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Council certifies school board election


The Oneonta City Council met Tuesday, Aug. 4. With all members present, they approved several resolutions pertaining to the 2020 municipal election. Resolution No. 2020-28-7PW dealt with the appointment of poll workers for the election that will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25. The remaining resolutions covered the three unopposed candidates for the Oneonta City School Board: Don Maples, Place 1; […]

United Doctors opens in Snead with old and new faces


When a doctor serves a community for close to four decades, it’s impossible to count the lives he has impacted. Whether it’s the usual childhood maladies of a sore throat or broken bone, physicals for school or sports, or the final compassion needed for those entering the last phases of their lives, Dr. Lennie Gibson plans to keep serving the […]

Mayor continues push for sales tax

Town of Highland Lake

The Highland Lake Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting Aug. 4. Future discussions of a possible sales tax – a subject absent from the council agenda for a couple of months – was briefly talked about in the work session and the council meeting that followed. Mayor Donna Hanby informed the council in the work session that an […]

2020 Municipal Elections

We continue our local election coverage with candidates seeking office in Blountsville and Cleveland. The Tuesday, Aug. 25, Municipal Election is fast approaching. Next week, we will bring you candidates from Hayden and Snead.

Town of Blountsville

Mayor Danny Baker Tell us about your life in Blountsville. I grew up here, went to school here, and I have been married to my wife Marlene for 30 years. We have raised two daughters here and now we have our grandchildren growing up here. Where do you want to see Blountsville in terms of development during the next four […]

Town Council Place 1

Dennis Beavers Where do you want to see Blountsville in terms of development during the next four years? Blountsville needs business development to maintain its current standing. Our leadership must find ways through economic development working with federal, state, and county leadership to develop a friendly industrial area that complements our community and natural resources. We have plenty of water […]

Town Council Place 2

Barry A. Smith (i) Smith was unable to respond due to sickness. Tyler Cantrell Where do you want to see Blountsville in terms of development during the next four years? Two things come immediately to mind. One is community engagement to help with a growing drug problem in our town. I’ve seen enough families torn apart. We have had enough […]

Town Council Place 3

C. Ray Baxley Where do you want to see Blountsville in terms of development during the next four years? I want to see some more sustainable local and a couple of nationally known businesses come into Blountsville. With the amount of traffic traveling Alabama Hwy. 231, I do not see why this could not happen, especially with Blountsville being roughly […]

Town Council Place 4

Cathy Irvin Where do you want to see Blountsville in terms of development during the next four years? I hope to see development in several areas, such as cleaning up abandoned lots and tearing down dilapidated houses for new homes to be built. I would love for us to clean up the junk-littered eyesores around our town. I would like […]

Cleveland Municipal Candidates

All candidates were asked the same seven questions: 1. Tell us about your life in Cleveland. 2. Where do you want to see Cleveland in terms of development during the next four years? 3. In your opinion, what kind of leadership does Cleveland deserve? 4. What challenges are you expecting? And how do you plan on resolving them? 5. What […]


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