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 […]

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 […]

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