Letters

Readers Write

Mr. Calvert, As a resident, business owner, and voter in Blount County’s District 3, I am asking for your resignation as our commissioner. You have hurt this county, and you continue to do so in refusing to step down. I have visited your Facebook page, sir, and it is clear that you have carefully edited out all of the calls […]

Readers Write

Dean Calvert’s Sept. 30, 2020, Facebook post- his words in “quotations” and mine in (parentheses and italics) “My mistakes have caused a lot of issues in this county, (A long list of mistakes, the most recent being the N-word video) but I have been used, abused and mislead and blackmailed (Any details you would like to share in order to […]

Reader Writes

Some of the homeowners on Sugarland Lake paid to have speed bumps put down hoping to slow down cars. It didn’t work. Since the spillway is closed, Putman and Sheffield are getting more traffic. Our concern is for the safety of our kids and animals. Lyn Williams, Oneonta

Readers Write

On my way to do chores each day, I have to ride along the pothole and bump riddled Irvin Lane to get to my pastures. The road has been repaired multiple times, but the problems keep recurring. One of the main culprits of the street’s decay is standing water, which occurs for various reasons along the road. I have contacted […]

Readers Write

“Government ought to be all outside and no inside…. Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.” -Woodrow Wilson I am deeply disturbed and disheartened by the Commission’s inaction in regards to Mr. Calvert’s misconduct and the footage that has been circulating. As a citizen […]

Readers Write

September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. From learning the warning signs for suicide and what to do if you are […]

Readers Write

Yesterday [Sept. 8], Robert Aderholt condemned Democrats for the United States Postal Office “sham.”(www.alreporter.com/2020/09/08/aderholt-condemns-democrats-for-postal-service-sham) Folks, has it come to this? We attack any institution that does not benefit our political agenda. This institution has been the glue from the beginning that has tied this nation together. Some of the first memories as a kid was playing in my yard around […]

An enlightened perspective

In response to today’s training needs, Civil Air Patrol is using virtual meetings to gather groups of people who, under any other circumstances, would have never met to interact and broaden their world vision. Springville Cadet Squadron is utilizing every resource available to meet the goals and vision of Civil Air patrol. The goal is to establish a viable and […]

Correction

In the Sept. 2 issue, a letter attributed to Robert Sweatman was actually written by Robert Sweatman II.

Readers Write

Thoughts from a worried citizen Why is it that Blount County is SO willing to forget the corruption that stains our recent past? Why do we quickly move on to something else when an official uses our home to enrich his/herself? Remember when Cleveland had two mayors and secret town council meetings? Remember the time the governor of Alabama had […]


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