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Summer is here!

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Clevenger found guilty


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Entities are receiving tax proceeds, converting them to civic benefits

Moving Blount County Forward

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‘I did it; so can you’


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Little Free Pantry on Fourth


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Four from county make all-state teams


The Alabama Sports Writers Association has named their high school all-state teams for the 2018 season. Each team represents the best players in each of eight classes. ASWA selects a player of the year and hitter of the year in each class, as well as the super 10 players, regardless of class. This season four athletes, two baseball players and […]

‘It can happen so fast’


Summer is here, almost. Almost, because it does not officially begin until June 21, but in terms of temperature, it is here. Sweltering humidity and 90+ degree heat for many means a dip in the pool, local swimming hole, lake, or Gulf. Splashing around is fun and refreshing, but some commonsense rules should be adhered to in order to avoid […]

Former Blount County deputy arrested


As of Monday, former Blount County sheriff’s deputy James William “Trey” Parsons III, 27, remains behind bars without bond in Jefferson County on charges of domestic violence by strangulation, first-degree sodomy, and escape. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), an investigation into Parsons began May 15 when an adult female made a report of a domestic violence incident […]

Commission hears complaint, considers grant, mulls jail water problems

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission heard a complaint from Bob Bynum, a local builder residing in District 3, concerning a problem of a year’s standing involving diversion of water onto a parcel of property he owns in the Five Points area of District 4. During the discussion, county attorney Scott Barnett warned commissioners on three occasions that they need not answer […]

Swann Bridge damaged and temporarily closed


A Saturday night accident damaged the western entrance of Swann Bridge, causing it to be closed until further notice. According to county engineer Dustin Stewart, a gentleman lost control of his vehicle and hit the timber knee wall of the bridge. The impact caused the wing wall to be ripped off. The accident is being investigated by the Alabama State […]


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