Letters

Stoney Beavers retires from county schools, steps up to bigger job

Educator for all seasons

Stoney Beavers, assistant superintendent of Blount County Schools, retired from his position, effective last Friday. He served the county school system for 24 years: 10 years at Cleveland High School from 1996 to 2006 and 14 years, from 2006 to the present, in the Blount County School Central Office. At Cleveland, he was an English and Spanish teacher and established […]

Transition Career Day


Tomorrow, Feb. 6, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services (ADRS) will hold the 2020 Blount County Transition Career Day. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Locust Fork Baptist Church located at 30580 State Highway 79. The purpose of the event is to help students with disabilities gain a better understanding of their paths for […]

Readers Write

By attending county commission meetings and questioning Blount County’s option to spend approximately $125,000 for a random industrial park, we have come to respect the Blount County commissioners. Our four commissioners (Allen Armstrong, Dean Calvert, Mike Painter, and Nick Washburn), financial planner John Bullard, and county engineer are great assets to our county. If you happen to be like me […]


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