agricultural producers by helping them maintain their competitive edge in times of stress,” […]

Erramraju sentenced


Rama Raj Erramraju, the 47-year-old man convicted earlier this year for engaging in at least one sexual act with a 4-year-old girl, was sentenced Monday by Circuit Judge Steven King. King sentenced Erramraju to 30 years for facilitating travel of a child for immoral purposes, 30 years for human trafficking, 20 years for the sexual abuse of a child less […]

Weekend accident claims three lives


A head-on crash involving two vehicles claimed the lives of three people early Sunday morning. The 12:10 a.m. accident occurred on Ala 132 approximately two miles south of Altoona. According to the State Troopers report, Michael Anthony Bryant, 46, of Oneonta, was killed when the 2006 Ford 500 he was driving crossed the centerline and hit a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer […]

Festival time


With last week’s invasion of crisp mornings and mild afternoons, it can only mean one thing – it’s time for the 2019 Covered Bridge Festival. Offering a full day of fun, arts, crafts, vendors, music, food, covered bridge tours, and more, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 36th Annual Covered Bridge Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, […]

ADEM announces hearing for Tyson permit


The Friends of the Locust Fork River has for the last few weeks been working to raise awareness about a permit application submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management by Tyson Foods Blountsville plant. Now FLFR has a date to focus on, one where they hope to see a successful outcome. ADEM has announced it will hold a public […]


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