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Building STEAM


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Almansoob arrested


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Prescription medication drop box helping to reduce threat


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2019 Blountsville Harvest Festival


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Solar home tour

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Blount County Solar Home Tour on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6. The 28th annual tour showcases homes that are both energy efficient and use clean and renewable solar technologies. A guided tour is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. While there is no charge for […]

‘Not Every Hero Wears a Cape’


The Oneonta Fire and Rescue Service, State Farm Insurance, and the National Fire Protection Association have teamed up to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign takes place Oct. 7 through 11 focusing on educating everyone about important actions they can take to keep themselves and those […]

Approves 2020 fiscal year budget

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission unanimously approved the 2020 fiscal year budget Thursday at a special meeting. The budget projects expenditures of $21,433,710 on estimated revenues of $20,553,304, with an ending cash balance of $10,351,214. For comparison, the 2019 budget projected expenditures of $20,341,354, with revenues estimated at $19,210, 912 and an ending cash balance of $10,126,693. The 2020 budget represents […]

Celebrating 21 years of partnerships


We are just hours away from the 21st Blount County Education Foundation Radiothon, in which the foundation will be raising money and celebrating partnerships with all who have made this program a success for more than 21 years. Without partners, the success of the program would not be possible. Promptly at 8 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 26, foundation members will […]

Tyson application process ongoing


The Blount Countian reported in June that Tyson Foods, Inc. applied to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for a permit to increase its discharge of treated water from the Blountsville processing plant and to change the discharge point from Graves Creek to directly into the Locust Fork River. The original application called for the discharge to be near King’s […]

King sues Calvert


On Friday, Sept. 20, Steven King, Blount County Circuit Judge, filed a lawsuit against Dean Calvert, District 3 Commissioner for Blount County. According to the court filing, King is suing Calvert for defamation stemming from comments made by Calvert in the June 13, 2019, work session of the Blount County Commission. The filing states, “At said meeting, Defendant Calvert made […]


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