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Girls get ’er done

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Blount County Bridal Fair


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Park board by-laws amended

Cleveland Town Council

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Night to Shine


It was a Night to Shine, but nothing shined as bright as the smiles on the faces of the 30 or so special guests who got to experience their very own prom for the very first time. The Night to Shine special needs prom held at Anchors Church last Friday is definitely a night that will not be forgotten by […]

First year on the job


Mark Moon has served as the sheriff of Blount County for just over a year. “Serve” is the right verb because Moon, probably the most accessible sheriff in recent memory, brings to the job a servant’s heart. His adult life has been about service to his family, his community, his country, and God. Moon first aspired to be a teacher, […]

Tim Nabors introduced as interim assistant superintendent

Blount County Board of Education

Superintendent Rodney Green introduced to the board Tim Nabors, former superintendent of Marshall County Schools, as interim assistant superintendent of Blount County Schools. He will serve in that position while a permanent replacement for former assistant superintendent Stoney Beavers, who retired, is sought. Nabors has served interim periods as superintendent of Oneonta City Schools, and recently as interim principal of […]

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Faye Pierce of Oneonta brought in the first daffodils of the year to the office of The Blount Countian on Thursday, Feb. 6, and received a free one-year subscription. This annual tradition was put in place many years ago by Molly Howard and we still happily honor it. I smile and think of Molly every year when someone brings them […]

Metal detectors


Metal detectors were installed at the public entrances to the courthouse and Family Services Center last week and will be in use full time on an on-going basis. The units were installed as part of the long-range security plan for the two county buildings and were paid for by the state Administrative Office of Courts. They reflect the increasing incidences […]

Oneonta hoping for a ‘Home Town Takeover’


Restoring and revitalizing an old and historic home has its challenges. But what about breathing new life into an entire town in need of some TLC? Now there’s a challenge. But that’s precisely what HGTV has planned for it’s “biggest renovation project ever.” The six-episode series, “Home Town Takeover,” will feature Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of the channel’s “Home […]

Wright and Yager sentenced


According to a press release from the Blount County District Attorney’s Office, Samantha Wright, 23, and Shannon Yager, 44, have been sentenced to serve 35 years in the custody of the Alabama Department of Corrections upon pleading guilty to the murder of Alexis Garcia. Garcia, who was 17 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen in public with […]


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