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Big drug bust


Last Thursday, Blount County law enforcement authorities arrested 16 people as part of a joint operation focused on drug-related crimes. According to officials, charges range from drug trafficking and distribution of controlled substances to possession of controlled substances and receiving stolen property. There were also a variety of outstanding arrest warrants. Authorities confiscated approximately six pounds of marijuana, one pound […]

Town of Blountsville spotlights employees


Over the past couple of months there has been a change within the Town of Blountville’s leadership. The new council is excited as they begin to revitalize Blountsville. One objective of the new council is to ensure citizens are familiar with the town’s staff, their role, and how they play a huge part in the day-to-day operations. Councilman Tyler Cantrell […]

Taste of Christmas

Sights and sounds of Christmas


Despite a year of uncertainties and frustrations, it has not dampened the Christmas spirit of many Blount County citizens. Residents and businesses have some amazing displays that can be truly uplifting as one rides throughout the county to see these amazing creations signifying the magic of Christmas. Whether you are looking for red and green, gold and silver, or any […]

Gadol Haya Sham


As we make our way around Blount County, we are delighted with Christmas trees, light displays, and even a living nativity this past weekend with a REAL camel! Aligned with the festive Christmas season, there is another holiday, equally as festive, celebrated by the Jewish community around the world. Hanukkah is the festival that celebrates the rededication of the Second […]

Council adopts ordinance for artistic displays

City of Oneonta

Out of an abundance of caution, the city of Oneonta pushed its regular council meeting back a week after circumstances related to COVID-19 arose. Mayor Richard Phillips welcomed back council member Donald Bradley who has been absent for several meetings while attending federal police training. With Bradley’s wife holding the Bible and daughter Sadie standing beside him, Phillips administered his […]

Road rage incident ends in fatal shooting


The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a young Blount County man and are asking the public for help regarding any information on the case. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, at approximately 4:43 p.m., a road rage incident occurred at mile marker 15 on Ala 75 North in the Remlap area that left a young man dead. […]

Sleep in Heavenly Peace


For one local nonprofit, #GivingTuesday keeps on giving. The Oneonta chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace campaigned tirelessly in the week’s leading up to Tuesday, Dec. 1 for commitments from schools, churches, and businesses for a special nationwide pajama day supported through the national Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization. For a $2 donation, students could wear their pajamas to school […]


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