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Mandatory sentencing reportedly leads to legal, socio-economic, and psychological issues


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Sullivan to serve remainder of term

Town of Cleveland

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Summer weather safety


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Lurleen Drive culvert repairs authorized


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State repaves Ala 160

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DAV fundraiser for Camp Corral


A trip to the Golden Corral restaurant in Center Point will offer diners more than just a chance to fill up on the wide selection of food offered. It will also afford an opportunity to donate to a fundraiser that pays for the children of military veterans to attend summer camp. Members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Blount County […]

Blount County man killed in Birmingham crash


Michael Lee Gable, 30, of Hayden was killed in west Birmingham last Thursday morning when the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle at the intersection of 35th Street and Avenue C. Gable was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Avenue C when a vehicle pulled out in front of the motorcycle. Gable was transported to […]

2018 primary election wrapup


(showing results for all candidates polling at least 10 percent) Results are shown below for all offices appearing on ballots used in the primary election in Blount County. The statewide primary runoff election is July 17. The office of Blount County Sheriff will be decided between Mark Moon and James Chapman in that runoff. The statewide general election is Nov. […]

Rules of the road for the runoff and beyond

2018 election

Some people are a little unclear about whether they can vote in the upcoming runoff election on July 17, and whether there are rules restricting how they vote in the general election Nov. 6. To clarify: In the runoff election on July 17, you must vote for the same party you voted for in the June 5 primary. If you […]

The Spirit of Jabbering Jack


The barrel blown into a tree next to Jack’s in Blountsville during the 2011 tornado contains a Spirit of Recall, and locals have named it Jabbering Jack. The barrel once held apples in front of the Bear Meat Cabin when it was a trading post for all who traveled the crossing trails by the creek of many names. In 1815, […]


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