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FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Saturday, June 12: River cleanups. More info at www.flfr.org. Also, look for FLFR at the June Fling. “How to Save Birds, Bees, and Wildlife,” a one-hour workshop and outdoor activity for kids, will be presented Tuesday, June 15, at Oneonta Public Library, and Friday, June 18, at Blountsville Public Library, beginning at 10 a.m., […]

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FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Come start native plant seedlings Fridays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., at the FLFR Restoration Nursery on Taylor Ford Road. Email Jennah at jennah@flfral.com to participate. Landscaping at the Grand Staircase Saturday, June 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Register at www.flfr.org. Banners displaying 2020 Art and Photo […]

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ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Cruise and Croon events are scheduled for Saturdays, May 29, July 31, and Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. The 19th Annual June Fling kicks off Friday, June 11, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the free Swing into the Fling featuring the Shepherd-Becker Quintet. VIP tickets are available that include […]

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NARFE CHAPTER 942 meets tomorrow, May 20, at 11:30 a.m., at Jeffersons in Albertville. Wear your name badge for a free meal. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for all Blount County Schools ends Friday, May 21. Check your local school’s website for specific dates and times. Required documentation for registration: valid birth certificate, record of immunization, proof of residency, Social Security card, and […]

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BLOUNT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET opens Saturday, May 15, from 7 a.m. until noon (or everyone sells out) at the Agribusiness Center. DAFFODIL FESTIVAL will be Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Blountsville Historical Park. Entertainment will be provided by Pine Mountain Bluegrass, Cotton Pickin’ Kids, and others. There will be an antique car show, food, and […]

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER RALLY is tomorrow, May 6, at noon, on the Blount County Courthouse steps. Lunch will be provided immediately following the rally in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church. The rally will move to First Baptist Church is case of inclement weather. The 2021 theme is “Love, Life, and Liberty in America.” FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST […]

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HIGHWAY 132 YARD SALE will be tomorrow, April 29, through Saturday, May 1.For information phone 205-589-2311. FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Come start native plant seedlings Fridays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., at the FLFR Restoration Nursery on Taylor Ford Road. Email Jennah at jennah@flfral.com to participate. Saturday, May 1, […]

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MASTER GARDENER ANNUAL PLANT SALE will be Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Blount County Agribusiness Center. Annuals, shrubs, perennials, and vegetable transplants will be available. All proceeds will benefit local projects. DEA NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY is Saturday, April 24. Unused and expired prescription medication may be taken to Alaco Pharmacy (27550 […]

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PALS SPRING CLEANUP will be Friday, April 16, through Monday, April 26.Republic Services has donated five dumpsters for roadside and river clean up (not for cleaning out closets and garages). This is a great time for organizations and groups to make Blount County beautiful again. Each district has boxes of garbage bags to distribute to assist in cleanups. A representative […]

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LOCUST FORK REC SOFTBALL LEAGUE is partnering with LuLu’s BBQ (29636 Highway 79) for a fundraiser. On Saturday, April 10, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to the league. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for all Blount County Schools will begin Monday, April 12, and end Friday, May 21. Check your local school’s website for […]


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