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The ‘people’s college’


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Board OKs contracts/ agreements, other routine operating matters

Blount County Board of Education

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Timber!

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Nurses share memories


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Mystery moving trucks clog local country road; what gives?


If you were driving along a back-country road and came around a curve to suddenly see a half-dozen or more sizable box-type moving trucks strung along and nearly blocking the road departing a tiny crossroads community – with a 1940s-vintage police car cocked at an angle along a driveway leading to an older, weathered frame house a little way from […]

Oneonta man killed in motorcycle wreck


Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel confirmed that a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday, April 9, claimed the life of an Oneonta man. Joey Richard Duke, 29, was killed in the 3 p.m. accident when the 1996 Kawasaki motorcycle he was operating crossed the centerline and collided with a 2002 Dodge 1500 pickup. The accident occurred on County Highway 20, five miles […]

Council completes Heritage Green course rezoning

City of Oneonta

The Oneonta City Council completed its rezoning plans for Heritage Green golf course and club house. City manager/economic developer Ed Lowe explained in a public hearing prior to the regular council meeting, that the city had long wished to rezone the property from agriculture to residential. That rezoning, which was stipulated in the most recent bid invitations, places the course […]

Dicey Childers feted as oldest elected official in state


Dicey Childers, Blountsville’s woman for all seasons, was recognized Monday for what town council colleague Dennis Beavers called “years and years of selfless service” to Blountsville. District 11 Rep. Randall Shedd presented a resolution from Secretary of State John Merrill to Dicey as the oldest-serving elected official in Alabama. She was 90 years old Jan. 7. The immediate occasion was […]

Teaming up against child abuse


As the number of child abuse cases continues to rise each year, the Blount County Department of Human Resources (DHR), Blount County Children’s Center (BCCC), Blount County Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office (DA) have a mission to protect children. Some cases require all agencies to work together, while other cases are investigated independently by DHR to uphold the […]

Children’s Center poster contest winners


The winners of the 2019 Blount County Children’s Center’s “Stop Child Abuse” Poster Contest were recognized at a reception held April 7 at the Blount County Family Services Building and hosted jointly by Judge Sherry Burns and the staff of the Blount County Children’s Center. All Blount County and Oneonta students in K5 through sixth grade were invited to submit […]


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