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Garbage pickup launch shaky in West Blount; expected to improve


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Tyson spill


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New Southeastern School principal


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Blooms-N-Pies


Get ready! The 17th annual Bloom–N– Pie Days are comin’ at’cha this weekend and next, June 8 and 9, and June 15 and 16. Same time as always: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Same place: Dunn’s Daylily Garden at 2395 Skyball Road, located on the right going west on Skyball Road, 1.3 miles from its intersection with Joy […]

Commission issues property development guidelines to control illegal subdivisions


The Blount County Commission in its last business meeting approved distribution to the public of an eight-page document called the “New Construction/Property Development Planning Packet.” Its purpose is twofold: first to assist private landowners as they attempt to navigate their way through the various requirements and regulations involved in developing their property, and second, to assist the county to gain […]

Kids and teens eat free this summer


The summer feeding program, brought to you by the USDA and the Alabama State Board of Education have announced once again that kids and teens can eat free during specified dates and times this summer. This is the fourth year Blount County has utilized this opportunity to ensure children continue to receive nutritious meals throughout their summer vacation. The program […]

Summertime festival of fun

June Fling 2019

Featuring classic cars, Kidz Fun Zone, special entertainment, the sixth annual Singing Showdown, and more than 110 booths, June Fling 2019 will kick off on Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m., with the preliminary round of the 18-year-and-older competitors and a performance by INtheRED featuring Skylar Wallace at 8 p.m. It will also be a time to enjoy free hot […]

Summer Reading


Oneonta Public Library Join Oneonta Public Library this summer for a “Universe of Stories.” Registration opens tomorrow, May 30, at the library and guarantees each participant a free book. Children can enjoy story hour on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. There will also be special guests like Ms. Frizzle, Doc Atoms, and Mr. Breakfast on select dates. Kids can express […]

Memorial Day 2019

Leland Rhudy, master of ceremonies, begins the observance for Memorial Day 2019 as Dalton Wester, seated left, and Alton Grigsby look on. Names of Blount County’s casualties from the seven wars fought by the United States since the Civil War were read aloud by leaders of the county’s veterans’ service organizations and others. The annual service is organized by Operation […]


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