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 […]

Readers Write

As the retired director of Alabama Water Watch, I’ve had the privilege of working with the Friends of the Locust Fork River for 25 years. They have been a pioneer among more than 300 AWW groups statewide that have worked voluntarily for the protection and restoration of the water bodies they love. The Locust Fork is one of the most […]

Reader Writes

Dear Blount Countians, I am a member of Friends of the Locust Fork River and I feel passionately about keeping our beautiful river free-flowing, healthy for all living creatures, and rich with biological diversity. I frequently see cars at the new Scenic River Overlook on Hwy 79/231 and it’s just one more demonstration of how this river is a rich […]

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