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Continue broadband expansion


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Board approves operating recommendations

Oneonta City Schools Board of Education

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2020 election dates to remember

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Distinguished Young Woman


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Shoplifting incident turns deadly


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Cullman accident claims life of Blountville man


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Access to mental health care/ substance abuse and treatment


This is the third in a series of reports from Shedd on issues he is focusing on in the upcoming 2020 legislative session. Alabama is facing federal court action that requires our prison system to correct its lack of mental health care for inmates. I support solving that problem. But we shouldn’t stop there! We have to address mental health […]

Chamber event roundup


As we enter the new year, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce has started off with a bang. Upcoming events for the first quarter are in place and will start as soon as tomorrow, Jan. 9. You will want to take note of the happenings and make it one of your resolutions to get involved. Computer basics course On Jan. 9, […]

Board hears audit report, approves operating recommendations

Blount County Board of Education

The Blount County Board of Education received a summary report Monday from State Examiner of Public Accounts Gwyn Griggs covering financial statements, financial position, and compliance with federal financial assistance programs requirements for the period October 2017 to September 2018. An unmodified opinion was issued on the financial statements, indicating they present accurately the system’s financial position and the results […]

A remarkable life


It could be said that Ruben “Chuck” Woodley, a poet and former longtime resident of Nectar, has led a remarkable life, although a line from one of his poems would make you think he might demur. “That’s what happens when you get old. We have lots of stories that’ve never been told.” Chuck and his wife Ann (originally from Hayden) […]


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