Board approves recommendations

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education at its meeting Monday approved all of Superintendent Daniel Smith’s district operating recommendations. It approved: • the continued enrollment of one Oneonta Middle School and one Oneonta High School non-resident student for the 2018-2019 school year. • revisions to board policy 102, item 1, School Attendance Zone, Non-Resident Students. • new board policy 801.3, […]

Snead to spend more than $12,000 on repairs and maintenance

In their regular bi-monthly meeting, Snead Town Council members approved spending almost $13,000 for work on the town hall and their recreation fields. Councilman Greg Ogles advised members of $4,250 in expenses for assisting drainage on town ball fields and work on restoring parking lots. Mayor La’Shone Price asked town utilities head Jeff Whited to report on problems at the […]

Comfy Cozy Heating and Air open for business

Comfy Cozy Heating and Air owner Soni Carlee participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for his new business on Thursday, March 7. With more than 20 cumulative years in the HVAC business, Comfy Cozy Heating and Air can take care of residential and light commercial HVAC needs including repairs or yearly maintenance. Carlee has one desire for his business, to […]

Tire landfill information meeting set tomorrow

A public information meeting will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow, March 14, in connection with an application filed by R&T Tire Recycling last month for a solid waste facility within the city limits of County Line. The hearing will be held at 2314 Reid School House Road, on the site of the proposed landfill, on land formerly strip-mined for […]

Followup short takes on repeal of Alabama Accountability Act

At The Blount Countian’s request, Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green provided some additional details following the school board’s passage last week of a resolution requesting the Legislature to repeal the Alabama Accountability Act. The act, passed in 2013, has diverted millions of dollars over the time it has been in effect from public schools in Alabama to provide scholarships […]

2019 Blount-Oneonta Chamber award winners

Merit Board reinstates fired Highland Lake police officer

The Blount County Merit Board reinstated Herbert Wesley “Buck” Buchanan to his former job as a police officer at Highland Lake as of Feb. 8, 2019. He was cleared to return to duty on April 9, 2019, after serving a 60-day suspension without pay. “We’re satisfied with the Merit Board’s decision,” said Brett King, Buchanan’s attorney for the proceeding. “We […]

2019 Blount County Sports Hall of Fame inductees

From left: granddaughter Kaylie Bynum, son Daniel McAfee, and wife Sara McAfee representing Coach Bruce McAfee; Gary Godfrey; Gary Pate; Jeff Milwee; Donald Warren; Mark HItt; Lisa Baswell Bates; son Anthony Armstrong representing Jim Armstrong; grandson Noah Hazelrig representing Joe Hazelrig; Danny Bentley; wife Jamie Rice and son Jakob representing Rob Rice; and Eddie Priest.

Connecting two worlds, one person at a time

Six months and six countries on four continents – that is the mission trip Oneonta’s Reece Holland is a part of during 2019. With a stretching journey to serve “the least of these” while amongst real and raw community, this unique mission trip is a challenging adventure for young adults to abandon worldly possessions and a traditional lifestyle in exchange […]

Mayor clarifies senior citizen center status

Blountsville Town Council

To a standing-room-only crowd at Monday night’s town council meeting, Blountsville Mayor Michael Glass assured those present that the town has no plans to move the senior citizen center from its present location to a building the town has purchased downtown. Last year, the town bought the former Restoration Assembly of God Church on main street and is refurbishing it […]

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