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April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month


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Berry Mountain Schoolhouse tour to highlight Historical Society gathering


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Robertson found guilty


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BCCTC JAG earns awards


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Drug Take Back Day


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Lions Club centennial


Many Blount County officials and a lot of other folks flocked to Hayden Thursday to witness the dedication of the Hayden Lions Club’s Centennial covered bridge and the burial of time capsules. The event, which took place at the Vera Vaughn Park adjacent to Hayden Primary School, marks the 100th birthday of Lions Club International. One of the highlights of […]

Blountsville United Methodist Church celebrates 200 years


Blountsville United Methodist Church will celebrate it’s 200th anniversary this Sunday, April 15, harkening back to its roots in frontier times. In its main service at 11 a.m., Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church Debra Wallace-Padgett will deliver the sermon. A barbecue and pot luck luncheon will follow the service, and an afternoon singing will […]

Commission acts on four items affecting courthouse

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission acted on four items at it’s monthly business meeting that will affect citizens’ experience when visiting the Blount County Courthouse in the future. One of the items affects both citizens and employees in the near term. Another affects employees only. (1) The commission voted to prohibit smoking or other use of tobacco products by employees (cigarettes, […]

Frank Holcombe Company founder died in 1955

1955 Downtown Oneonta

The Frank Holcombe Company operated at 319-321 on the southern side of that First Avenue, East, block. Its founder had retired in 1941 but lived another 14 years before his March 30, 1955, passing. The store housed a variety of supplies. Employees could unload items from trains to its dock, as the tracks ran directly behind the store. It underwent […]

Watson pleads guilty


Michael Claude Watson, 50, the former fire chief of the Bangor Volunteer Fire Department, appeared in court Monday and pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft of property. Watson was arrested in May 2013 following an investigation by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office and charged with using about $9,500 in department funds for personal use. He was originally […]


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