Letters

Reader Writes

Thank you Blount Countian and Lea Ervin-White for the excellent article on Hanukkah, “Gadol Haya Sham.” What a surprise it was to have Hanukkah recognized with this beautifully written article and a message at the end that everyone can appreciate. As one of the few Jewish people living in Blount County, I found it heart-warming. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy […]

State health care organizations offer thoughts on COVID-19 vaccine

As time nears for the initial distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, Alabama’s health care provider organizations want to share some important information with you. First, even with the anticipated approval of vaccines in December, the CDC has prioritized the first supply for health care workers, nursing home residents, and first responders who are at high risk for COVID-19 exposure. A supply […]

Reader Writes

I would love to transcribe some of what certain commissioners have stated at meetings about people who don’t live in Blount County having anything to say in the matter of Dean Calvert or anything that goes on here and send it to the “Marsh from Birmingham” who published a letter in last week’s paper. Especially since he admitted he doesn’t […]

Readers Write

My name is Brice Marsh. I was born and raised in Blount County; and until recently was a property owner and taxpayer there. I still have many friends and relatives in Blount County and I feel like it’s “home” even though I no longer live there. In other words, I love Blount County! Now, about Dean Calvert. I don’t know […]

Readers Write

Give me a break. Numerous people have made the claim that since the infamous Calvert/Glenn tape was a private conversation that was never meant to be heard by the public that we should just forget about it and move on. They claim that Dean Calvert has never shown any bias in his work ethic. Those same people like to add […]

Readers Write

I would like to make corrections to some statements that were printed in The Blount Countian on Oct. 21. When time for public comments came, I asked to speak. I asked three questions which were misprinted in the paper. 1. I had to take a leave from my job at the center because I was paid with a check from […]

Readers Write

I have been a resident of Blount County for four years and have been very pleased with Commissioner Dean Calvert’s service to Blount County and its citizens. I cannot believe that his private life would, in any way, negatively affect his ability to perform the duties of the office to which he was elected. Why is a private conversation being […]


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