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Summer programs report; personnel items and contracts

Blount County Board of Education

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Routine business

Oneonta City Council

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Kelley pleads guilty, resigns


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Parsons surrenders


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Cleveland man robbed and beaten


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Body approves jail improvements, approves Rebuild Alabama road plan

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission approved a motion in its business meeting Monday to continue renovations at the Blount County Correctional Facility, consisting of the jail and sheriff’s department administrative offices, amounting to roughly $58,000, in addition to approximately $175,000 spent over the last two years refurbishing the facility. Of the additional $58,000, $47,000 would be applied to replacement of virtually […]

Council conducts routine business

Blountsville Town Council

The Blountsville Town Council met at its regularly scheduled meeting time on Monday, August 5. Among several items of business was discussion of moving the town’s bank accounts. Those accounts are currently at Cadence Bank. Following discussion of banking options, the council voted and approved moving the accounts to HomeTown Bank of Alabama, which recently opened its Cleveland branch. The […]

Changes coming to absentee voting before next election


Significant changes in the process for requesting an absentee ballot and what information you must provide to get one are coming before the next voting cycle that begins with the presidential primary and statewide primary election on March 3, 2020. Some of the changes come about as the result of Alabama’s new absentee voting law which became effective Aug. 1. […]

New businesses


Local artist, Laurie Bailey (holding scissors) officially opened her downtown Oneonta art studio on Saturday surrounded by her family and a handful of her students. ArtsyOne Designs recently relocated from its previous location behind Walmart to the new studio at 319C First Avenue East. ArtsyOne Designs specializes in customized art work, private painting parties for both children and adults, art […]

New businesses


A ribbon cutting in Altoona last Thursday morning heralded the opening of United Doctors Family Medical Center, a new primary care practice in the small Etowah County community. Local officials and citizens of the surrounding communities were on hand to celebrate. Mayor Rick Nash praised the Boaz company for expanding to Altoona. “It is a great thing for our community […]


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