Letters

Readers Write

In the News Brief (Aug 14) there was mention of a 100-year-old home in the Blow Gourd community between Locust Fork and Cleveland and a request for information about a gourd being used to call the proprietor of a store located there. I do not portend to offer myself as an expert on the subject, but I just turned 81 […]

Readers Write

“A gathering of Democrats is more sweaty, disorderly, offhand, and rowdy than a gathering of Republicans; it is also likely to be more cheerful, imaginative, tolerant of dissent, and skillful at the game of give-and-take.” Clinton Rossiter in Parties and Politics in America The annual gathering of the Blount County Democratic Club was held on Friday, Aug. 16, at the […]

Reader Writes

Dear Citizens of Blount County, If you’ve ever thought about solar panels for your home, church, or small business, be aware that Alabama Power charges a fee – a tax – for each solar panel. That monthly fee ($5 per kW) may not seem like a lot, but over time, it will cut your savings in half and double the […]


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