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No go on County Line tire landfill


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Redeemed Ministries


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Blount educators nominated for award


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Hinojosa speaks at ‘Count All Kids’ rally


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Owen snags world record striped bass


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Southeastern is Scholars Bowl champ

Congratulations to the Southeastern Scholars Bowl team on their Blount County championship win. They defeated reigning champion Hayden in overtime. Team members pictured with their championship trophy are front row (from left): Ben Barron, Charlie Edwards, Ashley Ford, Jacob Padgett, Josie Jones, and Mariel Juhola; back row: Luke Glasscox, Chance Davis, Charley Burkett, Gabby Roberts, and co-sponsor Wiley Murphree. Not […]

Council moves forward with new park plans

Town of Cleveland

The Cleveland Town Council held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday. Mayor Jerry Jones brought the council up to date on the proposed new park, which will be located near the town’s sewage treatment facility. The architect doing the preliminary work suggested bringing in a colleague who is an engineer to get another opinion about the project. Jones has been […]

Local students encourage others to consider UAB


As high school seniors graduate, most band students and football players close the door on their musical career and hang up their cleats. Gone are the days of endless hours of practice, playing/ marching at football games, or participating in competitions and games. Their instruments and gear are placed aside as their lives take a new direction of pursing a […]

History is about pocket change


Collectors, regardless of what they amass, are by definition enthusiastic about their pastime. They enjoy their hobby, otherwise they would not be a collector. Every now and then though, there comes along one who is not just enthusiastic, but passionate. Patrick Fendley falls into that category. Fendley is the owner of Oneonta Coin Exchange and has been for almost 25 […]

Emergency repair/building projects, board appointments, resolutions occupy much of agenda

Blount County Commission

Four building projects, three having to do with repair or reconditioning, featured predominantly in the Blount County Commission’s April business meeting Monday. • Emergency mold remediation to improve air quality in the juvenile probation area of the Family Services Center, authorized in an emergency meeting March 29 at a cost of $12,000, accounted for the first stage of the emergency […]


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